Supporting students poses a significant challenge for nurse mentors and other healthcare professionals in today's world of practice. Recent concerns over the fitness to practice of nursing students at the point of registration and the move to all-graduate pre-registration programmes require new approaches to practice learning and mentoring the nurse of the future.
The book offers clear practical advice on how to acquire and develop mentorship skills to support degree-level nursing students. It has been fully updated to include more detailed advice on what to do when a student is failing, how to approach assessment and provides more examples of mentoring in community placements.
This book is a comprehensive and affordable guide suitable for all nurses, midwives and health professionals undertaking a mentorship course to support nursing students.
Liz Aston was an Associate Professor and Lead for Practice Learning in the Division of Nursing at the University of Nottingham until September 2013. Her professional interests lie in practice education and developing systems to make practice learning effective for students. In particular her focus was on the student experience, mentor support and preparation. Paula Hallam is Lecturer and Deputy Lead for Practice Learning at the University of Nottingham. Her professional interests are focused in practice education, primarily the development and support of mentors, and clinical supervision.
Introduction The development of mentorship Adopting a lifelong learning approach to mentoring Preparing for students Students at different levels in their course Assessment of practice learning The challenging student Disability issues The sign-off mentor role Evaluating the practice learning experience