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Nursing program to sponsor mentoring workshop for area RNs

12/21/2011 —

The nursing program at Penn State Mont Alto is sponsoring a one-day mentoring workshop for experienced registered nurses (RNs) on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The workshop is for RNs who are interested in mentoring nursing students in their fulfillment of integrated clinical immersion prior to graduation. Registration fees are $20 and include breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Participants will be awarded the Mentoring in Nursing Certification and will earn 5.5 CEUs upon completion. RNs with a minimum of 1-2 years working experience, BSN preferred, from local healthcare facilties in Adams, Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties may apply for the workshop.

According to Carranda Barkdoll, MS, CRNP, and nursing program coordinator at Mont Alto, caring mentors who provide encouragement and support can help student nurses navigate the challenges of working in a hospital or a sub-acute care setting. She says it is not only mentees who benefit from the mentoring, but mentors are often surprised by how much they benefit from the mentoring relationship.

For more information or to register for the mentoring workshop, call Charlene at 717-749-6137 or email her at cms50@psu.edu.

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