Nursing & Midwifery
The PebblePad placement workbooks known as MYEPAD (Nursing) and eMORA (Midwifery) contain all placement documentation and are used to record; placement hours and absence (signed off by practice assessors), interviews (initial, mid and final), practical skills development and achievement of NMC standards. These replaced paper Practice Assessment Documents from 2018/19. These PebblePad workbooks are developed via regional and national working groups to be used across all nursing and midwifery training provision. Students have one MYEPAD/eMORA workbook that they use for the duration of their 3 year programme which they share with their Practice Assessors and Supervisors (who are set up with external assessor accounts) and are also accessed by their University Academic Assessors for assessment via ATLAS.
MYEPAD = Midlands, Yorkshire & East [of England] Practice Assessment Document
eMORA = electronic Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement Postgraduate Programmes
PebblePad ePortfolios Workbooks are also used in the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Apprenticeship) and PG Diploma in Pharmacy Practice
Pebble Pad Guide for Practice Assessors / Supervisors
User guides and useful information
Your Practice Assessor is able to view any evidence within your MYEPAD via this link. They will also be able to sign off your Assessment of Proficiencies, Professional Values, complete your interviews etc.
Pebble Pocket is available for smart devices, that has forms you can use to record evidence such as a shift or record of working with others, collect patient/service user/carer feedback when you do not have access to your MYEPAD. These forms are verifiable by the practitioner you are working with and when sent via wifi, go straight to your MYEPAD asset store ready to be linked to the relevant rosette.
Remember your Practice Assessor can only view items within your MYEPAD, not your asset store, so anything completed within a MYEPAD tab and saved will be visible to your Practice Assessor. However any evidence you have collected outside of the MYEPAD such as, weekly time sheets, evidence from Practice Supervisors or other healthcare professional who do not have access to your MYEPAD so you have completed one of the downloadable word documents, or other evidence such as reflections, work undertaken in class etc will need to be added to your MYEPAD asset store and then linked to relevant rosettes within your MYEPAD to enable the Practice Assessor to view them.
When uploading photos or external files to your PebblePad assets, particularly photos or image files, please ensure you are uploading compatible file types. A full list of supported file types can be found here on the PebblePad help pages
iOS Apple Device users (eg iPhone, Mac) please note that HEIC image files and webarchive files are NOT compatible with PebblePad. We are unable to open and view these file types if uploaded directly to your MYEPAD. Please ensure that you convert image files to a .JPEG and .webarchive files to a PDF before uploading to PebblePad.
Note - if you use the PebblePocket app then it will automatically convert the file to the correct jpeg format (scroll to the bottom of the app home screen and select Add a photo / Take a photo)
Further details on how to change your iOS settings or how to convert HEIC files are available on the Apple Support webpages here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207022
You may store your academic work and evidence via your university OneDrive rather than the university M drive. This is how you link this storage area to your MYEPAD so you can link evidence to the relevant rosettes.
How to record your worked hours weekly sheet and any absences. Each weekly sheet adds up your hours for the week. The first section of the video is how you fill these forms in as a student and the last section from slide 13) is how your Practice Assessor verifies each shift and the weekly total of worked hours.
You are not allowed to claim break time so these need to be removed from your total hours. The normal shift patterns are
Short shift - Early or Late – in 8 hours on shift, with 30 min break so 7 hours and 30 mins claimed
Long shift - either a day or night shift – 12 hours and 30 mins on shift, with 1 hour break, so 11 hours and 30 mins claimed.
Please note that 11 hours and 30 mins in the maximum number of hours you can claim for a shift, this is because of the number of hours you need to have off between the end of one shift and the beginning of another.
These tabs need to be completed on the first day of your placement. The Orientation tab needs to be completed for each area you visit during the placement block. Additional orientation forms can be downloaded using the downloadable forms below and then need to be uploaded and attached to the relevant rosette.
This video shows you how to complete the initial interview from a student, Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor perspective. Your Initial interview can be undertaken with your Practice Supervisor or Practice Assessor and should be completed in week 1 of your placement whether that is in your Hub or spoke placement.
Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor Information
User guides and useful information – COMING SOON
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice User guides
Creating your ePortfolio
How to Share your ePortfolio with your Educational Supervisor
Educational Supervisor Guide
Where to get help
- Please refer to the guides above in the first instance, but if you can’t find the answer there, please email email@example.com
- If you are having difficulties adding a Practice Assessor/Supervisor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ensure you include the name and email address of your PA/PS
- You can also contact your personal tutor or academic assessor, particularly if you have questions relating to content or sign off