2Maintain Mentor Status NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment In Practice (2008)‘Initiate and respond to practice development to ensure safe and effective care is achieved and an effective learning environment is maintained’Attend an annual Mentor UpdateMentor a minimum of 2 students every 3 yearsComplete a review every 3 years with your manager, to appraise your performance as a mentor – triennial reviewCan only do this by keeping updated in issue which effect nurse educationKeep your triennial review documents safe as you may be asked for them in an audit
3Mentor Update –NMC requirement Discuss major changes in nurse education affecting students in practice placement.Explore complex or challenging situations involving students in practice through scenariosDemonstrate how mentors can fulfil their role set by the NMC by keeping up to date between annual updates through the websitesupportPlan to spend approx. 1 hour on changes in nurse education/MNC/university/local issues and 1 hour on scenarios.Discuss the role of the mentor in relation to the individual mentor’s responsibility to keep themselves up to date with current issue affecting nurse education at a national and local level.Discuss the impossibility of including all mentoring issues in one hour sessionTherefore to help mentors keep up to date in between the annual mentor updates and to help with any questions or challenging situations mentors or students may come across in practice placement the Department of Health Sciences have a website with a specific area for ‘Practice Support for Mentors and Students’. The website is available from any computer with internet access so is available at work, library or at home.
4Information for students to prepare them for practiceDates for mentor updates and sign off mentor workshopsMentor Preparation Programme overview, dates and application packPractice Education newslettersExplanation of the Education Audit ProcessE-portfolio information including PebblePad Learning and Support Team contact detailsContact details for practice education support teamUseful links to the NMC, RCN, RCM and Healthcare Professional Council websites.
5Practice Education Support (PES) area of the website – the following slides will give the mentors an overview of what information is available on the website. Screen shots are too small font to be able to read on a PowerPoint or handout but it will give an idea of what the site looks like and how to navigate the site so they can find the information they need.The ‘overview’ tab will give them the information regarding what this section of the website is about and who it has been designed forThis area on the website is for students and mentors in practice placement
6‘Preparing for practice’ section gives the information to help understand the allocations process, sickness & absence reporting, travel, accommodation and the common questions students ask about their practice placementDiscuss the FAQ section. Many of the question asked by students and mentors while the student is on placement will be answered in this section.
7Mentor tab has information becoming a mentor and practicing as a mentor Newsletters – these are sent out to all LEM’s three times a year. The newsletters give news on any current issues both nationally with NMC and government level and at a local University levelNewsletters
9Base and SpokePeriod of introduction to base area (at least four weeks) to include tripartite meetings in PE1,2 & 5 and identification of potential spokesSPOKESPOKECombination of attendance at base placement (at least 50%) and spoke experiences.SPOKESPOKESPOKESPOKEPeriod of consolidation within base area ( at least 2 weeks) , consolidating learning, addressing any outcomes not achieved and identifying areas for development and growth
10Had a Fab Student????Entries are now open for the 2015 Student Nursing Times Awards. The awards are not only about students but also mentors and placements. For more information visit https://studentawards.nursingtimes.net/The closing date for entries is 9th January
11Ensuring our placements are safe and suitable learning environments Quality in Practice -Ensuring our placements are safe and suitable learning environmentsLink to Healthcare Placements websiteDiscuss the importance of having a robust process for escalating concerns in practice placement in view of the findings of the Francis reportLink to ‘escalating concerns’ policy and flow chart
12Is this practice placement suitable for students? NMC quality assurance framework (2013) requires that each practice placement has an educational audit that will support an effective practice learning cultureConfirms the required levels of supervision and mentorshipPlanned experience supports the intended learning outcomes set by the NMC
14Educational Audit Regional Education audit tool (REAT) Every practice placementEvery 2 years or earlier when adverse incidents impact on safe and effective learningCarried out in partnership with LEM, link lecturer + Practice Learning Facilitator(PLF) and Practice Placement Facilitator (PPF)Highlights areas for potential concernImproves the contact and partnership between education and practice learning
15Outcome of Educational Audit Agree on the maximum capacity for all learners for the placementConfirms that resources are available to support learners to achieve their learning outcomesRecords action plans, ongoing monitoring, follow up outcomes and deadlines.Recorded on the PPQA websiteLearners might be student other than undergraduate nurses
16How important is feedback from your students? Mentors must discuss and encourage the student to evaluate the practice experience at final interviewStudents feedback about their learning experience in practice on the Healthcare Placements website.A hyperlink is built into each Practice Experience workbook in PebblePad to make the evaluation easy to find
17Student Evaluation Students get an email reminder on the VLE The LEM in each placement can view the evaluation in real timeA process is in place for the Link Lecturer to feed back evaluationsMentors can use the evaluations in their triennial reviews
18New PebblePad webpage, jam packed full of information and advise supportClick on ‘PebblePad (e-portfolio)’Section for mentorsSection for studentsPebblePad training sessionsPebblePad newslettersMentors will find details on:How to log inHow to find your studentWhere are the workbooks?Practice Experience WorkbookHow to complete a workbookMedicines managementPARNMC outcomes & performance criteriaSpoke experience workbooksMandatory training workbookAt the end of placement info.
