Nursing studies

What is an e-PAD – and how are they used in clinical placements?

Nursing students’ practice assessment documents have shifted from paper to electronic. We look at the benefits, challenges and how to get the most out of them

Nursing students’ practice assessment documents have shifted from paper to electronic. We look at the benefits, challenges and how to get the most out of them

Electronic practice assessment documents – or e-PADs – replace the paper practice assessment document (PAD) for nursing students.

They provide a comprehensive electronic record of learning activities, including feedback, practical skills development and your achievement of the standards required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to enter the register.

How widely used are e-PADs – and how do students get on with them?

In a survey of nursing students carried out on Twitter in March 2022 by online community @westudentsnurses, the majority of respondents said they

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