A mentor is often described as a trusted adviser. Mentors are vital to one’s success, especially in nursing. Whether a student, or practicing nurse we all need a mentor. Many of us have different mentors at different times in our lives, and throughout our professional and academic journeys. The important thing about mentoring is that it is a reciprocal relationship and one must be clear about their expectations and roles.
You can read more about mentoring in both of my books.
Hunt, D. (2014). The Nurse Professional: Leveraging Your Education for Transition into Practice. NY: Springer Publishing.
Hunt, D. (2013). The New Nurse Educator: Mastering Academe. NY: Springer Publishing.