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Using the newNursing PracticeAssessment Document Introducing the Nursing Practice Assessment Documentation and Ongoing Achievement RecordThe new Practice Assessment Documentation (PAD) andOngoing Achievement Record (OAR) has been designedfollowing consultation with academics, external advisors, stafffrom practice in partner organisations, students, mentors andservice users/patients
The documents were validated by the NMC in May 2016 to beused as part of the new curriculum for undergraduate nursingprogrammes delivered by the University of Lincoln beginning inSeptember 2016
What’s New?• One PAD per placement which contains all the paperwork needed for that placement• Competencies and essential skills are listed under 5 headings relating to the 4 P’s of The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives (NMC 2015) and Medicines Management• The Episode of Care - A graded assessment of nursing skills and competencies, delivered during an ‘Episode of Care’ with a patient and assessed by the mentor. This means students get credit for practice• There are no bondy levels. Instead a 1-6 grading scale based on what is expected of students in that year• There is no requirement to generate a portfolio of evidence• Service user feedback on student’s care delivery• An OAR will capture three years of information relating to progression
The student will make this available to all mentors on request
How to use the PADOn pages 2-4, 9 & 21 of each PAD there are guidelines on thecontents of the document and requirements of the mentor andstudent
There is a guidance document which mentors can access fromwww.nursingplacement.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk or request from their PSTlink
There is a brief page by page guide to explain what you need to do tocomplete the document
Guidance for CompletionThe student will take ownership of their PAD and OAR and work withtheir mentor to ensure its completion
The mentor will ensure they see these two documents at the start ofthe placement, complete the orientation using the checklist, completethe preliminary, intermediate and final interviews, grade the studentagainst all competencies under the 5 headings, and complete anEpisode of Care summative assessment
Mentors can contact their link lecturer or the University if they feelthey need support with the documents[email protected]
Students will also be working towards their EU requirements andthese are documented in their PAD and recorded in the OAR. Theymust also complete summative assessments with mentors on thespecific ESCs in the PAD (discussed later) with advice to completeearly on in the year
Who is able to undertake student assessments? The NMC standards for pre-registration nurse education (2010) state that all summative judgments regarding student competence must be made by a suitably qualified mentor A mentor is a qualified nurse or allied health professional who has successfully undertaken an NMC approved mentorship course• Year one – can be any qualified mentor/AHP (must be a registered nurse from any field at progression point)• Year 2 – any qualified nurse mentor (a nurse from the same field at progression point)• Year 3 – any qualified same field nurse mentor (sign-off for final placement)
Other members of the MDT can inform the mentor of their observations to aid assessment The mentor or associate mentor complete the documentation A sign-off mentor must be allocated to third year students in their final placement to assess competency, fitness to practice and progression to enter the register Front Page Students will populate the front page of each PAD inputting their details and that of their placement
This page will then be completed by the academic tutor at the end of the placement
Mentors must sign the front page
Orientation It is important that students are orientated to each clinical area prior to undertaking any clinical activity
Some orientation activity must take place on the first day of a placement, other activities may be completed within the first week
The nurse who undertakes the orientation activity must sign and date the appropriate box
Preliminary Interview Mentors will meet with their student in the first week of placement to complete their preliminary interview including how the student aims to meet the competencies under the 5 headings
A date to practice the Episode of Care should be discussed
Intermediate Interview The student will complete their review of the competencies prior to this interview and discuss this with their mentor who will complete their assessment
A date for the summative attempt at the Episode of Care will be agreed
Any concerns that competencies won’t be met at a 3 or above, will be discussed with student, an action plan should be initiated and link lecturer informed who will monitor this with the mentor
Final Interview The University will have been informed if the student is not going to pass this assessment, and if their attendance is required at this meeting
The student will again review their competencies and discuss with their mentor. The mentor will highlight areas of development and achievement and sign off the competencies
How are Students Assessed? Below expectations Requires development Satisfactory Good Very good Excellent Refer/Fail Refer/Fail Meets all of the criteria Meets all of the criteria Meets all of the criteria Meets all of the criteria and is safe in practice to a standard higher to a high standard to an exceptionally high 2 3 than expected standard 1 4 5 6Students are assessed for competence and the episode of care on a scale of 1-6
1 & 2 are a fail which would result in an action plan to improve with the Universitybeing informed. 3 is satisfactory, competent and safe to progress
Each assessment is relevant to year of study the student is in. They are able toachieve grades across the scale
The new scale supports students who perform very good, or excellent, for theiryear of study to be acknowledged and rewarded
Introducing the Nursing Practice Assessment Documentation and Ongoing Achievement Record The new Practice Assessment Documentation (PAD) and Ongoing Achievement Record (OAR) has been designed following consultation with academics, external advisors, staff from practice in partner organisations, students, mentors and service users/patients.
Practice Assessment Document and Ongoing Record of Achievement 14 9. Pre-registration Nursing Practice assessment criteria To confirm achievement of proficiency, commensurate with the part of the programme studied, the student must be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and professional values to be assessed as proficient.
Annexe B: Nursing procedures All Wales Practice Assessment Document and Ongoing Record of Achievement 3 The Nursing and Midwifery Council future nurse proficiencies and Annexe A and B skills and nursing procedures are mapped within this Practice Assessment Document for
Practice Assessment Document by the end of each relevant part of the programme. Registered nurses in all fields of nursing practice must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate and manage relationships with people of all ages with a range of mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural health challenges.
and nursing procedures are mapped within this Practice Assessment Document for achievement in practice or in simulated learning as appropriate. Each platform is subdivided into a number of different proficiency outcomes.