Mentoring nursing students in the sexual health setting
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Mentoring nursing students in the sexual health setting

Kate Brown Principal lecturer in primary care and child health, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, London
Selina Plant Charge nurse/lead nurse, Camden Provider Services, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London

The sexual health setting provides many opportunities for nursing students to meet the competencies set out in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education. However, students who are daunted by the setting may adopt a passive, observer role. Mentors may find it a challenge to facilitate the learning of pre-registration nursing students in this setting. This article explores several strategies that mentors can adopt to make learning active and relevant for nursing students. These strategies may also be relevant to other nursing fields and to midwifery students.

Nursing Standard. 28, 35, 37-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 13 January 2014

Accepted: 17 February 2014