MALAYSIAN ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY, MALAYSIA
BSc (HONS) NURSING PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT
PP 0127 ASSIGNMENT
Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Practice
I/C NO: 870402-08-6054
N U Student ID: 1404 1918
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Mentorship is an integral role played by an experienced nurse to guide and train, less experienced nurse in their clinical area (Ali & Panther, 2008). Mentors’ are required to facilitate learning in order to help nurses in developing essential skills and assess their proficiency in clinical practice (NMC, 2008). Within this portfolio I will show that I have facilitated learning and assessment in my practice area.
I am a registered nurse (RN.) with the Malaysian Nursing Board since I obtained my Diploma in Nursing in 2009 from a private nursing college. My post-registration posting was in a private specialist hospital in southern Malaysia. I was designated to work in the coronary care unit (CCU) with 18 beds, where mostly critically ill patients’ are nursed. For the past 5 years of experience of working in CCU, I have completed coronary care nursing in post-basic course, certified in both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (Appendix1). Currently, I am one of the senior staff nurse assigned for training new nurses in my unit.
Recently, a newly registered nurse joined my unit, RN. J (Appendix 2). We first met and sat together in our unit pantry. We had simple “ice breaking” session prior establishing professional relationship. It is essential to build up relationship prior commencing mentoring (Mertz, 2004). During the conversation, she expressed her anxiety to nurse critically ill patients’ as she never had the experience before. Muldowney and McKee (2011) highlighted, nurses enrolling for intensive care for the first time will experience anxiety about their insufficient knowledge and skills. I managed to alleviate her anxiety by
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