January 21st is National Thank Your Mentor Day! Every day, nurses advance the profession by guiding and advising others in their professional growth and development.
Nursing mentors make a difference every day in the lives of their mentees, as well as the lives of their mentee's patients.
Mentors are invaluable to nurses starting out in their career or making a change to another role, whether that might be a shift in their specialty, or advancing their career into a leadership position, or sharing their passion with new nurses through becoming an educator.
Take a moment today to celebrate the mentor(s) in your life! Let them know how appreciated they are.
Read more about the value of mentorship in nursing on LNF, or listen to a few nurse educators' experiences embarking on their new career path with support from their mentors: