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AR88 Mentorship in primary care

Course summary

This course will help nurses mentor health care assistants and student nurses in a responsible and confident way. It will raise awareness of the many facets of mentoring including legal responsibility and accountability. It is relevant for those working within a community setting. *

Who should attend?

Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioners
Practice Nurses
District Nurses
Community Nurses

Important notes

Student Nurse Sign off mentors may also need to attend additional mandatory training pending local university requirements.

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Have a clear understanding of the registered practitioner's role in supporting, supervising and mentoring Health Care Assistants and Student Nurses.
  • Understand the legal and professional issues around delegation and accountability when mentoring.
  • Become familiar with the NMC Standards to support learning and assessment in practice.
  • Review the HCA career framework and training opportunities available
  • Explore common challenges in practice when mentoring HCAs and Student Nurses, working within the NMC Code.
  • Have an understanding of the important things to consider in the practical placement setting to enhance learning.
  • Discuss mentorship resources available

Course programme

  • Principles of mentorship
  • Delegation and competence
  • Legal responsibility and accountability
  • Understanding supervision requirements
  • Knowledge and skill requirements of the HCA
  • Understanding the HCA career framework including NVQs and foundation degrees
  • Regulation update on the HCA
  • Preparing your workplace for a student/HCA
  • Overview of mentorship resources
  • Case studies
  • Questions and Answers

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