Practice assessors assess the students’ overall performance while on placement. They will work with practice supervisors and there should be evidence of dialogue between practice supervisors and assessors, this feedback from practice supervisors will inform and evidence the decisions that are made by practice assessors.
Practice assessors may be registered nurses, midwives or nursing associates, but will only assess within their scope of practice. However, registered nurses may also assess trainee nursing associates. There is no specified amount of time that practice assessors must spend with the students that they are assessing. However, practice assessors must be confident that the students are meeting their required level of proficiency and are ready to progress to the next part of their programme.