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Nursing Practice Learning

Caring for people is not easy and although you can gain a lot of knowledge from the classroom, by working in practice, with real patients and other healthcare professionals, you will develop the skills and experience to become a competent nurse.

Practice learning environments

Practice learning accounts for 50% of all courses leading to registration as a nurse. 

Learning in practice occurs in selected wards, departments, schools, health centres, primary healthcare teams and other settings within the local NHS and independent healthcare sector and the social service sector. 

Nursing Practice Learning

Raising and escalating concerns within practice learning environments

All staff and students within the school have a clear responsibility to escalate any concerns that they have relating to practice learning environments. 

The following guidelines will enable you to alert the relevant staff and practice environments to ensure that all issues of concern relating to practice learning are dealt with promptly and effectively.



School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 86500