UCalgary Nursing’s online mentoring program connecting alumni RNs with student nurses for professional and personal growth

Fostering the next generation of nurses

Through NurseMentor, alumni of UCalgary Nursing have helped students become more confident nurses.

In our third year, we hope to connect more talented RNs with our dedicated nursing students to offer 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. It is an online-based mentoring program with opportunities for group and individual networking.

The program kicks off in September 2019 as the fall term begins, and continues throughout the academic year.

All nursing students deserve a mentor. Consider being a mentor to an aspiring nurse, or seeking a mentor to help clarify your path into nursing.

“Students are the future of the profession. This is a way I can contribute to a new generation of nursing leaders. I see that in Megan.”

Eleanor Benterud, MN'02

Mentor in 2018/19

NM spring mingle 2019

Join us at the Fall Mingle!

A great chance for mentors and mentees of NurseMentor to meet and mingle! Other UCalgary Nursing students and alumni interested in the program also welcome. Good conversation, networking and nibbles on campus in the PF Foyer!

NurseMentor Fall Mingle

Thursday, Nov. 28

3:30PM to 5:30PM

RSVP here

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: Get matched

The NurseMentor coordinator matches you with a compatible mentor or mentee and you are notified.

3: Get connected

Student mentees initiate the first contact with their mentor, then pairs determine how and when to connect.

Our stories

UCalgary Nursing student and mentor

Taking care of the next generation

Nurse mentor and student, UCalgary Nursing

Finding someone who just gets it

Nurse mentor and student, UCalgary Nursing

On-the-job experience

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

NurseMentor News

New nurse finds friend and confidant in her mentor

'You just need a person who gets it,' says Laura McKenna of her NurseMentor match Jackie Kresnyak...

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Taking care of the next generation of nurses

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Mentee gets on-the-job experience shadowing her mentor's shift on Intensive Care Unit

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Perfect pair comes together in pilot phase of NurseMentor program

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