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Facilitators of Mentoring Among Nurse Educators
Kentucky Nurse (2009)
  • Bridget R. Roberts, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Foley Brenda, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Kathleen Halcomb, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Connie Hubbard, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract
National League for Nursing (2006) identifies mentoring as a primary strategy for promoting faculty development throughout the careers of nursing educators. Mentoring has been defined as “a process of an integrated approach to advising, coaching, and nurturing, focused on creating a viable relationship to enhance individual career/personal/professional growth and development.” (Adams, 1998, as cited in Young & Wright, 2001, p. 203). The NLN (2006) also promotes mentoring for nurse educators to address the nursing shortage. Currently, a nurse educator shortage affects 71.3% of nursing schools (AACN, 2007). In order to maintain adequate numbers of nurse educators to accommodate the increase in demand for registered nurses in the future, nursing schools must embrace mentoring as a strategy for recruitment and retention. Although benefits of mentoring are well documented, research identifying facilitators and barriers to mentoring is limited.
Keywords
  • Mentoring,
  • Nurse educator,
  • nursing students mentoring
Disciplines
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Bridget R. Roberts, Foley Brenda, Kathleen Halcomb and Connie Hubbard. "Facilitators of Mentoring Among Nurse Educators" Kentucky Nurse Vol. 57 Iss. 3 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bridgetroberts/5/