A preceptor acts the role of a specialist in healthcare profession and provides the novice with practical training whereas a mentor’s duty is to assist his/her trainees with proper guidance and training. A preceptor is assigned to the role in order for performing his/her job responsibilities. The scope of preceptor relationship is limited and he/she is obliged to perform his/her professional duties and responsibilities only. Furthermore, this relationship may not generally continue after the completion of precentorship. In contrast, a mentor has a variety of roles such as an educator, role model, and friend to perform. In addition, the mentor relationship is not limited to a particular task or time frame. To be fair, a mentor plays a more influential role in shaping the career of a nurse student and therefore he/she (mentor) earns highly reputed status. Hence, the statement is true. 2. Not all clinical nurses are good clinical instructors It is fundamentally true that the skill of studying is very different from the skill of teaching. Hence, even an excellent practitioner may not necessarily be a good instructor. In order to be a good clinical instructor, one should have the skill for accurately identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses. In addition, it is sure that the way an individual perceives things is different from what another one does. Hence, a nursing instructor must be able to instruct their junior colleagues according to the students’ mental capacities.