FAANP Mentorship Program
Fostering mentorship and leadership.
The FAANP Mentorship Program connects motivated, less-experienced NPs with Fellows who are both leaders in their field and willing to share their expertise to promote the career development of others. Whether you’re interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, we invite you discover the mutually rewarding benefits of FAANP mentorship.
About the FAANP Mentorship Program
Founded in 2006, the FAANP Mentorship Program is grounded in the belief that mentorship should:
- Mutually benefit both the mentee and mentor
- Focus on helping and guiding toward professional goals
- Involve time, energy, initiative, and follow-through to be successful
- Involve mentors as generous learning brokers
- Involve mentees committed to achieving defined objectives
Since its founding, the FAANP Mentorship Program has contributed to significant achievements in programs related to health policy, research, program development, publication and presentation skills, and leadership.
Interested in becoming a mentee? Learn what's required to participate and how to apply via the tabs below.
- FAANP applicants must be active, NP Members of AANP, and possess personal and professional qualities that ensure success in relationship building and likelihood of goal attainment through program participation. Students are not accepted into this program
- The mentorship program requires a one-year commitment from both the expert and the novice. (The application period opens annually in March, with the formalized one-year program starting in June.)
- Mentees will be expected to attend the National Conference in San Antonio, June 21-26, 2016, to meet their mentor and establish the pattern of the mentorship process that will last for the year between meetings
- A short interim report of progress will be expected midway during the mentorship. This will be authored by the mentee and approved by the mentor. This will keep the committee apprised of your progress
- Mentees will be expected to design and present a poster describing the achievement of your objectives during the AANP National Conference
- Mentees and mentors commit to clear and growth-producing communication
- No remuneration will be required to the mentor for the services provided
- This program is NOT a preparation or to be considered a pathway to achieving Fellowship in AANP