The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published new standards, applicable across the UK, to support the learning and assessment of nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses undertaking NMC regulated pre and post-registration programmes (NMC, 2008).

View the NMC Standards to Support Learning and assessment in Practice (2008).

In 2009, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) provided funding to enable each HSC Trust to implement teams to support the learning and assessment of students requiring practice experience, ensuring that the NMC standards are met. NIPEC led the development of a regional evaluation framework to assist HSC Trusts to demonstrate the effectiveness of the infrastructure to support learning and assessment in practice. In addition, data collection tools were developed and used to facilitate the evaluation processes.

The project includes collaboration with the five HSC Trusts and other key stakeholders, including the Higher Education Institutions in Northern Ireland who provide NMC regulated education programmes.

For background information on the work of the project please click here

View the Project Initiation Document (PID).

View the External Evaluation Report.

Go to Evaluation of the Infrastructure to support Learning and Assessment in Practice documents

Contact Information

Senior Professional Officer
Tel: 0300 300 0066