Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Clinical placement documents (nursing)


Further information

Health professional supervision

The documents on this page relate to clinical placements of nursing students. The documents outline university processes, student scope of practice & clinical placement requirements & Preceptor information and resources.

UWA Clinical Placement Guide

The Clinical Placement Guide is designed to provide UWA Master of Nursing Science (entry-to-practice) students with information to prepare them for clinical placements. The guide introduces students to the structure and process of clinical placements, the clinical placement supervision model in place, clinical performance appraisal processes, and hospital specific information to assist student orientation to the clinical setting.

UNDA student clinical handbook


Bethesda Hospital Preceptor Guide

This Bethesda Preceptor Guide has been developed to provide information to Nurses who may precept UWA or UNDA nursing students during their clinical placement at Bethesda Hospital. The guide provides information on the nursing courses, nursing student skill level, clinical performance appraisal requirements and support contacts available for Preceptors and nursing students.


The sample UWA CPAT provides an example of a completed UWA Clinical Performance Appraisal Tool. It identifies documentation expectations for UWA nursing students & provides an example of Preceptor completion requirements also.

Sample CPAT [PDF, 3.4 MB]
Updated 20 Apr 2012

Sample CPAT [RTF, 2.6 MB]
Updated 26 Apr 2012


Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia codes and guidelines

The following documents, among others, can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website

  • ANMC Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse
  • ANC Principles for the assessment of National Competency Standards for Registered and Enrolled Nurses
  • Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses
  • Code of Ethics for Nurses
  • Decision Making Framework

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