SPP Topic: Reducing Readmissions for Psychiatric Patients through Medication Assessment

Does your SPP offer the opportunity to be a mentor in a practice setting? Cho et al. (2011) identified the following attributes of an outstanding mentor:

  • Exhibits enthusiasm, compassion, and selflessness
  • Acts as a career guide, tailored to the mentee
  • Is able to make a time commitment
  • Supports personal/professional balance
  • Has effective communication skills
  • Is respected in the workplace by peers and senior administrators
  • Is politically astute
  • Is highly knowledgeable in the field (Moran et al., 2020, p. 261)

Reflect upon the above eight attributes and how you would rate yourself as a mentor. How might you achieve increased competency in any of these attributes during your SPP to develop fully in your advanced practice role?