Table of Contents

The Nurse Mentor's Handbook; The Nurse Mentor's Handbook; Praise for this book; Praise for the first edition; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Who is this book for?; What this book covers; Quotes and narratives; Professional support; Benefits of mentoring; Students' views; Summary; Further reading; References; 1 The Nursing and Midwifery Council standards and outcomes for mentors and their policy context; Key points; History and context of mentorship standards; The NMC framework to support learning and assessment in practice; Mentor domains. ContentLearning contracts; Teaching methods and strategies; Assessment of learning; Student evaluations; Conclusion; Summary; References; 6 Assessment: theory and practice reality; Key points; Theory of assessment; Cardinal criteria; Types of assessment; Evaluating learning; Factors influencing assessments; Assessment in practice; Attitude; Who can assess?; Levels and evidence-based practice; Ongoing achievement record; Good practice in assessment; Do I need a degree to assess a student on a degree programme?; Summary; Further reading; References; 7 Building a portfolio of evidence. Knowledge and Skills FrameworkNMC mentor/placement principles and requirements; Mentor preparation programmes; NMC review of nurse education 2010; Education in chaos!; Summary; Further reading; References; 2 The effective mentor; Key points; Motivation, Maslow, and mentors; Physiological needs; The many roles of the mentor; Effective working relationships; Pre-placement pack; The first day and week; Active listening: the basis of effective working relationships; Student-centred leadership; Toxic mentoring (how not to do it!); Mentor SWOT analysis; A useful alternative. Liaison with higher education institutionsSummary; Further reading; References; 3 The clinical learning environment; Key points; Creating an environment for learning; The learning environment is for all; Factors that enhance a placement experience; Factors that detract from a placement experience; Learning experiences; Learning resources; Placement profiles; Insight visits; Links with the School of Nursing/university; Role modelling; Structured teaching; Mapping of learning opportunities; Educational audit; SWOT analysis of the placement area; Students' evaluation of placement. Physical safetyEvidence-based practice; Mentor's evaluation of placement; Conclusion: putting it all together; Summary; Further reading; References; 4 Teaching and learning4 theory; Key points; Theory and practice; Teaching and learning theories; Behaviourist theories; Humanistic theories; Cognitive theories; Learning styles; Criticisms of learning styles; Bloom's taxonomy, learning objectives, and competencies; Summary of key principles of good teaching; Summary; Further reading; References; 5 Teaching in practice; Key points; Theory in practice!; Lesson planning; Aims and objectives. This popular book is the ideal companion text for all new and trainee nurse mentors, to help devise and enhance learning opportunities for their students.