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A key part of the mentor role is confirmation that the student has or has not met the assessment criteria required for the placement.

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"A key part of the mentor role is confirmation that the student has or has not met the assessment criteria required for the placement." The aim of this essay is the mentor role to confirm that the student has or has not meet the assessment criteria required for the placement. I will explore the core knowledge base of mentoring practice and in doing so my role as a mentor will be critically analysed in not only my teaching session, which I undertook for one of my student, but also my daily practise. I will look at how my role as a mentor can facilitate learning and promote effective assessment in practice. Current literature will be used throughout to support my findings and I will conclude by suggesting improvements in my role as a mentor and use these suggestions to develop, not just my own, but practice as a whole to improve the learning experience for students. Research and evidence based practice will be utilised to support the theory and practice link. According to NMC (2006), a mentor is "a registrant who following successful completion of an NMC approved mentor preparation programme and has achieved the knowledge, skills and competence required to meet defined outcomes. ...read more.

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as an attempt to know someone, or at least, more accurately, know something about them. The teaching was arranged in a classroom regarding the topic-airway management of an unconscious patient in the post anaesthetic care unit. Negotiation between the student and the mentor is really important to ensure that learning opportunities are maximised in the student placement. High quality and longer practice placements in a supportive environment will help my student gain better practical skills and ensure that they are able to provide the care needed by the patients and clients. This can be backed up by the government document "Placements In Focus" (2001). The criteria for assessment are the student must self assess and secondly the assessor must complete an interim assessment or the final assessment will not stick. A student needs to be committed to the role of learner at whatever stage of their career, they need to be loyal to their mentor and organisation and possess sincerity, honesty, warmth and empathy (Shay and Stallings, 1993). Smith et al (2001) provide a list of the characteristic of the student stating that they to be ambitious to get on in their career, appreciate people , resource and what has been given to them, be willing to ask for help and demonstrate an interest in the subject thereby forming a bond with their mentor. ...read more.

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usually an senior clinically based nurse who supports and advises mentors as required-or the course mange to ensure the student learns to perform skills safely and effectively Failing a student is a multidimensional problem (Duffy and Scott 1998). Some mentors may feel that a fail mark may reflect their lack of ability to create and appropriate learning environment, facilitate teaching and provide appropriate feedback, thus highlighting their inadequacy as a mentor. Issues of insufficient time (Fraser et al 1998, Dolan 2003, Duffy 2004) and a preoccupation with other commitments (Philips et al 2000) may contribute to feelings of guilt and self- doubt, resulting in a reluctance to fail students (Ilott and Murphy 1997). The decision to fail can also cause anger, frustration and resentment between the student, assessor and the link lecturer (Castledine 1995), thus creating a negative working environment and lack of confidence. A mentor task is to assist the unleash a compaticty to appreciate the strength and meet - challengers problems constructively additionally they should help the student achieve a high quality decision by being supportive challenging and above all helping the student to reflect. The student in return has a duty to the mentor, organisation and self learn and develop their practice and expertise. My student has met the assessment criteria well, she had been organising and co-coordinating the activities pertaining to learning in which the student involves. ...read more.

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