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Nursing Practice Hub

This area is designed for all supervisors and assessors of nursing students at ARU.

It will provide you with resources and information to help you successfully support, supervise and assess nursing students within the practice setting.

If there is any information that you think would be useful to add, please contact:

  • Claudine Wetherall - Director of Practice Learning (Essex): [email protected] or
  • Sharon Ferrie - Director of Practice Learning (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: [email protected]

Reporting sickness and absence

It is your responsibility as a registered professional to inform ARU of a student's sickness or absence and to ensure this is recorded and signed on the student's timesheet.

The University has a duty to inform the professional body of the exact hours a student has experienced in the clinical area and it is therefore important that accurate records are kept.

Please inform the University of a student's absence by emailing [email protected] stating the student name, student ID number, clinical site, and reason for absence.

Nursing curriculum

The nursing curriculum is based on the NMC (2018) Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses. The video below provides a helpful overview of the key tenets of the Standards.

Find out more about the Future Nurse Standards (PDF).

The support and supervision of learners in placement areas are underpinned by the NMC (2018) Standards for Student Supervision and Support. Find out more about your professional responsibility as a supervisor or assessor.

Practice Assessment Documentation

At ARU, students are using the ePAD platform for their Practice Assessment Documentation. Find out more about ePAD, including support and guidance for supervisors and assessors.

View documents of all three parts (years) of the Practice Assessment document:

Practice Learning Logs

In addition to the elements of the practice document above which will be completed by the Practice Supervisor and Assessor, we also require our students to maintain a Practice Learning Log.

The Practice Learning Log supports students to identify a goal of learning for a shift or period of learning which will be aligned to one of their proficiencies. This will need to be agreed by the Practice Supervisor following a coaching conversation that follows the TGROW model of coaching (see video below). The template of the Practice Learning Log reflects this.

Practice Learning Logs provide an audit trail for Practice Assessors and Academic Assessors of student learning during the placement.