The FNU Professional Organizational Mentoring Program (POMP) matches FNU faculty (mentors) with underrepresented midwifery and nurse practitioner students to provide support and mentorship. The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is currently seeking faculty mentors and student mentees to participate in the FNU POMP program.
The FNU POMP program is open to any faculty looking to serve as a mentor for students in the midwifery and nurse practitioner tracks. Four (4) FNU faculty mentors will be selected to participate in the program through a selection process. The program allows faculty mentors to join a professional organization in their field, as well as gives them the opportunity to attend a professional conference. Conference registration and professional membership fees are covered for all faculty mentors selected.
While at conferences, mentors are tasked with meeting with mentees at least once a day to give advice on how to mingle at the conference; speaking with presenters and critical members; introducing mentees to important organizational leaders; and introducing mentees to a chairperson of a particular committee within the professional organization. Mentors also work with mentees to develop poster displays at conferences and help them network and get involved in their particular field of study. Mentors also provide support and guidance for their professional careers. After the conference, mentors are tasked with continued professional development with student mentees.
Benefits of being a Mentor
*Improve communication and personal skills
*Develop leadership and management qualities
*Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
*Increase your confidence and motivation
*Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers
*Enhance your CV
*Increase your circle of friends
*Gain recognition for your skills and experience
*Benefit from a sense of fulfillment and personal growth
The FNU POMP program is open to underrepresented nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner students at FNU. The program allows students to join a professional organization in their field, as well as gives them the opportunity to attend a professional conference. Conference registration and professional membership fees are covered for all students selected as mentees. Twenty (20) mentees will be selected to participate in the program through a selection process.
Benefits of being a Mentee
*Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
*Learn from the experiences of others
*Increase your social and academic confidence
*Become more empowered to make decisions
*Develop your communication, study and personal skills
*Develop strategies for dealing with both personal and academic issues
*Identify goals and establish a sense of direction
*Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your university career
Any FNU faculty interested in becoming a mentor in the FNU POMP program, please complete a program application at https://forms.gle/esGeeKiVi5BhLMmN6.
Any underrepresented nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner students interested in becoming a mentee in the FNU POMP program, please complete a program application at https://forms.gle/JtMTmZLiDd6QZAo88.
The deadline to apply to become a faculty mentor or a student mentee is October 31, 2020.