What is the role of the mentor?
A mentor is a qualified professional (Nurse, Midwife etc) who has a mentoring qualification (English National Board 998 / 7, Mentor Preparation module).
Your mentor is there to help you learn whilst on your placement. Learning is YOUR responsibility; your mentor will facilitate.
Elements of the role
- Teaching and support of learning
- Assessment and giving feedback to students
- Developing effective learning environments and student learning support systems
- Reflective practice and personal development
- Contribution to the design and planning of learning activities
- Completion of unnecessary
Within Locality 2 students are mentored using a team approach. Each student has a mentor who is responsible for the student's placement experience, and one or more associate mentors.
What is an Associate Mentor?
The associate mentor is a qualified practitioner (nurse / midwife / AHP / ODP) who has not attended any specific mentor preparation module at a University (ENB 998 / Mentor Preparation)
The role of the Associate Mentor
- To assist the qualified mentor to mentor a student within a team
- The associate mentor will liaise with the Mentor regarding the student's progress and needs
- An associate mentor will work closely with the student, guide, counsel, demonstrate skills, assess competence, encourage reflection, act as a role model, etc, particularly when the mentor is not on duty.
- The associate mentor can sign in the portfolio that a student has achieved learning outcomes
- The associate mentor cannot sign the summative assessment
Policies and Resources
A full listing of the Trust policies are available by clicking here.