Professional Development – Mentorship
WONE Mentoring Resource Overview:
WONE as a leadership organization believes that by providing mentoring resources and networking opportunities, we enhance our effectiveness as leaders.
The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2011 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, recommends that nurses be prepared to lead change to advance health at all levels within an organization and community. Further, nurse leaders should collaborate in the redesign of the health care system to improve outcomes. Mentorship supports these goals by encouraging leadership development and collaboration.
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE, 2011) identifies nurse leadership development as a key strategic goal. AONE recommends professional development that focuses on the transformational leadership competencies required for successful healthcare leadership practice, as well as programs be developed to identify, mentor, and coach current and aspiring nurse leaders. There has been an increased focus on utilization of mentoring to facilitate the leadership and professional development of nursing leaders. On a personal basis, mentoring allows for a very dynamic learning process by having two people commit to mutual goals and benefits.
- Recommended Activities and Action Steps
- Mentee Learning and Development Plan
- 16 Laws of Mentoring
- UC – Irvine Paul Merage School of Business Executive Advisory Group Traits
AONE Leader2Leader Program (Membership required) – http://www.aone.org/
Professional Development Contact:
Verna Seitz, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Director Nursing: Hospital Capacity & Resource Management, Froedtert Hospital
Chair, WONE Professional Development Committee