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School of Health Sciences

Practice Education (Nursing & Midwifery)

Practice Education is the development and delivery of high quality teaching and learning in Health and Social Care practice settings.

Placement experiences constitutes 50% of each Nursing student's programme and 60% of each Midwifery student's programme. They are a vital factor in promoting understanding and development of professional craft knowledge or 'finger tip knowledge'. They help students become fit for practice, fit for purpose and fit for award by the time they complete their programme.

Each placement provides students with educational opportunities to develop their professional craft knowledge through:

  • observing good practice
  • engaging in good practice alongside a mentor and other practitioners
  • practising under the more distant supervision of a mentor or other practitioner.

However, learning professional craft knowledge is not achieved through observation and practice alone; students also have time to investigate their practice, to study their patients/clients and their carers, to discuss their learning with experienced colleagues and to formulate and reformulate their understanding through writing, discussion and reading.

Guidance, Policies & Procedures

Download information on guidance, policies and procedures from the list of PDF's below:

Students Uniform, Dress and Appearance Download
Students Placement Attendance Download
Students Responsibilities & Rights Download
Supporting & Facilitating Learning in Practice Download
Raising Concerns in Clinical Practice: Students reporting Incidents of Unsafe or Unprofessional Practice when on clinical placement Download
Precautionary Suspension of a Student from Placement Download
Fitness to Practise Process Download
Cause for Concern Download
Maternity and Paternity Policy Download

Nursing Associate Practice Learning Assessment Document (PLAD) Foundation Degree Healthcare (pilot programme)

Practice Learning Assessment Document (PLAD)Year 1
Practice Learning Assessment Document (PLAD)Year 2

Practice Assessment Documents (PAD) RN/BSc (Hons)/PG Dip Nursing 2012 Curriculum

Practice Assessment Documents (To be used from the 2016/7 academic year)

These are for reference purpose only and NOT to be used as the assessment document.

Guide for Mentors and Students MentorsDownload
Adult, Children's & Mental Health Nursing Ongoing Achievement Record Parts One, Two & Three (Years One, Two & Three)
Adult Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part One (Year One)
Adult Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part Two (Year Two)
Adult Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part Three (Year Three)
Children's Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part One (Year One)
Children's Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part Two (Year Two)
Children's Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part Three (Year Three)
Mental Health Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part One (Year One)
Mental Health Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part Two (Year Two)
Mental Health Nursing Practice Assessment Document (PAD) Part Three (Year Three)

Practice Assessment Documents (PAD) RM/BSc (Hons)/PG Dip Midwifery

Practice Assessment Documents (To be used from 2015/6 academic year)

These are for reference purpose only and NOT to be used as the assessment document.

Midwifery                               Ongoing Achievement RecordBSc - Years One, Two and Three       
MidwiferyPractice Assessment Document
(MPAD)
BSc - Year One
MidwiferyPractice Assessment Document
(MPAD)
BSc - Year Two
MidwiferyPractice Assessment Document
(MPAD)
BSc - Year Three
Midwifery                                                    Ongoing Achievement            Record              Postgraduate Diploma - Parts One and Two                             
MidwiferyPractice Assessment Document
(MPAD)