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Seeking MSN program mentor

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laurengvoss is a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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I am completing my MSN in Nursing Education through WGU. I'm having some trouble finding a mentor for my capstone program. I live in the bay area (CA) and while we have many academic institutions, many have restrictions about taking outside graduate students. 

I'm hoping someone is interested in mentoring me throughout my capstone project. 

This is NOT a shadowing experience, and there is no minimum number of hours we would need to talk on the phone or email. 

Looking for:
- a Master's prepared (or higher) RN or NP employed at an academic institution. Adjunct professors/ instructors are great!

Requirements for mentors:
- a short training module online
- willingness to share information on the faculty role (attending or phoning into curriculum meetings, showing me how you develop assignments, etc)
- willingness to help me complete task items throughout my capstone and sign off on their completion 

What is required of me:
As I am getting my Master's in Nursing Education, my capstone focuses on designing a curriculum change, improvement or innovation. To do so I need to complete a needs assessment about your facility, then I will be completing a proposal paper that addresses the curriculum needs. 

In the end, I am hoping to create a 30-minute lecture (can be pre-recorded and given to you) directed towards pre-licensure students about OR nursing (hoping to garner interest and understanding of the role), but I can and will tailor my project depending on your experience, preference, ideas, etc. 

A little about myself: 
I've been in the OR for over 4 years. I started as a new grad in the OR and I love teaching! I'm a self-starter and have been very independent in my program thus far. I am willing to make a distance mentorship work via phone calls, online, texts, carrier pigeon, whatever it takes.

My email is laurengvoss@gmail.com if anyone is willing to help or wants more information!! 

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SummerGarden has 12 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ED, Acute Care, Front-line Management.

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Are you currently a working RN?  If so, try talking to your management team and/or your clinical nursing education department because someone may be an adjunct professor or a clinical nursing instructor. 

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I have just begun the same program at WGU.  I have been wondering about the capstone details. Thanks so much and good luck to you.

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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I graduated from WGU. My mentor worked in the same facility as I did. That is your best shot.

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