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Successful Mentoring in Nursing

Successful Mentoring in Nursing

Second Edition

February 2014 | 152 pages | 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 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.

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

This is a well thought through guide for a nurse mentor as a novice or requiring a refresher. The authors have researched this subject well and make no assumptions on the reader by starting at the beginning and defining what a mentor is and what constitutes a good learning environment. This book allows the reader to either use the whole book as a guide or to be able to select a specific subject or chapter to focus on.  [It] is so easy to follow and is well set out and makes good and accurate reference to the nursing and midwifery council (NMC). [...] Such a valuable guide [...] is a must for both the novice and experienced mentor. 

Jane Brown, Patient Safety Advisor, Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust
Nursing Times

...This is such a valuable guide with references to nurse education and models of learning and teaching. The book also advises the mentor when things go wrong or when a particularly challenging student is placed in the mentors work area.The fact that it is well written by academics within nurse education ensures this is a well grounded achievable book to follow.The case studies well extremely real and thought provoking.This book is a must for both the novice and experienced mentor...

Jane Brown, Patient Safety Advisor, Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust
Nursing Times

I used this wonderful resource with all the mentors at the hospice and had great feedback from them on how useful the book was to support them in their mentor role. Staff who were undertaking the SLAiP course also utilised this excellent resource

Mrs Cheryl Brewerton
Education, Marie Curie Hospice
August 25, 2016

Very informative book. Well laid out and easy to use, recommended for all trainee and new mentors

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
August 6, 2016

Clear and easy reading with useful case examples.

Mrs Lara Matthews
Health, Nursing & Midwifery (Dumfries), University of the West of Scotland
March 3, 2016

very easy to read and navigate through this book. packed with lots of 'real life' case studies and thought provoking activities

Mr Anthony John Chambers
Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Hull University
December 9, 2015

This book is very thorough and closely linked to the NMC mentoring standards. The use of examples and reflective case studies helps with the application to practice.

Mrs Christine Daley- Fennell
Health & Human Sciences Department, Essex University
June 23, 2015

Easy to follow and really useful exercises to get the mentor to link theory to practice.

Mrs Judith Green
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
May 20, 2015

Clear and easy to follow book, with useful practice examples.

Mrs Lara Matthews
Health, Nursing & Midwifery (Dumfries), University of the West of Scotland
March 3, 2016

This is a great, easy to read book looking at the fundamental aspects of successful mentoring. It is an ideal starting point for all nurses looking to qualify as a mentor

Mr Gary Souter
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
March 9, 2015

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Chapter One: The Development of Mentorship

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