School of Health Sciences practice learning

Information and support for pre-registration nursing students and their practice supervisor/assessors.

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For students and Practice Supervisor/Assessor


Health care professional students as patients guidance

Overarching principles NHS Tayside and NHS Fife provide extensive and varied opportunities for learning for Health Care Professional Students. As teaching organisations students will be part of care delivery to all patients. This guidance is for staff members in clinical areas that have a student admitted as a patient, and other students are in the same area on placement. As such there may be times when a student may require the supports of these services.

They will have the right to refuse to have other students participate directly in their care. Although these overarching principles provide guidance, you need to consider each student’s admission or referral on an individual basis. All students have a responsibility to keep their University contact up to date with regards to all health related concerns and episodes of ill health that impact on their programme of learning.

For everybody

Have you had an excellent encounter with one of our students?

  • Nominate them for the inspirational student nurse of the year award

Professionalism reporting

The School of Health Sciences wants to hear from anyone who has a comment about pre-registration nursing student professionalism, whether positive or negative.

Raising Concerns

Any concern needs to be alerted to the student as soon as possible through constant feedback. Involvement of the PEF/CHEF as well as Academic assessor. This document should be used in conjunction with the 'Flowchart for Raising Student Proficiency Concerns'.

Do you know of any accommodation that is near placements?

The School has some information about accommodation for placements that may require an overnight stay, but clearly we don't have everything. If you know of somewhere that has suitable accommodation for students near to one of our placement areas, please email us:

Have you found a new area that could take students?

Call the School of Health Sciences on 01382 388534.