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Effectiveness of the new NMC mentor preparation course

Effectiveness of the new NMC mentor preparation course

Veeramah, Ven (2012) Effectiveness of the new NMC mentor preparation course. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (7). pp. 413-418. ISSN 0966-0461 (Print), 0966-0461 (Online)

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine whether the mentor preparation course introduced in 2006 by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and based on NMC mentor standards is meeting the needs of mentors to support preregistration students in practice. A cross-sectional survey was carried out, involving 346 mentors who successfully completed the new course. A self-administered postal questionnaire was used to collect data between December 2010 and February 2011, with a response rate of 57.5%. Overall, respondents felt adequately prepared for their role as mentors and were more confident in their ability to support preregistration students in practice. However, a significant number of respondents received little protected time away from clinical duties to complete the theoretical and practical components of the course and many indicated the need for more input on the practice assessment document used for assessing preregistration nursing and midwifery students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mentor preparation course, Nursing and Midwifery Council(NMC), cross-sectional survey, self-administered postal questionnaire
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8194

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