Real Life Learning - A Practice Based Learning Support Programme for Student Nurses
Recently tariff monies have been released with the intention of maintaining existing standards of learning environments (Tariff clarification letter, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber July 2013) for pre-registration nursing students. This presents Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust with an opportunity to build on and develop current good practice initiatives as well as introduce innovative strategies to support and facilitate the learning of student nurses. Real Life LearningSHSC currently accommodates 120 students per annum hosted by 34 adult and 8 learning disability placements settings. Placements range from both inpatient and community settings to day care, respite and specialist services.Real Life learning is a programme designed to support student nurses whilst on placement in the Trust. It aims to offer supervision and mentoring from a values driven perspective and will be delivered by service users, registered mental health nurses and qualified educators.