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The LEBN #NURturship mentoring program exists to develop meaningful connections between individuals seeking or providing guidance and support in the nursing profession


We aim to:

  • Implement a structured process that facilitates a supportive and encouraging  relationship leading to fulfillment of both the mentor and mentee.

  • Promote mutual sharing and camaraderie that will foster professional and  personal growth through open communication and continuous collaboration

  • Provide multiple venues to share experiences and learning opportunities and to  safely convey challenges and potential barriers 

#NURturship Mentors

  • Serve as a resource person to provide moral support, guidance, and advice

  • Help the mentee develop her/his own vision for the future

  • Provide ongoing positive & constructive feedback on professional and personal developmental areas

  • Each mentor may have a maximum of 2 mentees


Mentor Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and 3-5 years of work experience (will be matched with nursing students and new graduates), or; 

  • BSN with >5 years (will be matched with nurses with <3 years of experience), or;

  • Graduate degrees with  >5 years of work experience (will be matched with nurses of any experience level)

  • Exemplifies strong commitment to professional development 

#NURturship Mentees

  • Communicate effectively with the mentor and initiate and drive the relationship

  • Identify goals and seek feedback from the mentor

  • Take an active role in their own development

Mentee Eligibility Criteria


  • Student nurses

  • New graduate/newly hired nurses w/less than 1 year of work experience

  • Nurses at all experience levels seeking career guidance and development 

Matching Guidelines

  • Interested parties will submit applications to become mentees or mentors (see attached)

  • Applications will be reviewed by the designated LEBN committee member

  • Mentee/mentor candidates will be contacted by an LEBN committee member once selected for participation

  • The LEBN committee will communicate with both parties to facilitate mutual matching and ensure the completion of the mentorship agreement (see attached)

  • In the event that the compatibility of the mentor/mentee relationship is deemed unsuitable, the mentor/mentee may be able to discontinue the agreement within the first 3 months of the program by contacting the LEBN committee member to discuss options.

Interested in the #NURturship Program?

Applying is easy!

Simply download the correct form, fill it out and e-mail the completed document to

Once it is received you will be contacted with further details.

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