Creating an environment for learning
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Creating an environment for learning

Trish Houghton Academic school co-ordinator (standards, enhancement and the learner experience) and senior lecturer, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Bolton, Bolton, England.

This article, the third in a series of 11, provides guidance to new and existing mentors and practice teachers to enable them to progress in their role and develop a portfolio of evidence that meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (SSLAP). The importance of developing a high quality practice placement is discussed in relation to the fifth domain of the SSLAP, ‘creating an environment for learning’. The article provides learning activities and suggests ways in which mentors and practice teachers can undertake various self-assessments, enabling them to gather relevant evidence to demonstrate how they can meet and maintain the requirements of this domain.

Nursing Standard. 30, 29, 40-48. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.29.40.s46


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Received: 21 February 2015

Accepted: 22 August 2015