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The Nurse Mentor's Companion

The Nurse Mentor's Companion

November 2014 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

The book is packed full of resources and learning features, including:

  •         Action plans for managing your student
  •         Checklists of resources you will need
  •         Tips for best practice
  •         Case studies covering all fields of nursing
  •         Reflective questions which challenge you to question your assumptions.

Chapters are tied closely to the NMC standards, and cover essential topics including 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 across the UK, and as they go on to mentor in practice.

A guide to mentoring
Working with student nurses
The mentor as facilitator and teacher
The mentor as assessor
The mentor as leader
Continuing professional development

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

‘ The book is an easy reference book and suitable for pre-registered nurse mentors  or those becoming a mentor. It is simple to follow and covers the basics of good mentoring skills. The activities and case studies provoke thoughts and reflections. The book lacks in depth detail and explanations and so may be less useful to more experienced mentors ‘.


Linda Chapman
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

...This will be a useful tool for all nurses aiming to be mentors to student nurses. It is a comprehensive toolkit and contains an enormous amount of useful information and ideas for people looking to develop that role. It is a book I will be using within my role and one I will encourage other mentors in Forest Care to also use.

Nigel Jopson, Operations Manager, Forest Care Ltd, Aldershot
Nursing Times

As a new or established nursing mentor in practice, this book would be very useful as a reference /reminder of the role of a mentor.

Mr Alan Keyte
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of The West of England
May 23, 2017

What a super book. Essential reading for trainee and new mentors. Easy to read and follow

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
August 6, 2016

excellent book, Advised the post registration nurses to purchase this book to assist with their mentorship role. very enjoyable easy book to read which explains the role of the mentor thoroughly.

Mrs Tracy Jane Williams
School of Health Science, Swansea University
February 10, 2016

an easy format to follow for new mentors to support

Mrs Lisa Lawton
Faculty of education, Heart of England NHS Trust
November 2, 2015

Good book for staff undertaking the mentors course and for existing mentors to use as a reference. Set out well and easy to read, covers all aspects of being a mentor. Good use of case studies and activities.

Mr Alan Keyte
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of The West of England
February 1, 2016

A good overall view for new mentors to help them with the first year and beyond of mentoring.

Lindsey Watson
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
April 17, 2015

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