Title page for ETD etd-04072004-214149

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Hill, Jacqueline Jones
Author's Email Address jhill16@lsu.edu
URN etd-04072004-214149
Title The Role of Mentoring in the Development of African American Nurse Leaders
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Educational Leadership, Research & Counseling
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Becky Ropers-Huilman Committee Chair
Marietta Del Favero Committee Co-Chair
Eugene Kennedy Committee Member
Isiah Warner Committee Member
Janet Rami Committee Member
  • levinson's adult developmental theory
  • african american nurse leaders in higher educatio
  • race
Date of Defense 2004-03-17
Availability unrestricted
The primary purpose of this study was to explore the role of mentoring in the development of African American nurses who have achieved leadership positions in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. This study also explored the similar and dissimilar mentoring experiences in same-race versus cross-race mentoring relationships. The theoretical framework for this study is Levinsonís adult developmental theory. A sequential mixed design was utilized. Forty-seven African American nurse leaders participated in Phase I, of which 10 were interviewed in Phase II. The findings showed that mentoring plays a role in the personal and professional development of African American nurse leaders in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. Moreover, the relevance of race varies in both same-race and cross-race mentoring relationships.
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