RDNA and TNA apprentices can be supervised by any registered healthcare professional who has been appropriately prepared to support them. Please note that for RNDA apprentices the Practice Assessor must be a nurse registered in the same field of practice in which the student is studying. TNA apprentices can be practice assessed by a registered nurse or a registered nursing associate.
They can expect that whilst they are on placement they will have:
- Support from a named and allocated Practice Assessor / Supervisor / Educator with constructive feedback at regular intervals
- A local induction in your clinical area within the first 24hrs
- A planned work/shift pattern for the duration of the placement
- Supernumerary status throughout their placements that supports quality learning experiences
- A quality learning environment with a culture that encourages learning in practice
- Practice experiences with effective learning and a successful placement
- An audited clinical area to ensure a quality learning environment
- Support from the Clinical Education Team
At the end of the apprentice nurse training programme they will all undertake practice supervisor training which will enable them to support learners as soon as they qualify and feel confident to do so. It is an NMC requirement (NMC 2018), that the registered nurse will:
Share your skills, knowledge and experience for the benefit of people receiving care and your colleagues
To achieve this, you must:
9.1 provide honest, accurate and constructive feedback to colleagues
9.2 gather and reflect on feedback from a variety of sources, using it to improve your practice and performance
9.3 deal with differences of professional opinion with colleagues by discussion and informed debate, respecting their views and opinions and behaving in a professional way at all times
9.4 support students’ and colleagues’ learning to help them develop their professional competence and confidence
Find Practice Assessor/Supervisor information here.
Find the NMC Code here.