All NMC registered nurses and midwives as well as other registered health and social care professionals may supervise nursing students in practice in the role of Practice Supervisor with effect from September 2019.
'Practice Supervisors support and supervise students, providing feedback on their progress towards, and achievement of, proficiencies and skills’ (NMC, 2018: 3.3).
a) Creating a culture of learning in practice, including different models of supervision and utilising the framework of coaching.
b) Practice Supervisor role and responsibilities (including use of the Practice Assessment Document, and understanding of assessment criteria to provide relevant feedback and feedforward).
c) Understanding of Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor roles and responsibilities.
d) Identifying learning opportunities, across professions and with other practice colleagues.
e) Planning the student learning experience including reasonable adjustments or equality and diversity considerations that may need to be met.
f) Providing feedback and evidence of learning to the Practice Assessor.
g) How to appropriately raise and respond to student conduct and proficiency concerns and gain support in doing so.
h) Practice Assessors, Practice Supervisors, and Academic Assessors receive relevant induction, ongoing support and access to education and training which includes training in equality and diversity.
i) How to keep up to date with developments in student education and maintain portfolio of experience supporting learners.