Supporting nursing students during fitness to practise hearings
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Supporting nursing students during fitness to practise hearings

Janet Ellis Student support officer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
Elizabeth Lee-Woolf Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
Timothy David Pan-faculty lead for student fitness to practise, University of Manchester, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester

Nursing students whose behaviour or health raises serious questions about their fitness to enter the profession may have to appear before a fitness to practise committee. One possible outcome could be termination of the student’s studies. This article provides guidance on how to support students during fitness to practise hearings.

Nursing Standard. 25, 32,38-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.04.25.32.38.c8451

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