Mentorship. Practice Education Facilitators. June 2005. The mentor will have a clearer understanding of their role, responsibilities and accountability while working with a student in a clinical practice placement. Aim :-. Outcomes:-.
Practice Education Facilitators
The mentor will have a clearer understanding of their role, responsibilities and accountability while working with a student in a clinical practice placement
Most of us will have felt like this at some point however it is not the message that we should convey to students.
A nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse who facilitates learning and supervises and assesses students in the practice setting.
This definition is from the NMC (2002) although there are many other definitions.
You have a duty to facilitate students of nursing and midwifery and others to develop their competence.
NMC (2002) 6.4
As well as a responsibility to the NMC we also have a responsibility to facilitate students learning from NHS Tayside via our job description.
Supportive - approachable, make student welcome,
positive attitude, guidance, team building, lay out of room/area
Pro-active - aware how students learn, ensure that time is identified to plan learning, use all available resources including other areas and members of the multi disciplinary team, liase with associate mentors and wider team
Positive Role Model - maintain high standards, relate theory to practice, engage in lifelong learning, be willing to share knowledge
Academic Understanding - gain knowledge of the student’s programme, awareness of the academic resource available e.g. library, e-learning
Challenging - push/stimulate student, asking probing questions, have mechanism for feedback and constructive advice.
Below are areas to consider when thinking about Mentorship:-