The Mentorship role will be changing. Student nurses will be supported by Practice Assessors and Practice Supervisors under the new standards. There will be a transitional phase, when the old standards will be relevant for some students already enrolled on existing programmes.
Do I need more training?
Yes. Current Mentors/Sign Off Mentors will attend a ‘Mentor Transition to new NMC Standards’ update prior to becoming Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor. The training will support the development of your skills in coaching. This is available through LEaD (Course code SH-MR1801)
What is a Practice Supervisor?
A Practice Supervisor engages the student through the use of coaching to direct students own learning. They provide feedback to the Practice Assessor on the students’ progress and achievements of proficiencies.
They can supervise more than one student i.e. group format or 1:1.
Training is provided which is designed for those Registered Nurses who have not already attained an accredited Mentor qualification and for other registered health care professionals who will be undertaking the role. It is available through LEaD. (Course code SH-VC1824)
What is a Practice Assessor?
A Practice Assessor will make and record objective evidence based assessment of student conduct, proficiency and achievement, drawing on feedback from Practice Supervisors, student records, direct observations, student self reflection and other resources.
A Practice Assessor will be a qualified and experienced Registered Nurse. They can assess more than one student but on a 1:1 basis.
Can I do both roles? Yes, but not to the same student.