A Mentoring Program: Mentoring the Mentor and Mentee

  • Debra Jennings Cody Clayton State University 2000 Clayton State Blvd. Morrow, GA 30260 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2023-1338
  • Sue Bingham Clayton State University 2000 Clayton State Blvd. Morrow, GA 30260
Keywords: Nursing education, mentoring, transition


Mentoring is a concept that is essential in recruiting and retaining nursing faculty.  While a number of nursing programs provide methods for mentoring novice faculty members, the success of such activities may often be determined by the rate of faculty attrition.  Expectations, workload, and attrition rate of novice faculty members were the catalysts for developing a program focused on mentoring the mentor and mentee.  Previously, mentors functioned in the roles of teacher or resource person, causing the roles of both mentor and mentees to be unclear and without specificity.  With a focus on teaching mentors how to be more effective while mentoring the novice faculty members, a Nurse Educator Mentor was assigned to develop and implement the Faculty Mentoring Program.  Faculty members who have experience teaching, as well as novice faculty members, are able to transition into their roles easier, thus promoting faculty attrition, productivity, and better outcomes.  This article presents a discussion of a successful nursing faculty mentoring program.

Keywords: Nurse Educator Mentor, Faculty Mentoring Program, transition



Author Biographies

Debra Jennings Cody, Clayton State University 2000 Clayton State Blvd. Morrow, GA 30260

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

College of Health

Sue Bingham, Clayton State University 2000 Clayton State Blvd. Morrow, GA 30260


School of Nursing

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How to Cite
Cody, D. J., & Bingham, S. (2019). A Mentoring Program: Mentoring the Mentor and Mentee. International Journal of Nursing, 5(2). Retrieved from https://www.ijnonline.com/index.php/ijn/article/view/275
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