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Journal of Nursing : Mentoring

  • What Can We Do to Promote Professional Socialization in Nursing?
    Author 1: Nancy Bellucci, PhD, MSN, RN, CNOR Author 2: Shakeeka Misher, DNP, RN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC
    Transitioning to a new work setting is challenging for many nurses regardless of the time spent in practice. Promoting professional socialization, through mentoring and precepting, helps to facilitate a smooth transition. Effective mentoring, using role play, reflective exercises, and debriefing, provides the transitioning nurse the opportunity to self-actualize his or her potential in the new work environment. The use of Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory and Duchscher's Stages of Transition Theory as a basis for mentorship enhances safety and quality in the provision of care.
  • Master vs. Apprentice 
    Lauren Golding, BScN Year 4 University of Ottawa/Algonquin College
    It has come to my recent attention that there is a large deficit in mentoring new graduate nurses as they enter the workforce. The development of healthy working relationships for new graduate nurses is something that is overlooked. Everyone had to have that first day on the unit or in the office when they felt scared and vulnerable. I ask you now to reflect back on your first day and how you were treated.
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