Conducting interviews with failing students

Stevens, Emma (2013). Conducting interviews with failing students. Nursing Times, 109(8) pp. 22–24.



Pre-registration students are bound by the Nursing and Midwifery Council's code of conduct, and must meet the expectations for performance laid out in the NMC's standards for competence. When a student is not achieving the relevant competencies and is regarded as at risk of failing a clinical placement, it is paramount that the mentor acts promptly, bringing forward interim interviews where appropriate. Good interview technique will help mentors and students to address difficulties in placements. Mentors should receive adequate support to address problems during the remainder of the student's placement or, if a student does not reach the required level of competency or professional behaviour, ensure that they do not pass.

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