AbstractThe role of the practice teacher is pivotal in supporting the development of students undertaking Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved Specialist Community Public Health (SCPHN), School Nursing programmes. It is a mandatory requirement that students of school nursing are supported and assessed by a named practice teacher, who must have met the requirements defined within the practice teacher standard (NMC, 2008). In this series of short papers, Sarah Sherwin and Liz Stevenson explore the developing role of the practice teacher in relation to school nursing, since the advent of the revised standards. Although specifically geared towards practice teachers within the school nursing arena, mentors who provide support to a range of students within the community health setting may also find the series useful.
CitationCreating an optimum environment for learning 2010, 5 (9):455 British Journal of School Nursing
PublisherMAG online library
JournalBritish Journal of School Nursing