Fostering a Successful Transition to Practice

New graduate nurses face a host of challenges that impact successful transition to practice. To help, beginning in May, 2017, the College will launch a pilot Mentoring Program that matches new graduate nurses with a seasoned Spartan Nursing Alumni. The goal of the Mentoring Program is to help new graduates make a successful transition into the work environment during that critical first year on the job.  

Mentoring is an important aspect of nursing practice.This program is designed to provide support and advice to new graduate nurses as they make the transition into the workforce by offering a chance to engage and connect with experienced colleagues. By serving as mentors, it is also a way for our Spartan Nursing Alumni to pay it forward by sharing lessons learned since joining the workforce.

We need your help to make the Mentoring Program a success! We are looking to connect graduating students with alumni who match well based on the student’s intent to practice nursing in a similar setting or geographic area. With the right Spartan Nursing Alumni serving as mentors, this program continues a standard of excellence long-associated with the MSU College of Nursing. Your involvement with the Mentoring Program is a way to give back and make a difference.

Role of a Mentor:

The role of a mentor is to provide direction and guidance to new graduates by assisting with their developing career path and establishing a professional network. This relationship provides emotional support, knowledge acquisition, coaching and the enhancement of achievement.

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