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Practice based learning

Practice-based learning

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced new education standards in May 2018 to reflect the scope and requirements of current nursing practice.

Standards for education and training affect all types of registrants, nursing and midwifery students, nurse apprenticeships, trainee nursing associates, return to practice nurses, approved education institutions and practice placement providers. 

Please find a below an audio introduction to practice-based learning from Janet MacLean, 
Professional Lead for Learning and Development at the RCN.


Practice based learning: Library subject guide

Use this library subject guide to find information resources about practice based learning, supervision and assessment including books, reports and journal articles.

Placements: A Student Survival Guide podcast series

The RCN Magazine's three-part audio series for nursing students features experienced nurse educator Dr Sharon Black, who shares her top tips on nursing placements.

Page last updated - 25/01/2024