American Society of Registered Nurses
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Mentoring in Nursing
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Those who make the commitment to mentor an up-and-coming young nurse will also take much away from the experience. Possible benefits include these:

  • Satisfaction from passing on knowledge and wisdom;
  • Energy from working with enthusiastic "newbies";
  • Improved communication and leadership skills;
  • Increased awareness of your associates' perspectives;
  • A sense of accomplishment from teaching;
  • Stronger relationships with your associates, including greater trust and improved communication;
  • Connection to contemporary ideas;
  • Knowledge of the newest trends in education and research.