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'How do I find a mentor among the older nursing students?'

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Can you advise this student nurse?

“A couple of my friends have third-year nursing students that they meet with regularly to talk about training and questions that they have. I always thought that this would be a good idea, but I am not sure how to approach the topic with other student nurses.

“I have relatively close relationships with my lecturers and faculty mentor, so I am not sure if it is worth it to try and find a student mentor as well.

“Should I just ask one of my friends in the third-year nursing students? Does anyone have any reason why this kind of mentorship would be helpful on top of the relationships that I have with my lecturers?”

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  • I am a third-year nursing student and am part of a small group of peer mentors who have volunteered to meet with new first-year students to answer any queries they have. The idea was proposed by one of our lecturers. We will be doing this as part of one of their tutorial group sessions and they will also be able to ask questions via a Padlet which one of the peer mentors in my year has set up.

    You could bring this idea to the attention of your lecturers to see if they would suggest this to your third-years to get the ball rolling. Speaking to fellow students offers a different perspective as they can share experiences of assignments, placement and other student-based activities.

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