Mentor PreparationSupporting Student Mentors Maintaining Mentorship Status
The Stages of Mentorship ……. Student à Registrant Registrant à Mentor Mentorship Maintenance
NMC Expectations • NMC (2015) The Code • Support learner in practice • Transition to Mentor Status • Support and assess learners in practice
10 days over 3 months 2 Study Days (Workplace) 3 Study Days (HEI) Consolidate Learning In Practice Portfolio of Evidence Mentorship Preparation Programme Supervised by Experienced Mentor Supervisor
Evidence for Mentor Proficiencies • Why gather evidence? • What evidence? • How to do this…………..
Why Evidence? • Benchmark against set NMC (2008) standard • Identifies the development of mentor knowledge, skills and attitudes • Verification of consistent mentorship practice and progression in learning • Identification of strengths and areas for development as a mentor
Mentor Standards 8 Domains: • Establish effective working relationships • Facilitation of learning • Assessment and accountability • Evaluation of learning • Creating an environment for learning • Context of practice • Evidenced-based practice • Leadership
Ensuring the Quality Evidence Currency of evidence Relevancy of evidence Related to outcomes & supported with literature Sufficient depth – demonstration of underpinning knowledge & reflection Timely completion
Gibbs (1988) Reflective Cycle Activity Description. What happened? Action. If it arose again what would you do? Feelings. What were you thinking and feeling? Conclusion. What else could you have done? Evaluation. What was good/ bad about experience? Analysis. What sense can you make of the situation?
The Stages of Mentorship ……. Student à Registrant Registrant à Mentor Maintaining Mentor Status
NMC (2008) Requirements • Mentor two students in 3 years • Annual update • Recognised update sessions • Face to Face • Individual activities • Evidenced through portfolio • Triennial review
Mentorship Evidence for Triennial Review • Map ongoing development against NMC (2008) mentor standards • Suggested mapping of domains and outcomes against Knowledge Skills Framework core dimensions • Record of student learners • Annual updating activity • Triennial review record
Live Mentor Register • Held by service partners – NHS employees • Held by GCU – independent service employees • Must be recorded as a mentor on the live register before mentoring a student without supervision
References • Gibbs, G, 1988. Reflective Cycle. Available at: https://hhs.hud.ac.uk/lqsu/Sessionsforall/supp/Gibbs%201988%20reflective%20cycle.pdf [online] Accessed 6th May 2016 • NMC, 2015. The Code. NMC, London • NMC, 2008. Standards to support learning and assessment in practice. NMC, London