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Nurse Education

Nurse Education

The Nurse Education Team have a passion for staff development and pride in their contribution to the staff experience, the profession, and ultimately our contribution to high quality patient care.

This Education department forms part of the Corporate Nursing function of the trust within the remit of the Chief Nursing Officer and is primarily responsible for:

  • Pre-registration practice placements for nursing students, overseeing their clinical placement experience alongside the training and ongoing support to work based mentors
  • In partnership with the University of Wolverhampton undertake educational audit
  • Nurse induction for both registered practitioners and healthcare assistants
  • The coordination and facilitation of preceptorship for new registrants
  • Continuing education & practice development for registered and unregistered staff
  • Supportingthe Divisions in their workforce planning and educational requirements
  • Developing clinical procedures
  • Supporting clinical supervision.

Practice Education Department Training Directory 2018 (610k)

Pre-Registration   |    Post Registration

A team, primarily addressing the regulatory and educational standards of an accredited clinical practice placement provider; and acting as the point of contact for pre registration nursing students and partnership universities.

Key roles include:

  • Co-ordinates and provides on site support for student nurses, practice mentors and educators
  • Line manages sponsored students
  • Ensures the quality of practice learning environments, determines interventions to sustain and enhance pre registration education
  • Responsible for compliance with pre registration standards
  • Develops learning programmes for students e.g. Preparation for Practice.
  • Works with Matrons & Senior Sisters to ensure clinical areas meet the ECQ regulatory standards and supports the development and implementation of any action plans
  • Acts as a link with external Higher Education Institutes to ensure appropriate clinical support for all learners. Participate in university course curriculum planning where appropriate
  • Supports staff with the application of research and ensure all teaching is research and evidence based practice
  • Supports mentors


The team plans, organises, delivers and evaluates educational programmes and courses to meet local service needs and Trust standards.

Key roles include:

  • Works clinically alongside staff to promote learning and raise standards of care
  • Challenges practice and supports senior sisters / matrons to find solutions to problems using practical, personal and theoretical knowledge
  • Works in an assessor capacity to ensure staff meet the competencies required for their role
  • Acts as a clinical role model maintaining a high clinical profile by providing expert knowledge and advice in relation to the needs and care of patients
  • Works with senior sisters to ensure clinical areas meet the CQC standards and professional / regulatory standards and supports the development and implementation of any action plans
  • Supports staff with the application of research and ensure all teaching is research based
  • Provides clinical leadership and supervision by working within the clinical environment within a practice development context
  • Chair forums on staff development
  • Works as a resource to support all grades of staff across the Trust wishing to develop their role, advise them of career progression and direction
  • Promotes the learning environment in all clinical areas

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