White Paper - Best Practices for Mentoring: Competencies to Support the Next Generation of Nurses
by Christi Doherty, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP, Director, Nursing Research | March 7, 2022
While most students experience excitement and relief when graduating from nursing school, many nurses preparing for the NCLEX® and entering the workforce are leaving behind a critical driver of their past success: faculty guidance and peer encouragement. So, how can nurses find the support and community they need? A clear answer is mentorship.
In the new Kaplan Nursing white paper, “Best Practices for Mentoring: Competencies to Support the Next Generation of Nurses” I take a deep dive into exploring the definition of mentoring, describing techniques to develop mentoring relationships, and identifying best practices for successful mentoring outcomes.
DOWNLOAD "Best Practices for Mentoring: Competencies to Support the Next Generation of Nurses" to read the white paper.
The white paper offers detailed information and analysis around:
- The fundamentals of mentoring
- Techniques for developing a mentoring relationship
- Best practices and competencies of the mentor
- Mentee responsibilities
“The value in getting the mentoring relationship started quickly, with a firm foundation, is that the work is accomplished in a timely fashion, strengths and weaknesses are identified early, and confidence and perspectives are enhanced for both the mentee and the mentor.”
To learn more about how Kaplan can help support you and your students, please reach out to your regional representative or request more information on our website.
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Dr. Doherty is a skilled nursing researcher with published works on clinical judgment, communication, pharmacology, medical-surgical nursing, research design, and statistics. She was a professor of nursing at both the prelicensure and doctorate level. An experienced clinical nurse at the bedside for over 20 years and more recently a virtual simulation content designer, Dr. Doherty uses her vast experience to enhance nursing education at Kaplan.
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