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Mentoring matters a model of support for sign off mentors

Mentoring Matters-A model of support for sign off mentors

Practice Category

Dawn Ferguson, Carol McCorry

Practice Education Team


Nipec resource

NIPEC Resource

Practice category-protecting the public.

Infrastructure to support the implementation of the

NMC Standards to support learning and assessment in practice (2008)


Olympians

OurMentors

Olympians…

  • Strives for excellence

  • Hard working

  • Motivated

  • Committed


Aim of the project

Aim of the project

To provide support, information and supervision to those sign off mentors who were supporting final placement students

To ensure continued public protection


Methodology

Methodology

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Development of a model of support

  • Selection process

  • Pilot implementation


Evaluation kirkpatrick 2006 level 1 reaction to model of support

Evaluation (Kirkpatrick, 2006)Level 1 - Reaction to model of support

  • Sign off Mentors

  • Heads of Service/Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses

  • Approved Educational Institution Colleagues

  • Practice Education Team


Level 2 learning from the model of support

Level 2 - Learning from the model of support

What our sign off mentors told us….

Shared learning

and problem solving

with other mentors

Recognised my own level of knowledge

Greater insight into my own responsibilities

These sessions helped me be better prepared for the student


Level 3 how has the model of support changed behaviours

Level 3 - How has the model of support changed behaviours

  • Willingness to share learning

  • Increased awareness of the role of the sign off mentor

  • Earlier identification of student support issues

  • Increased engagement with sign off mentors

  • Increased and continued support from key stakeholders


Level 4 results

Level 4 - Results

  • Increased recognition and focus on the mentor role

  • Increased number of supervisions

  • Increased evidence of issues in relation to student performance being identified

  • Increased awareness of the infrastructure to support the standards

    Patient safety - Protection of the public


Recommendations

Recommendations

  • Model of support for sign off mentors is being extended to include all fields of nursing

  • Development of support for mentors

  • Review and adapt the model to meet service need

  • Continued robust evaluation


Thank you for listening

Thank you for listening

“Effective and well supported mentors

improves our chances of making sure the right people get on to the register-

It’s as fundamental as that..” (NMC 2010)

Team Mentors

Team Mentors


For further information contact

For further information contact

[email protected]

[email protected]

Telephone number: 02838833346

References:

Kirkpatrick, D. & Kirkpatrick, J. (2006) Evaluating training programmes. 3rd edition. San Francisco:Berrett-Koehler.

Nursing & Midwifery Council (2008) Standards to Support Learning & Assessment in Practice. London: NMC

Nursing & Midwifery Council (2010) Winter Update. London: NMC


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