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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182896
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Connection Mentor Program
Author(s):
Clark-Gallagher, Maureen; Coleman, Kimberly
Author Details:
Maureen Clark-Gallagher, MS, APRN, BC, Capital Health System, Trenton, New Jersey, USA, email: mgallagher@chsnj.org; Kimberly Coleman, MSN, APRN, BC
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: An innovative approach to the nursing shortage began seven years ago with the development of the Nursing-Connection Mentor Program. The purposes of the Mentor Program are to provide support and enrichment to new graduate RNs (associates) for a minimum of one year, enhance the orientation program, improve retention, and promote professional growth. New graduate RNs are enrolled with the initiation of orientation. Each participant has a clinical preceptor and a masters prepared mentor. These roles are distinctly different. In addition to having a mentor, each month there is a clinically focused and/or professional growth experience specifically geared to the associate. The purposes of these experiences are expansion of the individual's knowledge base and deepened understanding of related departments. Lectures days are presented with content relevant to the associate. More than 150 graduate RNs have completed the Nursing-Connection Mentor Program. This program has positively affected retention rates whose outcomes will be measured using research methodology. This program demonstrates definite benefits to associates, mentor and organization as a whole. Associates express feelings of self-confidence, trust, support and increased job satisfaction. The mentor program also assists in the alleviation of insecurity and fear of the unknown. Mentors have assisted their associates in career planning and advancement of their career. The mentors themselves have described a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. Hospitals benefit in numerous ways as a result of mentoring programs. They have helped support, teach and empower nurses in an effort to recruit to the healthcare setting as well as retain them.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Connection Mentor Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClark-Gallagher, Maureenen_US
dc.contributor.authorColeman, Kimberlyen_US
dc.author.detailsMaureen Clark-Gallagher, MS, APRN, BC, Capital Health System, Trenton, New Jersey, USA, email: mgallagher@chsnj.org; Kimberly Coleman, MSN, APRN, BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182896-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: An innovative approach to the nursing shortage began seven years ago with the development of the Nursing-Connection Mentor Program. The purposes of the Mentor Program are to provide support and enrichment to new graduate RNs (associates) for a minimum of one year, enhance the orientation program, improve retention, and promote professional growth. New graduate RNs are enrolled with the initiation of orientation. Each participant has a clinical preceptor and a masters prepared mentor. These roles are distinctly different. In addition to having a mentor, each month there is a clinically focused and/or professional growth experience specifically geared to the associate. The purposes of these experiences are expansion of the individual's knowledge base and deepened understanding of related departments. Lectures days are presented with content relevant to the associate. More than 150 graduate RNs have completed the Nursing-Connection Mentor Program. This program has positively affected retention rates whose outcomes will be measured using research methodology. This program demonstrates definite benefits to associates, mentor and organization as a whole. Associates express feelings of self-confidence, trust, support and increased job satisfaction. The mentor program also assists in the alleviation of insecurity and fear of the unknown. Mentors have assisted their associates in career planning and advancement of their career. The mentors themselves have described a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. Hospitals benefit in numerous ways as a result of mentoring programs. They have helped support, teach and empower nurses in an effort to recruit to the healthcare setting as well as retain them.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:44:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:44:55Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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