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Failure to fail: assessing nursing students’ competence during practice placements

05 December 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The aim of this article is to provide a critical overview of the issues relating to the reluctance of registered nurses or mentors to fail students in their...

Practice-based assessment: strategies for mentors

16 May 2007

Nursing Standard


The reader is encouraged to investigate what is involved in the practice-based assessment of students and to consider how it might be improved. The author suggests...

A learning resource for developing effective mentorship in practice

24 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

This article focuses on mentorship. There is an important professional expectation of registered nurses and midwives to mentor pre-registration nursing students in...

Involving patients in the assessment of nursing students

23 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Enabling patients, service users and carers to participate in the education of students in the healthcare sector is widely espoused, both in the literature and by...