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Analyse critically the role of a mentor when evaluating the quality of education provision in practice ,and propose aspects for
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Analyse critically the role of a mentor when evaluating the quality of education provision in practice and propose aspects for change resulting from such evaluation 1. Introduction 1.1 Who is a mentor? The health care professional students in their learning environments encounter mentorship as one of the most valuable mechanisms (Kinnell & Hughes, 2009).
According to the NMC, “To be a sign-off mentor you must successfully complete an approved programme and then be supervised, on at least three occasions, signing off the proficiency of a student (at the end of a final placement). This supervision must be taken by an existing sign-off mentor. Once all the above has been completed you can be annotated as such on the local mentors live register.” (NMC, 2012: 45) The NMC standards (NMC 2012), direct and describe the discrete knowledge and skills which are required by nurses and midwives in supporting students in practice. Eight domains have been identified by the NMC and they are namely establishment of effective working relationship, facilitation of training, assessment as well as accountability, evaluation of learning, creation of learning environment, context of practice and eventually evidence based practice and lastly the notion of leadership (Nursery & Midwifery Council, 2008). To ensure the best quality of education provision in practice the mentors are responsible for implementing the NMC standards/domains. The paper will cover two domains. ...
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