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Today’s nurse mentor must address cultural shifts and diverse backgrounds

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30 January 2014
 
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Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
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Today’s nurse mentor must address cultural shifts and diverse backgrounds
New book is road map for mentoring varied cultures and generations
 
INDIANAPOLIS — The nursing profession as a whole benefits from mentoring (“The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” Institute of Medicine, 2010). Mentoring is critical for professional success, as mentors provide guidance and support for student nurses. But now that nursing populations are more globally diverse than ever, it’s time to think of mentoring in a new and modern way, according to the authors of a new book published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
 
Mentoring Today’s Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success by Susan M. Baxley, PhD, RN; Kristina S. Ibitayo, PhD, RN; and Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN CNE, ANEF, FAAN, all from the University of Texas at Arlington, exhort nurse mentors to consider the cultural, sex, and generational characteristics and burgeoning outside influences — technology chief among them — facing today’s student nurses, educators and nurse’s in new roles.
 
Doing so, the authors say, will reshape the way mentors approach mentoring. Mentoring relationships nurture nurses and equip them with the attributes necessary to influence health care around the world. 
 
Mentoring Today’s Nurses’ how-to format and examination of cultural, generational and gender differences distinguishes it from comparative mentoring texts.
 
The book is available at www.nursingknowledge.org/sttibooks.
 
Mentoring Today’s Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success 
By Susan M. Baxley, PhD, RN; Kristina S. Ibitayo, PhD, RN; and Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN CNE, ANEF, FAAN
ISBN-13: 9781937554970  
Published by STTI, 2013
Price: US $39.95. Soft cover, 208 pages. Trim size: 6 x 9 inches
 
About the authors: 
Susan M. Baxley, PhD, RN, is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and co-director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Mentoring Program at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing (UTACON), where she provides guidance and special programs for mentors who help their protégés become nurse scientists.
 
Kristina S. Ibitayo, PhD, RN, was an assistant professor at UTACON. Her experiences in a rural Guatemalan clinic led her to pursue a doctorate in nursing with a research focus on internationally educated nurses migrating to the United States. Ibitayo is one of the founders of the Good Seeds Ministry microenterprise lending program in Nigeria.
 
Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, is adjunct professor and academic advisor for the PhD in Nursing Program at UTACON she also serves as assistant director and co-founder of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health and is founder of the Challenge to Leadership Program at UTACON.
 
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.

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