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A Nurses Survival Guide to Mentoring

Churchill Livingstone Title
ISBN: 978-0-7020-3946-1

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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Mentoring

By Karen Elcock, BSc MSc PGDip CertEdFE RN RNT FHEA and Kath Sharples, BN MA PGDip PGCert RGN RNT

320 pages
Trim Size 4 13/16 X 7 5/16 in
Copyright 2011
$62.95, Paperback, Reference

A title in the A Nurse's Survival Guide Series.

Availability:Current edition. Future edition planned. 12/01/21. This title is currently out of stock. We will ship as soon as we receive our stock.



Are you mentoring students or other staff?

This is an indispensable handbook for:

  • both new and experienced mentors seeking practical advice
  • academic staff who deliver mentorship programmes
  • link lecturers who support mentors in practice.


"The format enables the reader to identify  particular areas of interest, and offers guidance on supporting and assessing  in a user-friendly, accessible way...Written in down to earth language, this is a comapct and user-friendly guide. Complete with plastic cover and hard-wearing paper it is designed to be carried about and dipped into regularly. Speaking personally has been."

Nursing Standard, February 2012

Key Features

  • Guidance and tips on supporting and assessing
  • Understanding accountability – mapping to NMC standards
  • Skills focus, using case studies
  • Hints, tips, insights and humour
  • Supporting the student with a disability
  • Using simulated learning
  • The role of the sign-off mentor

Table of Contents


1 Mentoring Today

2 Mentoring and the NMC

3 Preparing for Students

4 Understanding the Practice Assessment Document

5 Orientation and the Initial Interview

6 Giving Feedback

7 The Midpoint Interview

8 Supporting the Failing Student

9 The Final Interview

10 The Role of the Sign-off Mentor

11 Mentoring Students with Disabilities

12 Mentoring Challenges

13 Using Simulated Learning

14 Evaluating the Learning Experience

Appendix: The developmental framework to support learning and assessment in practice

Author Information

By Karen Elcock, BSc MSc PGDip CertEdFE RN RNT FHEA, Head of Programmes - Preregistration Nursing / Deputy Head of School, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom and Kath Sharples, BN MA PGDip PGCert RGN RNT, Learning Community Education Advisor, Practice Education Support Unit, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, Brentford, UK

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