Mentoring Factors, Commitment and Competency

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MENTORING FACTORS, COMMITMENT AND COMPETENCY OF
CLINICAL INstructors in the different NURSING schools
IN ILIGAN CITY ACADEMic year 2010-2011

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An Undergraduate Thesis Presented to the
Faculty of the COLLEGE OF NURSING
Mindanao State University-Iligan
Institute of Technology

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In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
For the Degree Bachelor of
Science in Nursing

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ESPINOSA, MARIA LAARNI C.
ESTILLOTE, BRUCE RHICK A.
HORA, NEIL JOSEPH M.

FEBRUARY 2011

CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM and ITS SCOPE

Introduction
It is imperative in any institution to preserve a culture of excellence in order to survive in this competitive world. Nursing, as one of the most important profession and oldest as well, makes up one of the largest numbered competing profession in any corner of this world. As technology becomes more sophisticated, so should nursing knowledge and skills be, and the sustenance of the safe and quality patient care in the field of nursing lies within the boundaries of competent and committed mentoring in any nursing schools. Philippines is not an exemption to this. Its competitiveness in nursing in terms of the number of graduates and of overseas workers is becoming more evident at the present. But there lies a question as to whether mentoring in this country is competent and successful. As defined by Clinton, 2005 Mentoring is “a relational experience in which one person, the mentor, empowers another person, the mentee, by a transfer of resources. Empowerment can include such things as new habits, knowledge, skills, desires, values, connections to resources for growth and development of potential” while Kapustin and Murphy, 2008 further defines mentoring as “ a developmental relationship between a more experienced individual and a less experienced individual. This relationship is built upon the ideas of collaboration and partnership, whereby the more experienced individual is able to provide guidance and the less experienced individual learns and grows into a successful, productive member of an organization or institution. The origin of the word "mentor" is the character Mentor in Homer's Odyssey.” It is reflected in these definitions that the productivity and growth of a less experienced individual in terms of values, habits, knowledge, skills and desires lies upon the empowerment of that individual by an experienced individual through a collaborative relationship. The experienced individual in return, by involving in this relationship, can also experience personal growth and become more competent, and this can only happen through proper and competent mentoring relationship. Competency or the skills and knowledge in mentoring nursing students are necessary elements for effective transfer or share of knowledge and skills in nursing. Without competence in mentoring, it is impossible to meet the goal of relationship which is to transfer the skills and knowledge in nursing. It is important to give emphasis on the evaluation and assessment of factors involve in the commitment and competency of the clinical instructors because this somehow affects the views of the next nursing generation on the nursing profession.

Conceptual framework

Figure 1. Schematic Diagram of the Study
In this study, the researchers tried to evaluate the commitment, knowledge and skills of the clinical instructors. Factors affecting their mentoring commitment and competency were also determined. Figure 1 shows that Pittenger and Heimann’s Mentorship and Self-Efficacy Model and Daloz’s Model of Mentoring are the governing principles of this study. The researchers evaluated the factors affecting the cognitive and psychological aspect of the clinical instructors....
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