Why it may be difficult to fail a student (Mentor (Complexity of assessing…
Why it may be difficult to fail a student
Complexity of assessing students , staff feeling threatened by student nurses.
Protecting self reputation .
No experience , lack of Mentorship training.
Difficulty with assessing attitude .
Confidence about assessment decisions .
Lack of confidence / poor teaching skills.
Sympathizing with students.
Lack of insight into weaknesses so unable to change following constructive feedback.
Unsafe practice, lack of theoretical knowledge, limited practical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Not responding appropriately to feedback.
Inconsistent clinical performance, lack of interest or motivation.
Inconsistency in meeting the required level of competence for the stage of training.
Poor staffing levels/ staff shortages.
Lack of support with increased workload.
Lack of resources to facilitate learning, lack of mentors and lack of appropriate placements.
The burden of being responsible for possibly
terminating a student's carrier.