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Resources for mentors 

Introduction to the OAR

New from September 2017 -  Electronic Ongoing Achievement Record (EOAR)

Students starting their nursing course from September 2017 onwards will now be using an eOAR. Below is a 24-minute video presentation that guides students and mentors through the process of completing the eOAR.

View the vodcast for the electronic version of the OAR

Guide to completing the Electronic Ongoing Achievement Record (EOAR) 

Paper version of the OAR - pre-September 2017 

Existing nursing students will continue to use the paper version of their Ongoing Achievement Record (OAR).

Below is a 25-minute audio presentation that guides you through the process of completing an OAR. Although this resource is intended for students, it is also helpful to mentors in gaining familiarity with the documentation.

View the podcast for the paper version of the OAR 

Field Specific Ongoing Achievement Records

In this section you'll find abridged copies of the OAR specific for your field of nursing. Should you have any queries or questions regarding the OAR or completing your student's OAR please contact your University Link Lecturer.

NMC Ongoing Achievement Record - child field

NMC Ongoing Achievement Record - adult field

NMC Ongoing Achievement Record - mental health field

Resources for Supporting Students on Placement 

In this folder you'll find some useful resources to support your student on placement. Starting a new placement can be a challenging time for students. A new environment with accompanying new stresses means they often need to develop new strategies to help cope and succeed.

These documents aim to help students prepare for placements and try to anticipate where they may encounter difficulties and consider new ways of coping. The booklets give suggestions to mentors and students to help overcome aspects of a new placement they may find challenging. You will also find the RCN toolkit which gives helpful and practical advice on supporting students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. There is also a blank action plan template to help you document and guide your discussion when supporting a student who is having difficulties achieving. Pease contact your ULL if you are mentoring a student who is experiencing difficulties.

Tripartite guidelines

Students will have a tripartite meeting during their hub placement. This meeting occurs between the student, mentor and ULL and is an opportunity to discuss the student's progress and develop an action plan for future learning.

The tripartite guidelines document outlines the tripartite process and is a useful guide in ensuring all parties maximise this opportunity for discussion. Please be aware that the tripartite process does not replace other support mechanisms and you should contact your ULL if you require further support in facilitating the students learning.

Field Specific Competency Mapping Documents

Below, you'll find the NMC (2010) outcomes students need to achieve on their placements.

Students have the year to achieve all the outcomes at the required Bondy level. The outcomes are presented as blank competency mapping documents for each field. Each placement area is encouraged to map the learning opportunities in their area against the NMC outcomes. This will maximise the students learning opportunities and assist the mentor when facilitating the assessment process.

Should you require any additional advice or support with mapping learning opportunities in your area please contact your University Link lecturer.

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