Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Mentorship, Nursing, Anesthesia, Doctorate
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
The project addresses mentorship in a graduate nursing anesthesia program. The goal is to improve the existing mentorship program and to implement a durable and consistent system that gathers and responds to feedback from the students. Two literature reviews form the underpinnings of the structure and evaluation components of the project. Three structural components were identified in the review as highly effective in multiple studies of diverse mentorship programs. The first component is establishing an effective dyad matching scheme. The second component is establishing clear goals. The third component is maintaining the relationship and achieving goals through frequent and consistent meetings. In evaluation, an effective tool to assess the program was identified, with small modifications to allow for both quantitative and qualitative responses. A Plan, Do, Study, Act model forms the core of the implementation process. Finally, baseline and ongoing data collection will be used to further guide continuing improvement of the mentorship program.
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Bedinghaus, Cary and Hillman, Caroline, "Implementation and Evaluation of a Structured Mentorship Program" (2024). Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects. 104.