Administrative Angles 

Creating a Path: How Mentoring Can Help

Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN; Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC

Abstract

Mentoring exists in formal and informal processes in many areas of nursing practice. This article explores the mentoring relationship between the two editors of this column.

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(5):201–202.

Authors

Dr. Dickerson is Director of Continuing Education, Montana Nurses Association, Clancy, Montana; and Dr. Shinners is Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing, St. Petersburg, Florida

The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Dr. Dickerson is an appraiser, and Dr. Shinners is a commissioner with the ANCC's Commision on Accreditaion. Views expressed by them or their guest authors are their own and are not representative of the Commission, except as specifically noted.

Personal note from Pam: This is the last column for which I will serve as Associate Editor. I will continue to mentor and support Jean, will write occasional Administrative Angles articles, and will continue to serve as a reviewer for The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. It has been a pleasure to “meet” with readers monthly and to share our journey toward quality in the field of continuing education and professional development.

Address correspondence to Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Director of Continuing Education, Montana Nurses Association, 409 South Spring Road, Westerville, OH 43081; e-mail: pdickerson@aol.com.

10.3928/00220124-20170418-02

Mentoring exists in formal and informal processes in many areas of nursing practice. This article explores the mentoring relationship between the two editors of this column.

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(5):201–202.

Dr. Dickerson is Director of Continuing Education, Montana Nurses Association, Clancy, Montana; and Dr. Shinners is Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing, St. Petersburg, Florida

The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Dr. Dickerson is an appraiser, and Dr. Shinners is a commissioner with the ANCC's Commision on Accreditaion. Views expressed by them or their guest authors are their own and are not representative of the Commission, except as specifically noted.

Personal note from Pam: This is the last column for which I will serve as Associate Editor. I will continue to mentor and support Jean, will write occasional Administrative Angles articles, and will continue to serve as a reviewer for The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. It has been a pleasure to “meet” with readers monthly and to share our journey toward quality in the field of continuing education and professional development.

Address correspondence to Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Director of Continuing Education, Montana Nurses Association, 409 South Spring Road, Westerville, OH 43081; e-mail: pdickerson@aol.com.

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