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Sue West

Sue West

Senior Nursing Education Advisor,
Nursing and Midwifery Council

Sue qualified as a registered nurse in 1982, and recently joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council as Senior Nursing Education Adviser contributing to the ongoing development and implementation of the education and practice standards. Sue spent her early clinical career in cardiothoracic nursing and critical care, before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 1994, where she progressed in her career to the role as Dean of the Faculty of Society & Health at the University. Sue has held a number of academic roles including principal lecturer in critical care before becoming head of the department and then academic dean. She pioneered the development of an inter-professional continuing personal and professional development framework to support the drive for a qualified workforce in healthcare. Sue has promoted the integrated care agenda through the development of innovative placement pathways to increase placement capacity across North West London. Sue has also worked closely with the Council of Deans for Health to influence the changing health education landscape. Sue has also been influential in a number of external fora relating to nurse education as Chair of the Education Expert Reference Group for Health Education Thames Valley and the Health Education Group (London Higher) which represents universities within the region.

  • Outlining the NMC’s education standards with emphasis on the standards for student supervision and assessment, including effective practice learning, the programme standards and the standards of proficiency for registered nurses and nursing associates
  • Highlighting key requirements for training providers to successfully deliver a Nursing Degree Apprenticeship (NDA), such as preparing standards for student supervision and assessment
  • Consider the impact new NMC standards may have on current students and the wider health and education sectors, such as training providers needing to seek re-approval for their programmes against new standards
  • Exploring the NMC’s Quality Assurance Framework and the impact this will have on improving the Standards of Nursing/Nursing Associate Apprenticeships Programme