Mentoring in Nursing

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Mentoring in Nursing

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A Dynamic and Collaborative Process, Second Edition

Author: Sheila C. Grossman PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN


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"This book successfully combines scholarly work with practical, easy-to-understand advice that has appeal even beyond nursing and healthcare. It provides a view of mentoring that is much deeper than most readers would expect. The connection the author makes between empowering mentors and mentees and successful organizations provides readers with a sense of hope for improvement and change in the workplace environment. Bravo!"--Doody's Medical Reviews

Thoroughly updated with new content and wide revisions, this award-winning text provides educators and practitioners with the perspectives and skills they need to bring the next generation of educators, researchers, and clinicians to the forefront of nursing—whether in academia, the hospital or health care facility, and/or through their professional nursing organization. Completely new content includes:

  • Best practices in mentoring and menteeing
  • Real-life exemplars of effective mentoring
  • Discussion of newest research on mentoring, precepting, and coaching
  • Relationship of mentoring culture and healthy environments in health care
  • Creating collaborative mentorships with the interdisciplinary health team
  • Working across generations in nursing: mentor to mentee
  • Maximizing effective leadership through mentoring
  • Future implications for mentoring in the profession
  • Annotated bibliography of key references

Topics that have been revised include perceptions of definitions and components of the mentoring process, empowering versus enabling others, the mentor and mentee perspective of mentoring experience, models and strategies of different types of mentoring, creating a mentoring culture, strategies of mentoring for personal and professional improvement, and measurement of mentoring outcomes.

Key Features:

  • Presents case studies of effective mentoring relationships
  • Provides numerous and varied mentoring strategies and models
  • Includes suggestions for measuring outcomes of mentoring
  • Offers best practices in mentoring, precepting, and coaching

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 05, 2012
  • Page Count 212
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826107688
  • EISBN 9780826107695

About The Author(s) 

Sheila C.Grossman

Sheila Grossman, PhD, FNP-BC, APRN, is a Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track at Fairfield University School of Nursing. She received a BS in nursing from the University of Connecticut, her MS as a Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, a post-masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Fairfield University, and her PhD from the University of Connecticut. She has worked many years as a clinician on a variety of medical, surgical, and critical care units and presently practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a primary care clinic. She is the coauthor of The New Leadership Challenge: Creating A Preferred Future for Nursing, which is in its third edition (2009) and received an AJN book of the Year Award and has also received an AJN Book of the Year Award for Mentoring in Nursing: A Dynamic and Collaborative Process (2007), and coauthored Gerontological Nurse Certification Review in 2008 with Dr. Meredith Wallace Kazer. She is the author of multiple chapters and journal articles on leadership, mentoring, gerontology, adult health, and palliative care. Her research interests focus on symptom management in palliative care, leadership, pedagogy, cultural competence, and adult patient outcome studies. She is active in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, American College of Nurse Practitioners, and is a certified End of Life Nursing Education Consortium Educator and a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Site Visitor. She is the winner of the 2009 Josephine Dolan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Education sponsored by the CT Nurses Association.

Table of Contents 


CHAPTER 1 - Mentoring - The Evolvement of A Network of Mentors, Preceptors, and Coaches

CHAPTER 2 - A Mentoring Culture for Nurses

CHAPTER 3 - Coaching Each Other to Empower

CHAPTER 4 - Strategies for Developing Mentorships in Nursing : One Size Does Not Fit All

CHAPTER 5 - The Mentor Perspective on How Best to Encourage Others

CHAPTER 6 - The Mentee Perspective on How Best to Become Empowered

CHAPTER 7 - Need for Evaluation of Mentoring

CHAPTER 8 - Building A Mentoring Culture in Nursing: Implications for the Future



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