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Your professional responsibility as a supervisor or assessor: nursing

The NMC Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) (2018) require that all nursing students are supervised and assessed in practice by a Practice Assessor, Academic Assessor and Practice Supervisor(s), who are appropriately prepared for the role.

The NMC provides a range of supporting information on its website to help nurses, supervisors, assessors and students understand the new roles and responsibilities. As an NMC registrant you should familiarise yourself with these standards even if you are not directly involved in supervision and assessment.

In order to undertake the roles of Practice Supervisor or Practice Assessor, the NMC expects that you will have been appropriately prepared. In collaboration with practice placement providers and other universities in the region, ARU has developed an online workshop to prepare you for these roles.

Access the online supervisor and assessor workshops.


All nurses and midwives in the UK must follow the revalidation process in order to maintain their nursing or midwifery registration with the NMC. For more information visit the NMC revalidation website.

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