Mentorship Preparation at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is designed to reflect the requirements of both the Nursing & Midwifery Council’s Standards to support learning and assessment in practice (NMC 2008) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES 2013) National Approach to Mentor Preparation for Nurses and Midwives: Core Curriculum Framework.
Following the implementation of the NMC (2008) standards, anyone not recorded on a Live Mentor Register as a mentor before September 2008 had to undertake formal NMC approved mentor preparation before undertaking the role of mentor. Similarly, registered staff new to mentorship are also required to undertake this preparation.
Mentorship Preparation is offered at GCU three times per year:
- Trimester A (typically September to December)
- Trimester B (typically January to April)
- Trimester C (typically May to August)
The mentorship team comprises of academic staff and Practice Education Facilitators (PEF)/Care Home Education Facilitators (CHEFs) from different areas of service including NHS and independent service areas. The course content has been developed with a strong focus on collaborative working and cognisance of the need to prepare mentors to effectively support and assess students in practice.
- Introduction to GCU Mentorship Preparation (PowerPoint)
- Mentorship Preparation and Maintaining Mentor Status (PowerPoint)