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NHS Virtual Poster Session

Thank you for visiting the Chatham University Nursing Honor Society’s virtual poster session. We hope you enjoy and engage in active discussions as you review the posters presented below. In order to assist us with future programs, we ask that you leave us a few comments that address the following three questions and also ask that you participate in active discussions for each poster you view:

We appreciate your input and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, The NHS Board Members

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

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

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  1. deb wolf says:

    Hello everyone and welcome to our poster. Below are 2 objectives we anticipate you will achieve after reviewing our poster. Please feel free to share thoughts and comments. We look forward to your input.

    1. Participants will be able to discuss 12 factors that impact overall success as a nurse executive
    a. 12 factors will be presented that support nurses
    b. Presents 3 phases nurses experience in order to be successful as an executive

    2. Participants will be able to discuss how mentoring and coaching support nurses through their professional growth
    a. Define a mentor and a coach
    b. Introduce model for success that reflects 3 core attributes needed for success

    • Sue Sterrett says:

      Hi Deb, Renee and Janice. Thanks for sharing the poster. Can you share the references for the development of the model as well as the source of the 12 steps. I can’t read it on the model, even in enlarged setting.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Sue,

    Below is the citation for Kirk’s 12 steps. In addition, I shared the article we just published introducing our model. The article lists all the references we based the model on. We are currently seeking funding to begin testing the model.

    We (the authors) strongly believe nursing professionals benefit from having a coach as well as a mentor throughout their professional career. Especially during the crucial years as they climb the clinical ladder into administrative positions.

    Would value any input offered through this virtual poster. Thanks for your posting.

    Kirk H. Factors identified by Nurse Executive Directors as important to their success. J Nurs Manag 2009;17(8):956-64.

    Thompson, R., Wolf, D., & Sabatine, J. (2012). Mentoring and Coaching: A model guiding professional nurses to executive success. JONA; 42(11): 536-541.

  3. admin says:

    Sorry Sue here is the second reference found on the poster:
    Race T. K., & Skees, J. (2010). Changing tides: Improving outcomes through mentorship on all levels of nursing. Crit Care Nurs Q, 33(2),163-174

  4. Kathleen says:

    Deb, Renee, and Janice,

    The twelve factors listed that impact the overall success of an executive nurse were identified by Kirk (2009) through executive nurse interviews. Have there been any studies that have taken that list and applied it to other highly functioning nurse executive to test it? Has there been any thought to developing a tool to measure these factors? This is interesting work. In my experience, mentoring has generally been “unofficial” in the past, an almost afterthought that identifies past relationships as mentoring, except when the rare nurse purposefully seeks a mentor out. This would be a more proactive approach to professional development which could raise the respect and talents of the nurse executive with other disciplines as well as within nursing. Coaching is a specialty that is beginning to arise within other disciplines as well. How costly would this service be? Would that cost be a barrier to nurses following this model?


  5. Dr. Carol Patton says:

    Thank you so much for sharing and what is the “impact factor” of this for nursing and the specific target population?
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Julie Slade says:

    Deb, Renee, and Janice,

    Thank you for sharing this interesting information. Nursing can be a harsh profession (‘eating our young’) and mentoring/coaching could help to decrease this problem. Unfortunately so many nurses don’t know to look for a mentor/coach or don’t know how to be a mentor/coach. I believe the knowledge you shared can help the profession in many ways!

  7. Joelle says:


    Thank-you for sharing your poster. I appreciated the 12 factors that impact the overall success of a nurse executive and will share them with nurse manager colleagues. The leadership program for new managers at my institution has focused on “manager” skills versus “leader” skills. Too often the terms are interchanged,but different. Having vision and political awareness is so important in advancing the practice of nursing in this era of healthcare reform.


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