Pre-Reg Review Student Workshops

Review of Pre-Registration
Nurse Education
Student Workshops
Kathy Branson
Director – Special Projects
Health Education East of England
9.30 – 10.00
Arrival and coffee
10.00 - 10.05
Welcome and Introduction of Team
10.05 – 11.00
Presentation of Process and Themes
11.00 – 11.10
Refreshment Break
11.10 – 12.45
Group Work
12.45 - 13.00
Next Steps and close
Introduction & Drivers
Frances, Willis, Cavendish, Berwick
reports identified areas for improvement
£ cost + quality
National ‘Shape of Caring’ Review
Safer Staffing
What We Have Done
• 8 workshops held at 7 locations in East of England
• 191 people attended
• Attendees - senior nurses, nurse managers, teachers,
delegates from HEIs and a small number of Students
• Collected 48 hours of data analysed by key themes
• Carried out a Preliminary Literature Review – setting the
• 4 Service user workshops held in June
• 1 HEI workshop
What We Found
Things are NOT broken, but can be improved
Repetition of key themes
Common understanding of key themes
No surprises
Quality Mentorship
Recognition – ‘Trainer’ to be seen as a ‘badge of
Choice. Do nurses aspire to being mentors?
Practice assessment/sign off
Infrastructure, time & support
 How do we demonstrate value for mentors and
excellent education in practice?
Core Skills
Technical skills – clarity about measurements
Understanding of relationship between mental and
physical health
• Questioning/improvement culture
How can we articulate core skills; how are these acquired,
measured and maintained?
Partnership – quality of relationship
between placement and HEI
“There are not that many environments or
education models where there is joint
responsibility for student learning. This is a
potential risk and there is a tension between the
student’s rights and academic requirements
versus the need to protect patients and the
professional nurse’s expectations of the student.”
Workforce planning – ‘ownership of finished product’
Culture (Practice and HEI)
• ‘Fundamentals’ of care are held in high esteem
• Freedom to ask questions and challenge. Blame free
• Demonstrates value for staff/students and develops their
• Personal responsibility ‘changing culture is my job’
 How do you demonstrate the ‘right’ culture to support
 How do nurses make learning and reflection ‘culturally
Theory/Practice Gap
HEIs ‘own’ theory; service ‘owns’ practice
How to narrow or bridge the gap?
University/learning ‘without walls’
Anxiety about the meaning of evidence based
• Tension between intuition and knowledge based
Service User/Patient/Client
• Need to ensure they are involved in and reflected in practice
• Student focus vs. service user focus
• Graduate preparation for synthesising the ‘paradox of nursing’
 Standardisation vs. person centred care
 Meaningful encounters vs. speed of throughput
• Coaching and self-management/risk
• Fundamentals – the little things that mean a lot
 How do we describe this complex and difficult area so that it can
really be the centre of practice?
Managing Constant Change
at Every Level
Individual need
Clinical need
 How do you prepare and support people for this and to maintain
• Management and leadership concepts and functions
described interchangeably
• Personal leadership - responsibility linked to
• Leaders of care/service improvements
• How to ‘teach’ leadership and leadership framework
 What do the concepts of ‘team’; leadership and
management each mean within the context of nursing?
A core skill embedded into curriculum
Management of caseload/ward
Management of self
Management of workload/risk
What can you safely do?
Management of complexity
Preparing Nurses to Work in a
Range of Settings
Team work/integration/multi-professional/inter-agency
user interchangeably
Defining the skills and implications of the setting
Education based on patient pathways
 What are the skills and attributes of a newly qualified
nurse and are they really fit for purpose in a range of
• Mentorship is part of CPD
• Students’ access to skilled clinicians
• Purpose of placements around specialist and
advanced practitioners
Group Work
• What is missing
• What are the priority themes?
Next Steps
5 x Student workshops – July
Interim report for national review - July
Interviews and surveys –Aug – Oct
Planning for implementation - Nov
Next Steps
• Student Led Wards
• Grow Your Own
Stay in Touch
• Website on HEEoE:
• Monthly blog
• Surveys
• Twitter: @HEEoENurse

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