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Mentoring Nursing and Healthcare Students

Mentoring Nursing and Healthcare Students

December 2009 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This key text offers mentors and students an insight into the relationship between mentorship theory, policy and practice." - Diane Tofts, Kings College London

What does effective mentoring mean in actual practice? How can I be a good mentor?

This book answers these questions and is designed to offer nursing and healthcare students a foundation in effective mentoring. Chapters examine the roles and responsibilities of the mentor, and how they enhance the process of mentorship. By examining the relevant competencies and knowledge base, the book provides an essential framework for developing the practice skills needed for successful mentoring.

Key features include:

- Embedded in real-life practice and case study examples

- Offers tips for successful mentoring and reflects upon likely challenges

- Features a range of interactive study activities linked to the student and mentor's experiences

- Presents the most up-to-date professional guidance

- Includes running themes of reflective practice; evidence-based practice and multi-professional working.

Mentoring Nursing & Healthcare Students will help both the mentor and the student to develop the skills needed for effective collaboration. It is the core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses in nursing, midwifery and allied health.

Mentoring Nursing and Health-Care Students
How Can the Mentor Assist the Student to Become Part of the Healthcare Team?
Facilitating the Learning of Health-Care Students
Assessing Health-Care Students Using a Five-Dimensional Approach to Assessment
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mentorship
What Makes an Effective Placement for Health-Care Students?
The Practice Context in Health-Care Settings
Evidence-Based Practice and Mentorship
Leadership: An Integrated Role within Mentorship
The Mentor's Experiences of Mentorship

good and adopted

Mr Philip Ashwell
Health Science and social work, university of portsmouth
March 5, 2013

Provides some good supporting information for trainee Mentors of Health care students. Worth having to add new perspectives not covered by other texts on the topic

Mr Nigel Howorth
Workforce and Education, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
November 16, 2012

An exceptional book to assist with the safe mentoring of healthcare learners

Mrs Stella Cosgrove
Human Resource Depatment Training and Development, Lancashir teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
November 1, 2012

A well written book that encompasses all the key issues and concerns for mentors. However a chapter on 'students experiences of mentorship' may have enhanced this book still further, particularly as the back cover states "it will help both the mentor and student to develop the skills for effective collaboration". Student's experiences are interwoven in the chapters but more specific discourse would be better

Mr David Atkinson
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
June 28, 2012

This is very good text for Pre Registration students in the final semester.
It is best for Mentor Training Programme and I will be notifying our librarian Mentor Course leader to order copies

Paul Wyatt
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Worcester University
May 25, 2012

The text makes an easy yet thorough read. It is alligned with current healthcare policies and particularly as it relates to nursing, the NMC guidelines on mentoring. Very valuable text for learners.

Mrs Christine Daley- Fennell
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
May 4, 2012

Recommended as core reading for all students undertaking the mentoring course

Dr Harryman KOOLMON
Faculty of Health and Socialcare sciences, Kingston University
March 12, 2012


Mrs Izzy Bowles
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, University of Cumbria
December 28, 2011

Works well alongside Neil Gopees book. Again the use of case studies is very effective at getting pre and post registration students to reflect honestly on mentorship and how the 2 sides preceive the same situation very differently. A very effective tool for lecturers to work with.

Ms Helen Bottom
midw, Anglia Ruskin University
December 20, 2011

An excellent book, a 'must' for all intersted in mentorship.

Mr Chris Wheable
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physi, Nottingham University
September 9, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One