Mentor’s perceptions and experiences of support for nursing students

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604134
Title:
Mentor’s perceptions and experiences of support for nursing students
Authors:
McIntosh, Annette; Gidman, Janice; Smith, Debra
Abstract:
This paper reports on a funded project that explored the perceptions and experiences of mentors regarding student nurse support in practice. The study employed a mixed-method approach, using questionnaires and focus groups with mentors from one acute Trust and one community Trust. The findings highlighted the multifaceted nature of student learning in practice, with mentors reporting that clinical skills, adjustment to the placement and integrating into the team were the aspects students needed most support with. Mentors were aware of their roles and responsibilities in supporting students and recognized the importance of their own personal attributes. The participants reported a number of challenges, particularly time, competing demands and paperwork, and suggested that a team approach and support groups could help to overcome these. The support for students provided by peers and health-care assistants was recognized, as was the need to ensure that students are prepared to take responsibility for their learning.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
McIntosh, A., Gidman, J.. & Smith, D. (2013). Mentor’s perceptions and experiences of support for nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 20(4), 360–365. DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12163
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Publication Date:
23-Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604134
DOI:
10.1111/ijn.12163
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijn.12163/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1440-172X
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcIntosh, Annetteen
dc.contributor.authorGidman, Janiceen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Debraen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-31T16:53:26Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-31T16:53:26Zen
dc.date.issued2013-08-23en
dc.identifier.citationMcIntosh, A., Gidman, J.. & Smith, D. (2013). Mentor’s perceptions and experiences of support for nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 20(4), 360–365. DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12163en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ijn.12163en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604134en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on a funded project that explored the perceptions and experiences of mentors regarding student nurse support in practice. The study employed a mixed-method approach, using questionnaires and focus groups with mentors from one acute Trust and one community Trust. The findings highlighted the multifaceted nature of student learning in practice, with mentors reporting that clinical skills, adjustment to the placement and integrating into the team were the aspects students needed most support with. Mentors were aware of their roles and responsibilities in supporting students and recognized the importance of their own personal attributes. The participants reported a number of challenges, particularly time, competing demands and paperwork, and suggested that a team approach and support groups could help to overcome these. The support for students provided by peers and health-care assistants was recognized, as was the need to ensure that students are prepared to take responsibility for their learning.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijn.12163/abstracten
dc.subjectMentorsen
dc.subjectStudent supporten
dc.titleMentor’s perceptions and experiences of support for nursing studentsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1440-172Xen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Nursing Practiceen
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