A mentor is defined as a wise and faithful counselor. Mentoring is a relationship that provides challenge, growth, and motivation to develop professional, collegial skills in both the mentor and the protégé. The peer mentoring relationship is multifaceted. Mentors play the roles of advisor, advocate, teacher, active listener, and friend. It is a support network linking experienced senior Latino nursing faculty with novice Latino nursing faculty.
Mentors will listen empathize, and help solve problems. They will teach their protégés how to talk to colleagues. Mentors will take their prior experiences to provide pertinent information to their protégés to help them achieve their goals. When a protégé is having problems and the mentor is unable to help him/her, the mentor will attempt to link them other Latino nursing faculty who might be able to help them.
If you need or want a mentor or are willing to mentor please email us the following information:
- Are you seeking a mentor or protégé
- Are you tenured, on tenure track, or non-tenure
- What is your area of expertise
- Three items you seek in a mentor
- Please write a short description of yourself so we can best match you.