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Mentorship Program

Submitted by lsea on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 11:17am

Mentorship has proven to have mutual benefits for both mentor and mentee. In nursing, students and recent graduates are constantly seeking direction as they begin their careers, and a mentor can offer suggestions to alleviate some of the stress and trepidation that new RNs experience.  For the mentor, developing a meaningful relationship with a mentee may mean an increased personal pride in their own achievements and a feeling of accomplishment in giving back to the profession.

The Faculty of Nursing is about to launch an online mentoring program that will pair interested alumni, no matter where they live, with current undergraduate nursing students.  Throughout early 2017, we will be reaching out to volunteers to launch this pilot that we hope will expand into a sustainable program that will make a difference in the lives of our alumni and the lives of the next generation of nurses.

Are you interested in this opportunity?

NurseMentor is an initiative of the Faculty of Nursing to encourage leadership, confidence and pride — professionally and personally. And we need both registered nurse alumni participants as well as interested students who are currently studying at the University of Calgary!

This project will:

• link current students with alumni
• support and guide students’ transition to practice
• offer you an opportunity to become re-engaged with the faculty

Alumni and students will connect through an online platform, allowing those with shared interests to engage in mentorship in ways that are mutually convenient. We anticipate the pilot program to last a minimum of six months, with an option to continue once the program proves successful. For alumni, the time commitment will be at least one hour each month for the length of the pilot.

Tell us who you are and how to reach you on this form so we can connect when NurseMentor officially launches!

 You can also email nconnect@ucalgary.ca for more information.