The Effect of a Formal Mentoring Program on Career Satisfaction and Intent to Stay in the Faculty Role for Novice Nurse Faculty

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603124
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Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of a Formal Mentoring Program on Career Satisfaction and Intent to Stay in the Faculty Role for Novice Nurse Faculty
Other Titles:
Promoting Satisfaction and Civility Within Nursing Faculty [Session]
Author(s):
Mariani, Bette A.; Jeffers, Stephanie M.; Jeffers, Stephanie M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Nu
Author Details:
Bette A. Mariani, PhD, RN, Bette.Mariani@villanova.edu; Stephanie M. Jeffers, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Background :  The transition from the role of a clinician to that of faculty in an academic setting can be challenging and stressful for novice nurse faculty. A lack of support and mentoring for these novice nurse faculty can impact how they view their role as faculty. In 2006, the National League for Nursing (NLN) released a position statement describing their vision of mentoring for nurse faculty. This statement declared that mentorship among nurse faculty is essential in order to recruit and retain nursing faculty, to fill the numerous vacancies in colleges and universities and ultimately have available resources to educate the next generation of nurses. The NLN also described the positive aspects of mentoring nurse faculty, such as providing a supportive work environment, decreasing feelings of seclusion, and increasing nurse faculty’s confidence, knowledge, and skill in nursing education. With the impending nurse faculty shortage, it is imperative that nursing education programs develop an approach such as formal mentorship programs to recruit and retain novice nurse faculty. Purpose :  The primary purpose of this study was to explore the influence of a formal mentoring program on career satisfaction of novice full-time nurse faculty in undergraduate baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. The second purpose of the study was to explore the influence of participation in a formal mentoring program on novice nurse faculty intent to continue in the role of nursing faculty.  The third purpose of this study was to explore the experience of novice faculty. Design :  This mixed-method study used a combination of a quantitative, descriptive comparative and qualitative designs. The purpose of the descriptive comparative study was to: 1) describe and examine the differences in career satisfaction between two groups, those novice nurse faculty that have participated in a formal mentoring program and those novice nurse faculty that have not participated in a formal mentoring program; and 2) explore the intent of novice nurse faculty to stay in the faculty role. The phenomenon of interest was mentoring and the dependent variables were career satisfaction and intent to continue in a nurse faculty role. This study also included a qualitative piece, with open-ended questions in the survey.  The purpose of this was to gain further understanding of the experiences and emotions experienced by the participants during their transition from clinical practice to academia, as well as their possible experiences with being mentored in the faculty role. Sample and Setting: The sample included a random selection of nursing faculty of undergraduate baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs across the country. The study was conducted through the use of an electronic survey that was emailed to the participants with a letter of explanation. Method :  Following IRB approval an email with a letter of explanation and a link to the electronic survey were sent. The survey instruments included a demographic questionnaire and the Mariani Nursing Career Satisfaction Scale (MNCSS), a 16-item semantic differential scale intended to measure career satisfaction. This instrument has a CVI of .84 and a Cronbach’s alpha of > .90. Additionally, participants were asked open-ended questions about their experience as novice nurse faculty and the mentoring process. Results :  The survey was emailed to 905 participants, with a response rate of 17% (N = 150). The mean score for the MNCSS was obtained and independent t-tests were computed to compare scores of the faculty who had participated in a mentoring program with those who had not. Additional quantitative analysis was conducted for demographic data. Content analysis of the open-ended answers on the survey was conducted by reading and re-reading the answers; common themes were identified and will be reported. Conclusions/Implications for Nursing :  It is clear that there will be a nursing faculty shortage as experienced and older faculty begin to retire. With the plethora of novice nurse faculty that are and will be entering the academic setting to fill these vacant faulty roles, it is imperative that more experienced nurse faculty and faculty leadership identify strategies to support these novice nurse faculty. Studies that demonstrate positive outcomes of mentoring programs are needed to provide support for these programs and novice faculty.
