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Ensuring the success of nursing student practice placements

30 September 2012

Learning Disability Practice


In this article, the author, who has recently received a national award for mentorship, explains the importance of open and respectful relationships between mentors...

Mentoring in emergency care: ‘growing our own’

08 November 2010

Emergency Nurse


Historical attitudes to graduates in emergency departments (EDs) and the effect of nursing staff shortages conspire to make EDs demanding areas in which to begin a...

Tackling the theory-practice gap in mental health nurse training

01 October 2009

Mental Health Practice


This article argues that the division of responsibility for training between universities and mental health trusts does not provide the integration necessary for...

Mentoring nursing students in the sexual health setting

30 April 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...

Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice

29 May 2018

Primary Health Care


General practice continues to increase in use as a placement area for nursing students in England. Introducing new general practice placements requires intensive...

Understanding the role of the academic assessor

06 July 2020

Nursing Standard


Publication of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s standards for student supervision and assessment introduced the role of academic assessor. However, there has been...

Open AccessAn examination of interprofessional education in a pre-registration children’s nursing course

08 July 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

Aim This study set out to gain insight into views held by children’s nursing students, lecturers and clinically based nurse mentors about interprofessional education...

Embedding a culture of evidence-based practice

26 November 2012

Nursing Management


Evidence-based practice (EBP) can improve patient outcomes, cost effectiveness and staff satisfaction, and nursing care should be based on the best available...

Developing a culture of relationship-centred care in a care home group

29 September 2016

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

This article outlines the development of a new way of working across a group of care homes in south east Wales, based on a philosophy of relationship-centred care...

The value of artefacts in stimulated-recall interviews

14 September 2015

Nurse Researcher

Mixed methods

Aim To assess the use of artefacts in semi-structured, stimulated-recall interviews in a study exploring mentors’ decisions regarding students’ competence in...