Finding the best mentor fit could prove to be vital
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Finding the best mentor fit could prove to be vital

Liz Halcomb @LizHalcomb Editor, Nurse Researcher

As an editor and professor I talk to many clinical nurses and nurse researchers about career development. I emphasise the importance of seeking out supportive mentors and connecting with experienced research teams. When embarking on a search for the right mentor or research team it is important to consider not only the area of research focus but also the ‘fit’ and the ability to work together. Successful mentoring requires the mentee to feel comfortable as part of the team, to receive feedback and to take risks as part of learning the craft.

Nurse Researcher. 30, 1, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/nr.30.1.5.s1

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