Effect of mentoring on professional values in model C clinical nurse leader graduates

Shena B. Gazaway, Lori Anderson, Autumn Schumacher, Chris Alichnie

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Background: Nursing graduates acquire their nursing values by professional socialization. Mentoring is a crucial support mechanism for these novice nurses, yet little is known about the model C clinical nurse leader graduate and the effects of mentoring. Aim: This investigation examined how mentoring affected the development of professional nursing values in the model C clinical nurse leader graduate. Methods: A longitudinal design was used to survey model C clinical nurse leader graduates before and after graduation to determine how different types of mentoring relationships influenced professional values. Demographic surveys documented participant characteristics and the Nurses Professional Values Scale – Revised (NPVS-R) assessed professional nursing values. Results: Mean NPVS-R scores increased after graduation for the formally mentored participants, while the NPVS-R scores decreased or remained unchanged for the other mentoring groups. However, no significant difference was found in NPVS-R scores over time (p =.092) or an interaction between the NPVS-R scores and type of mentoring relationships (p =.09). Conclusion: These results suggest that model C clinical nurse leader graduate participants experiencing formal mentoring may develop professional nursing values more than their colleagues. Implications for Nursing Management: Formal mentoring relationships are powerful and should be used to promote professional values for model C clinical nurse leader graduates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1044-1050
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2018



  • mentorship
  • model C clinical nurse leader graduate
  • professional values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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