Flashcards in Ch 3 Mentor, Preceptors, Nurse Residency Programs Deck (9)
Occurs over time, no termination date, sought out by mentee, teaches networking, shares personal experiences, experiences are personal, mentoring relationship may be personal, academic, or work-related.
Has set time limit, termination date, assigned, formalized orientation, assists in fine tuning skills, offers suggestions, work-related focus.
The process of mentoring can be described in 8 words:
Lead, follow and get out of the way.
Characteristics of a good mentor
Communicates high expectations, good listeners, has empathy, offers encouragement, and is generous (share time and knowledge).
Mentor can help a nurse in 4 areas:
Workplace issues, professional development, personal growth, support and professional role model.
Mentor is supportive by listening and understanding when the mentee shares excitement of starting new position and passing NCLEX exam.
Shock or rejection Phase
mentors encourage mentees to discuss feelings of disillusionment and frustration.
As mentees begin to accept reality of the situation and put issues in perspective, mentor's role is to maintain an open channel of communication and encourage mentees to step out of comfort zone and try new things.