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From the moment of birth, an individual is engaging in relationships with family, friends, associates, etc. Learning occurs during these interactions. Only when two or more people enter these relationships intentionally, can mentoring occur. According to Peplau’s Interpersonal Relations Theory, a mentoring relationship would require someone in need (mentee) and someone with expertise to respond (mentor). Do you have a mentor? Are you mentoring? Why should you have a mentor or be a mentor? We will identify and reflect on potential and real reasons for, roles of, and values of mentoring relationships during a real-time concept map activity.
Objectives: (Minimum of two objectives)
Following conclusion of the session, the learner will:
Dr. Williams brings 20 years of experience in nursing practice, leadership, and education. He earned his DNP (Continued practice and/or competency requirements for licensed RNs) from University of Utah, MSN (Nursing Education) from Walden University, and BSN from Syracuse University. He lives in the Idaho Falls region and is deeply involved with the local community. His Inpatient and Outpatient experience includes CVICU/SICU, Peri-Op, Vascular Access, ER, and House Supervisor roles. During his eight years’ experience as an educator, he incorporated active learning techniques in various ADN, BSN, and NCLEX® prep courses; co-chaired the Curriculum Committee and developed BSN curriculum; and chaired or wrote Standards for two Accreditation Committee Self-Study reports (CCNE, ACEN).
Know: Recognize the importance of mentoring relationships
Do: Examine current mentor and mentee relationships
Become: Value mentoring relationships
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