E-Mentoring: A New Model of Mentoring to Support Healthy Nurse Work Environments

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291011
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
E-Mentoring: A New Model of Mentoring to Support Healthy Nurse Work Environments
Author(s):
Pietsch, Theresa M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Beta
Author Details:
Theresa M. Pietsch, PhD, RN, CRRN, CNE, pietscht@neumann.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

The purpose of this presentation is to present a new model of nurse mentoring that can meet the needs of a multigenerational workforce, working in fast-paced and highly demanding healthcare environments.  E-mentoring is an innovative form of mentoring that uses the Internet as the primary communication vehicle, replacing face-to-face and synchronous communication linked to traditional nurse mentoring.  By minimizing time restrictions and eliminating geographical and hierarchical boundaries, this Internet dependent mentoring model can increase nurses’ access to mentors beyond established structured and environmental boundaries, while providing a generational adaptation for mentoring novice nurses and accessing qualified and accomplished nurses for mentors.

Steps to successfully transition from traditional nurse mentoring to an Internet dependent model of mentoring will be highlighted using the results of a quantitative study (N=139). Findings provided empirical evidence that nurses have positive attitudes toward e-mentoring, scored high on facilitators that support e-mentoring, and low on constraints that block this model. Age did not preclude nurses from having positive attitudes toward e-mentoring. Facilitators identified included computer access at work and home, while constraints included the lack of non-verbal cues with asynchronous communication, e-mail fatigue, and confidentiality and anonymity concerns. Administrators and educators can use the evidence to focus the majority of their resources on nurses who are likely to engage in e-mentoring.  Implications to nurses, nurse educators, and administrators striving for Magnet designation will be discussed.

Overall,  this model of mentoring provides a variety of configuration options that range from a dyad to numerous mentors and protégés working together simultaneously, and is considered a contemporary 21st century mentoring model that meets generational learning needs without the burden of ‘walls’. While this model can also be referred to as an Internet mentoring community, e-mentoring can positively influence today’s workforce to create healthy nursing work environments of tomorrow.

Keywords:
E-mentoring; Mentorship; Internet
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleE-Mentoring: A New Model of Mentoring to Support Healthy Nurse Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPietsch, Theresa M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsTheresa M. Pietsch, PhD, RN, CRRN, CNE, pietscht@neumann.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291011-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>The purpose of this presentation is to present a new model of nurse mentoring that can meet the needs of a multigenerational workforce, working in fast-paced and highly demanding healthcare environments.&nbsp; E-mentoring is an innovative form of mentoring that uses the Internet as the primary communication vehicle, replacing face-to-face and synchronous communication linked to traditional nurse mentoring.&nbsp; By minimizing time restrictions and eliminating geographical and hierarchical boundaries, this Internet dependent mentoring model can increase nurses&rsquo; access to mentors beyond established structured and environmental boundaries, while providing a generational adaptation for mentoring novice nurses and accessing qualified and accomplished nurses for mentors. <p>Steps to successfully transition from traditional nurse mentoring to an Internet dependent model of mentoring will be highlighted using the results of a quantitative study (N=139). Findings provided empirical evidence that nurses have positive attitudes toward e-mentoring, scored high on facilitators that support e-mentoring, and low on constraints that block this model. Age did not preclude nurses from having positive attitudes toward e-mentoring. Facilitators identified included computer access at work and home, while constraints included the lack of non-verbal cues with asynchronous communication, e-mail fatigue, and confidentiality and anonymity concerns. Administrators and educators can use the evidence to focus the majority of their resources on nurses who are likely to engage in e-mentoring. &nbsp;Implications to nurses, nurse educators, and administrators striving for Magnet designation will be discussed. <p>Overall, &nbsp;this model of mentoring provides a variety of configuration options that range from a dyad to numerous mentors and protégés working together simultaneously, and is considered a contemporary 21<sup>st</sup> century mentoring model that meets generational learning needs without the burden of &lsquo;walls&rsquo;. While this model can also be referred to as an Internet mentoring community, e-mentoring can positively influence today&rsquo;s workforce to create healthy nursing work environments of tomorrow.en_GB
dc.subjectE-mentoringen_GB
dc.subjectMentorshipen_GB
dc.subjectInterneten_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:26:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:26:22Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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