Creating a legacy of leadership through supporting employee mentorship: Giving back to move forward

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308528
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating a legacy of leadership through supporting employee mentorship: Giving back to move forward
Author(s):
Rohatinsky, Noelle K.; Ferguson, Linda M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Sigma
Author Details:
Noelle K. Rohatinsky, RN, MN, PhD, noelle.rohatinsky@usask.ca; Linda M. Ferguson, RN, MN, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Background: Nurse managers are considered one of the primary individuals responsible for mentoring development, implementation, and sustenance amongst employees in healthcare facilities. Mentoring programs are becoming more frequent in healthcare environments, and nurse managers are commonly seen as primary implementers of these programs. Because they serve as the link between upper-level management and staff nurses, nurse managers are in an ideal leadership position to create positive work environments and to implement organizational change. However, managers’ perspectives on mentoring have been minimally investigated.

Purpose The purpose of the study was to explore managers’ perceptions of their roles in creating a mentoring culture, discover the processes in creating a culture of mentoring, and explore the organizational features supporting and inhibiting mentoring cultures. Nurse managers described what supporting mentorship looked like from their perspectives, how they encouraged mentoring relationships, and what they believed their roles were in developing and sustaining mentorships amongst employees. 

Methods Glaserian grounded theory methodology was used to conduct this research and twenty-seven nurse managers were interviewed from both urban and rural healthcare facilities from six health regions across one province.

Results Overall, managers believed that supporting mentorships among employees was one of their roles and responsibilities among many priorities. They outlined several mentorship-supporting initiatives that they used to assist staff with developing and sustaining mentorships and each will be discussed.

Conclusion Knowledge of mentoring gained from this study has implications for nursing practice, administration, and policy development. By integrating the mentoring-support strategies outlined by participants, managers and healthcare organizations have an opportunity to redesign work environments to develop leadership at all levels. Ultimately, establishing and supporting mentorships among employees can lead to healthy work environments and positive patient outcomes.

Keywords:
culture; mentorship; nurse managers
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreating a legacy of leadership through supporting employee mentorship: Giving back to move forwarden_GB
dc.contributor.authorRohatinsky, Noelle K.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Linda M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentMu Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsNoelle K. Rohatinsky, RN, MN, PhD, noelle.rohatinsky@usask.ca; Linda M. Ferguson, RN, MN, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308528-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Background: </b>Nurse managers are considered one of the primary individuals responsible for mentoring development, implementation, and sustenance amongst employees in healthcare facilities. Mentoring programs are becoming more frequent in healthcare environments, and nurse managers are commonly seen as primary implementers of these programs. Because they serve as the link between upper-level management and staff nurses, nurse managers are in an ideal leadership position to create positive work environments and to implement organizational change. However, managers’ perspectives on mentoring have been minimally investigated. <p><b>Purpose</b> The purpose of the study was to explore managers’ perceptions of their roles in creating a mentoring culture, discover the processes in creating a culture of mentoring, and explore the organizational features supporting and inhibiting mentoring cultures. Nurse managers described what supporting mentorship looked like from their perspectives, how they encouraged mentoring relationships, and what they believed their roles were in developing and sustaining mentorships amongst employees.  <b></b><p><b>Methods </b>Glaserian grounded theory methodology was used to conduct this research and twenty-seven nurse managers were interviewed from both urban and rural healthcare facilities from six health regions across one province. <p><b>Results </b>Overall, managers believed that<b> </b>supporting mentorships among employees was one of their roles and responsibilities among many priorities. They outlined several mentorship-supporting initiatives that they used to assist staff with developing and sustaining mentorships and each will be discussed. <p><b>Conclusion </b>Knowledge of mentoring gained from this study has implications for nursing practice, administration, and policy development. By integrating the mentoring-support strategies outlined by participants, managers and healthcare organizations have an opportunity to redesign work environments to develop leadership at all levels. Ultimately, establishing and supporting mentorships among employees can lead to healthy work environments and positive patient outcomes.<b></b>en_GB
dc.subjectcultureen_GB
dc.subjectmentorshipen_GB
dc.subjectnurse managersen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:32Z-
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
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