A Nurse's Survival Guide to Mentoring - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702039461, 9780323676021

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Mentoring

1st Edition

Authors: Karen Elcock Kath Sharples
Paperback ISBN: 9780702039461
eBook ISBN: 9780323676021
eBook ISBN: 9780702047725
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 28th January 2011
Page Count: 320

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Table of Contents


1 Mentoring Today

2 Mentoring and the NMC

3 Preparing for Students

4 Understanding the Practice Assessment Document

5 Orientation and the Initial Interview

6 Giving Feedback

7 The Midpoint Interview

8 Supporting the Failing Student

9 The Final Interview

10 The Role of the Sign-off Mentor

11 Mentoring Students with Disabilities

12 Mentoring Challenges

13 Using Simulated Learning

14 Evaluating the Learning Experience

Appendix: The developmental framework to support learning and assessment in practice


Are you mentoring students or other staff?

This is an indispensable handbook for:

  • both new and experienced mentors seeking practical advice
  • academic staff who deliver mentorship programmes
  • link lecturers who support mentors in practice.

Key Features

  • Guidance and tips on supporting and assessing
  • Understanding accountability – mapping to NMC standards
  • Skills focus, using case studies
  • Hints, tips, insights and humour
  • Supporting the student with a disability
  • Using simulated learning
  • The role of the sign-off mentor


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About the Authors

Karen Elcock

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Programmes - Preregistration Nursing / Deputy Head of School, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom

Kath Sharples

Affiliations and Expertise

Learning Community Education Advisor, Practice Education Support Unit, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, Brentford, UK