Introduction: Clinical supervision is slowly taking control in nursing. It is the process of providing professional help to nurses to be able to develop professionally, personally grow, learn and complementary expertise. Individual supervision is one of the forms of supervision that include one supervisor and one supervisee. Like other forms, individual supervision process also offers many benefits, but may occur obstacles and disadvantages. Purpose: The aim of diploma work is, through literature review present individual form of supervision and its use in nursing.Methods: It was used descriptive method with a systematic review of the Slovenian and English literature. Collection and literature review was conducted via the web portal of the Digital Library of the University of Ljubljana (DiKUL) and through international online databases CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature), MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) and PsychArticles. All used literature was published in the period from 2001 to 2017 year. The final analysis included 43 articles. Results: The results showed that the individual form of supervision is very successful method of providing support which effectively reduces stress and prevent burnout. This also improves communication, increase satisfaction at work, self-criticism and self-esteem. Most authors believes that the supervisor and the supervisee must develop confidental and safe relationship and activly participate, otherwise disadvantages occur in supervision. Discussion and conclusion: 50-60% of all lost working days, nurses survive under stress. Nurses in Slovenia believe that supervision effectively function as a preventive at the problem of stress. With more visibility among nurses, supervision would more quickly cross to the area of nursing. In addition to improved communication among employees, it will contribute to better relationship and patient care.