Reflect for success: recommendations for mentors managing failing students Academic Article uri icon

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  • Failing a student nurse for not meeting clinical competency on a practice placement can be a distressing and traumatic event for both student and community nurse mentor. This paper describes how a reflective model can be used to support practitioners' to come to terms with the decision and action of failing a student and dealing with the aftermath of the final interview.


  • Carr, Jacqui
  • Heggarty, Heather
  • Carr, Marcia
  • Fulwood, Deb
  • Goodwin, Clare
  • Walker, Wendy
  • Whittingham, Katharine

publication date

  • December 2, 2010