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Practice based learning

Practice-based learning

Find out how practice-based learning is changing

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

The introduction of these Standards for education and training will not just have implications for nursing and midwifery students, nurse apprenticeships and trainee nursing associates. 
The standards also affect nurses who wish to return to practice, all registered nurses, midwives, nursing associates, 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 - 09/11/2023