Nursementor participants in nursing lounge on main campus

NurseMentor: support & guidance for Nursing undergraduates

The 2023-2024 mentoring season has now ended. Registration for the new season will begin in late summer/early fall. Make sure to come back then to join!

NurseMentor is UCalgary Nursing's mentoring program since 2017

UCalgary Nursing alumni and undergraduate students interested in mentoring are invited to contact us by email for more information.


Through NurseMentor, alumni of UCalgary Nursing have helped students become more confident nurses.
In our seventh year of mentoring, we hope to connect more talented RNs with our dedicated nursing students to share mutual insight and guidance. 

The purpose of NurseMentor is to support undergraduate student nurses in their professional and personal development and to engage nursing alumni in a meaningful way. Mentoring is a success when both student and mentor are committed to a reciprocal relationship.

All nursing students deserve a mentor, while nurses need a fresh perspective and reminders of their original love of nursing. Consider being a mentor to an aspiring nurse, or seeking a mentor to help clarify your own path as a new nurse.

Eleanor & Ici Fall 2019

Interested in mentoring? Or being mentored?

Mentors and student mentees are invited to join the current season of NurseMentor! Registration will begin August 2024.

How it works

1: Register

In this step you will be asked a few questions about what interests you and what you hope to gain from mentoring. This will help us determine a best fit for you.

2: We do the matching

The NurseMentor coordinator will match you with a compatible mentor or mentee when one becomes available, and you will be notified.

3: You get connected

Student mentees should initiate the first contact with their mentor. Pairs determine how and when to connect - ideally, two contacts per month. Good communication is the key to a successful mentorship.

Mentorship Matters

Mentorship is a passion for me that has been part of my career from the beginning. I have mentored many mentees, and I have been a mentee multiple times over the years.

"I believe mentorship is one of the most important paths to self-enrichment and growth as a professional while providing the same for another. The mutual gain that results from a mentor-mentee relationship is often equally beneficial to both parties, thus making mentorship one of my most significant career decisions."

Fadumo Robinson

Fadumo Robinson [BSW, MN, RN]

Associate Chief Nursing Officer & Collaborative Care Lead, Alberta Health Services

"Pam’s mentorship has been empowering. She reminds me to become comfortable with uncertainty while navigating change."

Sierra Pouliot

Nursing student & mentee

Want to learn more about mentorship and how this program for nursing students got started? Read more

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UCalgary nursing alumna Jen Isaac, BN'15, and second-year student Britanie Thomas provide insight into their unique and mutually enriching mentorship experience

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UCalgary Nursing alumna Karen Lane, BN’05, MN’14 shares her rewarding experience as a first-time mentor

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Keelin Fenske, BN'22 uses her insights as a former mentee and new RN to offer valuable resources and support to first-year nursing students

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UCalgary Nursing assistant professor Dr. Lorelli Nowell MN’12, PhD’17 shares tips around establishing a good nursing mentoring relationship

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Arlene Johnston BN’79, Med’81 and Wes Radulski BN’82 first met at Rockyview General Hospital and still maintain ties to UCalgary Nursing today

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