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Mentoring for Nurses

Starting a Mentoring Program
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Tasks
Formal
Informal
Decide on a formal or informal mentor program.
Yes
yes
Obtain support from all levels of administration.
Yes
Yes
Develop a committee or task force for program development, practice, and evaluation.
Yes
Optional

Make sure a healthy climate exists (i.e. no layoffs).

yes

N/A

Start small and use people likely to do well.

Yes

N/A

Have specific goals that align with organization mission and vision.

Yes

Yes

Conduct unit to unit orientations and provide written material (i.e. mentoring self-study guide about mentoring)

Yes

Optional

Take at least six months to organize and get "buy in".

Yes

N/A

Have an application process, clear role definitions, competencies,  forms, and scheduled activities.

yes

N/A

Provide time for a relationship between mentor and mentee/protege to develop.

Essential

Essential

Evaluate program often.

Yes

Yes

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