Realizing a Transformation in Nursing Education Through Mentoring

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253903
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Realizing a Transformation in Nursing Education Through Mentoring
Author(s):
Gies, Mary Lou
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Delta
Author Details:
Mary Lou Gies, EdD, RN, gies@lasalle.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012

This study was a review of a mentoring program for recently-hired baccalaureate clinical adjunct nursing faculty. The nursing profession will need to transform nursing education, to meet the needs of an older, diverse population, with chronic health conditions. The clinical education of nurses is critical to patient care, worldwide. A mentoring program for clinical adjunct faculty was initiated to contribute to this transformation. The purpose of the study was to perform a formative review of a mentoring program, in order to grow and retain the number of clinical adjunct nursing faculty.

The mentor and mentee were interviewed after one month and at the end of the semester of the program, about essential criteria for a mentoring program. Upon completion of the semester, the mentors and mentees were interviewed for recommendations about the mentoring program.

An analysis of the data revealed the essential criteria for a mentoring program. The mentoring participant’s discussions overall themes were: availability, clarity, emotional satisfaction, dislocation, and self-reflection. Mentors and mentees mentioned their availability to each other for meeting times, e-mail, and phone calls, as important. A major concern of mentees was being dislocated from other faculty and the university administration at clinical sites. Clarity about how to perform their new role was critical to meeting student and university expectations. Both mentee and mentors were emotionally satisfied with being part of the mentoring program. Mentors reflected on wanting a mentor during their first teaching experience. Mentees reflected on how much the mentor helped them. These themes were prevalent throughout the study.

Keywords:
mentoring; transforming; faculty
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRealizing a Transformation in Nursing Education Through Mentoringen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGies, Mary Louen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Deltaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMary Lou Gies, EdD, RN, gies@lasalle.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253903-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012</p> This study was a review of a mentoring program for recently-hired baccalaureate clinical adjunct nursing faculty. The nursing profession will need to transform nursing education, to meet the needs of an older, diverse population, with chronic health conditions. The clinical education of nurses is critical to patient care, worldwide. A mentoring program for clinical adjunct faculty was initiated to contribute to this transformation. The purpose of the study was to perform a formative review of a mentoring program, in order to grow and retain the number of clinical adjunct nursing faculty. <p>The mentor and mentee were interviewed after one month and at the end of the semester of the program, about essential criteria for a mentoring program. Upon completion of the semester, the mentors and mentees were interviewed for recommendations about the mentoring program. <p>An analysis of the data revealed the essential criteria for a mentoring program. The mentoring participant&rsquo;s discussions overall themes were: availability, clarity, emotional satisfaction, dislocation, and self-reflection. Mentors and mentees mentioned their availability to each other for meeting times, e-mail, and phone calls, as important. A major concern of mentees was being dislocated from other faculty and the university administration at clinical sites. Clarity about how to perform their new role was critical to meeting student and university expectations. Both mentee and mentors were emotionally satisfied with being part of the mentoring program. Mentors reflected on wanting a mentor during their first teaching experience. Mentees reflected on how much the mentor helped them. These themes were prevalent throughout the study.en_GB
dc.subjectmentoringen_GB
dc.subjecttransformingen_GB
dc.subjectfacultyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:30Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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