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Successful Mentoring in Nursing

Successful Mentoring in Nursing

Learning Matters
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 practise of student nurses at the point of registration, and the move to graduate pre-registration programmes from 2011, require new approaches to placement learning and mentoring the nurse of the future.

This book offers clear practical advice on how to acquire and develop mentorship skills to support degree-level nursing students. It encourages the mentor's continued development during and after their mentor training, and covers the skills required from novice mentorship through to sign-off mentorship.

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 Process
Evaluating the Practice-Learning Experience

'This is an excellent book for people who are starting a mentorship course or are in need of a refresher. Using the Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements to define and introduce each chapter, this is a concise and practical guide. It is simple to navigate and ideal to dip into for something specific, as well as being a good overall introduction. This book covers every aspect of the mentoring role, with practical questions at the end of each chapter connecting the concepts to practice. The accompanying 'sample answers' are particularly helpful. They allow time for reflection, and ground the book in the ward environment. I also recommend this book to those who have been mentoring for some time. It will be effective in reviewing practice, especially as the case studies can sometimes seem all too real' - 5 star review -
Nursing Standard

this is essential to explore whilst undertaking the mentorship course

Mrs Lisa Lawton
Faculty of education, Heart of England NHS Trust
April 8, 2014

A very good book for the leacturer as well as the student. There are many examples which can be used in the classroom for group work. The examples are realisitic and written in every day language.

Miss Lorna Main
Health, Nursing & Midwifery (Hamilton), University of the West of Scotland
February 25, 2014

Useful text especially for newly appointed mentors

Professor Morag Gray
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University
October 22, 2013

Great layout- easy to read. Numerous relevant activities making it a very useful tool for self assessment and assist role development.

Mrs Sharon Pierce
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
October 14, 2013

An excellent resource for nursing students who are about to become qualified and for others who are new to mentorship.

Mrs Mandy Brimble
Children and Young Peoples Nursing, Cardiff University
August 29, 2013

Clear chapter aims.
Very useful links to NMC standards as a thread throughout.

Mrs Karen Corder
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
June 27, 2013

Successful mentoring of nursing/Healthcare students has significant challenge for mentors. Concerns over the fitness to practise of healthcare students require new approaches for placement learning and mentoring.
This book provides practical advice on developing mentorship skills to support students, by encouraging mentor’s continued development during and after their mentor training, from novice mentorship through to sign-off mentorship.

Mrs Carol Ellis
Health , Anglia Ruskin University
April 3, 2013

Excellent tool for students and mentors alike

Ms Nicki Walsh
School of Nursing, Nottingham University
March 5, 2013

good and adopted

Mr Philip Ashwell
Health Science and social work, university of portsmouth
March 5, 2013

Elizabeth Aston

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. More About Author

Paula Hallam

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. More About Author