Creating placement opportunities in care homes
Traditionally, universities have struggled to establish placements for nursing students in care homes but a shake-up of NMC education standards could change that
Giving nursing students a taste of working in nursing homes has always been challenging for universities.
But the radical overhaul of nursing and midwifery education unveiled by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in May is partly intended to make available a wider range of placements.
Nurse lecturers hope that the shake-up by the regulator will pave the way for a greater number of placement opportunities in nursing homes.
Under the 2010 education standards a mentor is a registered nurse who supervises and assesses students in a practice setting. All nursing students on pre-registration programmes must have a designated mentor while on placement.
But there have been concerns about getting...
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