Meeting in Oulu, Finland, for the 2nd Transnational meeting of the project, partners had the opportunity to be briefed on the latest developments, ongoing work and next steps of the QualMent EU project.

Knowing that there is an ongoing debate on nursing teachers’ competencies (not yet developed) for supporting nursing students in clinical placements, and that, in the EU, the future of student nurses’ education and training would seem linked with the quality of support they receive from their nurse teachers while in clinical placements, towards achieving the Directive 2013/55/EU competency framework, it seems clear that the nurses’ teachers’ competencies should be developed in such a way as to foster alignment and strengthening of the Directive 2013/55/EU nurses’ competencies (Art.31). The project partners believe that to get this done, it is key to include these competences in the final outcomes of the project (throughout the theoretical model, and consequently on the content of the modules).

The partners discussed the theoretical clinical mentors’ competence draft model, coming up with some new ideas to introduce in the final document. They also agreed on a preliminary planning of the content, implementation (face-to-face and virtual) and materials of the educational course – Module 1: General module in mentoring competence, Module 2: Mentoring competence of CALD students, Module 3: Mentoring competence in evaluation and reflective discussion.

Finally, this was also the occasion to have an overview on all what has been done as regards dissemination (EFN) and to be informed on other ongoing Erasmus+ projects, as COST.

The next meeting (3rd Transnational meeting) will take place in Alicante (Spain), on 4-5 November 2019.