• College of Nursing Alumni

    Mentorship Program

The UCF College of Nursing Alumni Mentorship Program launches again this fall. In the spirit of Knights helping Knights, the Nursing Alumni Mentorship Program enables alumni to share their professional and personal experience and expertise with current UCF students. This program specifically pairs nursing alumni with senior BSN students as well as Second Degree BSN students, who are looking for guidance as they transition into their nursing careers. The connections made in the program help prepare our students for a successful future and leave a lasting impact on our campus community.

    Alumni

    Impact the life of a future alumknight by participating in this year’s program.

     

    If you are interested in serving as an alumni mentor, please follow the instructions below. The application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is Sept. 25, 2022.

      1. Sign up on UCF Knights Network
        • Select Alumni Affiliation.
        • Answer Yes to the question: Are you applying for the 2022-2023  Nursing Alumni Mentorship Program? 
        • Select your First, Second and Third choices on areas you can help your mentee develop.
      2. Complete your Profile.
      3. Wait to be matched!
        • You will receive an email notification after applications close and you have been matched between Sept. 26-30.
      1. Visit UCF Knights Network
        • Click Edit Profile.
        • Scroll to "Other Information" and answer the first four questions.
        • Don't forget to save.
      2. Update your Profile:
      3. Wait to be matched!
        • You will receive an email notification after applications close and you have been matched between Sept. 26-30.

      Our hope is that mentoring will be a positive and enriching experience where you will be able to:

      • Refine your coaching and mentoring skills
      • Develop meaningful connections with current students and provide a positive impact as they prepare to enter the industry
      • Experience a connection with UCF and be in the know of all university happenings

      Students

      Alumni are an invaluable resource. Build a networking of relationships to support you during your education

       

      If you are interested in having a mentor, please register and complete your profile today. The application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is Sept. 25, 2022. 

      1. Sign up on UCF Knights Network
        • Select Student Affiliation.
        • Answer Yes to the question: Are you applying for the 2022-2023  Nursing Alumni Mentorship Program? 
        • Select your First, Second and Third choices on areas you can help your mentee develop.
      2. Complete your Profile.
      3. Wait to be matched!
        • You will receive an email notification after applications close and you have been matched between Sept. 26-30.
      1. Visit UCF Knights Network
        • Click Edit Profile.
        • Scroll to "Other Information" and answer the first four questions.
        • Don't forget to save.
      2. Update your Profile:
      3. Wait to be matched!
        • You will receive an email notification after applications close and you have been matched between Sept. 26-30.

      Having a mentor can contribute enormously to your success in future professional aspirations. Much of the learning that contributes to our success happens not only in the classroom, but through real world experience. Without a mentor, that learning occurs mostly through trial and error. With a mentor, however, even experienced professionals can benefit from the experiences and expertise of someone who has withstood the trial and can help us avoid the error. Similarly, those new to the industry or interested in learning about the industry will discover that being a mentee shortens the learning curve for acquiring the skills and knowledge most critical to a successful career.


      Additional skills you can gain from participating are:

      • Learning new things about yourself: The self-reflection that can result from a mentoring relationship can be a powerful growth experience and provide you with new insights about yourself
      • Making more of your strengths and exploring your hidden talents: A good mentor will push you to do more with your strengths
      • Expanding your personal network: Entering a mentoring relationship adds your mentor to your personal network, and may lead to an introduction to the individuals in the mentor’s network
      • A source of referrals: Your mentor may refer you to other mentors once they have a better understanding of your needs, abilities, and goals
       

      Program Timeline

      • Applications Open – August 29, 2022
      • Applications Close – September 25, 2022
      • Match Week – September 26-30, 2022
      • Meet Your Match – October 3-7, 2022
      • Program End – May 1, 2023

      Program Schedule

      • Mentorship Milestone 1: Knights Give Back – October 22, 2022
      • Mentorship Milestone 2: Career Webinar – November 9, 2022
      • Mentorship Milestone 3: Career Webinar – February 15, 2023
      • Mentorship Milestone 4: Career Webinar – March 21, 2023
      • Mentorship Milestone 5: End of Year Survey – April 24-28, 2023

      If you have missed a deadline or have questions, please contact us at [email protected]

      The mentor program for the 2022-2023 academic year will run from October-May.

        The deadline to apply to be a mentor or mentee is Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m.

        You can find mentorship resources in UCF Knights Network

        Watch the Power of Mentoring with Lori Hunt at TEDxCCS

        Questions? Email us at [email protected].