Mentoring in Nursing

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Mentoring is a term generally used to describe a relationship between a less experienced individual, called a mentee, and a more experienced individual known as a mentor. Gopee (2011) defined the concept of mentorship as a professional relationship in which an experienced person assists another in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth. In this assignment I will discuss my experience of facilitating learning, assessing and teaching a new qualified midwifery nurse and how this experience will inform my future development as a mentor. I commenced my nursing carrier as a student nurse in year 1993, graduated in year 1996 and become registered nurse. After a couple of year I take post basic in Midwifery. Since then I attached in labour room. I am one of senior midwives who are working in labour room now. I already attended clinical instructor workshop for mentoring programs. According to Employment Equity and Diversity (2004), the mentor needs to be a person who is aware of their responsibilities in supporting staff and require training and resources to support them in their role. I assigned be a mentor to a new qualified midwifery nurse. I called her Nurse A (Appendix A). Even thought she has experience working in the surgical and medical unit before, she still need an experience and knowledgeable staff to guide and mentor her in a new clinical area .She is a very proactive person and willing to learn. Identifying learning needs, planning and managing the .student experience Plans of action formulated in order to achieve the learner's objectives. I will be discussing how I was able to assess the learning needs of my learner. As a mentor, I have to prepare myself prior to meeting my mentee. My sister gave me details of my mentee. With this information, I prepared myself. I

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