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NMC announces the end of Mentorship

Released on - 03/10/2018

NMC announces the end of Mentorship

The NMC announces the end of 'Mentorship' 

The NMC has announced significant changes to their education standards.
Any registered nurse or midwife, even if they’re newly qualified, can be a practice supervisor

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced the introduction of of ‘academic assessor’, ‘practice supervisor’, and ‘practice assessor’ in replacement of traditional mentorship.

Universities alongside employers will work out who is best placed to take on the roles of practice supervisor, practice assessor and academic assessor. They should also work to make sure people in those roles are properly prepared and supported.

What are the new roles?

Practice assessors will assess and confirm the students’ achievements for practice learning, and recommend students for progression in partnership with the academic assessor.

Practice supervisors will supervise students on placements. Any registered health or social care professional can undertake this role. All nurses and midwives should be capable of acting as practice supervisors.

Academic assessors will collate and confirm the student’s learning and achievement in theory


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