Peer mentorship in clinical education : outcomes of a pilot programme for first year students

Yates, Patsy, Cunningham, Jackie, Moyle, Wendy, & Wollin, Judy (1997) Peer mentorship in clinical education : outcomes of a pilot programme for first year students. Nurse Education Today, 17(6), pp. 508-514.

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Identifying effective strategies for promoting learning in the clinical setting continues to pose challenges for nurse educators. The aim of the present paper is to examine the potential that peer mentorship may have in helping nursing students to improve clinical learning outcomes. An example of a peer mentorship programme for nursing students undertaking their first clinical practicum is described, and preliminary findings from an evaluation of this pilot programme are presented. The results suggest that peer mentorship may be of some benefit to students, particularly in relation to reducing anxiety and improving confidence with clinical practice experiences, and is therefore a strategy which is worthy of further investigation.

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ID Code: 61873
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0260-6917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2013 22:41
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 21:04

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