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Kate H Knight

Director of Practice Learning, University of Chester

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Establishing a guidance toolkit for assessment of proficiencies in students

Nursing students are required to achieve a range of proficiencies and competencies in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2018) standards.

Learning the rules of the game: how health and social care students learn to learn

‘Including both the explicit and the tacit … what is said and what is left unsaid, what is represented and what is assumed, subtle cues, untold rules of thumb; most of which may never be articulated,...

Preparing nurse educators for NMC standards for student supervision and assessment: the impact 4 years on

The new standards (NMC, 2018b) state that PAs must be given ongoing support along with sufficient time to develop and perform their role, while undertaking training as required. This support can take...

An indirect supervision model: sharing good practice

The University of Chester and the University of Huddersfield are leading the way in implementing an indirect supervision model for learners (Knight et al, 2022). The universities are Nursing and...

Has the pandemic response entrenched a pathogenic emphasis in education?

Antonovsky (1996: 171) cautioned that promoting a salutogenic orientation is challenging as ‘pathogenesis is too deeply entrenched in our thinking …’..

How many practice hours are required to become a registered nurse?

Recent NMC registrant figures demonstrate that nurses working in the UK come from all over the world, despite variances in compulsory practice hours. Table 1 illustrates this and demonstrates that...

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