Level of questioning posed by nurse mentors during undergraduate nursing student clinical assessments

Sharon Burnside

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Sharon Burnside MSc, PG Cert, BSc (Hons), Dip. Sharon is a Nursing and Midwifery Practice Education Facilitator in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) in Northern Ireland. Sharon has worked in various roles since qualifying as a registered Adult nurse, including staff nurse and ward manager within the SHSCT, and Practice Educator for Queen’s University, Belfast. Sharon is also currently an Approved Teacher on the Developing Health Care in Practice post-registration programme in the University of Ulster. Sharon’s research and teaching interests are in all areas of nurse education, with a particular interest in practice learning and mentorship.


Practice based learning and assessment is fundamental to nurse education within the United Kingdom, with full responsibility and accountability for the assessment of pre-registration nursing students’ clinical competence... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sharon Burnside (Southern Health and Social Care Trust)
  2. Dr Patricia Gillen (Southern Health and Social Care Trust)

Topic Area

Education Research


OS-2C » OS 2 Education (11:50 - Monday, 30th March, Classroom 3)

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