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‘Essential reading for all aspiring and new mentors. This book is easy to read and applies the NMC standards, the six C's and the Essential Skills Clusters to mentoring.’ Nikki Welyczko, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University ‘This useful and contemporary book will support mentors in their day-to-day work.’ Anneyce Knight, Senior Lecturer, Southampton Solent University This practical text guides you through the process of mentoring a student nurse in practice from the first day that they arrive on their placement. It is packed with learning features to develop your knowledge, including: · Case studies describing everyday and challenging situations you may encounter with advice on how to tackle them. The case studies cover all fields of nursing. · Activities to question your assumptions and help you reflect on your practice. · Checklists of things to remember and resources you need. · Tips for best practice. Topics covered in the six straightforward, concise and clear chapters include assessment, the role of the sign-off mentor and team-working. The Nurse Mentor's Companion is valuable reading for all nurses taking mentoring courses and for qualified mentors who want to update their knowledge. Kimberley Craig is a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University. Barbara Smith is an experienced nurse and has recently retired from her role as a Lecturer at Coventry University.

Continuing Professional Development
Continuing professional development

This chapter is about the mentor developing within their role. As a mentor of nursing and healthcare students, you are responsible for your continuous professional development both as a mentor and as a healthcare professional. Undertaking continuous professional development (CPD) can help to achieve career development objectives and it can be argued that the credibility of a profession depends on each individual's willingness to undertake continuous professional development. CPD ensures that the profession's as well as the individual's skills and knowledge are maintained and continually improved (CIPD, 2013). It is not just about attending a certain number of training events or undertaking learning for a set number of hours. Instead, CPD is about understanding how and why a certain ...

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