1. Council, Kristen D. MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN
  2. Bowers, Cynthia J. DNP, RN, CNE


The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate the preparation provided to nurse mentors. The nine studies reviewed revealed four themes related to preparation of nurse mentors. Nursing professional development practitioners should use current literature to develop nurse mentor preparation tools to improve the outcomes of the nursing mentor-mentee relationship and impact patient care.