Mentors have an important role as GATEKEEPERS with a duty to develop our future workforce who are fit for practice and purpose.
The role of a mentor is to provide learners with a quality learning environment and ensure that patient safety and quality standards are met. The delivery of safe and effective quality patient care is enhanced by providing quality learning environments.
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The mentor’s role in gatekeeping the nursing and midwifery profession and protecting service users cannot be underestimated. Mentors are responsible for making a valid and considered judgment as to whether students are fit for practice and purpose and to enter the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. Mentorship assures that the future workforce can provide safe, effective and high quality care to patients and their families.