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Student nurses call for longer clinical placements

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I AGREE THAT STUDENT NURSES NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME IN CLINICAL AREA OR LONGER PLACEMENT.BECAUSE NURSING,IT'S NOT A TRIAL AND ERROR ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AFTER PATIENT OR DOING NURSING PROCEDURES.STUDENT NURSES NEED A GOOD AND EXPERIENCED MENTOR AS WELL ,THIS IS VERY SIGNIFICANT TO DEVELOP THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN NURSING.THEY NEED TO WORK AND SUPERVISED BY THEIR MENTORS IN PRACTICE SETTING AT LEAST 40% DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN THEIR CLINICAL PLACEMENT.I KNOW THAT THIS IS QUITE DIFFICULT SOMETIMES BECAUSE OF SHORT STAFFS,SICKNESS PROBS. ETC...BUT AS A MENTOR IT'S OUR ROLE TO ASSESS IF THE STUDENT IS CAPABLE OF SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICE AT THE END OF THE PLACEMENT.I THINK WE NEED TO GIVE MORE SUPPORT TO THE STUDENTS AS WELL AS TO THE MENTORS TO ACHIEVE THIS OBJECTIVES.MENTORING IS A WORTH-REMEMBERING EXPERIENCE.I BELIEVED THAT GOOD/BAD MENTORING INFLUENCED A LOT TO WHAT KIND OF NURSES WE ARE PRODUCING/NURTURING.THAT'S MENTORS ARE KEY TO THE SUCCESS IN NURSING.

Posted date

16 May, 2010

Posted time

2:42 pm

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