Department

Nursing

Award

1st Non-Empirical Faculty

Classification

Faculty/Staff

Description

Over the spring terms of three consecutive years, this mixed methods descriptive project was conducted. This project was designed to analyze mentoring relationships between freshmen mentees and senior mentor nursing students in the Department of Nursing. Specifically, the concept of mentorship was explored and the roles and responsibilities of the mentor in enhancing the learning experience of mentees was analyzed. In this study students participated in structured activities and completed program surveys using Blackboard. The findings revealed the essential leadership attributes of the senior mentor students, and mentees reported emerging technical, interpersonal, and communicative skills essential for practice and persistence in the nursing profession. The results of this study suggest that it is important to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships in nursing schools.

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Leadership Development in Nursing Students: Crafting Mentoring Relationships

Over the spring terms of three consecutive years, this mixed methods descriptive project was conducted. This project was designed to analyze mentoring relationships between freshmen mentees and senior mentor nursing students in the Department of Nursing. Specifically, the concept of mentorship was explored and the roles and responsibilities of the mentor in enhancing the learning experience of mentees was analyzed. In this study students participated in structured activities and completed program surveys using Blackboard. The findings revealed the essential leadership attributes of the senior mentor students, and mentees reported emerging technical, interpersonal, and communicative skills essential for practice and persistence in the nursing profession. The results of this study suggest that it is important to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships in nursing schools.