NMC Standards for Student Supervision & Assessment (SSSA) Training Slides
In 2018 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced new Standards for Student Supervision & Assessment (SSSA) which includes the requirement that all NMC registrants should be ‘suitably prepared’ to undertake the role of student supervision and assessment as part of the nursing role.
Previously, nurses would be required to undertake study post-registration to enable them to support students in practice. These courses were often referred to as mentor training. Students will now have supervisor training during their undergraduate course leading to them being supervisor ready when qualifying.
What is a SSSA Practice Supervisor?
What is a SSSA Practice Assessor?
We have developed slide decks for the relevant training to either become a (i) Supervisor, (ii) Assessor, or (iii) Supervisor and Assessor (see below), which you can download and use for self-directed study.
Upon completion of the self-directed study, you will be required to complete a NMC SSSA Knowledge Test. A score of 80% or more results in a pass and you will be added to the NATH Supervisor and Assessor Register. A certificate will be provided for use as evidence in the NMC re-validation process.
This Supervisor and Assessor Register will be stored by the Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH), but will also be shared with local university placement teams to facilitate student nurse placements within primary care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
When your certification is due for renewal (every two years), you will receive an email from NATH to prompt you to retake the NMC SSSA Knowledge Test. It is therefore important that you keep NATH informed of any changes to your contact details.
The below training is available only to those working within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. If you work outside this area, please contact your local Training Hub to see what training is available to you.
If you require any help, support or guidance, please contact the NATH team via firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email subject title, please include your name and which SSSA Training you would like support with.
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Page last updated on 05/01/2023
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