In the current chaotic healthcare environment, growth and development of nursing staff is essential to maintain quality outcomes. The purpose of this article is to highlight the concept of mentoring, explain the benefits of mentoring in fostering the development of novice nurses, and present a primer for how advanced practice nurses could implement a mentoring relationship. A three-step mentoring process of reflecting, reframing, and resolving is described with examples of implementation of these steps.
Leadership| April 01 2004
Mentoring Matters: Creating, Connecting, Empowering
Mary G. McKinley, RN, MSN, CCRN
AACN Adv Crit Care (2004) 15 (2): 205–214.
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Mary G. McKinley; Mentoring Matters: Creating, Connecting, Empowering. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 April 2004; 15 (2): 205–214. doi:
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