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Practice based learning

Practice-based learning

Find out how practice-based learning is changing

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced new education standards in May 2018 to reflect the scope and requirements of current nursing practice.

The introduction of these Standards for education will not just have implications for nursing and midwifery students, nurse apprenticeships and trainee nursing associates. The standards also affect nurses who wish to return to practice, all registered nurses, midwives, nursing associates, approved education institutions and practice placement providers. 

Please find a below an audio introduction to practice-based learning from Janet MacLean, 
Professional Lead for Learning and Development at the RCN.

Share your innovations

We know there are many great examples of ways that nursing and midwifery staff have implemented changes to practice-based learning, as part of the new NMC Education Standards.

By sharing these examples on the RCN website, we hope it will encourage others to use this learning in their own workplace.

To share your innovations with us, please complete this short form. 

Placements: A Student Survival Guide podcast series

The RCN Magazine's three-part audio series for nursing students features experienced nurse educator Dr Sharon Black, who shares her top tips on nursing placements. Visit RCN Magazines to access the series.

Page last updated - 18/05/2023