ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí is the first college to commence an independent baccalaureate nursing program at a college in British Columbia. In response to a need for an enhanced social culture, personal/professional/academic growth, and improved student experiences, the BSN Peer Mentorship program was created.
The BSN Peer Mentorship program is a formal mentorship program in a casual environment. The program is directly aimed at enriching social culture and developing social connectedness, encouraging student interactions and camaraderie, and facilitating a community of support and engagement (1).
Peer mentorship is also known to facilitate personal and professional growth (2), and positively impact oneâ€™s academic performance (3,4).
The BSN Peer Mentorship program is the initial phase of our vision: a culture of engagement, support, and community.
- Gilmour, Kopeikin & Douche, 2007
- Howard & Smith-Goodwin, 2010
- Bulut, Hisar & Demir, 2010 4. Colalillo, 2007