Mrs Sharon Roberts DProf

Programme Lead MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship, MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare School of Health Sciences


    Research Overview

    I completed a Professional Doctorate in 2021, whilst working in a full time role as a Lecturer. The focus of the study was to explore and understand the variation of ways student nurses’ who had experienced a retrieved practice placement, experience mentorship and being mentored in clinical practice. The study provides new knowledge of how student nurses experience and understand mentorship and being mentored. This knowledge can help mentors understand that not all students in clinical practice understand and conceptualise the same knowledge and skills the same way at the same time. Student nurses may only understand and experience one concept of mentoring and being mentored which prevents them from being exposed to a multitude of resources and programme specific competencies for effective learning in practice.