Evaluation of the student learning experience
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Evaluation of the student learning experience

Trish Houghton Academic school coordinator (standards, enhancement and the learner experience) and senior lecturer, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Bolton, Bolton, England

This article, the final in a series of 11, discusses the importance of evaluating the students' learning experience. Mentoring is integral to effective nursing care and professional development. It is important that mentors and are able to establish whether they are effective in their role, including identifying their strengths and areas for improvement, and whether they are making a difference to the students' learning and contributing to the learning experience and assessment process. The article relates to the fourth domain and outcomes of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice on evaluation of learning and presents several ways in which mentors and practice teachers can evaluate their role and the students' learning experience.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e9634

Correspondence

T.A.Houghton@bolton.ac.uk

Peer review

All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 22 September 2016

Accepted: 27 March 2015

Published online: 18 October 2016

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