Frequently Asked Questions

How should I select a Mentor?

The Mentor should be someone who can provide guidance and feedback in a manner that allows the Scholar to grow in his or her leadership capacity. Scholars should select an individual not currently employed at their institution. Potential Mentors could be a senior leader, someone from your STTI chapter, or referred to you by a professional organization. 

Should I interview Mentor candidates?

If the Scholar does not have a prior relationship with the Mentor, it may be helpful to interview several possible candidates to determine whether there is a good fit between the Mentor’s expertise and the Scholar’s needs.

Should I work with my Mentor on my application?

Yes, Scholars should work collaboratively with their Mentor.

What if my Mentor cannot attend the workshops or convention?

It is essential that the selected Mentor attend both workshops and convention. If he or she is not available, a different Mentor must be selected.

Should I work with my academic administrator in the development of my Institution application and leadership project summary?

Yes, by involving the academic administrator in the development of the Institute application, he or she will be aware of the time and support that will be required for successful participation. This awareness should be reflected in their letter of support.

Who should submit the application?

The Scholar will complete and submit the application after working with his or her Mentor on it. 

May I send an email or fax the application?

No. All applications must be submitted via the online application system. Apply here.

Will participants receive continuing nursing education credit for completion of the Institute? 

Yes. Scholars and Mentors will receive continuing education credits for Workshops I and II.


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