Date of Graduation

Winter 12-16-2022

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


MSN project

First Advisor

Susan Mortell

Second Advisor

Carla Martin


Problem: A Southern Californian community college associate degree nursing program has a peer-to-peer mentorship program that does not get regularly, objectively evaluated.

Context: The community college nursing program has been implementing the peer mentorship program for years, but it does not have an evaluation tool, outside of grades, to evaluate its peer mentors.

Interventions: Implement new educational training tools about mentorship, and its benefits and the many types of roles that a mentor can take on. Also, to develop and implement a pre and post-survey for the mentors to self-evaluate their mentorship skills at the beginning and end of the semester and evaluate data regarding the effects of mentoring on the peer mentors.

Measures: At least 85% return of post mentorship surveys will be completed by November 30, 2022. Post mentorship surveys will demonstrate a 10% increase in the mentor’ perceived mentorship ability on the self-evaluation survey tool.

Results: Implementation of the project is planned for August 2022, with completion by December 2022.

Conclusions: Formal evaluation of the school’s current mentorship program will benefit the student mentors and mentees and promote improved graduation rates from the nursing program.

Keywords: nursing, student nurse, mentorship, burnout, resilience, and retention