These documents will help you to provide a successful placement experience and equips you with practical tools that can be adapted and revised to reflect your own practice requirements. If you require any support in using these resources or would like assistance planning a student nurse placement, please click here.

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General Practice Handbook for Student Nurses  – This handbook is being created as a guide to structure a student nurse placement. It will contain an introduction to general practice, the team, and the wider clinical multi-disciplinary team. The handbook is going to be provided as a Word document with the intention that you can edit and personalise the handbook for your own workplace. As soon as the handbook is available we will add it to this page as a resource that you can download.

An example timetable for learner placements – The document has been created as a suggested format for your student nurse placement but is designed to be adapted to suit your needs.

Training Hub student learner programme – The aim of this programme is to facilitate learning specifically geared to Primary care. The aim will be to provide opportunities for collaboration and networking throughout the learner placement. This document provides a guide to the type of learning that might be provided and is subject to change, to commence January 2022.

NMC Standards for Student Supervision and sets out the NMC’s expectations for the learning, support, and supervision of students in the practice environment, as well as setting out how students are assessed for theory and practice learning.

As well as monthly bookable sessions through the University of Northampton, the Training hub, in collaboration with Nottingham Training hub have an e-learning and assessment modules for new Practice Assessors and Supervisors.

References related to Student learners:

In this three-part audio series for nursing students, Dr Sharon Black, experienced nurse educator and the RCN's professional lead for education and leadership, shares her top tips on nursing placements. From battling nerves and what you need on your first day, to making the most of the whole experience, get stuck in to our student survival guide.

You can listen to the whole series now on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Or find the episodes on Soundcloud and YouTube

Our Standards for pre-registration nursing associate programmes set out the legal requirements, entry requirements, availability of recognition of prior learning, length of programme, methods of assessment and information on the award for all pre-registration nursing associate education programmes.

Get a copy of the NMC Standards for Pre-Requistion nursing associate programmes here

NMC Nursing Associates education standards in practice- The standards of proficiency presented here represent the standards of knowledge and skills that a nursing associate will need to meet to be considered by the NMC as capable of safe and effective nursing
associate practice. These standards have been designed to apply across all health and care settings.

Get the document here

NMC guidance on Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Programmes-These standards set out the entry requirements, length of programme, methods of assessment and the level of award for NMC-approved programmes.

View the programmes here.

NMC guidance on Future nurse proficiencies- The proficiencies in this document therefore specify the knowledge and skills that registered nurses must demonstrate when caring for people of all ages and across all care settings. They reflect what the public can expect nurses to know and be able to do in order to deliver safe, compassionate, and effective nursing care

View the guidance here.

These pages contain the supporting information for all our new standards relating to student supervision and assessment.

Click here to view.

Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training includes the Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education, Standards for student supervision and assessment and, programme standards specific to each approved programme.

View the standards document here.

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) was commissioned by NHS England (NHSE) to develop a set of voluntary standards of education and practice to support nurses new to General Practice Nursing (GPN).

View the QNI standards here.

In an environment awash with strategic documents, frameworks, guides, roadmaps and pathways, why do we need a workforce plan for general practice nursing and the healthcare support workforce? Unless we keep general practice nursing at the centre of our workforce reconfigurations we will simply not develop robust enough teams with the necessary skills to bridge the increasing gap between capacity and demand brought on by an ageing workforce, lack of new entrants and increasing workloads.

View the document here.

This document sets out the standards of education and training (SETs). These are the standards against which we assess education and training programmes. A programme which meets the SETs allows a learner who successfully completes that programme to meet the standards of proficiency for their profession. They are then eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration.

View the SETs document here.

We are pleased to present the Health and Care Professions Council’s standards of proficiency for paramedics. We first published standards of proficiency for paramedics in July 2003. We published revised standards in November 2007.

View the HCPC Paramedic standards here.

Standards for pre-registration midwifery education updates and replaces Standards of proficiency for pre-registration midwifery education (2004). European Directives have been incorporated into this edition, along with NMC standards and guidance that relates to the outcome of two NMC consultations: Fitness for practice at the point of registration, and Pre-registration midwifery education. Included also are the Essential Skills Clusters for midwifery education. The revised title reflects the scope of the standards and guidance for pre-registration midwifery education.

View the midwifery standards here.