Start A mentoring needs assessment validating mentorship in nursing education

A mentoring needs assessment validating mentorship in nursing education

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.

We describe a protocol for a mixed-methods systematic review to critically appraise the evidence for mentorship in nursing academia.

Although the early efforts addressing healthy work environments focused on the clinical practice setting, more recent efforts have also considered the work environment in academic settings. Vol15No01Man06 Key words: Work environments, salaries, benefits, workload, collegial, professional development, support, marketing, recognition, leadership, tool kit, National League for Nursing, NLN The focus on healthy work environments began in clinical settings with the goals of improving patient safety, enhancing the recruitment and retention of nurses, and promoting excellence in clinical practice.

The National League for Nursing has focused on work environments in academia and has published the Healthful Work Environment Tool Kit that can be used by applicants for faculty positions, current faculty members, and nurse administrators to assess an academic work environment. Disch (2002) defined a healthy work environment as “a work setting in which policies, procedures and systems are designed so that employees are able to meet organizational objectives and achieve personal satisfaction in their work” (p. This definition emphasizes the external factors that impact satisfaction; it focuses on those things that are under the influence of the organization.

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However, what are current best practices of mentoring?

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Healthy work environments in the nursing academic setting are essential for the recruitment and retention of faculty; they also serve to promote excellence 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.