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Learning without paper: tips for nursing students to get the best out of e-PADs

How to embrace the use of e-documents in practice assessment

Transition from paper to e-PADs is complex, with clinical pressures, varying levels of digital confidence among nursing students and clinical staff, and poor IT access among the challenges to overcome

With advances in the use of information technology in healthcare and the growing move towards the use of electronic care records, the introduction of electronic practice assessment documents (e-PADs) for nursing students was a natural next step.

When the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) launched a new curriculum and new assessment approaches in pre-registration nursing in 2018, the University of Worcester took the opportunity to implement the transition from paper assessment documentation to an electronic platform.

Electronic documentation is ideal because it can be accessed by students, practice and academic assessors. It


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