Welcome to the University of Essex nursing & nursing associate practice learning support page

Practice learning is an integral component of our nursing and nursing associate courses. At Essex, we work closely with our healthcare partners to ensure our students are supported to achieve whilst in clinical placement.

The resources below have been designed to provide guidance and helpful information for clinical staff who support student or apprentice nurses and nursing associates as well as for students and apprentices themselves.

Information on the Standards for Student Supervision & Assessment (SSSA), equality and diversity and supporting learners with additional needs can be found in our practice learning guidelines.

Information on clearance for practice, learning support fund and student support can be found in placement management.


For information related to Anglia Ruskin University students or to access our shared online Practice Assessor & Supervisor course, please visit the ARU Practice Hub.

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