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University of Southampton partners with MyKnowledgeMap to develop new electronic Practice Assessment Document Platform

One of the top five Nursing Universities in the UK, the University of Southampton, has chosen learning technology company, MyKnowledgeMap, to work in close partnership on a new electronic Practice Assessment Document (ePAD) platform.  Building on MyKnowledgeMap’s existing award-winning mobile app, Myprogress, for practice-based assessment, Southampton’s ePAD will provide a dedicated, easy-to-use digital platform to support student nurses in meeting the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards. 

The University of Southampton’s School of Health Sciences joins other leading nursing and midwifery schools in a close partnership with MyKnowledgeMap, to co-design a new electronic Practice Assessment Document (ePAD) ready for October 2020.

With over 20 years’ experience working in nursing and healthcare, delivering innovative and significant projects to support trainee nurses and healthcare professionals in challenging practice environments, MyKnowledgeMap is set on a journey to co-design a powerful ePAD platform with nursing and midwifery schools across the UK. 

A significant milestone in this journey included winning the National eAssessment Award and Learning Technology Gold Award last year for our partnership with Anglia Ruskin University School of Nursing & Midwifery.  In this award-winning project, MyKnowledgeMap supported the reduction in student nurse attrition rates from over 25% to 2.5% through their mobile app for practice-based assessment, Myprogress (read more about our recent award).  It is this same platform which will provide the basis for the new MyProgress ePAD being developed.

"We are proud to be selected to work with the University of Southampton on this innovative and transformative journey to improve the student nurse experience in practice.  This is an exciting time for Nursing & Midwifery education and we are thrilled to be chosen as Southampton’s strategic partner on the ePAD project.” says Adam Doyle, Managing Director at MyKnowledgeMap.

“This is excellent news for the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton and our aspirations as leaders in the delivery of our Nursing programmes. Our students can expect a much faster assessment turnaround and to benefit from online real time assessment." says Professor Anne Baileff, Professorial Fellow in Advanced Nursing Practice, School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton.

Dr Michelle Cowen, Director of Learning in Practice in School of Health Sciences at Southampton, adds "Southampton’s new ePAD system will provide a comprehensive record of professional development and performance in practice and enable students in the School of Health Sciences to instantly record practice experiences throughout their training.”

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