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The placement learning element of your programme is vital to preparation in becoming a registered Nurse. Placements comprise 50% of the total requirement for study. Below you will find more information about learning in practice, including resources, useful links and mentor information which will help you get the most from your time spent on placement.

  • Information for Students

    Prepare for placement

    Raising and escalating concerns

    Course programme information

    Good Health and Good Character

    It is important that student nurses conduct themselves professionally at all times in order to justify the trust the public places in our professions. Throughout the Pre-registration programme students will learn about the behaviour and conduct that the public expects from nurses and midwives. This Guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students sets out the personal and professional conduct expected of nursing or midwifery students in order for them to be fit to practice.

    Good health is necessary to undertake practice as a nurse or a midwife. Good health means that a person must be capable of safe practice.

    Good character is also important as nurses and midwives must be honest and trustworthy. Good character is based on a person’s conduct, behaviour and attitude. It also takes account of any convictions and cautions that are not considered to be compatible with professional registration and that might bring the profession into disrepute. A person’s character must be sufficiently good for them to be capable of safe and effective practice without supervision.

    Equality and Diversity

    The University of Cumbria is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly. This link provides you with information about the work we are doing.

    Where possible reasonable adjustments should be made in the work based environment. Local placement policies should be followed with regards to this. You may find some of the following useful:

    RCN Toolkit for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia

    Article: Supporting nursing students with dyslexia in clinical practice

    The concern of the NMC (2010) when considering ‘reasonable adjustments’ is whether the adjustment enables a nurse, or midwife to achieve ‘safe and effective practice’ without supervision.

  • CLIP Model Information

    Implementing Collaborative Learning in Practice - a new way of learning for Nursing Students

    Workforce Information Network (eWIN)

  • Information for Supervisors and Assessors

    Regulatory bodies state that placement providers are responsible for ensuring that an up-to-date local register of current Practice Assessors and Supervisors is held and maintained. Practice Assessors and Supervisors must demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competence on an ongoing basis. In order to support Practice Assessors and Supervisors collating this evidence many organisations have devised ‘Mentor Portfolio of Evidence’ or ‘Mentor Evidence Records’.

    Further information can be obtained by following clciking here



  • Policies and Procedures

Student Quality Ambassadors (SQA)

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Student Nursing Blog

Created by University of Cumbria Student Wellbeing Ambassadors; the aim of this blog is to have a positive impact on student nurses, of all fields, during and beyond your time at the University. Written by experienced student nurses, it shares ideas about how to get the most out of your University and placement experiences. It will hopefully encourage and assist you in your growth and development into becoming compassionate, empathetic and resilient nurses.

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