The Nurse Mentorship Program at Stanford Health Care (SHC) was developed by Nurse Managers in 2004. In 2018, the program relaunched as an interactive web-based platform. The program was designed to help nurses of all levels of the organization succeed in reaching their own individualized goals in their nursing careers. The SHC Nursing Mentorship Program acknowledges that aligning nurses’ goals with mentors that have already achieved those goals will streamline the nurses’ efforts to reaching a higher satisfaction with their professional lives.
Based on success and growing demand, the mentorship program evolved beyond mentoring nurses new to Stanford Health Care and now provides a customized mentorship pairing to each nurse’s individualized career goals. Evaluation of the program by mentees has indicated a high level of satisfaction with the program and a high rate of goal achievement from their mentoring relationships.