The establishment of supportive personal relationships with faculty, peers, and other significant persons enables students to better cope with the demands of the college environment, and this, in turn, has positive impacts upon students’ academic success.
-Vincent Tinto, Author & Higher Education Scholar
The objective of Columbia Nursing’s peer mentorship program is to promote the mentee’s development in areas including leadership and academic preparedness while also facilitating successful completion of our accelerated ABSN program. In addition to our E-mentoring tools, a series of monthly workshops throughout the year brings all pairs together as a cohort, to present new information on developing as nursing leaders while addressing academic concerns in an open, un-biased and confidential setting. Topics of the monthly workshops include:
Leadership in Nursing: Discussion of the Institute of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s recommendations to transform the nursing profession.