All undergraduate nursing study programmes in the nursing field must be developed according to the EU.
The EFN Competency Framework, which demands that the half of all contacts hours of each study programme are done in the clinical environments as clinical practice and mentored by the clinical mentors. Clinical practice is becoming a key environment for strengthening clinical competence (DIR55), as through the analysis of the quality of nursing care, the nurses improve their work.
Clinical mentor’s education is greatly lacking in nursing education and the unified mentors’ education program would be of a great need. The quality mentoring has significant effect upon student learning outcomes with great influence upon novice professionals’ intention to stay in the profession after graduation, also increases satisfaction in professional growth and identification with the nursing role.