It is my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Nursing PhD program. Having been a student, mentee, and mentor, I think that the mentoring program provides the needed assistance to succeed. Since the beginning of the mentoring program in 2003, conversations with mentors and mentees have added strength to not only the mentoring program, but the PhD nursing program. One aspect that I am especially interested in is the idea of Cascade Mentoring where graduates of the program or students later in the program offer mentoring to the newer students. The cascade mentoring provides a different type of encouragement from those that have been there before.
My desire for you as a potential student or current student is that you will succeed and enjoy the experience of becoming a nurse scientist. I look forward to meeting each of you and helping you to find a mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential during this transition in your career
Best wishes for your academic success,
Dr. Susan Baxley