Out with the old and in with the new! Looking back on my nurse training I can vividly recall clinical placements where I was mentored by inspirational, dynamic, enthusiastic, and nurturing mentors. However, I can equally recall the toxic mentors that ruined clinical placements and made me question whether I wanted to be a nurse at all! Supporting students in clinical practice is a privilege and getting it right is essential! Danny Walsh's book demystifies the NMC's SSSA document and provides a real insight into the meaning of the word mentorship, along with practical advice on how to be a practice supervisor.
Mike Parker is an Associate Professor in Emergency Nursing at the University of York, UK.
This is a real-world book that offers practice supervisors and assessors detailed guidance on their new role within the context of the recent NMC (2018) standards for supervision and assessment of students. It gives information on the background policy to the standards and what is expected of nurses who take on these new roles. The book provides the theoretical base and practical guidance on facilitating good quality learning experiences for students and on teaching, assessment and providing evidence of learning. It is the ideal handbook for nurses since it addresses all the issues that you are likely to encounter whilst supporting students, with an easy reference system and great practical examples
Professor Fiona Irvine - Emeritus Professor in Nursing, University of Birmingham
A book worth recommending and adopting as a core text for modules, especially those in teaching, learning and assessment for new mentors, practice assessors and supervisors. It can be a resource for nurses returning to study, international students and anyone involved in clinical guidance/teaching such as practice education coordinators, facilitators, and nominated persons. It would also be suitable for lecturers delivering core modules for Diploma, Degree, Masters and Dissertations
Leontia Hoy - Course Director - Bsc Hons/ Graduate Diploma/ Post Graduate Diploma-- Specialist Practice, School of Nursing, Queens University Belfast
This popular book is an essential companion for supporting and supervising student nurses in clinical practice. The book examines the theory of supervision and the underlying principles of teaching and assessment in nurse education and includes case studies, tools and interventions that can be used in clinical practice.
Key areas covered include:
*The new NMC standards for supervision and assessment, as well as the history and politics of student nurse mentorship
*Effective practice supervision - the role of the supervisor and the practicalities such as the importance of forming effective working relationships and communication skills
*Clear guidance on best teaching and assessment practice with practical examples and techniques
*An examination the importance and methodology of giving good feedback
*Fostering successful placement experiences and supporting a range of students with varying learning needs, including best practice in supporting a struggling student
Fully updated in this third edition the book simplifies the theory, delivering practical guidance on best practice in student support and includes insights from students and supervisors.
Danny Walsh was a mental health nurse for over 40 years and a senior nurse lecturer for more than 15. He has published widely in the fields of nurse education and dementia care.
The Nurse Mentor's Handbook: Supporting Students in Clinical Practice 3e