Perceptions of Second Year Bridging Students Regarding Mentoring at Private Nursing Colleges in Eastern CAPE

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616034
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Perceptions of Second Year Bridging Students Regarding Mentoring at Private Nursing Colleges in Eastern CAPE
Author(s):
Pillay, Thriscilla
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Thriscilla Pillay, RN, RM, RCN, RPM, thrispil@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Aim of study: The aim of this study was to describe the perceptions of second-year Bridging Course Students at Private Nursing Colleges in the Eastern Cape, so as to contribute to strengthening the current teaching and learning strategies. Objective: To determine and describe the perceptions of second-year Bridging Course Student Nurses regarding mentoring by professional nurses at Private Nursing Colleges in Eastern Cape. Design: Quantitative, descriptive research design Sampling: Non-probability stratified sampling method Method: Simple stratified sampling method Results: This study has revealed that mentoring at Private Nursing Colleges in Eastern Cape provides majority of students with the ability to perform their clinical and co-ordination competencies but, lacks severely in management competencies. Professional nurses omit certain prescribed competencies when training students. Differing practices also seem to exist in the same organisation. Discussion: Mentoring role of the registered nurses was fairly well done and it is evident in the student?s ability to perform their clinical and co-ordination competencies. Mentoring role of unit manager lacked in many areas and this is evident in the students? inability to perform certain management competencies. This competency is a vital component when differentiating the registered nurse from the enrolled nurse. Hence, there seems to be a large gap in the training. Recommendations:?' Practice ? ?' The need for mentoring needs to be highlighted, so as to improve the standards of nursing practice. ?' Mentoring needs to be part of the joint performance management discussions, so as to incorporate the importance of this in practice. ?' All professional nurses should attend a mentoring course as part of their individual development plan. This would help to have a positive impact on service delivery. '?' Education ? ?' Formal student mentoring programmes should be set up and adhered to, so as to ensure that all involved follow the same process. ?' Mentoring relationships should be encouraged and monitored. ?' Research ? ?' Investigate why competencies were omitted in the students? training. Develop a mentoring practice model.
Keywords:
mentor; nursing; strategy
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST219; INRC16PST219
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titlePerceptions of Second Year Bridging Students Regarding Mentoring at Private Nursing Colleges in Eastern CAPEen
dc.contributor.authorPillay, Thriscillaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsThriscilla Pillay, RN, RM, RCN, RPM, thrispil@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616034-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Aim of study: The aim of this study was to describe the perceptions of second-year Bridging Course Students at Private Nursing Colleges in the Eastern Cape, so as to contribute to strengthening the current teaching and learning strategies. Objective: To determine and describe the perceptions of second-year Bridging Course Student Nurses regarding mentoring by professional nurses at Private Nursing Colleges in Eastern Cape. Design: Quantitative, descriptive research design Sampling: Non-probability stratified sampling method Method: Simple stratified sampling method Results: This study has revealed that mentoring at Private Nursing Colleges in Eastern Cape provides majority of students with the ability to perform their clinical and co-ordination competencies but, lacks severely in management competencies. Professional nurses omit certain prescribed competencies when training students. Differing practices also seem to exist in the same organisation. Discussion: Mentoring role of the registered nurses was fairly well done and it is evident in the student?s ability to perform their clinical and co-ordination competencies. Mentoring role of unit manager lacked in many areas and this is evident in the students? inability to perform certain management competencies. This competency is a vital component when differentiating the registered nurse from the enrolled nurse. Hence, there seems to be a large gap in the training. Recommendations:?' Practice ? ?' The need for mentoring needs to be highlighted, so as to improve the standards of nursing practice. ?' Mentoring needs to be part of the joint performance management discussions, so as to incorporate the importance of this in practice. ?' All professional nurses should attend a mentoring course as part of their individual development plan. This would help to have a positive impact on service delivery. '?' Education ? ?' Formal student mentoring programmes should be set up and adhered to, so as to ensure that all involved follow the same process. ?' Mentoring relationships should be encouraged and monitored. ?' Research ? ?' Investigate why competencies were omitted in the students? training. Develop a mentoring practice model.en
dc.subjectmentoren
dc.subjectnursingen
dc.subjectstrategyen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:02:39Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:02:39Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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