A Review of Mentoring in Education: Some Lessons for Nursing

Ehrich, Lisa C., Tennent, Lee, & Hansford, Brian C. (2002) A Review of Mentoring in Education: Some Lessons for Nursing. Contemporary Nurse, 12(3), pp. 253-264.


The mentoring relationship has been described as an invaluable learning activity for beginners as well as experienced practitioners such as teachers, administrators, nurses, managers, and other professionals. In an attempt to identify key outcomes of mentoring for the parties concerned, this paper examined some of the salient research literature on mentoring taken from the discipline of education. We drew upon the findings of a structured review, in which 159 pieces of empirical literature on mentoring in educational settings was examined. This paper reviews the positive and negative outcomes of mentoring for the mentor and protégé /mentee. Discussion of the findings and some important implications for those charged with planning mentoring programs in nursing are outlined.

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ID Code: 2257
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: mentoring, education, nursing, programs
ISSN: 1037-6178
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Medicine Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Care Administration (111709)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 eContent Management Pty Ltd
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:27

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