Shift Coordinator, Unit 4 Main
I have been in nursing for the past three years and am currently in the role of Shift Coordinator and co-chair elect of the SNL Professional Development Council. I have also been in the role of preceptor and charge nurse. All of these roles have equipped me with the necessary qualities of being a role model: I am honest, positive, open-minded, empathetic, supportive, a team player, understanding, organized and have strong communication skills.
Becoming a Conway mentor gives me the opportunity to share my talents and eagerness in wanting to help and support future nurses in reaching their milestones prior to becoming a registered nurse. This program offers me the opportunity to educate, encourage, motivate, inspire, engage, recommend and discuss the various topics and career paths within the nursing profession. This one-on-one mentoring relationship will allow my mentee to feel supported, motivated and goal-driven. As a mentor, we must assist the mentee to set attainable goals, provide moral support and be open-minded.
I hope to attain more attributes as I continue to grow and learn through this mentorship in my leadership position. As a future nurse educator, I have found myself in more leadership positions that have led me to take advantage of many other professional and personal opportunities.
Attributes for a Mentoring Relationship
The key elements for a successful mentoring relationship are open communication, honesty, setting attainable goals, support and positivity.
Teacher, supporter, energizer, guide, goal setter, motivator, problem solver, supervisor, strategic team player, self-development, creative, realistic, inspirational, aspirational and leadership