Volunteer with P-TECH Nursing Students

Give back to the profession and contribute to workforce development by mentoring a future nurse.

UMSON invites licensed registered nurses, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students, and Clinical Nurse Leader master’s students to mentor P-TECH high school students once they begin taking nursing classes at Baltimore City Community College.

Supporting high school students who are committed to a nursing career enhances the likelihood that they will succeed and continue on to earn their BSN. All mentors receive training and orientation prior to being partnered with a mentee (one mentee per mentor). We seek a diverse group of mentors to support, engage, and communicate with our P-TECH Nursing students.

Why is mentoring future nurses important?

In addition to providing support and guidance to students in the general scope of what nurses do, you have the unique opportunity to serve as a role model for professional values and behaviors and to instill professional integrity. This includes professional socialization and the promotion of positive values, attitudes, behaviors, and inclusivity. Mentors help students navigate barriers and empower their mentees to embrace the nursing profession, ultimately increasing the diversity of our nursing workforce.

What will I do as a mentor?

You will partner with one P-TECH Nursing student to provide emotional support, encouragement, and meaningful feedback as your mentee progresses through the nursing program(s). Students start their nursing coursework at BCCC.

Complete the required background check (at no charge to you), mentoring training, and orientation. Attend four on-campus mentor events annually and complete monthly electronic communication with your mentee. Attend semiannual mentor-mentee appreciation events, as able.

Learn more about becoming a mentor.

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