Mentoring


Mentor Program Overview

There are 2 mentoring programs at the School of Nursing: An annual evening event at both Twin Cities and Rochester campuses (Speed Mentoring) and an 11 month commitment mentoring program.

Speed Mentoring

Currently Virtual

Speed Mentoring connects alumni of the School of Nursing with current students for an evening of interaction and learning about the many paths a nursing career can take you.

Nurse mentors with similar professional experience are paired and talk with a few students at a time for about 12 minutes. A bell will ring and the students will move to the next table of mentors to learn/ask questions about another field of nursing. It’s simple and fun! Come prepared to talk about your career, area of practice and to answer questions from the students. No need for power point presentations or fancy speeches. At the end of the evening, students will have an opportunity to follow up with mentors of their choice for e-mail conversations, career advice or perhaps even shadowing experiences.

 

Student/New Graduate Mentoring

Currently Virtual

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

This event is for later students in the BSN and MN programs. The goal of this meeting is to provide information to students at the cusp of graduation an opportunity to explore varying careers of the nursing profession in more detail.

The format of these events will be similar to speed mentoring consisting of 5-10 minute sessions with multiple alumni.

TBD – April/May 2021

This event will provide specific information on specialized bedside units, experienced roles outside of bedside such as management, administration, academic and informatics and advanced degrees such as CRNA, NP, and Midwifery. This event will be more personal with breakout sessions that last 15-20 minutes.  This will be for students in the later years of the BSN/MN program and UMN alumni.

"This program has allowed me to see beyond just bedside nursing to using my degree outside of the hospital."

  

Calling all Volunteers

Please complete the Mentorship Interest Form to be a mentor to pre licensure students at the following virtual speed mentoring events:

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

This event is for later students in the BSN and MN programs.

The format of these events will be similar to speed mentoring consisting of 5-10 minute sessions with multiple alumni.

TBD – April/May 2021
This event will provide specific information on specialized bedside units, experienced roles outside of bedside such as management, administration, academic and informatics and advanced degrees such as CRNA, NP, and Midwifery. This event will be more personal with breakout sessions that last 15-20 minutes.  This will be for students in the later years of the BSN/MN program and UMN alumni.