Four Seasons Health Care will be hosting the first mentorship conference for nurses in the independent sector, in association with the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council (NIPEC) and Marie Curie. Taking place on 22nd May in Oxford Island, Craigavon, the conference will provide an update for 120 mentors from the independent health care sector.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council requires all qualified mentors to maintain and develop their knowledge, skills and competence as a mentor through regular updates and this event is designed to bring together mentors, often working in isolation from other mentors, to share best practice. Delegates will hear presentations from the University of Ulster, Queens University, Belfast, NIPEC, Marie Curie and FSHC on:
- Facilitating Student Learning
- Assessment of Student
- In-House Quality Assurance of Teaching and Learning in Your Care Environments
- How Important a Good Mentor is for the Student Nurse
- Why It’s Good to be a Mentor
Three Four Seasons’ nurses recently successfully completed the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Approved Mentor Preparation Programme in Northern Ireland. James Housten and Melanie Reyes from Saintfield Lodge in Belfast and Elsy Paylson Padyattil from Lisburn Care Home have all recently qualified as mentors and are now on the NMC register. They are now able to assess students and ensure that they meet the NMC’s standards, as well as identifying new learning opportunities and providing feedback to the local universities.