20What’s new in PebblePad? Merge the ‘Final Interview’ and ‘Statement of Achievement’Electronic identifier – after each entry the name, date and time of the entry will be addedChanges to the electronic link between the mentor and studentWorkbook changesWhile using the current version of the Practice Experience workbooks we recognised that they could be more streamlined with less repetition so we have made some changes:Combined the ‘Practice Experience’ with the ‘NMC Outcomes and Performance Criteria’ workbooks so that all the students CAP documents can be found on a single locationMerged the ‘Final Interview’ with the ‘Statement of Achievement’ as these documents contained much of the same informationElectronic identifiersBy the end of July, every time a mentor, Personal Supervisor or Link Lecturer enters comments or feedback in a student’s portfolio, their name, the date and time will be automatically added to the entry. This will allow the student, the University and the NMC to identify who made the contribution and when it was made.The Student and Mentor Electronic LinkWe are in the process of making a significant change to the way an electronic link is established between a student and their mentor in a practice experience placement. From September 2014 onwards we will be grouping all the mentors in a practice experience area into a set. Our Allocation Team will place each student into the practice experience set at the point of allocation. The advantages of this are:We no longer require LEM’s or mentors to contact us with the name of the student’s mentor, as all mentors within the practice experience area will have access to all students on allocation to that areaIf a mentor is absent or unavailable to contribute to a student’s PebblePad portfolio another mentor will still be able to access the students work This does, however, mean that if a mentor is not on the local mentor register they will not have access so CHECK you are registered!!!
21Support for PebblePad Users PebblePad Learning and Support teamFiona Powling, Jonathan Ayto and Danielle SimpsonPhone01904 (32)1540VisitUniversity of York, Seebohm Rowntree building office ATB/025 on the ground floorHelp and support is available from the PebblePad Learning and Support Team – Fiona Powling, Jonathan Ayto and Danielle Simpson.s and phone messages will be answered ASAP and usually within 24 hoursThere is usually someone in the office Monday to Friday – 16.30If you are planning to visit it’s best to check that someone will be at home!!!!!
22Where is the sign off evidence? Practice Experience 1 and 2 in paper CAP version and Practice Experience 4 to 6 on PebblePadEU directives (Adult Field of Practice ONLY), paper version for PE1 and PE2 then in ‘mandatory training’ workbook in PebblePad for PE4 to PE6Elective Practice Experience – some on paper and some on PebblePad (dependant on the location of Elective)
23Final step from student to NMC register – Sign Off Mentor Sign off mentor must review ALL past practice experience documentation, including:EU directives (Adult field of practice students ONLY)Medicines Management calculations are complete and correctElective Practice ExperienceStatement of Achievement to progress to the NMC register is completed AFTER Elective Practice ExperienceSign off mentors are responsible for checking that the student has completed their EU directive hours (Adult field of practice students only) and checking that the medicines management calculations are complete and correct in all workbooks.Make sure that the student has made arrangements for you to sign them off AFTER the Elective Practice Experience. This MUST NOT be done BEFORE or during the Elective as the student muight be issued with an action plan if the have not demonstrated professional values and behaviour.
24Who can help? Practice Education Support Team Based at the University of York, Department of Health SciencesSupport for mentors and students in practice placementAllocations of students to practice placementsMentor Preparation ProgrammeWebsite-www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/practice-ed- support-
25Practice Education Conference 1st June 2015. Book the Date!!! The planning for next year’s Practice Education Conference is underway. Dr Peter Carter the Chief Executive and General Secretary of the RCN is already confirmed as a speaker.Keep an eye on the website for further details.
26NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment In Practice (2008) NMC requirements are that mentors are competent in the following 8 domainsEstablishing effective working relationshipsFacilitation of learningAssessment and accountabilityEvaluation of learningCreating an environment for learningContext of practiceEvidence based practiceLeadershipScenarios are based on the 8 domains that the NMC have identified as attributes needed for mentoring students. While discussing and considering the scenarios try to link them to one of the domains (more detailed descriptions of the domains are on the back pages of the scenario hand-outs)