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Keywords

Mentorship, Staff development

 

Authors

  1. SMITH, KAREN M. MEd, BSN, RNC

Abstract

This article describes the professional growth of a nurse who journeyed from being a staff nurse to becoming a coordinator of a national program. The critical turning points that fostered this nurse's development are detailed. The guidance and support of the nursing and hospital administration as well as the mentorship of fellow professionals were key in this developmental process. The communication of this story contributes to the varied tapestry of professional nursing.