The Chiron Program: A Mentorship Experience with a Focus on Professional and Personal Growth

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150021
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Chiron Program: A Mentorship Experience with a Focus on Professional and Personal Growth
Abstract:
The Chiron Program: A Mentorship Experience with a Focus on Professional and Personal Growth
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Greenberg, Cindy Smith, DNSc, RN, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:California State University, Fullerton
Title:Assistant Professor, Nursing
Co-Authors:Virginia Maikler, PhD, RN
The nursing shortage, and the shortage of excellent faculty in particular, is a major issue facing the nursing profession. The Chiron program is an excellent method to support and mentor novice practitioners, those desiring to hone their skills, or those experiencing a mid-career shift of focus. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the valuable experience of one Chiron mentor/mentee pair and the benefits of this mentorship. This relationship concentrated on refining the skills of a mid-career educator to achieve professional and personal growth in educator role development, educational leadership and career balance. Four specific goals for the mentee were identified. They were to: improve teaching skills and develop a stronger presentation style; increase knowledge of curriculum development; improve leadership and communication skills; and demonstrate ability to balance multiple demands without feeling so pressured. Mentee activities to achieve these included attendance at pertinent educational events, reading relevant literature, activities (e.g. development of plan for curriculum review at place of employment), and feedback on performance from mentor, supervisor and peers. Opportunities for mentor-mentee contact were addressed by the initial mentoring and leadership development institute, monthly contact via phone and email, and two in person meetings. This relationship was a positive experience for both mentee and mentor. The mentee gained knowledge and skills as a result of the activities undertaken and the insight and guidance provided by the mentor. The mentor, near the conclusion of an exemplary career, had the opportunity to continue the legacy of excellent mentoring received from her mentors which assisted her in achieving career fulfillment, so important in retaining and nurturing quality nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Chiron Program: A Mentorship Experience with a Focus on Professional and Personal Growthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150021-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Chiron Program: A Mentorship Experience with a Focus on Professional and Personal Growth</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Greenberg, Cindy Smith, DNSc, RN, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University, Fullerton</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cgreenberg@fullerton.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Virginia Maikler, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The nursing shortage, and the shortage of excellent faculty in particular, is a major issue facing the nursing profession. The Chiron program is an excellent method to support and mentor novice practitioners, those desiring to hone their skills, or those experiencing a mid-career shift of focus. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the valuable experience of one Chiron mentor/mentee pair and the benefits of this mentorship. This relationship concentrated on refining the skills of a mid-career educator to achieve professional and personal growth in educator role development, educational leadership and career balance. Four specific goals for the mentee were identified. They were to: improve teaching skills and develop a stronger presentation style; increase knowledge of curriculum development; improve leadership and communication skills; and demonstrate ability to balance multiple demands without feeling so pressured. Mentee activities to achieve these included attendance at pertinent educational events, reading relevant literature, activities (e.g. development of plan for curriculum review at place of employment), and feedback on performance from mentor, supervisor and peers. Opportunities for mentor-mentee contact were addressed by the initial mentoring and leadership development institute, monthly contact via phone and email, and two in person meetings. This relationship was a positive experience for both mentee and mentor. The mentee gained knowledge and skills as a result of the activities undertaken and the insight and guidance provided by the mentor. The mentor, near the conclusion of an exemplary career, had the opportunity to continue the legacy of excellent mentoring received from her mentors which assisted her in achieving career fulfillment, so important in retaining and nurturing quality nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:14:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:14:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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