Development of a Novel Structured Formal Mentoring Program for Nurse Leaders

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308560
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Novel Structured Formal Mentoring Program for Nurse Leaders
Author(s):
Segovia, Julie H.; Summers, Barbara L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Zeta
Author Details:
Julie H. Segovia, MSN, BSN, RN, jsegovia@mdanderson.org; Barbara L. Summers, PhD, MSN, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Development of a Novel Structured Formal Mentoring Program for Nurse Leaders

Purpose

Healthcare organizations must focus on development of leadership competencies of individuals promoted into positions of managerial responsibility. Structured formal mentoring can contribute to preparation of these key individuals for leadership roles. While some organizations have created structured classroom learning programs for nurse leaders, many do not systematically guide nursing leaders through learning experiences.  The purpose of this quality improvement project is to improve nurse leader competencies through design and implementation of a structured formal mentoring program.

Methods

This time-series design allows for repeated measures of competencies using the Nurse Manager Inventory Tool (NMIT) through a self-assessment and an assessment of the nurse leader by their direct supervisor. The baseline results allowed for purposeful mentoring pairings to complement competency needs. The tool will be utilized at the completion of three and six months post completion of the structured formal mentoring program to assess for sustainment of the anticipated increased competency level.

Results

Efficacy of the program will be analyzed through comparison of self- and supervisor assessment information on the NMIT over time and by perceptions of the structured formal mentoring program. Mean scores for each of three leadership domains will allow for descriptive analysis. Scores will help determine which leadership domains varied and factors that may have affected attaining the competencies. Competency domains chosen as the focus of the mentee/mentor goal will also be compared. The success of the program will be demonstrated through the key outcome measure of nurse leader competencies.

Conclusion

Commitment to mentoring nursing leaders and creating a mentoring culture can contribute to effective succession planning and transitional support for nurse leaders as they assume increasing leadership responsibility and apply new concepts and principles to practice.

Keywords:
Nurse Leader; Program Development; Mentoring
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

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a Novel Structured Formal Mentoring Program for Nurse Leadersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSegovia, Julie H.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSummers, Barbara L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Zetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJulie H. Segovia, MSN, BSN, RN, jsegovia@mdanderson.org; Barbara L. Summers, PhD, MSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308560-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Development of a Novel Structured Formal Mentoring Program for Nurse Leaders</b><p><b>Purpose</b><p>Healthcare organizations must focus on development of leadership competencies of individuals promoted into positions of managerial responsibility. Structured formal mentoring can contribute to preparation of these key individuals for leadership roles. While some organizations have created structured classroom learning programs for nurse leaders, many do not systematically guide nursing leaders through learning experiences.  The purpose of this quality improvement project is to improve nurse leader competencies through design and implementation of a structured formal mentoring program. <p><b>Methods</b><p>This time-series design allows for repeated measures of competencies using the Nurse Manager Inventory Tool (NMIT) through a self-assessment and an assessment of the nurse leader by their direct supervisor. The baseline results allowed for purposeful mentoring pairings to complement competency needs. The tool will be utilized at the completion of three and six months post completion of the structured formal mentoring program to assess for sustainment of the anticipated increased competency level. <p><b>Results</b><p>Efficacy of the program will be analyzed through comparison of self- and supervisor assessment information on the NMIT over time and by perceptions of the structured formal mentoring program. Mean scores for each of three leadership domains will allow for descriptive analysis. Scores will help determine which leadership domains varied and factors that may have affected attaining the competencies. Competency domains chosen as the focus of the mentee/mentor goal will also be compared. The success of the program will be demonstrated through the key outcome measure of nurse leader competencies. <p><b>Conclusion</b><p>Commitment to mentoring nursing leaders and creating a mentoring culture can contribute to effective succession planning and transitional support for nurse leaders as they assume increasing leadership responsibility and apply new concepts and principles to practice.en_GB
dc.subjectNurse Leaderen_GB
dc.subjectProgram Developmenten_GB
dc.subjectMentoringen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:55Z-
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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