NBNA Collaborative Mentorship Program

NBNA Collaborative Mentorship Program
The program
The NBNA collaborative mentorship program is for the purpose of helping NBNA nurses/student nurses at various levels of their development. There are several levels of development in the nursing profession and every nurse can benefit from mentorship. In NBNA the three levels of mentoring are new nurses/student nurses, nurses transitioning into new nursing roles and nurses advancing into leadership roles.
 
Approaching Careers (beginners or fundamental) - This level is to support the growth and development of nurses and potential nurses as they approach career opportunities (e.g., student nurses, novice nurses, members of organizations, undergraduate degrees, etc.). The purpose is to foster the development of a nursing community and enhance the preceptor skills of nurses as they engage in the mentorship process.
The name and description of this level of mentorship is Acknowledging Professions.
 
Acknowledging Professions Description (Intermediate) -This level of mentorship is to support the growth and development of nurses as they transition into leadership roles (e.g., any office in an organization, management, local Board positions, graduate level degrees, etc.). The purpose is to foster the development of a nursing community and enhance the preceptor skills of nurses as they engage in the mentorship process.
The name and description of this level of mentorship is Aspiring Leaders.
 
Aspiring Leaders Description (advanced) - This level is to support the growth and development of nurses as they transition into executive leadership roles (e.g., president of organizations, CNOs, National Board positions, FAANs, specialty or doctoral degrees, etc.). The purpose is to foster the development of a nursing community and enhance the preceptor skills of nurses as they engage in the mentorship process.
 
The experienced mentor should be a source of support for new nurses/ student nurses, available to answer questions, provide insight and encourage involvement within the NBNA organization. This informal collaborative mentorship program at the national association level requires the commitment of the association's officers, board members and chapter presidents. The commitment to this mentorship program has been fulfilled by a committee, which has assumed the responsibilities for the formation, activation, and evaluation of this program. Those responsibilities include describing each level of mentorship, matching a new nurse/student nurse with an involved and encouraging mentor and monitoring the success of the new nurse/student nurse-mentor partnership through confidential feedback.
 
To apply to become a mentor or mentee, please click on the application below.
 
 

Please note: 

The Mentorship enrollment process is open until September 15, 2017.

Mentorship Matching - September 18-30, 2017

2017-2018 Mentorship launch - November 1, 2017 - October 26, 2018 

 


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