This paper explores the connection between nursing research and mentorship. The importance of nursing research and the concept of mentoring are discussed based on a review of the literature. Using personal experiences of undergraduate research assistants, positive outcomes of mentorship are explained. Outcomes cited include collaborative effort on projects, future aspirations, preparedness for evidence-based practice, improved patient care, personal and professional development, and increased exposure and awareness of research. The relevance of mentoring to current and future nursing research is described.
Persichilli, Joseph M. and Daniels, Tammy V.
"Mentoring for Nursing Research: Students' Perspectives and Experiences,"
Journal of Nursing Student Research:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/josnr/vol1/iss1/2