Information for mentors
Here you will find useful information to assist mentors in their role of supporting, developing and assessing nursing students and to help you maintain your mentor status.
Below are links to important documents that will inform your mentoring.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Code of conduct
- Standard to support learning and assessment in practice
- Standards of proficiency for registered nurses
- Standards for student supervision and assessment
- Supporting information on standards for student supervision and assessment
- Standards of competence for registered midwives
- Future midwife consultation
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Practice supervisors and practice assessors
You are required to update your mentor status annually, either 'face to face' in person or online via the online mentor updates. Please note if you choose the online update option you must attend a 'face to face' update the following year. The learning lead in your organisation will maintain a database of live mentors who have updated.
This useful booklet will allow you to collate evidence of your mentorship activities and statutory requirements (i.e. mentoring two students in a three year period).
A Triennial Review must be undertaken every three years although many organisations choose to undertake it on an annual basis as part of the appraisal process. Specific documentation must be completed for the review.
Online mentor updates
Our online mentor update pages are currently under construction.
Face to face updates
Practice Liaison tutor (PLT) emails