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Foundation Programme for newly qualified nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2008) recommend that all new ‘registrants’ have a period of 12 month preceptorship when they start employment. In response to the Registered Nurse education and training challenges nationally, we have created a dedicated corporate education training team who bring a wealth of experiences to support staff with different learning needs.

The corporate education team work with clinical staff in your areas, such as Practice Development Nurses, to support new starters within a positive learning environment.

The components required for creating an encouraging & professional learning environment are:

  • regular clinical supervision
  • external 'Buddies'
  • a wide range of e-learning resources
  • portfolio support
  • structured skills based training.

The programme will provide structured clinical supervision using one to one Professional Development Nurse (PDN) support, corporate 'Buddying' and action learning sets to help you develop issues from your practice areas using peer and facilitator support.

Image illustrating the four key elements of support given to our registered nurse new starters: structured clinical supervision; support with Personal Development Plans; Portfolio Guidance; One to one PDN/clinical educator support

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