Purpose of the training

Train placement mentors to support student nurses during their learning.

Target audience

Experienced nurses with educational, interpersonal and organisational skills who can undergo training as a volunteer and whose application is approved by their workplace.

Training objectives

  • Train the training supervisors, placement mentors and healthcare professionals to support student nurses
  • Understand the issues caused by changes to nursing education
  • Define: the role, its missions and the placement mentor's responsibilities
  • Formalise good healthcare practice
    - Analyse the processes within healthcare and map the pathways that lead to certain decisions
    - Define the skills involved; teaching framework
  • Share knowledge of good practice (adult education):
    - Identify clinical cases that are related to the activity in question
    - Adapt the tools available to evaluate the skills of those being mentored at work
    - Learn to supervise the work conducted by those being mentored: reflective analysis
    - Evaluate the learning approach: methods and tools
  • Identify and analyse adapted learning situations and those that are specific to the service
  • Learn to use reflective practice and practice analysis
  • Organise concrete support for those who are trained and working in the field

Teaching methods

  • Presentation
  • Didactic presentation of nursing training by skill, legislation, the concept of mentoring and teaching tools
  • Interactive analysis of the mentoring project
  • Analysis of the practice: putting reflective analysis into use

Structure of the training

  • 15 trainees per group
  • 2 days + 1 day once a month

Training costs

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