Trust is one of the cornerstones of successful mentoring relationships. Without trust the participants cannot be honest and open about the fears, concerns, issues, etc. Confidentiality must also be maintained by every person working as a facilitator or committee member involved in the collaborative mentorship program.
To make the NBNACMP process easy, we would like to give you as much information as possible.
How are you assigned?
Once we received your application, the National Black Nurses Collaborative Mentorship Program committee will meet and approve your application. Next, your application will be assigned to the appropriate Mentorship Level Coordinator (MLC).
What is a Mentorship Level Coordinator (MLC)?
Each committee member is assigned to a sub-committee called Mentorship Level Coordinators (MLC). The coordinators are divided into categories based on their area of interest (e.g. PhD prepared research committee member may have been assigned to the Aspiring Leaders category).
What is the role of a MLC?
The roles and responsibilities of a MLC is to:
Match mentor/mentee applicants based on their category, preferred mode of communication, area of interest, similar expectations and characteristics.
Mentor mentor/mentee through advocating, advising/guiding and keeping the participants informed of the program’s process.
Monitor mentor/mentee successes and challenges throughout the program.
The MLC will match the mentor/mentee applicants based on their category, preferred mode of communication, area of interest, similar expectations and characteristics. The matching process occurs 4 months per year: March, June, September, and December.
The MLC will work with the mentor/mentee through advocating, advising/guiding, and keeping the participants informed of the program’s process as well as monitor the successes and challenges throughout the program.
1. Be prepared to receive a personal email and/or call from your MLC within 2 weeks.
2. Reach out to your mentee within 48 hours once you receive your email and/or call from your MLC.
3. Connect with the NBNACMP website:
4. We recommend connecting at the NBNA Annual Conference-www.nbna.org
For the Mentors
1. Gather information and resources for you or your mentee view the “Professional Development” page, click on “Development Resources” page
2. Go to the “Contact Us” page to get any additional help or to have any questions answered.
Mentor candidates will be vetted by the committee to make sure these individuals possess the leadership skills and qualities needed to provide the kind of role models the mentees need. Written procedures/guidelines are in place so that once a partnership has been set up, the committee can help both participants receive the full benefits of the program. Our goal is to have a well-planned program to ensure a successful outcome.
If we can be of any assistance in this process, please feel free to contact us or reach out to your assigned MLC.
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