Mentorship as a Top Priority
Guiding Academic and Professional Careers
Penn Nursing's mentorship is a dynamic process that guides and counsels mentees at all stages of their academic and professional careers. Mentorship seeks to build a mutually rewarding relationship, proactive participation in the different aspects of the mentee's academic and professional life, assessment of short-term as well as long-term goals, and continuous evaluation of goals and achievements.
Student mentorship is one of the hallmarks of a Penn Nursing education. In addition to learning from leading nursing researchers and expert practitioners in the classroom, every Penn Nursing student has a faculty advisor who works closely to help their students develop their educational and professional career. Faculty advisors serve as a resource for students to discuss the current issues, science, and practice of the nursing profession.
Penn Nursing values its faculty. Faculty members provide the backbone of any great University and, as the median age of nurses and nursing faculty continues to advance, the role of seasoned faculty members in nurturing, mentoring, and developing the scholarship of the next generation of nursing faculty members becomes increasingly important.
Penn Nursing's Faculty Mentorship Program, approved by the Faculty Senate and refined by the Dean's Advisory Group, is specifically designed to promote the success of junior faculty members. Mentoring at Penn Nursing not only helps assistant professors to advance on the path to promotion, but more importantly, helps to frame a trajectory to generate a stellar research career.