Describe methods utilized by your mentors to improve educational experiences.


Each week students will participate within a discussion by answering ONE of two questions. Students must post their original work within the initial post before peer postings can be viewed. Remember to receive maximum participation points students are required to post peer postings at LEAST 2 days per week AND answer professor question.

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week on the basis of the course competencies covered. For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned and complete your participation for this assignment by Day 7. To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use resources from the South University Online Library.

As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format. Support your work, using your course lectures and textbook readings. Helpful APA guides and resources are available in the South University Online Library. Below are guides that are located in the library and can be accessed and downloaded via the South University Online Citation Resources: APA Style page. The American Psychological Association website also provides detailed guidance on formatting, citations, and references at APA Style.
• APA Citation Helper
• APA Citations Quick Sheet
• APA-Style Formatting Guidelines for a Written Essay
• Basic Essay Template

Begin reviewing and replying to peer postings/responses early in the week to enhance peer discussion. See the rubric for participation points. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing viewpoints with a rationale, challenging aspects of the discussion, or indicating relationships between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress.


Post your initial response to one of the two topics below.

Topic 1


  1. Provide examples of previous mentors who have enhanced your learning experiences.
  2. Describe methods utilized by your mentors to improve educational experiences.
  3. Discuss the impact on your nursing practice.

Topic 2

Formative and Summative Learning Assessment

  1. Create a teaching scenario that includes formative and summative learning assessments.
  2. Discuss how you would communicate your findings with the learner.
  3. Provide examples of positive vs discouraging learner feedback.