Mentoring and coaching: a model guiding professional nurses to executive success

J Nurs Adm. 2012 Nov;42(11):536-41. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31827144ea.


Although many nurses aspire to executive positions, they lack the knowledge, support, and guidance to handle the challenges. To succeed at the executive level, ongoing deliberate skill development coupled with support is crucial across a nurse's career trajectory. This article introduces a model emphasizing the importance of mentoring and/or coaching for the aspiring executive nurse leader.

MeSH terms

  • Career Mobility
  • Humans
  • Leadership*
  • Mentors*
  • Nurse Administrators / education*
  • Nurse Administrators / standards
  • Staff Development / methods