Mentoring is important in the career development of both novice and experienced nurses in the areas of clinical practice, nursing education, administration, and research, as it supports the novice’s need to feel satisfaction and success as a professional nurse and offers the experienced nurse an opportunity to contribute to the profession.
Research Priorities and Implementation, Research Innovation and Analytics, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada; Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.
Nursing education institutions have issued recurring, global calls for mentorship; however, evidence-based program development guidance is scarce.
It was conducted through a mailed survey of RNs 55 years or younger currently in practice, education, administration, or research.
Career satisfaction was measured through the use of the newly developed Mariani Nursing Career Satisfaction Scale.