Part 1: The Policy Context.
Setting the scene: concepts of specialist practitioner and practice mentor; From policy to practice; Developing and maintaining quality in higher education.
Part 2: Theory and Practice Context.
Learning approaches in the practice context; Reflective practice; Clinical supervision; The English National Board Higher Award; Assessment of specialist practice.
Part 3: Practice: Opportunities and Challenges.
Evidence-based practice; General practice nursing; Community mental health nursing; Community learning disability nursing; Community children's nursing; Health visiting (Public health nursing); Occupational health nursing; District nursing (Community nursing in the home); School nursing; Being a specialist student; Being a practice teacher; Navigating practice: challenges and opportunities; Concluding Comments; References; Index
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* supports new courses being developed for mentors
* considers practice based dilemmas and offers appropriate debate