Student Nurses can be supervised in practice by Nursing Associates

Allowing Nursing Associates to act as ‘Practice Supervisors’ will ensure student nurses are better supported. Recent changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) educational standards mean that any registered healthcare professional, including registered nursing associates, can act as a practice supervisor for student nurses. Practice supervisors will supervise students on placements, create tailored and inclusive learning experiences, provide feedback and contribute to recommendations for progression. According to the NMC, there will be no formal qualification for practice supervisors.