Student Nursing Placements in Primary Care

This page provides resources for practices who are hosting student nurse placements. These documents will help you to set up a successful placement experience and provides you with practical tools that you can adapt and revise to fit your own practice requirements. If you require any support in using these resources or would like assistance planning a student nurse placement, please email kernowhealthcic.workforce@nhs.net (ref: Sarah).

General Practice Handbook for Student Nurses (Word version) – This handbook has been created as a guide to structure a student nurse placement. It contains an introduction to general practice, health and safety induction, introduction to the team and clinical information. The handbook has been provided as a Word document with the intention that you can edit and personalise the handbook for your own practice.

Suggested Timetable for Student Nurse PlacementThis document has been created as a suggested format for your student nurse placement, but is designed to be adapted to suit your needs.

Training Hub Student Nurse Support ProgrammeThe aim of this programme is to facilitate learning and provide opportunities for collaboration and networking throughout the student’s placement. This document provides a guide to the type of learning that might be provided and is subject to change.

NMC Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment¬†– This sets out the NMC’s expectations for the learning, support and supervision of students in the practice environment, as well as setting out how students are assessed for theory and practice learning.

HEE – Guidance Notes for Practice Assessors in General Practice for Pre-Registration Nursing Students

HEE – Guidance Notes for Supervisor’s in General Practice

HEE – Practice Guidelines for Students in General Practice

These are really useful resource documents for understanding what student nurses can and can’t do on placement in general practice and the differing roles of assessor and supervisor.