Friday, October 24, 2014

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program at CONHS proves to be a success!

Patti Clayburn and Billie Maglott, Clinical Assistant Professors at the college of nursing, traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 10/20-10/25 to the University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference to present research from our College of Nursing's Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program.
 
The research shows the college of nursing increasing retention of nursing students at a percentage of 86%, a number even larger than the University retention level as a whole. Qualitative results from the research show how important the mentoring program is to freshmen nursing students who receive support from sophomore, junior, and/or senior nursing students. Upper classmen receive benefits as well when providing support and friendship to freshmen students.
 
The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program kicks off this year Wednesday, Oct. 29th, on the Ashland campus with a mixer and scavenger hunt.