Tag: Mentors

Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers

Takeaways Meeting people where they are is a basic principle of staff development. Coaching and mentoring are fundamental to employee development, but new managers should understand the difference. Resources for staff development include education, certification, clinical ladders, committee work, and professional networking. Transitioning to leadership involves many competing pressures, but…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
May 24, 2024

Mentorship, peer support earn 9 nurses promotions at Madigan AMC

Editor's Note On May 23, nine new first lieutenants and friends were promoted as registered nurses in the U.S. Army at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, as reported by Madigan Army Medical Center (AMC). “We were really close from the beginning and I think we just all wanted to do…

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By: Lindsay Botts
June 8, 2023

Buddies help new leaders in a new world

Takeaways • This buddy program works for all levels of an organization and for anyone who is starting to do something new in a leadership role. • New leaders often feel like they are being “thrown into the deep end,” and having buddies can help them feel safe. • The…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
May 23, 2023

How mentors help nurses transition to advanced practice roles

Editor's Note This article by nurse researchers at Washington University in St Louis and University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, shows how mentorship can positively affect role transitioning from an experienced RN to a novice acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) in a cardiothoracic ICU. The authors note the differences between preceptors,…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 10, 2023

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