Find out how practice-based learning is changing - and how it affects your studies

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced new education standards in May 2018. From September 2020, organisations delivering NMC approved nursing and midwifery courses must use the new Education Standards. This will affect nursing and midwifery students, nurse apprenticeships and trainee nursing associates.

The RCN is here to support you

The way in which practice-based learning is delivered has changed. One of the most significant changes to practice-based learning is that mentors and sign-off mentors will be replaced by practice supervisors, practice assessors and academic assessors.

Take a look at our Professional Resources and Practice Supervision Videos to help you navigate the new rules.