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Last Updated 19/12/2018

This is supporting information that we hope will help you to use our new standards for the supervision and assessment of nursing and midwifery students. Standards that relate to supervision and assessment for nursing and midwifery students can be found across all our new standards documents including:

This information is aimed at everyone who has a role or interest in the practice supervisor, practice assessor, and academic assessor roles, and the practice supervision and assessment of nursing, midwifery and nursing associate students. This includes nursing, midwifery and nursing associate students, education providers, current mentors, other health and social care professionals and staff in a practice learning environment, and everyone on our register.

It sets out possible ways that our standards may be met; it’s not a series of standards and expectations for what ‘must’ be done. Our standards may be met in ways other than those we suggest, as long as the way they’re fulfilled upholds public protection and supports students to meet their learning outcomes and our standards.

We set the standards for nursing, midwifery and nursing associate education and training, and standards for supervision and assessment that approved education institutions (AEIs) have to meet, as well as the standards for specific programmes. Responsibility for the day-to-day quality management lies with AEIs in partnership with practice learning partners.

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