Using mentoring circles to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing students: guidelines for sharing and learning

Felton-Busch, Catrina, Maza, Karen, Ghee, McCauley, Mills, Frances, Mills, Jane, Hitchens, Marnie, Park, Tanya, and Chamberlain-Salaun, Jennifer (2013) Using mentoring circles to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing students: guidelines for sharing and learning. Contemporary Nurse, 46 (1). pp. 135-138.

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Abstract

A mentoring circle is a teaching and learning strategy that has been used to support students in tertiary education. In this study researchers implemented a mentoring circle at a remote satellite university campus in the Torres Strait. The aim of the study was to foster the emotional and social growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing students to improve the students' experience and retention rates. Early results of the study showed mentoring circles support the development of time management, communication skills and self awareness, which students need to work effectively in a university setting. Although this study was conducted within a nursing degree in a Torres Strait Island community, its findings have potential for use in other contexts. In this paper researchers offer guidelines to establish a mentoring circle in a tertiary setting.

Item ID: 31217
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-3535
Keywords: Indigenous, nursing, education, mentoring circles, guidelines
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 06:10
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 25%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 25%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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