Becoming a Mentor

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John Crosby

A Mentor is a Licensed Practical Nurse who shares his or her experience and knowledge to help a Mentee reach their career goals. Mentors provide insight, guidance, and often pointed advice and direction, based on their own experience and expertise.

The greatest thing a Mentor can do for a Mentee is encourage and convey a sincere belief in a Mentee’s ability to succeed.

APPLY to be a Mentor

A Mentor will:

  • Be positive, approachable, confident and self-aware
  • Be interested in professional development
  • Be established in his/her profession
  • Want to contribute to the success of the LPN profession
  • Be connected to professional networks
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have insights about the LPN profession
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Mentors and mentees work together for a minimum of three (3) one hour sessions or combination thereof.
  • Participate in evaluation of the mentorship program

Benefits of Being a Mentor

Mentors encourage mentees personal and professional growth and development, while supporting their efforts towards achieving goals and meeting the expectations of the Mentorship Program.

  • Increased confidence, motivation, and professional growth
  • Improve communication and personal skills
  • Reinforce your own skills and knowledge of your nursing practice
  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers
  • Enhanced leadership and coaching skills
  • Support the LPN profession
  • Increase your circle of friends
  • Gain recognition for your skills and experience
  • Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
  • Enhance your Resume

Additional Links

Resources

  1. Orientation Workshops and Webinars – a schedule will be provided once you have applied and are approved for the Mentorship Program.
  1. Building Successful Mentorship Relationships workshopguides Mentors/Mentees through a five-phase model (purpose, engagement, planning, emergence and completion) to assist with the development of a mentoring relationship.

Are you ready to become a Mentor? Join Today!

Click Here to fill out the Mentor Application. Once your application is approved you will be able to create and access your Mentor Profile.