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Supporting nursing students during fitness to practise hearings

13 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...

Importance of reflection in revalidation

27 February 2019

Nursing Management

Staff development

Reflection is a hallmark of professional practice and an important element of the Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation process. Following two previous...

Encouraging reflection in professional learning

08 May 2018

Nursing Management

This article examines the role of nurse managers in supporting reflection for professional learning. It aims to enable readers to critically review the role of...

An overview of developments in nurse prescribing in the UK

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard


In the UK and internationally, the nursing profession is continuing to advance and innovate its roles and functions. One area in which this is particularly notable...

Effective communication and teamwork promotes patient safety

05 August 2015

Nursing Standard


Teamwork requires co-operation, co-ordination and communication between members of a team to achieve desired outcomes. In industries with a high degree of risk, such...

Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation

14 October 2015

Nursing Standard


All UK nurses and midwives will be required to perform revalidation as part of their registration process, from April 2016. This entails a pre-determined number of...

Supervision and assessment: the new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards

27 June 2018

Nursing Management


In the UK, mentors of pre-registration nurses must achieve the stage 2 outcomes of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) standards to support learning and...

How to undertake effective record-keeping and documentation

15 March 2021

Nursing Standard

professional values

Rationale and key points Effective record-keeping and documentation is an essential element of all healthcare professionals’ roles, including nurses, and can support...

Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision in nursing practice

21 February 2019

Nursing Standard

Reflective practice

Clinical supervision has been an aspect of nursing practice in various forms for several years; however, it remains challenging to ensure its widespread...

Objective structured clinical exam: how clinical nurse educators can support internationally educated nurses

13 August 2019

Nursing Management


Internationally educated nurses (IENs) require robust teaching programmes to support them through the objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) process to gain...