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Establishing a Nurse Mentor Program to Improve Nurse Satisfaction and Intent to Stay

Jones, Sara Jane DNP, RN, PLNC, CNE

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: March/April 2017 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 - p 76–78
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000335

Mentoring is an intervention to foster development and socialization of new registered nurses to an organization or unit. A nurse mentor program was developed and implemented with the purpose to improve new registered nurse satisfaction and intent to stay. A pre- and postintervention design was used in a rural emergency department to evaluate nurse job satisfaction and intent to stay in the job. Intent to stay in the job mean scores increased, and the registered nurse participants reported program satisfaction through verbal and written feedback.

Sara Jane Jones, DNP, RN, PLNC, CNE, is Associate Professor, Madisonville Community College, Kentucky.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Sara Jane Jones, 521 Guess Road, Princeton, KY 42445 (e-mail:

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