A mentor should have achieved a recognised qualification to be a mentor (and to be a sign off mentor to have undertaken additional criteria).
Within the nursing profession, a mentor is accountable to the NMC to ensure that the student is ‘Fit to Practice’.
Mentors must undertake a yearly update. Over the three years one must be a group update. The other can be either face to face or e-learning (if applicable).
However, every three years must have a triennial review in which they need to have facilitated at least 2 students in order to remain on the mentor register.
NMC standards for education:
The mentor is also accountable to the trust or organisation that they are employed by, and must adhere to any local policy and national policy.
Online mentor updates/e-learning
Derby Universities, Mentor rescources
Derby Universities, Student Ongoing Achievement Records (OAR's)
UoD OAR's currently under review. Paper copies are available from Centre for practice learning.
Nottingham Universities, mentor resources
Nottingham Universities, Student Ongoing
Achievement Records (OAR's)
Sheffield Hallam Universities, Mentor resources
University of Sheffield, Mentor resources