Keywords:
career satisfaction; novice faculty; mentoring
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15B27
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Effect of a Formal Mentoring Program on Career Satisfaction and Intent to Stay in the Faculty Role for Novice Nurse Facultyen
dc.title.alternativePromoting Satisfaction and Civility Within Nursing Faculty [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorMariani, Bette A.en
dc.contributor.authorJeffers, Stephanie M.en
dc.contributor.authorJeffers, Stephanie M.en
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Nuen
dc.author.detailsBette A. Mariani, PhD, RN, Bette.Mariani@villanova.edu; Stephanie M. Jeffers, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603124en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Background :  The transition from the role of a clinician to that of faculty in an academic setting can be challenging and stressful for novice nurse faculty. A lack of support and mentoring for these novice nurse faculty can impact how they view their role as faculty. In 2006, the National League for Nursing (NLN) released a position statement describing their vision of mentoring for nurse faculty. This statement declared that mentorship among nurse faculty is essential in order to recruit and retain nursing faculty, to fill the numerous vacancies in colleges and universities and ultimately have available resources to educate the next generation of nurses. The NLN also described the positive aspects of mentoring nurse faculty, such as providing a supportive work environment, decreasing feelings of seclusion, and increasing nurse faculty’s confidence, knowledge, and skill in nursing education. With the impending nurse faculty shortage, it is imperative that nursing education programs develop an approach such as formal mentorship programs to recruit and retain novice nurse faculty. Purpose :  The primary purpose of this study was to explore the influence of a formal mentoring program on career satisfaction of novice full-time nurse faculty in undergraduate baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. The second purpose of the study was to explore the influence of participation in a formal mentoring program on novice nurse faculty intent to continue in the role of nursing faculty.  The third purpose of this study was to explore the experience of novice faculty. Design :  This mixed-method study used a combination of a quantitative, descriptive comparative and qualitative designs. The purpose of the descriptive comparative study was to: 1) describe and examine the differences in career satisfaction between two groups, those novice nurse faculty that have participated in a formal mentoring program and those novice nurse faculty that have not participated in a formal mentoring program; and 2) explore the intent of novice nurse faculty to stay in the faculty role. The phenomenon of interest was mentoring and the dependent variables were career satisfaction and intent to continue in a nurse faculty role. This study also included a qualitative piece, with open-ended questions in the survey.  The purpose of this was to gain further understanding of the experiences and emotions experienced by the participants during their transition from clinical practice to academia, as well as their possible experiences with being mentored in the faculty role. Sample and Setting: The sample included a random selection of nursing faculty of undergraduate baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs across the country. The study was conducted through the use of an electronic survey that was emailed to the participants with a letter of explanation. Method :  Following IRB approval an email with a letter of explanation and a link to the electronic survey were sent. The survey instruments included a demographic questionnaire and the Mariani Nursing Career Satisfaction Scale (MNCSS), a 16-item semantic differential scale intended to measure career satisfaction. This instrument has a CVI of .84 and a Cronbach’s alpha of > .90. Additionally, participants were asked open-ended questions about their experience as novice nurse faculty and the mentoring process. Results :  The survey was emailed to 905 participants, with a response rate of 17% (N = 150). The mean score for the MNCSS was obtained and independent t-tests were computed to compare scores of the faculty who had participated in a mentoring program with those who had not. Additional quantitative analysis was conducted for demographic data. Content analysis of the open-ended answers on the survey was conducted by reading and re-reading the answers; common themes were identified and will be reported. Conclusions/Implications for Nursing :  It is clear that there will be a nursing faculty shortage as experienced and older faculty begin to retire. With the plethora of novice nurse faculty that are and will be entering the academic setting to fill these vacant faulty roles, it is imperative that more experienced nurse faculty and faculty leadership identify strategies to support these novice nurse faculty. Studies that demonstrate positive outcomes of mentoring programs are needed to provide support for these programs and novice faculty.en
dc.subjectcareer satisfactionen
dc.subjectnovice facultyen
dc.subjectmentoringen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:43:48Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:43:48Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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