NVQs and practice assessment in a pre-registration course
Art & Science Previous     Next

NVQs and practice assessment in a pre-registration course

Teresa Lombardi Principal lecturer;
Jane Lovegrove Principal lecturer;
Deborah Hatfield Senior lecturer;
Sandy Fuggle Lecturer, Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton, East Sussex
Sue Ball Lecturer, Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Brighton, East Sussex

In response to the government’s strategic intentions for nursing outlined in Making a Difference (DoH 1999), the University of Brighton has used national vocational qualification (NVQ) standards to facilitate assessment of practice during the common foundation year of the pre-registration diploma in nursing. The aim of this initiative is to provide ‘step on’ and ‘step off’ points using a nationally recognised qualification to meet government requirements for a more flexible approach to nurse education.

Correspondence t.lombardi@brighton.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 18, 28,33-37. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.03.18.28.33.c3574

Published in print: 24 March 2004

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review