Mentoring: what’s in it for me?

Students and experienced nurses can learn from each other through a mentoring programme

Students and experienced nurses can learn from each other through a mentoring programme

  • Student programme runs events promoting leadership skills in future workforce
  • Cohorts of 50 students are paired with front runners in their disciplines
  • Scheme is for nursing students, midwives and allied professionals who aspire to lead

For newly qualified mental health nurse Kelly-Hellen Hitchcock, being mentored has proved pivotal in her career.

‘It’s only when you look back, you can see with hindsight how something has had a major impact on your life,’ says Ms Hitchcock, who graduated from the University of Derby last year and is now working as a community mental health nurse in south Derbyshire.


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