I am an RN - MS student in a Nurse Admin Leadership Track. For my practicum, I will be helping the coordinators of a nurse residency program design and develop - hopefully - a robust facilitator curriculum based on the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) guidelines, with the intention of equipping facilitators of nurse residents to be effective overseers of nurse resident development. (To the uninformed, a facilitator is like a mentor or advisor, an experienced nurse who provides informal and/or structured guidance, counseling, and direction in various ways to the nurse resident.)
My first step is assessment. I would like to find out from other members on allnurses.com who have been in a nurse residency program how the facilitator role is perceived and experienced in their program, the good, the bad and the ugly about theur experiences. I have created a brief survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PJG6P2B
) which is anonymous. I don't want to know which program you are or were in AT ALL, just gathering data about facilitators to try and build a great program for them.
I hope it's ok to ask for this on this forum. I have read such an abundance of great advice and tips and all sorts in allnurses, that it was the first place I thought of when I was considering the gathering if data for my practicum.