Article: CERole Acquisition, Socialization, and Retention: Unique Aspects of a Mentoring ProgramHurst, Susan MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN; Koplin-Baucum, Stephanie MSN, RN, OCN, CHPNAuthor Information Susan Hurst, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona. Stephanie Koplin-Baucum, MSN, RN, OCN, CHPN, is Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator at Banner Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona. Address for reprints: Susan Marie Hurst, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1111 E. McDowell Road #11B, Phoenix, AZ 85006 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): July-August 2003 - Volume 19 - Issue 4 - p 176-180 Buy Take the CE Test Abstract Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, a level-one tertiary care teaching facility in the southwest United States, developed an 18-month RN mentoring program in response to the national nursing shortage and a desire to promote nursing retention at the institution. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.