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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622002
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Making a Mentoring Match: Advancing the Profession Through Communication
Other Titles:
Special Session
Author(s):
Howard, Matthew S.; Alexandre, Margarett; Bartlett, Robin; Bond, Mary Lou; Davidson, Patricia M.; Eviza, Kathleen Flores; Frandsen, Geralyn M.; Kulik, Carole Marie; Lai, Claudia Kam Yuk; Marshall, Lois S.; Morin, Karen H.; Slater, Larry Z.; Heitschmidt, Mary G.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Professional Experience: Matt Howard is currently the Director of Educational Resources at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Mr. Howard also works part time as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN. His nursing career has taken him from stretcher-side nursing to academia. He has served as an Assistant Director at a School of Nursing, Manager of Trauma Services and Clinical Manger of Operations of an Emergency Department and as a Flight Nurse. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Howard worked as a staff nurse in several Indiana and Kentucky Emergency Departments and has worked as an Injury Prevention Coordinator and a Trauma Registrar. He began his nursing career as a basic EMT in rural western Kentucky while working through his nursing degree and is currently working towards his doctoral degree in nursing. Author Summary: Matt Howard currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources at Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Mr. Howard’s career has taken him from stretcher-side nursing to academia. His clinical background includes emergency department and flight nursing, and management. He currently serves on several national nursing associations including STTI and the Emergency Nurses Association.
Abstract:

Purpose:

The purpose of this project was to use technology to provide an avenue for nurses from different geographical backgrounds to stay connected and provide support in a way that has not been done before. A new web-based technology has allowed experienced nurses to connect and mentor or coach new nurses to support their transition into their current practice.

Relevance/ Significance:

Globally, the populations of the world are experiencing poor access to care, insufficient resources, and nursing shortages of overwhelming proportion. The integration of best available evidence is associated with improved patient outcomes, reduced treatment costs and need for clinical interventions. Lack of professional support and a dissatisfying work environment are associated with high levels of job-related burnout and nurses’ intent to leave their job. A distance-mediated formal mentoring program has been shown to provide the support new nurses need to grow in the profession.

Strategy and Implementation:

A task force was convened of nurse researchers, academicians, and clinicians from around the world to develop a distance-mediated nurse mentoring program. Over the span of five months, the task force met via web-based technologies to develop a comprehensive, formal mentoring program designed to advance and encourage nurses to pursue lifelong learning opportunities, demonstrate new competencies in systems thinking, quality improvement, and care management that will better prepare them to improve health care outcomes in academic and/or clinical settings around the world.

The task force developed criteria to match nurse mentors with nurse mentees from around the world based on the needs, or perceived needs, of the nurse mentee and the experience and expertise of the nurse mentor. An online educational course is completed to ensure that program expectations are known and agreed to prior to enrolling in the program. Utilizing new technologies, nurses are matched based on their provided mentoring topics, nursing specialty, career stage, global region, spoken language(s) and time commitment. Software then allows nurse mentors and mentees to agree to be matched. Once a match has been confirmed, both parties then agree to which venue or form their communication will take place.

Evaluation:

Once a match has been confirmed, mentors and mentees are expected to complete periodic program evaluations. Data is measured via online evaluations performed four times during the first year and each year after that based on the initial match date. Along with demographic data, an adapted version of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Mentorship Effectiveness Scale (2002) is used throughout the evaluation period.

Implications for Practice:

To address the nursing shortage issue, it is critical to create supportive and positive environments to promote the well-being and professional development of nurses. This distance-mediated formal mentoring program, located at http://bit.ly/SigmaMentoring, will provide one avenue of support and encouragement nurses so desperately need.

