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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156338
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Empowerment of BScN Students and RNs through Mentoring Relationships
Abstract:
Empowerment of BScN Students and RNs through Mentoring Relationships
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Iwasiw, Carroll, RN, BN, MScN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Western Ontario
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Mary-Anne Andrusyszyn, RN, BScN, MScN, EdD; Mickey Kerr, PhD; Dolly Goldenberg, RN, MA, MScN, PhD; Barbara Sinclair, RN, BScN, MScN; Cathy Parsons, RN, BScN; Cathy Mawdsley, RN, BScN, MScN; Kristen Lethbridge, RN, BScN, MScN; Richard Booth, RN, BScN; Char
[Research Presentation] Mentoring is a voluntary partnership in which an individual with knowledge and experience (mentor) acts as a role model, guide, and support, over an extended period of time, to facilitate a less experienced person's (mentee's) professional development (Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, 1997; Hayes, 1998) without formal evaluation. To ascertain the nature, merits, characteristics, and outcomes of a formal mentoring relationship between registered nurses (RNs) and baccalaureate nursingástudents (BScN), 108 RNs and 104 first-year BScN students were randomly assigned to experimental (mentoring) and control groups. Nursesáand students assigned to the experimental group were randomly paired and are engaging in a mentoring relationship during the 2006-07 academic year. One outcome variable of this 3-year study is empowerment. According to Kanter's Theory of Structural Power in Organizations (1977; 1993), access to empowerment structures (information, resources, opportunities, and support) leads to self-efficacy, motivation, commitment, and job satisfaction. The mentoring relationships should provide RNs and students access to these empowerment structures. It was hypothesized that, after the first year of mentoring, there would be significant differences in the pre-post empowerment self-ratings of RNs (n-53) and students (n=52) in the experimental group, and between the post-empowerment self-ratings of the experimental and control groups (mentor n= 55; mentee n=48). Data are being collected through web-based questionnaires, and data collection for 2006-07 will be completed by May 2007. Hypotheses will be tested with paired t-tests and multivariate regression methods. These results will be presented. The presentation will be of interest to nurse educators who may be considering the value of implementing a formal mentoring program for students. *Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
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.titleEmpowerment of BScN Students and RNs through Mentoring Relationshipsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156338-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Empowerment of BScN Students and RNs through Mentoring Relationships</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Iwasiw, Carroll, RN, BN, MScN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Western Ontario</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ciwasiw@uwo.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary-Anne Andrusyszyn, RN, BScN, MScN, EdD; Mickey Kerr, PhD; Dolly Goldenberg, RN, MA, MScN, PhD; Barbara Sinclair, RN, BScN, MScN; Cathy Parsons, RN, BScN; Cathy Mawdsley, RN, BScN, MScN; Kristen Lethbridge, RN, BScN, MScN; Richard Booth, RN, BScN; Char</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Mentoring is a voluntary partnership in which an individual with knowledge and experience (mentor) acts as a role model, guide, and support, over an extended period of time, to facilitate a less experienced person's (mentee's) professional development (Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, 1997; Hayes, 1998) without formal evaluation. To ascertain the nature, merits, characteristics, and outcomes of a formal mentoring relationship between registered nurses (RNs) and baccalaureate nursing&aacute;students (BScN), 108 RNs and 104 first-year BScN students were randomly assigned to experimental (mentoring) and control groups. Nurses&aacute;and students assigned to the experimental group were randomly paired and are engaging in a mentoring relationship during the 2006-07 academic year. One outcome variable of this 3-year study is empowerment. According to Kanter's Theory of Structural Power in Organizations (1977; 1993), access to empowerment structures (information, resources, opportunities, and support) leads to self-efficacy, motivation, commitment, and job satisfaction. The mentoring relationships should provide RNs and students access to these empowerment structures. It was hypothesized that, after the first year of mentoring, there would be significant differences in the pre-post empowerment self-ratings of RNs (n-53) and students (n=52) in the experimental group, and between the post-empowerment self-ratings of the experimental and control groups (mentor n= 55; mentee n=48). Data are being collected through web-based questionnaires, and data collection for 2006-07 will be completed by May 2007. Hypotheses will be tested with paired t-tests and multivariate regression methods. These results will be presented. The presentation will be of interest to nurse educators who may be considering the value of implementing a formal mentoring program for students. *Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:41:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:41:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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