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ERIC Number: EJ1138748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Nursing Student Peer Mentorship: A Review of the Literature
Rohatinsky, Noelle; Harding, Katie; Carriere, Terra
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v25 n1 p61-77 2017
The benefits of peer student mentorship programs are making them increasingly popular in nursing education. This manuscript reviews and synthesizes 20 articles outlining key elements, outcomes, and barriers of nursing student peer mentorship programs to allow educators to create mentorship programs that meet the needs of their students, faculty, and institution in order to foster professional development and socialization among students. Peer mentorship was used to develop students' skills in four main areas: Clinical (psychomotor and professional nursing skills), laboratory (psychomotor skills), socialization (to the post-secondary education system), and academia (study skills to enhance academic success). Mentorships were mutually beneficial for first year and upper year students in all settings. Ultimately, the skills attained through mentorships can be transferred to students' academic studies and future careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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