News and practice for nurse educators
Providing mentorship to student nurses is the cornerstone of the Nursing and Midwifery Council education standards (NMC, 2008), which ensure nurses are fit for practice at the point of registration.
OSCEs are a useful way to assess competence at pre-registration and postgraduate levels. Students and lecturers should be well prepared to make the most of them
Healthcare assistants have a vital role in recognising patient deterioration, but may lack the relevant skills. A tailored training programme can provide these
A new framework for post-registration professional development in Wales aims to ensure nurses’ training needs are identified at a personal and strategic level
A trust used simulations based on patient case scenarios to help healthcare cadets learn how to practise patient-centred care and improve communication and teamwork
Health Education England has announced that an expert board is to review ways of putting patient safety at the “heart” of how the healthcare workforce is educated and trained.
Controversial plans to restructure a national body responsible for overseeing NHS training have been approved, despite concerns they could dilute nursing expertise and hamper efforts to get the profession’s workforce back on its feet.
Wendy Wigley has been made a Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
A commissioning support unit in Yorkshire has become the first in the country to offer placements to student nurses.
Band 7 and 8 nurses are being invited to apply for an expert training programme, as part of national efforts to improve care for the growing number of older patients seeking treatment from the NHS.
Improving nurses’ knowledge of dementia care is crucial, says Cliff Kilgore
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Workplace learning can be supported using various approaches but for this to be effective it is crucial that those supporting learners have the right skills