The nurse mentor's companion / Kim Craig & Barbara Smith.Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2015Description: xix, 162 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781446203101; 1446203107; 9781446203118; 1446203115Subject(s): Mentoring | Nursing -- Study and teaching | Nursing -- Study and teaching | Mentoring | Education, Nursing | Mentors | Mentors -- Education | Mentoring in nursing | Nursing, supervisoryDDC classification: 610.7307155 CRA 2015 LOC classification: RT71 | .C73 2015NLM classification: 2015 B-004 | WY 18Other classification: V
Includes bibliographical references and index.
About the authors -- Introduction -- 1. A guide to mentoring -- 2. Working with student nurses -- 3. The mentor as facilitator and teacher -- 4. The mentor as assessor -- 5. The mentor as leader -- 6. Continuing professional development -- Glossary of terms -- Index. Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 A Guide to Mentoring What is a mentor? Your role as a mentor Why are clinical placements important? Designing an effective placement Learning resources Planning: from day one when your student nurse arrives The placement as a learning environment Interviews with your student nurse Assessing your student ch. 2 Working with Student Nurses Supporting your student nurse to integrate into the practice setting Belongingness and resilience Supporting students with disabilities Expectations and professional boundaries Interprofessional working relationships Common challenges for mentors ch. 3 The Mentor as Facilitator and Teacher Using knowledge of the student's stage of learning to select appropriate learning opportunities to meet their individual needs Professional requirements Meeting an individual student's learning needs Principles of teaching and learning Contents note continued: Facilitating learning of clinical and interpersonal skills Styles of learning Supporting students to critically reflect upon their learning experiences in order to enhance future learning The mentor as role model Supporting decision-making, problem-solving and evidence-based practice for student nurses ch. 4 The Mentor as Assessor Defining assessment and competence Who assesses competence in pre-registration nursing Fostering professional growth, personal development and accountability through practice placements Assessment strategies Preparing for assessment Assessment tools During assessment Accountability After assessment Supporting students who do not meet assessment requirements The role and responsibilities of the sign-off mentor ch. 5 The Mentor as Leader What is leadership? The mentor as a leader Leadership and management Different types of leadership Leading the team Contents note continued: Leadership and manipulation The learning environment Respecting difference Resources for the learning environment Developing confidence as a leader and mentor ch. 6 Continuing Professional Development Methods of developing further as a mentor and nurse Mentor updates Meeting up with other mentors Creating a development plan for yourself Using evaluation, reflection and action learning to assess your mentorship Professional judgement and decision-making as a mentor Team-working Making links between post-registration education and practice to continuing professional development.
This is a new highly practical guide to doing mentoring in practice. It explains how to support student nurses from the day that they arrive on placement in six straightforward, concise and clear chapters.