Evidence-based practice: developing mentors to support students
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Evidence-based practice: developing mentors to support students

Debbie Barry Practice education facilitator, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Prestwich, England
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
Tyler Warburton Lecturer, University of Salford, Salford, England

This article, the ninth in a series of 11, provides guidance for new and established mentors and practice teachers on evidence-based practice, the seventh domain of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (SSLAP). Evidence-based practice is an important aspect of contemporary healthcare and is central to student preparation programmes for nursing, midwifery and specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN). The article describes evidence-based practice, discussing the importance and implementation of an evidence-based approach in the context of role development for mentors and practice teachers in the preparation of nursing, midwifery and SCPHN students.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e9668

Correspondence

t.a.houghton@bolton.ac.uk

Peer review

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Received: 08 October 2014

Accepted: 14 April 2015

Published online: 08 August 2016

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