Mentoring Program

The Art of Mentoring in Nursing

via Video Conferencing to Acute Care Facilities

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm on May 10, 17, & 24, 2016


Thursdays at 7:30 am on June 9, 16, & 23, 2016



The intent is that each participant will understand mentoring as a process and develop skills and confidence relevant to mentoring a nursing colleague or nursing student.

Learning Objectives:  

After completing this 3-hour workshop, each participant will be able to:

  1. Describe mentoring as a process.
  2. Identify at least two approaches for engaging mentees.
  3. Describe appropriate methods to address issues that mentees might present.
  • May 10:  Mentoring, Mentors, & Mentees           5:30 – 6:40 pm
  • May 17:  Engaging Mentees                             5:30 – 6:40 pm
  • May 24:  Mentoring Issues                              5:30 – 6:40 pm


  • June 9:    Mentoring, Mentors, & Mentees           7:30 – 8:40 am
  • June 16:  Engaging Mentees                             7:30 – 8:40 am
  • June 23:   Mentoring Issues                             7:30 – 8:40 am

Workshop Coordinators: 

LeAnn Ogilvie, RN, NE-BC & Dr. Rita Cheek, RN, BSN, MN, PhD

There is no fee for attending this workshop.

To successfully complete each hour of this workshop and earn 1 contact hour, participants must

a) be present for the entire hour and

b) complete a written evaluation at the end.

We encourage you to attend all 3 sessions and earn 3 contact hours.

 This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Registration for the May Workshop:  Click Here

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Registration for the June Workshop:  Click Here

Deadline: June 1, 2016

How Do I Connect?

Your healthcare facility must have video conferencing connection ability in order for you to connect remotely.  Please provide your facility’s IT contact information during registration.


Contact Kailyn Dorhauer at [email protected] or 406-994-7709

This workshop is sponsored by St. Patrick Hospital (Missoula) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).  No conflict of interest was identified for planners or coordinators.


Mentoring Program for RN to BSN Students in Montana


APIN introduces the Mentoring Program to connect RN students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with a mentor who is an experienced registered nurse and has a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The mentor/mentee relationship will last for the duration of the student’s program which is expected to bet 1 – 2 years.  The purpose of this program is to provide encouragement and support to RNs who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing so that they will successfully finish their program of study and feel confident in their new skills.

One mentor will work with one RN student.  Each paired mentor and mentee determine when and how they will communicate.  Their interactions may be face-to-face, by telephone, e-mail, online/social networking, or Skype.  A combination of approaches is recommended.  To evaluate this program, each mentor and mentee will be asked about (1) frequency and types of interaction, (2) level of satisfaction and (3) any problems during the process. This program also gives experienced nurses an opportunity to share mentoring experiences with each other.

Mentors are currently being recruited.  To volunteer or obtain additional information, please contact Rita Cheek at (406) 360-6481 or [email protected].