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Celebrating nursing practice

CNP Mentees

Delivering innovations in nursing practice

Are you a Celebrating Nursing Practice mentee?

 Use this page to find more information about the role, guidelines and support on progressing your projects and useful references and documentation.
Congratulations in progressing to the role of mentee in the Celebrating Nursing Practice project, we look forward to working with you and supporting your innovation.

Being a mentee involves entering a partnership with your assigned mentor. Your mentor has been selected based on their experience and expertise in nursing practice and innovation. Your mentor will bring a range of skills, knowledge and attributes to support you. To read more about this relationship, see the mentee role and purpose document.


Contact us

If you have any questions about your project, we're here to help. 

Speak to your mentor or email celebratingnursingpractice@rcn.org.uk


Where we are - Phase 1

We're now in the first phase of our project where you're developing your idea of best practice to publishable form.

Your next progress report is due 27 October 2017

You can use the tools and resources on this page alongside support from your mentor to help you write your report. To submit your report download the progress report template and send this to celebratingnursingpractice@rcn.org.uk

The next deadline will be for your final summary for publication in January 2018.

Tips for making the most of your mentor

  • Tip 1 - Ensure that you have identified clear goals to help you focus your project. Developing a project title may also help you.  Remember - this is about writing up your project or idea for a publication.
  • Tip 2 - Take the lead in the mentoring process by proactively engaging with your mentor and take to each mentoring meeting evidence of your project progress.
  • Tip 3 - If you are an RCN member, join an RCN professional forum and engage with like-minded professionals in your field of practice. See all forums and networks 

"I have found the experience to be very positive, it is great to have the support and encouragement of a mentor to help develop my idea. Clinical practice can be very challenging and busy and having someone to encourage and problem solve along the way really helps towards progressing my project"

Sara Dalby, CNP mentee


Useful references

We've put together a list of useful references on quality improvement and behaviour change to help you with your projects:

In addition, you may find useful material in the RCN Libraries’ Subject Guides