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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253904
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Beta Xi Chapter Mentors Through a Leadership Intern Program
Author(s):
Saylor, Jennifer; Graber, Jennifer; Diefenbeck, Cynthia A.; Herrman, Judith
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Xi
Author Details:
Jennifer Saylor, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, jsaylor@udel.edu; Jennifer Graber, MSN, APRN, BC; Cynthia A. Diefenbeck, PsyD, APRN, BC; Judith Herrman, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Beta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) cultivates future leaders and ensures an active sustainable chapter through informal and formal mentoring. Mentoring fosters professional and personnel growth and development, which is an essential piece to shape leaders in nursing. Beta Xi developed a Leadership Intern Program as a formal mentoring process that is mutually beneficial the mentors, mentees, and the chapter. Potential interns who are newly inducted members must complete the application process. The Leadership Intern Program is monitored by our succession committee. Beta Xi uses various mentoring modalities including face-to-face contact, emails, social networking, and telephone.

The Leadership Intern Program has grown over the years. This past year, the board matched five interns with Beta Xi board members. The interns provided much needed support to the chapter and in return, they received financial support for their NCLEX exam. The mentored projects were social media, chapter history, educational outreach, and support of the spring dinner meeting and silent auction. The social media project was crucial in updating the circle, which met the criteria for the “Circle Award”. The intern also increased awareness of the Chapter Website, which increased membership involvement. The chapter history project served to illustrate the historical events of the Beta Xi Chapter. The intern support for the spring dinner meeting and silent auction yielded an overwhelming attendance rate. The profits provided financial support for some inductees’ registration fees. The educational outreach program was developed as a portable and sustainable program for local middle and high school students. This program focused on diversity in the healthcare workforce. Along with STTI, the vision of the Beta Xi Leadership Intern Program is to provide intern with an opportunity to expand leadership skills, develop a relationship with a mentor, and nurture a lasting commitment to STTI.

Keywords:
Mentoring; leadership programs; Membership Involvement
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

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBeta Xi Chapter Mentors Through a Leadership Intern Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaylor, Jenniferen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGraber, Jenniferen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDiefenbeck, Cynthia A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHerrman, Judithen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsJennifer Saylor, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, jsaylor@udel.edu; Jennifer Graber, MSN, APRN, BC; Cynthia A. Diefenbeck, PsyD, APRN, BC; Judith Herrman, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253904-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Saturday, September 22, 2012</p> The Beta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) cultivates future leaders and ensures an active sustainable chapter through informal and formal mentoring. Mentoring fosters professional and personnel growth and development, which is an essential piece to shape leaders in nursing. Beta Xi developed a Leadership Intern Program as a formal mentoring process that is mutually beneficial the mentors, mentees, and the chapter. Potential interns who are newly inducted members must complete the application process. The Leadership Intern Program is monitored by our succession committee. Beta Xi uses various mentoring modalities including face-to-face contact, emails, social networking, and telephone. <p>The Leadership Intern Program has grown over the years. This past year, the board matched five interns with Beta Xi board members. The interns provided much needed support to the chapter and in return, they received financial support for their NCLEX exam. The mentored projects were social media, chapter history, educational outreach, and support of the spring dinner meeting and silent auction. The social media project was crucial in updating the circle, which met the criteria for the “Circle Award”. The intern also increased awareness of the Chapter Website, which increased membership involvement. The chapter history project served to illustrate the historical events of the Beta Xi Chapter. The intern support for the spring dinner meeting and silent auction yielded an overwhelming attendance rate. The profits provided financial support for some inductees’ registration fees. The educational outreach program was developed as a portable and sustainable program for local middle and high school students. This program focused on diversity in the healthcare workforce. Along with STTI, the vision of the Beta Xi Leadership Intern Program is to provide intern with an opportunity to expand leadership skills, develop a relationship with a mentor, and nurture a lasting commitment to STTI.en_GB
dc.subjectMentoringen_GB
dc.subjectleadership programsen_GB
dc.subjectMembership Involvementen_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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