A lack of ethnic diversity exists among nurses in faculty and leadership. The lack of ethnic diversity in higher-level leadership positions could continue to encumber access for Black nurses into these higher ranks and access to resources for individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in nursing education (Phillips & Malone, 2014). Historically ethnic and racial minority individuals in influential leadership positions provide opportunities for the other aspiring racial and ethnic minority leaders (Gomez & Bernet, 2019) by providing prominent role models for students and early career nurses. Mentoring is indisputably crucial for developing leaders to advance and transform the nursing discipline (Anderson et al., 2019) and increase the retention of faculty, especially faculty of color in nursing. The study is grounded in critical race theory to understand how Black women academic nurse leaders experience mentoring and mentoring others in academic nursing. The purpose of this study is two folds. (1) to examine how Black women academic nurse leaders perceive mentoring in academic nursing using critical race theory as the guiding framework. (2) To explore the critical role of mentoring in promoting and advancing Black women academic nurse leaders.
|Title of host publication||The Perspectives of Black Academic Nurse Leaders on Mentoring experiences for Career Advancement.|
|Publisher||Association of Black Nurse Faculty Inc.|
|State||Accepted/In press - Jul 2022|