LEADERSHIP / MENTORING

Mentorship is a personal commitment entered into by persons with more and less expertise for the altruistic purpose of developing the latter optimally and facilitating professional success. Dr. Byrne has visualized a model for mentoring that posits initiation, sustenance, productivity, and completion phases, each with shared responsibilities met through a dialogue structure. See model Byrne 2001. The model has been applied to mentoring for research (Byrne & Keefe 2002) and to writing (Keefe 2003) and is relevant to other areas as well.

MENTORING MODEL

PUBLICATIONS IN MENTORING

Byrne, M.W. & Keefe, M.R. (2003) A mentored experience (K01) in maternal-infant research. Journal of Professional Nursing 19(2), 66-75.

Byrne, M.W. & Keefe, M.R. (2002) Building research competence in nursing through mentoring. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Fourth Quarter, 34(4), 391-396. [Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship Award, Profession and Society category. 37th Biennial Convention, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, November 2, 2003, Toronto Canada ].

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dr. Byrne has mentored many students in advanced nursing, as well as guided others from the fields of medicine, psychology, and social work. Inquiries are welcome from highly motivated graduate students and applicants interested in participating in Dr. Byrne's program of research. Funding is sometimes available for qualified students as is the opportunity to collaborate on funding applications.