Kings College London Embrace Myprogress™ for Nursing Assessment

9 June, 2014

Kings College London is one of the Top 20 universities in the world (2013-14 QS international world rankings). The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at Kings, with over 3,000 students, is ranked as the number one school for nursing in London. The school has recently contracted to use Myprogress™ for observational assessment of nurses whilst on placement, using mobile devices.

Kings College London is one of the Top 20 universities in the world (2013-14 QS international world rankings). The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at Kings, with over 3,000 students, is ranked as the number one school for nursing in London. The school has recently contracted to use Myprogress™ for observational assessment of nurses whilst on placement, using mobile devices.

The first implementation will focus on a trial with nurses using the new Pan-London Practice Assessment Document, a portfolio used across all of London’s nursing schools to ensure consistency for hospitals and other placement sites that take in nurses from more than one institution. The practice assessment document allows nurses to build up evidence of the experiences they’ve gained on placement, and is designed to ensure that graduate nurses have gained the skills and professional qualities set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for practicing professionals.    Nurses spend around 50% of their programme time out on placement, and the Practice Assessment Document is a key component in the summative assessment of nursing degrees.

Whilst on placement all nurses have an allocated mentor. As part of this implementation we are further extending the Myprogress system with Kings to provide a workplace subsystem which will assist in the whole process of mentor management by tracking time spent on day and night shifts (and reporting on cumulative time spent on placement for each student), and by providing new workflows for sign-off of experience by qualified mentors. As part of this work, we will be developing an integration block which allows Myprogress to talk to third-party placement management systems. This Myprogress product enhancement will be relevant to the wider community of nursing schools and other programmes where placement takes place.