‘Refreshed’ preceptorship programme launched in ScotlandVideoSubscription
A continuing professional development programme for newly-qualified nurses and midwives in Scotland has been relaunched today.
Experienced nurses nearing retirement are being employed full-time to help support and mentor newly qualified staff, under a pilot scheme intended to boost retention rates at a hospital trust on the London and Essex border.
Advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) often have limited or no mentorship opportunities, despite those training in the role saying this is the most important part of moving into advanced practice, new research has found.
Student nurses are being encouraged to adopt a project led by a group of trainees in Manchester that aims to improve support during placements, following its success across the city.
Newly-qualified mental health nurses are not being adequately trained for the role, while mentoring and supervision of students and staff are being undervalued and given too little funding, a new workforce report has found.
Newly qualified nurses and midwives will be mentored by recently retired NHS staff, under a pilot scheme due to launch in Scotland next year.
A new approach to mentoring that has allowed an NHS trust in Great Yarmouth to double its number of student nurse placements is to be extended across all departments in the organisation, marking further support for the model in the region.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched its consultation on pre-registration training standards for nurses, urging members of the profession to take part and help “shape the future of education”.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has rowed back on its proposal to not set any competency standards for nurses and midwives who will assess students on practice placements.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed to launch a consultation on new standards for nurse education, based on draft plans published last week.