Practice Supervisors

Practice supervisors are responsible for supervising and supporting students on placement. All registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates can be practice supervisors.

There is no longer a requirement to have completed an NMC-approved training programme, but all practice supervisors should receive appropriate preparation and support to ensure they have up-to-date knowledge and experience that is relevant to the student/trainee and area of practice they are supervising. Practice supervisors may be supported in their role by other health and care staff, such as a physiotherapist or phlebotomist, to contribute to the learning for the student.