In nursing and midwifery all pre- registration students and nurses seeking re-registration with the NMC are taught , supported and assessed in practice by registered nurses / midwives. The final judgement for entry onto the register is made by a sign off mentor. This is an experienced mentor that has undergone further development.
During the return to practice course you will be allocated a sign off mentor. You may possibly also be allocated a mentor. This may be the same person. It is recommended that you work as many shifts as possible with the sign off mentor to enable a smooth assessment process.