A Mentoring Program: Mentoring the Mentor and Mentee
Mentoring is a concept that is essential in recruiting and retaining nursing faculty.Â While a number of nursing programs provide methods for mentoring novice faculty members, the success of such activities may often be determined by the rate of faculty attrition.Â Expectations, workload, and attrition rate of novice faculty members were the catalysts for developing a program focused on mentoring the mentor and mentee.Â Previously, mentors functioned in the roles of teacher or resource person, causing the roles of both mentor and mentees to be unclear and without specificity.Â With a focus on teaching mentors how to be more effective while mentoring the novice faculty members, a Nurse Educator Mentor was assigned to develop and implement the Faculty Mentoring Program.Â Faculty members who have experience teaching, as well as novice faculty members, are able to transition into their roles easier, thus promoting faculty attrition, productivity, and better outcomes.Â This article presents a discussion of a successful nursing faculty mentoring program.
Keywords: Nurse Educator Mentor, Faculty Mentoring Program, transition
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