A mentoring needs assessment validating mentorship in nursing education
The model is intended to be generalizable for faculty teaching in a variety of academic nursing institution types and sizes.
Mentoring that integrates the six themes assists faculty members to better navigate the academic environment and more easily transition to new roles and responsibilities.
The most significant stressor for novice faculty was “fitting in” to the academic milieu; teaching expertise and caring were important qualities of “good mentors.” Barriers to mentoring were related to lack of time and faculty support.
Mentoring is important for the recruitment and retention of qualified nurse faculty, their ongoing career development, and leadership development.
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However, what are current best practices of mentoring?
While there is emerging evidence to support the value of mentorship in academic medicine, the extant state of the evidence for mentorship in nursing academia has not been established.
The National League for Nursing has focused on work environments in academia and has published the Healthful Work Environment Tool Kit that can be used by applicants for faculty positions, current faculty members, and nurse administrators to assess an academic work environment. Disch (2002) defined a healthy work environment as “a work setting in which policies, procedures and systems are designed so that employees are able to meet organizational objectives and achieve personal satisfaction in their work” (p. This definition emphasizes the external factors that impact satisfaction; it focuses on those things that are under the influence of the organization.The cookies contain no personally identifiable information and have no effect once you leave the Medscape site.We recruited 60% ( = 29) of our full-time faculty to complete the Faculty of Nursing Mentoring Needs Assessment survey/questionnaire.To restore access and understand how to better interact with our site to avoid this in the future, please have your system administrator contact [email protected]
Healthy work environments in the nursing academic setting are essential for the recruitment and retention of faculty; they also serve to promote excellence in nursing education.Studies examining the effectiveness of mentorship interventions with nursing faculty who teach in registered nursing education programs will be included.