Facilitating learning in practice
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship?
This free badge course explores the principles and best practices underpinning mentorship. The authors draw on their experience in nursing to help you develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of mentorship practice that can be applied to many workplace environments.
What’s it about?
Whether driven by professional codes or being aware of how you can use your experience to benefit others, mentorship is something that you cannot avoid. This course has been written for learners who need to provide evidence of knowledge and skill development for mentoring, or for those in a mentor role already and are seeking to update your skills, or you might have a very genuine interest to know what learning is needed before nurses step into mentorship roles.
What will I learn?
After completing this course you will be able to:
- identify relevant strategies to help you to apply tools and techniques of mentorship in practice
- review your workplace environment to identify opportunities and recognise constraints that may influence the provision of effective mentorship
- develop a reflective approach, which can be utilised in your workplace through the identification of your learning needs and development of a personal development plan
- reflect on how you would use this learning to be an effective mentor.
The course explores the principles and best practices underpinning mentorship. The authors draw on their experience in nursing to help you develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of mentorship practice that can be applied to many workplace environments.
You’ll use plenty of real-life examples to help with this and get plenty of opportunities to practise your new understanding and skills.
Part of this practice will be the weekly interactive quizzes. The quizzes in Weeks 4 and 8 will provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your new skills and earn a badge.
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The Open University is proud to make this course freely available under a Creative Commons licence. Unless otherwise stated or third-party materials which are used with permission, so are not subject to the Creative Commons licence, or ours to give away. Full details can be found in the Acknowledgements section of the course.