A mentoring needs assessment validating mentorship in nursing education

Using pilot-tested screening and data extraction forms, two reviewers will independently review the studies in three steps: (1) abstract/title screening, (2) full-text screening of accepted studies, and (3) data extraction of accepted studies.

Studies will be aggregated for meta-synthesis (qualitative) and meta-analysis (quantitative), should the data permit.

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The evidence from this study lends support for mentorship in nursing education.A caring mentoring environment is an important and timely strategy to ensure that the integrity of nursing education is sustained in the years to come.Mentoring is important for the recruitment and retention of qualified nurse faculty, their ongoing career development, and leadership development.Mentorship is perceived as vital to attracting, training, and retaining nursing faculty members and to maintaining high-quality education programs.While there is emerging evidence to support the value of mentorship in academic medicine, the extant state of the evidence for mentorship in nursing academia has not been established.

We describe a protocol for a mixed-methods systematic review to critically appraise the evidence for mentorship in nursing academia.The purpose of this research was to complete a mentoring needs assessment of our nursing faculty, with the overall goal of establishing the foundation and validation for a formal mentoring program.We recruited 60% (n = 29) of our full-time faculty to complete the Faculty of Nursing Mentoring Needs Assessment survey/questionnaire.The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of a model for excellence in establishing a formal mentoring program for academic nurse educators.Six themes for establishing a formal mentoring program are presented, highlighting best practices in mentoring as culled from experience and the literature.In order to use Medscape, your browser must be set to accept cookies delivered by the Medscape site.