American Society of Registered Nurses
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Mentoring in Nursing
Why Mentoring?
Incentives for Mentors
Incentives for Mentees
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Mentees can gain much from working with a mentor. In nursing, it has been proved that those who are mentored reach a supervisor level two years sooner than those who are not. Other possible benefits include the following:

  • Greater pleasure in your work;
  • A sense of mission because you understand your role better and are able to perform it better;
  • A clearer career plan;
  • An increased knowledge of the science and technical aspects of nursing;
  • Better understanding of the organizational aspects and informal rules of your workplace;
  • Higher visibility in your organization;
  • Increased productivity;
  • Higher performance ratings;
  • Higher pay (because of your increased value to the organization);
  • Opportunities for more well-rounded training;
  • Realistic knowledge about the profession;
  • A support network for professional growth and future career opportunities.