Practice Supervisor and Assessor Preparation and Support (NMC 2018 Standards)

Recovery and Emergency programme standards (January 2021)

Please note that the Nursing and Midwifery Council introduced "Current Recovery and Emergency standards" in response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation". These include standards relating to student supervision and assessment roles.  Information explaining what this means for students and educators has been published by the NMC.

Student Supervisor and Assessor (2018 NMC Standards)

Please read if you are a student nurse or a supervisor/assessor of student nurses on placement learning experiences.

Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment Part 2: Standards for student supervision and assessment (NMC, May 2018)

Preparation of Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor roles - PAN-Midlands, Yorkshire and East (for new BSc Nursing programme starting September 2019)

The PAN-Midlands, Yorkshire and East Practice Learning Group (MYEPLG) website was launched in early 2019.  The emerging resource of information hosts the regional work on the implementation of the Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor roles, the PAN MYEPAD and the Academic Assessor role. This site includes the latest version of the Core Supervisor Update (with voiceover) for use in link areas and a quiz. The address is

Practice Supervisor and Assessor Updates

The core areas that all SHU supervisor and assessor updates must include and which should be very clearly communicated are:

  • Update with NMC professional standards
  • Understand the students' programme
  • Understand assessment process that occurs in practice
  • Understand process to follow when a student is failing to progress
  • Know how to access placement information websites for key information and SHU contacts
  • Know how to access placement information websites for key information about support available to them in their role in supporting the students
  • Know SHU placement learning policies are housed on the SHU placement learning websites and know processes for escalation of concerns, and
  • The essential need for the placement provider to communicate with the university about any incidents or accidents or concerns.
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