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Mentorship

"A mentor is a role model willing to help a student develop clinical competence through support, honesty, appraisal, reflective communication and being a 'critical friend.’' (RCN, 2008, Mentorship: rights and responsibilities). Use this guide to find information resources about mentorship including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 09/08/2017

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2017) RCN guidance for mentors of nursing and midwifery students, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2017) RCN guidance for mentors of nursing and midwifery students, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2017) Helping nursing students get the best from thier placements, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2017) Helping nursing students get the best from thier placements, London: RCN.
RCN mentorship project 2015: from today Royal College of Nursing and Bazian Ltd (2015) RCN mentorship project 2015: from today's support in practice to tomorrow's vision for excellence, London: RCN.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) Standards to support learning and assessment in practice: NMC standards for mentors, practice teachers and teachers, London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2017) Consultation on education framework: standards for education and training
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2015) The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010) Standards for pre-registration nursing education, London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009) Standards for pre-registration midwifery education, London: NMC.
Nurse Education for Scotland (2013) National approach to mentorship preparation for nurses and midwives (2nd edition), Edinburgh, NES.
We would like to thank the RCN Education member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Bulman C, Schutz S and Carter B , editors, 2013, Reflective practice in nursing. Bulman C, Schutz S and Carter B (editors) (2013) Reflective practice in nursing (5th edition), Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Elcock K and Sharples K, 2011, A nurse Elcock K and Sharples K (2011) A nurse's survival guide to mentoring, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Gopee N, 2015, Mentoring and supervision in healthcare Gopee N (2015) Mentoring and supervision in healthcare (3rd edition), London: SAGE.
Johns C (editor) (2017) Becoming a reflective practitioner (5th edition), Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Johns C (editor) (2017) Becoming a reflective practitioner (5th edition), Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Kilgallon K and Thompson J , 2012, Mentoring in nursing and healthcare a practical approach Kilgallon K and Thompson J (2012) Mentoring in nursing and healthcare: a practical approach, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Stuart C (2013) Mentoring, learning and assessment in clinical practice: a guide for nurses, midwives and other health professionals Stuart C (2013) Mentoring, learning and assessment in clinical practice: a guide for nurses, midwives and other health professionals (3rd edition), Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Walsh D, 2014, The nurse mentor Walsh D (2014) The nurse mentor's handbook: supporting students in clinical practice (2nd edition), Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Wilkes Z, Joyce L and Edmond L, 2011, Nursing & health: mentorship: survival guide Wilkes Z, Joyce L and Edmond L (2011) Nursing & health: mentorship: survival guide, Harlow: Pearson Education.

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