“Changing the Culture of Nurse Educators Through a Caring-Leader Mentorship Model”

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308112
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
“Changing the Culture of Nurse Educators Through a Caring-Leader Mentorship Model”
Author(s):
Holmes, Janice L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Lambda
Author Details:
Janice L. Holmes, PhD, MPH, MDiv, holmes@iup.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nursing educators have been accused of cultivating a work environment that, “Eats their young.”  The result is a national shortage of nurse faculty willing to enter the challenging world of academia, and those that do are not easily retained.  Many nursing schools have created mentorship programs for novice faculty to address this problem.  Unfortunately, there are few trained mentors and limited theoretical basis for developing sound mentorship practices that can be tested for best practice methodology.  The purpose of this project was to identify a theory- based approach to mentorship that would not only benefit the career and leadership path of the new faculty mentees, but would also break the pattern of mistrust, hostile competition, and survival of the fittest perspective often viewed as necessary to reach the bar of success in the harsh culture of academia.  During a Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy experience as a faculty leadership mentor, the McDowell-Williams Caring Leadership Model (2011) that was previously formed by theorists who brought together the caring theory of Watson (2008) and the leadership theory of Kouzes and Posner (2007), was chosen to make this project’s mentoring strategies systematic and theory-based.  In this model, the AGAPE core values of: “Always lead with kindness, compassion, and equality; Generate hope and faith through cocreation; Actively innovate with insight, reflection, and wisdom; Purposely create protected space founded upon mutual respect and caring; Embody an environment of caring helping-trusting for self and others; were integrated into practical application for improving the mentor-mentee relationship and its outcomes.  Illustrations of this model’s successful application will be shared and discussed as opportunity is provided for a theoretical model of nursing to be expanded to the care of nurse leaders in the educational practice setting.
Keywords:
Caring; Leadership; Mentorship
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title“Changing the Culture of Nurse Educators Through a Caring-Leader Mentorship Model”en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Janice L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJanice L. Holmes, PhD, MPH, MDiv, holmes@iup.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308112-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Nursing educators have been accused of cultivating a work environment that, “Eats their young.”  The result is a national shortage of nurse faculty willing to enter the challenging world of academia, and those that do are not easily retained.  Many nursing schools have created mentorship programs for novice faculty to address this problem.  Unfortunately, there are few trained mentors and limited theoretical basis for developing sound mentorship practices that can be tested for best practice methodology.  The purpose of this project was to identify a theory- based approach to mentorship that would not only benefit the career and leadership path of the new faculty mentees, but would also break the pattern of mistrust, hostile competition, and survival of the fittest perspective often viewed as necessary to reach the bar of success in the harsh culture of academia.  During a Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy experience as a faculty leadership mentor, the<b> </b>McDowell-Williams Caring Leadership Model (2011) that was previously formed by theorists who brought together the caring theory of Watson (2008) and the leadership theory of Kouzes and Posner (2007), was chosen to make this project’s mentoring strategies systematic and theory-based.  In this model, the <b>AGAPE </b>core values of: “<b>A</b>lways lead with kindness, compassion, and equality; <b>G</b>enerate hope and faith through cocreation; <b>A</b>ctively innovate with insight, reflection, and wisdom; <b>P</b>urposely create protected space founded upon mutual respect and caring; <b>E</b>mbody an environment of caring helping-trusting for self and others; were integrated into practical application for improving the mentor-mentee relationship and its outcomes.  Illustrations of this model’s successful application will be shared and discussed as opportunity is provided for a theoretical model of nursing to be expanded to the care of nurse leaders in the educational practice setting.en_GB
dc.subjectCaringen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectMentorshipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:04Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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