Who are practice supervisors and how are they prepared?

Reference: PS1

Last Updated 23/07/2018

The practice supervisor can be any registered health and social care professional working in a practice environment. They’ve been prepared and supported to take up their role and have up-to-date knowledge and experience relevant to the student they are supervising.

All nurses, midwives and nursing associates in any practice learning environment should be able to undertake a practice supervisor role.

Relevant NMC standards for this section:

Standards for student supervision and assessment: 1.8 (page 5), 1.11 (page 5), 2.7 (page 6), 3.4 (page 6), 3.5 (page 6), 5.1 (page 7), 5.2 (page 7)

Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education: R3.3 (page 9), R3.16 (page 10), S4.1 (page 11)

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