You asked for an easy way to form mentoring relationships, so we developed a program for you!
New for APNA members - An Online Tool to Connect Prospective Mentees and Mentors:
APNA Mentor Match
When you enroll in APNA Mentor Match on Member Bridge, you'll be able search the database of APNA members for mentors and/or mentees with whom you'd like to connect. Mentors and mentees can find each other based upon experience, specialty, location, knowledge area, or even method of communication. As a member of APNA's online mentoring community, you'll also have access to features such as tracking your mentoring relationships and helpful mentoring resources.

Mentoring Resources

Note: APNA Mentor Match is in the beta-test phase, so please feel free to help us identify any issues that may need to be resolved - explore the functionalities and provide your feedback. Thank you!

Podcast: Fundamentals of Mentoring
Want to learn more about how to create beneficial mentoring relationships and make the most of your mentoring experience? A workgroup of members from the APNA Administrative Council has put together a free CNE podcast, now available in the APNA eLearning Center, to help you understand and get the most out of your mentoring experience:

Fundamentals of Mentoring
30 minutes  |  0.5 Contact Hours
Free for APNA Members
Kathy Lee, MS, APN, PMHCNS-BC; Michele Messina MS, RN, BC; Charlene Roberson, MEd, RN-BC

Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the process of developing, maintaining, and terminating the relationship.
  2. Summarize adult learning principles and generational differences.
  3. Identify a minimum of 3 characteristics of an effective mentor.
  4. Identify 2-3 resources available to the mentor and mentee.

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