MyKnowledgeMap is excited to announce that the Practice Assessment Document (PAD) it co-created for SCPHN programmes has received approval from the NMC.
MyProgress, an assessment tool and eportfolio created for medicine and healthcare education, has already been implemented to support various programmes including pre-registration nursing, nursing associate, and midwifery programmes across Pan London institutions and universities throughout the UK.
The NMC introduced new proficiency standards for SCPHNs in July 2022. The standards of proficiency provide a framework for the knowledge, skills, and attributes that SCPHNs should possess to practice safely and effectively in their role. Successful completion of an approved SCPHN programme meeting these standards leads nurses and midwives to join the SCPHN section of the NMC's register. The implementation of these new standards necessitates programme reapproval by the NMC for programmes commencing no later than September 2024.
MyKnowledgeMap collaborated with multiple universities such as Canterbury Christ Church University, King's College London, University of Greenwich, University of Hertfordshire, London South Bank University, Buckinghamshire New University, Middlesex University, City University, Brunel University, University of Northampton, University of Surrey, Ulster University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bolton, and Bournemouth University. This collaboration involved supporting workshops with Higher Education Institution (HEI) programme leaders during spring and summer 2023 to develop the electronic version of the practice assessment document for SCPHN programmes, funded by Health Education England (HEE) London region.
The developed practice assessment document underwent testing with practice partners and secured NMC approval after submission by one of the Pan London universities.
Kathy Wilson, Chair of the Pan London Practice Learning Group, expressed her satisfaction, stating, "On behalf of the PLPLG, I was very pleased to support Pan London colleagues with the development of their new SCPHN ePAD/PAD, designed to support the new SCPHN proficiencies. The commitment to the project and productive collaboration of colleagues, which included representatives of HEIs elsewhere in England and Northern Ireland, was fantastic and the response from practice partner consultation has been extremely positive."
Anne Trotter, Assistant Director for Education and Standards at the NMC, after seeing a demonstration of the emerging practice assessment document in July, remarked, "I was very pleased to meet with Pan London HEI colleagues recently and see a demo of the new Pan London SCPHN ePAD that is under development and designed to support the new SCPHN standards of proficiency. The commitment to the project and productive collaboration of colleagues, including representatives of HEIs elsewhere in England and Northern Ireland, was clear to see."
MyProgress supports a version of the new SCPHN PAD that enables students to view their progress, log practice hours, gather instant feedback and communicate with educators, and has offline functionality on mobile devices for uninterrupted operation.
To meet the NMC register's proficiency standards, students must provide evidence of their skills against the learning framework, supported by the MyProgress mapping feature. This feature aligns with all NMC SCPHN proficiencies, enabling students to demonstrate compliance. This enables students to demonstrate that they meet the NMC's required proficiencies, and then the Practice Assessor can sign this off and provide feedback on the evidence that has been referenced. Progress views allow you to visualise evidence and progress against the framework following a bespoke grading system.
Faculty staff and practice leads can see real-time student performance and progress analytics, visibility of where a student or an entire cohort is on their learning journey, using the dashboard feature.
As a bonus, institutions using UNICEF's Baby Friendly Initiative Standards can benefit from the SCPHN Health Visitor ePAD extension, capturing additional student learning and achievement.
The new SCPHN PAD is designed to be ready to use immediately in MyProgress. If you are interested in learning more about MyProgress and how it could help your programme or institution, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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