Developing the clinical mentor role through e-learning

J Nurses Staff Dev. 2010 Sep-Oct;26(5):220-2. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e31819b560a.


La Trobe University/Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing's final-year undergraduate students undertake an integrated clinical-theoretical experience during which the clinical practicum is facilitated by registered nurses in a mentor model of education. The success of this model is contingent on the educational preparation of the registered nurse for the role of mentor. This article describes the development of a more flexible Web-based preparation program for registered nurses to assist them to fully adopt the role of mentor.

MeSH terms

  • Computer-Assisted Instruction*
  • Education, Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training / methods*
  • Internet*
  • Mentors / education*
  • Multimedia
  • Program Development
  • Victoria