Mentorship Opportunities

AANN is proud to support members and ABNN certificants with a variety of different mentorship opportunities. 

Tri-Board Mentorship Program

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN), and the Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF) together are the three pillars driving neuroscience nursing excellence. AANN, ABNN, and AMWF collaborate on a mentorship initiative to address a shortage of mentors for neuroscience nurses at all levels of development in the nursing profession. The mentoring program has been established as part of our commitment to the professional development needs of our members. The goal of this program is to provide neuroscience trainees and practice professionals the opportunity for mentoring in clinical, research, and clinician educator pathways, as well as advice regarding career development. The AANN/ABNN/AMWF Mentorship Program is designed to match mentors and mentees based on their strengths and weaknesses to help foster growth in both individuals. Read more about the program in the Tri-Board Mentorship Handbook

Term Length: Typical length is 1-year (June 1, 2024 - May 31, 2025), however, this can be decided between the mentor and mentee based on the goals of the mentee.

Download the Tri-Board Mentorship Handbook

Mentor Information

Any experienced neuroscience nurse that is an AANN member or ABNN certificant may apply to serve as a mentor. Those in either academic or private practice from all training backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The experienced mentor should be a source of support for nurses/student nurses, available to answer questions, provide insight, and encourage involvement within AANN, ABNN or AMWF. As a mentor, you will directly support our shared mission to advance your fellow neuroscience nurses. 

Complete the mentor application and send along with your current CV to Applications are due by Friday, April 26, 2024.

Download the Mentor Application

Mentee Information

Mentee applicants must be AANN members or an ABNN certificants and nurses with an interest in mentorship on the furthering of their neuroscience career. Successful mentees are willing to assume responsibility for their own learning and growth.  They seek challenging assignments and responsibilities. While they are receptive to feedback and coaching by the mentor, they also are willing to constructively give feedback.  

Complete the mentee application and send along with your current CV to Applications are due by Friday, April 26, 2024.

Download the Mentee Application

Abstract Submission Webinar: 

Abstract Submission 101: From Idea to Acceptance

Dea Mahanes, DNP RN CCNS CNRN FNCS, and Erin Fecske, DNP APRN CNRN CPNP-PC, of the AANN Annual Meeting Planning Committee presented a webinar on the key elements of abstract development, including coming up with an idea, developing your concept, choosing a presentation format, writing the abstract content, and identifying objectives or learning outcomes. Differences in abstract development for knowledge-based presentations, results of quality improvement projects, and research reports were also reviewed. The AANN abstract format was used as an example, but the information can be applied to the submission process for any conference. Participants will earn 1 CE credit for viewing the recording of the webinar and completing an evaluation. 

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