This essay declares that the mentor in social learning acts as a role model to be emulated by the mentee. The mentor therefore strives at ensuring maximum attention from the student who in turn should be able to retain the behaviour observed as seen through replication of the behaviour. To achieve this, the mentor sets up motivational measures to make the mentee demonstrate the skill gained through a measurable evaluation with motivational response from the mentor. On the other hand the mentor should take guard against manipulating the mentee by allowing for self regulation by the student which may be achieved by letting the learner set own goals, carry out a self observation, have a self judgment of what is right or wrong and allow for self reaction.
This paper makes a conclusion that the overall role of a mentor to a student nurse to this point cannot be underscored seeing the model position he plays in the mentee’s life. The underlying reality of the self sacrifice by the mentor for the sake of the success of the learner is worth emphasizing. We find the integration of many learning aspects of learning that the mentor puts in place with the aim of creating the best learning environment for the student. This includes the involvement of all stakeholders in the system to look at the student with dignity as having a need to succeed in the chosen career. Management adjustments are also made and probably customized to accommodate the specific needs of the student.