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

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 Journal of nursing administration (Impact Factor: 1.37). 11/2012; 42(11):536-541. DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31827144ea
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ABSTRACT 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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