City, University of London, have recently launched the Myprogress ePAD to support practice-based learning for student nurses across the region.
Having extensively used the Myprogress Mobile App to support quality assessment and feedback for their optometry students over the last few years, City are now working closely with MyKnowledgeMap to roll out the Myprogress ePAD, which is an extension of the Myprogress tool to support practice assessment and monitor student nurses. The ePAD is designed to fully support the 2018 Nursing & Midwifery Council standards and has now been introduced to City’s Part 1 MSc Student Nursing cohort. City will also begin using the ePAD with their BSc student nurses in January 2021.
Through a digital platform they are able to have the infrastructure in place to enable a full team of staff both on campus and in practice to support student nurses on placement. The NMC Standards introduces a tripartite team of Practice Supervisors, a Practice Assessor and an Academic Assessor to ensure the student is supported to make the most of their practice learning experience. Through the ePAD, these roles have a clear visibility of students’ learning and performance during the course of the placement, enabling proactive and timely support to be provided.
The ePAD is based upon MyKnowledgeMap’s award-winning Mobile Assessment platform, Myprogress, used to support placement-based medical and health sciences students in universities across the world.
Implementation of the ePAD is timely as the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limitations of handwritten practice assessment documents. The ePAD offers us considerable benefits in tracking student progress, streamlining marking processes, and encourages effective feedback and communications between student, practice placement and university. The ePAD has been well received by our students and nurses in practice involved in student assessment. We think it is a positive addition to our student support tools which has the potential to enable us to explore the student experience in practice further and tailor our support for them."
- Julie MacLaren, Deputy Divisional Lead - Practice Education
City, University of London is one of many universities implementing the ePAD in the current academic year, with more already discussing plans with us for next year.
About City, University of London
Scoring extremely high on student satisfaction rates and teaching quality, City, University of London is one of the leading nursing schools in the UK. Boasting over 120 years of experience, the university is a trusted provider of nursing education, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at pre and post-registration levels.
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