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Nurse Mentorship Short Course - Contact Tuition



Mentoring helps cultivate leaders, retain staff, and diversify the workforce. By strengthening the workforce, mentorship improves the quality of patient care and outcomes.

The Short Course in Nurse Mentorship can foster the leadership skills that is needed to secure larger roles in developing, designing and delivering of health care by nurses. The course also addresses the mentoring relationships inside healthcare organisations that can help organisations retain staff and reducing the cost of turnover.

The course enables nurse leaders to implement successful mentoring behaviour, resulting in adequate, successful supervision in all areas.

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Who Should Enrol

Professional nurses involved in mentorship or who wants to become a nurse mentor

Course Design

A blended learning approach using a comprehensive self-study guide developed by experts in the field supported by a 3-day interactive contact session.

Course Content

  • Mentoring and coaching
  • The relationship between mentoring and coaching
  • The benefits of mentorship and how it differs from supervision
  • The various stages of mentorship
  • Different mentoring strategies in everyday clinical practice
  • The importance of knowledge in mentoring
  • Techniques to identify needs of learners
  • The values and attitudes necessary for mentoring
  • The roles and responsibilities when mentoring
  • The benefits of mentoring for the health care facility
  • Feedback and how to encourage learners to develop a self-critical approach
  • Setting up, monitor and evaluate a mentorship programme
  • The identification of challenges within mentorship
  • How to apply skills and techniques necessary for effective mentoring and coaching
  • Development of a plan for individual coaching and mentoring within a team environment


Participants are assessed through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.

Study Material

Your study material will be handed to you on the first day of the workshop.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and successfully complete the assessment process.