Topic outline

    • Triennial Review

      Mentors are required by the NMC to demonstrate that they have maintained their status as a live mentor every 3 years. To do this you need to have:

      Mentored at least two students within the three year period.
      Participated in an annual mentor update
      Mapped ongoing development against the current NMC mentor standards using your triennial review document

    • What to do if you have not met your triennial review requirements

    • Live Register

      To be entered onto the local register of mentors you need to have completed a mentor declaration,ensure that you are meeting the requirements of triennial review and have completed your mandatory training .

    • Sign-off Mentors

      The role of the sign-off mentor is to make judgments about whether a student has achieved the required standards of competency for safe and effective practice for entry to the NMC register.

      Sign-off mentors are required only for nursing students on final placements and Return to Practice (RTP) students 

      How do I become a Sign-off Mentor?

      1. Attend a sign-off preparation session, which includes two sign-off scenarios. 
      2. Then be supervised during the sign-off process by a sign-off mentor with a pre-registration/ RTP student on their final placement and be deemed competent by the sign-off mentor.

      Once you have completed the preparation to become a sign off mentor and have been supported to 'sign off' a student in practice this form needs to be completed. You will then be added to the register of mentors as a sign-off mentor.

      • Resources for Mentors Supporting Middlesex Students

        The purpose of this site is to provide a range of resources for mentors to support them in their role of facilitating Nursing students learning and assessment in practice.

        There are a number of sections including learning materials and key documents. Some may not be relevant to supporting Guernsey students and if you are unsure please contact the Institute.

        There are also examples of the assessment documentation and a 'how to' guide for its completion.

        • Disability and Inclusion

          Students with a recognised disability are entitled to reasonable adjustments in practice as well as for academic work, although they have to tell you that they have that disability. Students may have a Learning Support Form which details reasonable adjustments that should be given. Students are still required to meet the specific competencies for their placement and be safe and effective practitioners. If you are concerned that your student may have a disability including dyslexia, you can ask them, being sensitive to the fact that they may have had negative experiences in the past and may be reluctant to disclose. If you want any support the Institute Disability Lead is: Rachael Major email: or Tel: 707481

          Further information on disability awareness and support for student with specific disabilities:
          States of Guernsey Disability Awareness training 
          RCN dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia a toolkit for nursing staff 
          Understanding dyslexia - Nottingham University