The Nurse Mentor's Companion
- Kim Craig - Coventry University, UK
- Barbara Smith - Coventry University, UK
Nursing Mentoring & Supervision | Nursing Theory & Professional Issues
This is a new highly practical guide to doing mentoring in practice. It explains how to support student nurses from the day that they arrive on placement in six straightforward, concise and clear chapters.
The book is packed full of resources and learning features, including:
- Action plans for managing your student
- Checklists of resources you will need
- Tips for best practice
- Case studies covering all fields of nursing
- Reflective questions which challenge you to question your assumptions.
Chapters are tied closely to the NMC standards, and cover essential topics including assessment, the role of the sign-off mentor and team-working.
The Nurse Mentor’s Companion is valuable reading for all nurses taking mentoring courses across the UK, and as they go on to mentor in practice.
Essential reading for all aspiring and new mentors. This book is easy to read and applies the NMC standards, the six C's and the Essential Skills Clusters to mentoring.
This useful and contemporary book will support mentors in their day-to-day work.
‘ The book is an easy reference book and suitable for pre-registered nurse mentors or those becoming a mentor. It is simple to follow and covers the basics of good mentoring skills. The activities and case studies provoke thoughts and reflections. The book lacks in depth detail and explanations and so may be less useful to more experienced mentors ‘.
...This will be a useful tool for all nurses aiming to be mentors to student nurses. It is a comprehensive toolkit and contains an enormous amount of useful information and ideas for people looking to develop that role. It is a book I will be using within my role and one I will encourage other mentors in Forest Care to also use.
As a new or established nursing mentor in practice, this book would be very useful as a reference /reminder of the role of a mentor.
What a super book. Essential reading for trainee and new mentors. Easy to read and follow
excellent book, Advised the post registration nurses to purchase this book to assist with their mentorship role. very enjoyable easy book to read which explains the role of the mentor thoroughly.
an easy format to follow for new mentors to support
Good book for staff undertaking the mentors course and for existing mentors to use as a reference. Set out well and easy to read, covers all aspects of being a mentor. Good use of case studies and activities.
A good overall view for new mentors to help them with the first year and beyond of mentoring.
Sample Materials & Chapters
The Nurse Mentor's Companion: A Guide to Mentoring