Sustaining mentorship for student nurses.

Nursing times

PubMedID: 23697008

Robinson S. Sustaining mentorship for student nurses. Nurs Times. 2013;109(16):24-5.
Much research has focused on relationships between mentors and students, and on mentors' responsibilities for facilitating students' learning and assessing their competence. However, the extent to which higher-education institutions and service providers have sufficient capacity to jointly sustain the "hinterland" to mentorship has received much less attention. This article explores this capacity via the experiences and perceptions of purposively selected senior personnel with a mentorship remit. It focuses on the key areas in which findings show substantial achievements in sustaining and managing the hinterland to mentorship, as well as the challenges these present. This project is London-based but findings are likely to be similar elsewhere.