Sign-Off Mentor Information
Welcome to the Sign Off Mentor Preparation
Sign-Off Mentors are experienced mentors who meet the NMC requirements for this role and:
are in a setting where they are required to make the final assessment of practice and confirm to the NMC that the competencies and module learning outcomes have been achieved for entry to the register as a Nurse or Midwife
are in a clinical setting that requires them to assess the competencies of a candidate undertaking the Mentorship in Practice Module.
The form below gives an overview of the process of becoming a Sign-off Mentor.
Sign-Off Mentor assessment process flowchart.pdf
If you wish to become a Sign-Off Mentor, to enable you access to the Mentor Update Portal on Community Moodle please download the update form here:
Mentor Update Application Form 16.docx
Please complete this form electronically and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR post to:
Placements Office (Room 3.B.43)
Edinburgh Napier University
Once on the site you will need to demonstrate that you and your Line Manager agree that you will act as a Sign-Off Mentor by completing the Support and Approval form downloadable in Community Moodle.
Sign Off Mentor Preparation courses
Unique Opportunity for Sign Off Mentor Preparation 2019
2019 dates can be viewed here:
SOM Preparation 2019.docx
If you would like added to one of the 2019 dates please contact email@example.com and provide your name and your workplace (i.e. hospital and ward) and state the date of the workshop you would to attend. One of the team will get back to you to confirm your place.
After you have completed the first 2 parts of the SOM course (Part 1 - application and questions; Part 2 - attendance at a workshop date), and when required and on completion of mentoring a student, please complete the Part 3 document below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Part 3 TEMPLATE Sign off Mentor Assessment Criteria.docx
After you have completed and returned Part 3 you can be added to the SOM database.
Contact email@example.com for further information
Summary of the process for identifying a Sign Off mentor.
Mentor update Triennial review doc.pdf
The Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC), "Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice" (2008) states, as part of the Triennial Review to remain on the mentor register mentors must:
Participate in annual updating to include an opportunity to meet and explore assessment issues with other mentors
Mentor at least two students in the three year period.
Sign-Off Mentor Self-Directed Update for Nurses Mar 10 .doc
This self directed update has been developed to provide Sign Off Mentors (SOMs) for Nursing Students with information and guidance about the remit and responsibilities of the role.
Mentor Update - Sign Off Mentor.pdf
To provide experienced mentors with information and guidance that enable will them to undertake the role of Sign-off Mentor.
Sign-Off Mentor Self-Directed Update for Midwives Mar10.doc
This self directed update has been developed to provide Sign Off Mentors (SOMs) for Midwifery Students with information and guidance about the remit and responsibilities of the role.