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Practice based learning

Practice-based learning: free RCN workshops

Find out how practice-based learning is changing

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is introducing new standards for education and training. This sets out the skills and knowledge that the next generation of nurses will need to deliver safe care.

The new standards include changes to the way that nursing students will learn while on placement, otherwise known as practice-based learning. One of the most significant changes is that mentors and sign-off mentors will be replaced by practice supervisors, practice assessors and academic assessors.

The changes to practice-based learning has implications for all pre and post-registration nursing staff – including those returning to practice; approved education institutions and practice placement providers.

Register for our free workshops - more dates coming soon

We want to ensure that all nursing staff understand the new standards, changes to practice-based learning and what is expected of them. You can find out more by attending one of our free workshops, taking place across the United Kingdom from January to March 2019.

These events are open to all nursing staff, including RCN members and non-members.
 
At this free half-day workshop you will:

  • Learn more about the new standards
  • Discover more about the roles of practice supervisor, practice assessor and academic assessor
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities for practice-based learning. 
Attending this free event will count towards your continuing professional development (CPD) for revalidation. Refreshments will be provided.

We'll be adding more dates soon, so keep checking back for details.