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Mentoring Circles (Learner activities) developed from the Project "Supporting Australian Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal nursing students using mentoring circles: an action research study"


Poor retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree offered in far north Queensland, Australia, indicates the need for a different approach to support and retain Indigenous students. This action research study used a decolonizing methodology and was conducted at a satellite university campus in a remote Torres Strait Island community. Researchers trialled the use of a mentoring circle to support and retain nursing students and interviewed mentors and mentees about their experiences. Findings indicated a growth in participant students’ emotional intelligence as a result of participating in a mentoring circle. Students developed confidence, formed a group identity, better-negotiated the university environment, became more effective communicators and supported one another through difficulties.  The mentoring circle model improved students’ university experience and its use should be considered by tertiary educators working with Indigenous students. 

Field of Research (FOR) codes for nurse researchers : Use this file to quickly and easily locate FOR codes for nursing, health, medicine and education

Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) codes for nurse researchers : Use this file to quickly and easily locate SEO codes for nursing, health, medicine and education

The Teaching Standards Framework for Nursing and Midwifery: can be used as the basis of a structured action plan for the improvement of nursing and midwifery programs.

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