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Mentoring and Coaching: A Model Guiding Professional Nurses to Executive Success

Thompson, Renee MSN, RN; Wolf, Debra M. PhD, MSN, BSN, RN; Sabatine, Janice M. PhD, CSC

Journal of Nursing Administration: November 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 11 - p 536–541
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31827144ea

Although many nurses aspire to executive positions, they lack the knowledge, support, and guidance to handle the challenges. To succeed at the executive level, ongoing deliberate skill development coupled with support is crucial across a nurse’s career trajectory. This article introduces a model emphasizing the importance of mentoring and/or coaching for the aspiring executive nurse leader.

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Author Affiliations: Owner (Ms Thompson), RT Connections, LLC, and Adjunct Faculty, University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University, and Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Associate Professor of Nursing (Dr Wolf), Chatham University, and Health Informatics Consultant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; President (Dr Sabatine), Avanti Strategies, LLC, and Faculty, Professional Coach Certification Program, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Associate Professor of Nursing, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Orem Utah.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Thompson, RT Connections, 146 Aidan Ct, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 (

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