Education & Professional Development: Become a Mentor
Every nurse remembers being a new graduate, being grateful to those nurses who helped you navigate your first months of practice.
The current and predicted nursing shortages and lack of a supportive environment for nurses in the workplace are well documented. It is also well documented that many nurses leave the profession during their first year of employment. A comprehensive mentoring program has been identified as an effective strategy to address these issues.
Former Mentors have also reported a number of benefits from their experience as a Mentor. They enjoyed being a Mentor, felt useful and re-energized, and believed they helped shape the next generation of professionals. They also valued the learning they received from the workshops, from their Mentees, and from the experience.
Please note, mentors should have a minimum of three years' experience.
What is the NNPBC Mentorship Program?
The NNPBC Mentorship Program
focuses on support for newly graduated (two years or less in practice) nurses.
The formal program consists of two face-to-face workshops as well as online support and follow-up. The informal program is for the Mentor to plan and organize with your Mentee. Most Mentors and Mentees meet together about once a week at the beginning of the relationship (or after each set of shifts), at least by phone or email, depending on individual needs.
The formal program launch dates are as follows:
June 4, 2019 (9am - 4pm)
July 9, 2019 (12pm - 4pm)
June 6, 2019 (9am - 4pm)
July 11, 2019 (12pm - 4pm)
Please ensure that you are able to attend both dates for either A or B.
Workshops will take place at the NNPBC Office
, Suite 500 - 3777 Kingsway, Burnaby. Lunch will be provided.
Please fill in the form
to participate in the mentorship program.