"Staying Connected" Increases Scholarly Productivity Through Peer Mentorship

Sunday, 17 November 2013: 11:40 AM

Melinda Hermanns, PhD, RN
College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

Problem:  Collaborative scholarly group productivity depends on effective peer-mentorship, openness to change, and ability to negotiate roles.    Our group began working together in late 2009 as a means to promote scholarly productivity.

Method:  Effective peer- mentorship is a process involving trust, questioning, forward-looking feedback, and resilience as a writer. 

Results:  We’ll discuss our group’s evolution from doctoral students to established faculty members using a peer-mentorship model.

Conclusion:  Peer mentorship and support was successful in increasing scholarly productivity through a collaborative scholarly group.