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dc.contributor.authorvan Eps, Mary Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.editorProfessor John Dalyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:03:35Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:03:35Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2008-06-25T03:17:59Z
dc.identifier.issn13227696en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14281
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents twenty-three mentors' perceptions of their role in a year-long peer-mentorship program during the period 1999 - 2002. The majority of mentors were clinical specialists, had bachelor degrees and over 5 years clinical experience. The mentorship program was informed by the Deming Cycle of Plan, Do, Check and Act. This quality improvement framework was used to evaluate the mentorship program from the mentors' perspective. Information was gathered through surveys, and focus group discussions. Responses were analysed to identify three themes of 'Enhancing student learning outcomes', 'Time and resources' and 'Personal and professional growth'. Mentors perceived their role as valuable in students' education and development. Despite concerns regarding adequate time and resources for an effective mentoring program, mentors acknowledged benefits to themselves in terms of personal and professional growth. Their vision and commitment to nursing was also evident in the perceived benefits of the program for the profession.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoyal College of Nursing, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.rcna.org.au/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom26en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCollegianen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330307en_US
dc.titleMentor evaluation of a year-long mentorship program: a quality improvement initiativeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2006 Royal College of Nursing, Australia. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2006
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