The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education has about 1,500 undergraduate student nurses enrolled on Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved courses.
We are the largest provider of nursing education in the East of England. Our courses are graded as being 'outstanding' for the fit-for-practice category in the review of the nursing and midwifery course provision (NMC, 2013).
We're continually striving to make sure that the experience of students in practice remains outstanding. This has led to the implementation of a web-based e-practice assessment framework that communicates with mobile devices in practice using the Myprogress app.
Following successful completion of a pilot, we were fortunate to have been awarded funding by Health Education East of England to undertake an expanded research project implementing digital practice assessment with 500 student nurses on the undergraduate programme.