The Magic of Mentoring in Nursing, RNFM Radio, EPS 186


In episode 186 of RNFM Radio, the nurse podcasting trifecta of Kevin Ross, Keith Carlson, and Elizabeth Scala are joined by Dr. Louise Jakubik of The Nurse Mentoring Institute. Mentoring can be a practice, a value, and part of an organization’s culture, and Dr. Jakubik is the national expert in evidence-based nursing and mentoring research.

Nurse Mentoring Institute logoThe Nurse Mentoring Institute (NMI) was created by mentoring expert, Dr. Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP to prepare, support, and develop nurses and nursing organizations in practice, education and management roles through the art, science and wonder of mentoring. Their goal is to change the world by creating a mentoring culture, where individuals and organizations build and develop one another for success. NMI provides mentoring-related education and training, consultation, scientific innovation, and interpersonal inspiration. They also advance the evidence-based practice of mentoring in nursing through:

  • Incorporating the most up to date evidence into their mentoring programming
  • Actively conducting mentoring research and disseminating the outcomes
  • Advancing intellectual curiosity and scientific inquiry around mentoring
  • Encouraging leaders in healthcare to adopt a paradigm shift towards evidence-based mentoring

nmiThe Nurse Mentoring Institute’s 4th Annual conference will be held in Cherry Hill, NJ on November 3rd and 4th, 2016; if you attend, you’ll be able to learn evidence-based mentoring practices, meet Louise Jakubik and other mentoring superstars, and hear speakers including RNFM Radio’s dear friend, Dr. Renee Thompson, as well as Keith “Nurse Keith” Carlson, who will be speaking on the savvy uses of social media and face-to-face networking skills.





Meanwhile, the call for abstracts for the 2016 conference will open on February 1st, 2016. Visit NMI’s website for information about the submission process.

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Please note that The Journal of Pediatric Nursing is launching a series of articles over the course of 2016, all of which will be authored by Dr. Jakubik and her colleagues; this series will include all of NMI’s evidence-based practices for the edification of readers interested in mentoring in nursing.

Dr Louise JakubikDr. Louise Jakubik, PhD, RN-BC, CSP is a mentoring thought leader and workforce development expert. She is the President and Chief Mentoring Officer of the Nurse Mentoring Institute, an organization dedicated to the art, science, and wonder of mentoring. Louise is a master mentor and a leading research scientist on mentoring in nursing. Her research agenda spanning 10 years, explores mentoring practices and benefits for nurses and has included the development of 2 valid and reliable research instruments and a model for mentoring in nursing and their workplaces. She is dedicated to mentoring and helping organizations to build mentoring cultures through the use of her evidence-based mentoring model.

As a workforce development consultant, Louise assists organizational leaders to embed systems, structures, and values that promote career development and build mentoring cultures.  As a speaker, Louise brings not only her passion for mentoring but also practical tools and tips about how to make mentoring happen for individuals and organizations.  In June of 2014, she received the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association; this is the highest international recognition for professional speakers. She is one of only fewer than 30 nurses in the world who have earned this designation.


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