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dc.contributor.authorvan Eps, MA
dc.contributor.authorCooke, M
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, DK
dc.contributor.authorWalker, R
dc.contributor.editorProfessor John Daly
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:05:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:05:51Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2008-06-25T03:17:59Z
dc.identifier.issn1322-7696
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoyal College of Nursing, Australia
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.rcna.org.au/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom26
dc.relation.ispartofpageto30
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCollegian
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleMentor evaluation of a year-long mentorship program: a quality improvement initiative
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 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.
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorWalker, Rachel M.
gro.griffith.authorCooke, Marie L.
gro.griffith.authorCreedy, Debra K.


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