MENTORSHIP IN NURSING - BY AISHATU ABUBAKAR
Mentoring is a vital process in nursing; it is a means for experienced nurses to orient and to facilitate acclimation of novice nurses to their new role. This process involves the art and science of guiding another through the purposeful actions of inspiring, coaching, teaching, directing, and leading an individual to a new place of cognition (Barker, 2006: Metcalfe, 2010). Nurses teach and help other nurses by mentoring, which is crucial to maintain competency, encourage professional expertise, and promote leadership.
DEFINITION OF MENTORING
Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which qn experienced person (the mentor) assist another (the mentoree) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less experienced person's professional and persoal growth.