Mentorship Relationships in Nursing

907 Words Jan 26th, 2018 4 Pages
As leaders, we are challenged with healthcare transformation. In order to meet the demands of our healthcare system, we will need to not only intuitively adapt, but also consider innovative approaches to practice. The implications not only apply to quality of care of patients, but also to the development of future leaders. We will need to rely on the resources and talents we have within our organization in order to foster quality care and employee engagement. Mentoring in nursing can help support these objectives. This paper will review my contribution and advocacy related to taking a stand to promote our nursing future.
Advocacy
The development of nursing skills is dependant on experience exposure, evaluation, and reflection (Current Nursing, 2011). Learning becomes a building process by which we continuously engage in experiences that enhance our knowledge base and our capabilities to identify and respond. In order to bridge the experience gap, mentorship relationships can help nurture new or less experienced nurses build their nursing clinical and leadership skills. By advocating for the development of structured mentorship program I could help make a difference. According to research by Wallen et al. (2010) mentorship programs contributed to quicker adoption of “evidence-based practices and group cohesion” (p. 2761). Dr. Cho…
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