Keywords:
coach; match; mentor
Repository Posting Date:
21-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17J06
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleMaking a Mentoring Match: Advancing the Profession Through Communicationen_US
dc.title.alternativeSpecial Sessionen
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Matthew S.en
dc.contributor.authorAlexandre, Margaretten
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, Robinen
dc.contributor.authorBond, Mary Louen
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Patricia M.en
dc.contributor.authorEviza, Kathleen Floresen
dc.contributor.authorFrandsen, Geralyn M.en
dc.contributor.authorKulik, Carole Marieen
dc.contributor.authorLai, Claudia Kam Yuken
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Lois S.en
dc.contributor.authorMorin, Karen H.en
dc.contributor.authorSlater, Larry Z.en
dc.contributor.authorHeitschmidt, Mary G.en
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen
dc.author.detailsProfessional Experience: Matt Howard is currently the Director of Educational Resources at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Mr. Howard also works part time as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN. His nursing career has taken him from stretcher-side nursing to academia. He has served as an Assistant Director at a School of Nursing, Manager of Trauma Services and Clinical Manger of Operations of an Emergency Department and as a Flight Nurse. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Howard worked as a staff nurse in several Indiana and Kentucky Emergency Departments and has worked as an Injury Prevention Coordinator and a Trauma Registrar. He began his nursing career as a basic EMT in rural western Kentucky while working through his nursing degree and is currently working towards his doctoral degree in nursing. Author Summary: Matt Howard currently serves as the Director of Educational Resources at Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Mr. Howard’s career has taken him from stretcher-side nursing to academia. His clinical background includes emergency department and flight nursing, and management. He currently serves on several national nursing associations including STTI and the Emergency Nurses Association.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622002-
dc.description.abstract<p><em>Purpose:</em></p> <p>The purpose of this project was to use technology to provide an avenue for nurses from different geographical backgrounds to stay connected and provide support in a way that has not been done before. A new web-based technology has allowed experienced nurses to connect and mentor or coach new nurses to support their transition into their current practice.</p> <p><em>Relevance/ Significance:</em></p> <p>Globally, the populations of the world are experiencing poor access to care, insufficient resources, and nursing shortages of overwhelming proportion. The integration of best available evidence is associated with improved patient outcomes, reduced treatment costs and need for clinical interventions. Lack of professional support and a dissatisfying work environment are associated with high levels of job-related burnout and nurses’ intent to leave their job. A distance-mediated formal mentoring program has been shown to provide the support new nurses need to grow in the profession.</p> <p><em>Strategy and Implementation:</em></p> <p>A task force was convened of nurse researchers, academicians, and clinicians from around the world to develop a distance-mediated nurse mentoring program. Over the span of five months, the task force met via web-based technologies to develop a comprehensive, formal mentoring program designed to advance and encourage nurses to pursue lifelong learning opportunities, demonstrate new competencies in systems thinking, quality improvement, and care management that will better prepare them to improve health care outcomes in academic and/or clinical settings around the world.</p> <p>The task force developed criteria to match nurse mentors with nurse mentees from around the world based on the needs, or perceived needs, of the nurse mentee and the experience and expertise of the nurse mentor. An online educational course is completed to ensure that program expectations are known and agreed to prior to enrolling in the program. Utilizing new technologies, nurses are matched based on their provided mentoring topics, nursing specialty, career stage, global region, spoken language(s) and time commitment. Software then allows nurse mentors and mentees to agree to be matched. Once a match has been confirmed, both parties then agree to which venue or form their communication will take place.</p> <p><em>Evaluation:</em></p> <p>Once a match has been confirmed, mentors and mentees are expected to complete periodic program evaluations. Data is measured via online evaluations performed four times during the first year and each year after that based on the initial match date. Along with demographic data, an adapted version of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Mentorship Effectiveness Scale (2002) is used throughout the evaluation period.</p> <p><em>Implications for Practice:</em></p> <p>To address the nursing shortage issue, it is critical to create supportive and positive environments to promote the well-being and professional development of nurses. This distance-mediated formal mentoring program, located at http://bit.ly/SigmaMentoring, will provide one avenue of support and encouragement nurses so desperately need.</p>en
dc.subjectcoachen
dc.subjectmatchen
dc.subjectmentoren
dc.date.available2017-07-21T13:31:04Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-21-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-21T13:31:04Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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