"This is an innovative book which takes account of the professional development of the qualified nurse as it relates to their specific role as a mentor. The case studies provide an excellent framework for development in the role, whilst the links to the Knowledge Skills Framework(KSF) will be invaluable to appraisers and professional development. An excellent foundation text for practitioners who wish to undertake the mentor role."Karen Holland, Research Fellow, University of Salford, UK and Editor, Nurse Education in PracticeThis book is the ideal resource for anyone working as a nurse mentor. Using case studies and examples based on the specific Nursing and Midwifery Standards (NMC 2008) the book supports qualified mentors towards meeting the evidence requirements of an annual mandatory update. A range of activities are included that can be worked through individually by a mentor or with peers. These will help to provide a range of different sources of evidence at appraisal interviews, to demonstrate a mentor's ongoing competence. This practical and flexible guide explains the meaning of competence and is designed to help mentors judge competence in line with Nursing and Midwifery Council standards and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.Appraisers/reviewers will also find this book useful, as it outlines the organisational and individual obligations in promoting and recording the ongoing competence of mentors.