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.
"There's a big gap between the world you’re exposed to as a student and the different place you find yourself in when you transition to practice: I think it would be have been really useful, personally for me, to have had that support not only as a student but again through that kind of transition."
Laura McKenna, BN'11
A great mingle!
We had lots of fun mingling in the Nursing Foyer last week and chatting about nursing. Nursing students and alumni made connections and we shared a few inspiring stories about mentorship.
Save the date for our upcoming Breakfast Lectures Series.
Dr. Lorelli Nowell RN will discuss "Fostering meaningful mentoring relationships"
Feb. 20, 2020
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
How it works
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.
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...