Lloyd, S; Bristol, S. "Modeling Mentorship and Collaboration for BSN and MSN Students in a Community Clinical Practicum." Journal of Nursing Education 45.4 (2006): 129-132. ( 4/2006 )
This project uses an innovative approach to facilitate mentorship and collaboration among BSN and MSN students within a community health practice environment. In a pilot test using a clinical model, graduate and undergraduate students were matched as mentors and mentees. These students worked with faculty and clinic staff to develop a mentorship network and effective collaborative practice within an interdisciplinary team, while implementing health promotion education programs for clinic patients. Ten students participated in the process and evaluated it as effective and valuable in the development of professional roles, as well as in validating the model variables used in the project.