Provincial Nursing Mentorship Program for the new graduate nurse and the internationally educated nurse
The Provincial Nursing Mentorship Program is developed to support new graduates as they transition from student to professional nurse. It is a program for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses working on P.E.I. Informal mentoring occurs already; this program merely formalizes the process. The mentor supports, guides and assists the mentee through their first year of practice. This is an opportunity for nurses with at least 1 year of experience to assist the transition of the new graduate into the health care system. The mentoring relationship continues for up to one year and the relationship may be terminated; no questions asked if either party wish to discontinue it prior to that timeline. Both the mentor and mentee shall complete the program. The program takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete on line. On completion the nurse will be e-mailed a continuing education certificate for their professional portfolio. The mentoring relationship benefits the mentor by increasing their job satisfaction, personal growth, their learning, and leadership skills. The mentee benefits from this program by increasing their competence, confidence, their sense of security, decreases their stress, increases job satisfaction, expands networks and assists with leadership development. Research demonstrates that the introduction of a nursing mentorship program improves recruitment and retention of new graduates. The mentoring relationship is a supportive one and the mentor is not responsible for the mentees actions.
Appendix H of the PEINU agreement is not applicable to this program. This agreement speaks to the first six (6) weeks while a new graduate is being orientated to a unit/facility. This relationship is for a year with the mentor and mentee meeting once a month to discuss and evaluate the mentees learning plan.
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