Mentoring and coaching are critical components of professional success for nursing students. But how can faculty members combat low retention rates when student populations are more globally diverse than ever? Between cultural and generational differences and outside influences such as technology, nurse educators need to think of mentoring in a new and modern way.
Mentoring Today’s Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success provides guidance to faculty on how to mentor today’s students at all levels of the educational system. Authors Baxley, Ibitayo, and Bond provide a road map for educators struggling to successfully understand the patterns and expectations of students at all levels within a global society.
About the Authors
Susan M. Baxley, PhD, RN, Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, teaches research and theory in nursing. She is also Co-Director of the PhD in Nursing Mentoring Program at UTACON, where she provides guidance and special programs for mentors who help their protégés become nurse scientists.
Kristina S. Ibitayo, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. Her nursing experiences in a rural clinic in Guatemala led her to pursue a PhD in nursing with a research focus on internationally educated nurses migrating to the United States. Ibitayo is one of the Founders of the Good Seeds Ministry microenterprise lending program in Nigeria.
Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, is Assistant Director of the Center for Nursing Research and Co-Director for the PhD mentoring program at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. She also serves as Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health and is Founder of the Challenge to Leadership Program at UTACON.