Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection

Practice Based Learning

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

Last updated: 13/11/2020

Key Resources

Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) Future nurse: standards of proficiency for registered nurses. London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) Standards of proficiency for nursing associates. London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2020) Emergency standards for nursing and midwifery education. London: NMC.
  • In response to the current ongoing Covid-19 situation the NMC have developed a number of emergency programme standards. This page also includes 'Supervision of nursing and midwifery students during the COVID-19 emergency presentation'.
    View page
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010) Standards for pre-registration nursing education. London: NMC.
  • Pre-2018 standards still being used by programmes across the UK.
    View page
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009) Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. London: NMC.
NHS Education for Scotland (2019) Practice learning handbook: for practice supervisors and practice assessors. Edinburgh: NHS Education for Scotland. 
Royal College of Nursing (2017) Helping nursing students get the best from thier placements, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2017) Helping nursing students get the best from their placements. London: RCN.
 Royal College of Nursing Wales = Coleg Nyrsio Brenhinol Cymru (2016) The future of nursing education in Wales = Dyfodol Addysg Nyrsio yng Nghymru, Cardiff: RCN Wales. Royal College of Nursing Wales = Coleg Nyrsio Brenhinol Cymru (2016) The future of nursing education in Wales = Dyfodol Addysg Nyrsio yng Nghymru. Cardiff: RCN Wales.
World Health Organization (2016) Nurse educator core competencies. WHO: Geneva.

Books

Bulman C, Schutz S and Carter B , editors, 2013, Reflective practice in nursing. Bulman C and Schutz S (eds.) (2013) Reflective practice in nursing. 5th edn. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Feeney Á and Everett S (2020) Understanding supervision & assessment in nursing. Los Angeles: SAGE. Feeney Á and Everett S (2020) Understanding supervision and assessment in nursing. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Johns C (editor) (2017) Becoming a reflective practitioner (5th edition), Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Johns C (ed.) (2017) Becoming a reflective practitioner. 5th edn. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons.
Lidster J (2019) Student practice supervision & assessment: a guide for NMC nurses and midwives, London: Learning Matters. Lidster J (2019) Student practice supervision and assessment: a guide for NMC nurses and midwives. London: Learning Matters.
Marson N (2019) Leading by coaching: how to deliver impactful change one conversation at a time. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. Marson N (2019) Leading by coaching: how to deliver impactful change one conversation at a time. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
McKinnon J (2016) Reflection for nursing life: principles, process and practice, Routledge, Abingdon. McKinnon J (2016) Reflection for nursing life: principles, process and practice. Routledge, Abingdon.
Mills J and Brand D (2017) Learning in practice for nursing students, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Mills J and Brand D (2017) Learning in practice for nursing students. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Morley D A, Wilson K and Holbery N (2019) Facilitating learning in practice: a research-based approach to challenges and solutions. London: Routledge. Morley D A, Wilson K and Holbery N (2019) Facilitating learning in practice: a research-based approach to challenges and solutions. London: Routledge. 

Book subject searches

Use these links to see details of books the RCN libraries hold on each topic.

Journal articles

Use these links for details of journal articles on each topic.

Journals

Nurse Education in Practice Journals of interest for mentorship. Use these links to see details of availability.

Explore

Higher Education Academy Fellowship
  • HEA Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. Across four categories, from Associate to Principal, Fellowship provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. HEA Fellowships are embedded in the UK and have been adopted by increasing numbers of higher education institutions globally.
    View page
Health Education England and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical Academic Programme
  • Personal research training awards for healthcare professionals who wish to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development.
    View page

This subject guide relates to:

RCN library staff

Caroline Lynch

Editor of this guide

RCN Library and Archive Service

Page last updated - 13/11/2020