Nursing Practice Placements
Becoming a supervisor or assessor
Information on how to become a practice supervisor, practice assessor or academic assessor, what the role entails and the support available.
Practice supervisors can be any registered health and social care professional working in a practice environment who has been prepared and supported to take up their role and have up-to-date knowledge and experience relevant to the student they are supervising.
A practice assessor must be a registered nurse. A practice assessor must be a registered nurse, midwife, or specialist community public health nurse (SCPHN). You must have appropriate equivalent knowledge and experience for the student's field of practice.
The academic assessor for pre-registration nursing students at York St John University is a member of staff from the university. They are registered nurses who have completed academic assessor preparation and have equivalent qualifications or experience.
The programme leader for pre-registration nursing programme at York St John University will allocate an appropriate academic assessor for each part of the students programme. You will be advised as to who the academic assessor is for the student(s) you are assessing. You will also be able to access their details via the student's electronic practice assessment document (ePAD).
As a practice assessor you will work in partnership to evaluate and recommend the student for progression for each part of the programme, in line with programme standards and for entry (or additional entry) to the NMC professional register on successful completion of the programme.
For more information on the academic assessor role, access the NMC information on academic assessors here.