Reflecting on Mentoring
Kevin Kimani, BSN, RN, of Hematology/Oncology, at left, with his mentee Jennifer Okwemba, RN.
During the recent kick-off breakfast, the group sat together and shared their thoughts on mentorship and how important it has been throughout their nursing careers.
That's just one of the many aspects of the program that Jeffrey Greenberg, MD, MBA, associate medical director of the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization, is eager to watch come to life.
A member of RCC's board, Greenberg worked with both RCC and BWH's Nursing Department to make this program a reality. "I hope this program will be a great partnership for the community and both institutions," he said.
Gloria Harris Cater, PhD, FNP-BC, RN, dean of the RCC Health Sciences Division, who attended the program along with Valerie Roberson, PhD, RCC president, said she is confident the students she chose as mentees will make both the BWH and RCC communities proud.
"These students will represent us well and have the skills, knowledge and attitude to be successful in this program and in their careers," said Harris Cater.
Grateful for the opportunity to be a mentor in a program that encourages diversity, Caprie Bell, BSN, RN, of Tower 15CD, is looking forward to guiding her mentee and watching her develop into a confident and successful nurse.
"I think of mentoring as an important relationship you have with someone who really wants to further his or her education," she said. "As a mentor, it means being there for them and answering their questions, even after business hours."