Understanding the role of the academic assessor
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Understanding the role of the academic assessor

Lesley Drayton Course Leader for Adult Pre-Registration Nursing, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England
Mary Edmonds Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England

Why you should read this article:
  • To familiarise yourself with the role of the academic assessor

  • To understand how the role of academic assessor fits into the practice assessment process

  • To emphasise the importance of providing effective feedback

Publication of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s standards for student supervision and assessment introduced the role of academic assessor. However, there has been little research into the role and what it entails. This article examines the role of academic assessor and discusses who can become an academic assessor, their responsibilities, and the potential challenges and benefits associated with the role. The article also explains how effective feedback and communication between academic assessors and practice assessors can support the academic progression of nursing students.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2020.e11463

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

Lesley.drayton@anglia.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Drayton L, Edmonds M (2020) Understanding the role of the academic assessor. Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2020.e11463

Published online: 06 July 2020

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