Education and Mentoring Process in Clinical Nursing Practice


Nursing Care

Holder of subject:

Dr Alice Kiger, Associate Professor
Dr Irena Trobec, Assistant Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Alice Kiger, Associate Professor
  • Dr Irena Trobec, Assistant Professor
  • Dr Vesna Čuk, Senior Lecturer, Assistant

Contact hours - lectures:


Contact hours - seminar:


Contact hours - exercises:


Individual student work:




Level of study:

Second cycle study program Nursing





Subject specific competences:


The overall aim of the course is to enable students to develop knowledge and skills in the teaching and mentoring of patients, relatives and students in clinical and other practice contexts.

Specific learning objectives include that by the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Plan appropriate learning experiences suited to the educational purpose in clinical/practice settings.
  • Apply relevant educational principles to the implementation of such teaching.
  • Apply principles of assessment in appraising students' performance in clinical settings.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of clinical/practice teaching activities.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of the teacher-student relationship and the professional-patient/client relationship in the clinical/practice setting.
  • Apply these principles and skills in his/her own setting as a teacher and mentor of patients, relatives and nursing students.

Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Gaberson KB, Oermann MH. Clinical Teaching Strategies for Nursing, 2nd ed.  New York: Springer Publishing Company; 2006.
  • Grossman SC. Mentoring in Nursing: A Dynamic and Collaborative Process. New York: Springer Publishing Company; 2007.
  • Kiger AM. Teaching for Health, 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2004.
  • Young LE, Paterson BL, eds. Teaching nursing: Developing a student-centered learning environment. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007.
  • Bradshaw M, Lowenstein A. Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions. B.k.: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 2013.

Recommended references:

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Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

Basic nursing qualification.

Assessment methods:

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
Project 30%
Presentation 20%
Written examination 50%

Teaching methods:

Lectures, audiovisual presentations, group work, reading assignments, role playing, practical exercises.