Online Courses

Mentoring - Planned & Formal

Price: $10.00 CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 6/1/2022

This course covers the reasons why mentoring is so important, as well the concepts, outcomes, and relevance of mentoring. Without mentoring, nurses may not feel supported and, as a result, they may not become fully engaged in their units, consequently becoming disillusioned with their profession. Nurses who have been mentored have generally found their nursing experience to be positive and worthwhile, and ultimately go on to mentor others. This course covers the characteristics of a mentor and the differences between the role of mentor and the role of preceptor - help bridge the gap between didactic information and early clinical experience.


AdventHealth University Division echelon is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider Number P0348

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

This course reports to CE Broker
ANCC Accredited Organization
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Define mentoring and its relevance.
  2. Understand differences between precepting and mentoring.
  3. Examine the role of the mentor and apply the principles to a mentoring program.
  4. Identify how mentoring helps to bridge the gap between didactic information and early clinical experience.
  5. Discuss how mentoring helps develop critical thinking skills. 

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Revisioning Author: M. Julie Talmadge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Julie Talmadge is a family nurse practitioner with 15 years of experience as a  nurse practitioner.  She currently works in acute care with a surgical residency program in Orlando, Florida.  In 2013 she was awarded her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Dr. Talmadge is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Central Florida Advanced Nursing Practice Council.  She currently serves on the Florida Board of Nursing, as appointed by the Governor (term 2018-2020). She has been adjunct faculty at the University of Central Florida and has precepted graduate nurse practitioner students.


This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Lori Thompson, MSN, RN

Lori Thompson, MSN, RN, is currently the Director of Clinical Education and Staff Development at AdventHealth Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital).  Lori was one of the Online Critical Care Nurse Training Program Coordinators for Florida Hospital and the Center for Nursing Education. She coordinated with the authors, subject matter experts, and hospital staff to ensure that echelon courses contain the most current information available and  has been a critical care nurse for over 20 years. She graduated from the Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida, with an AS in Nursing and her BSN from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, she went on to complete her MSN at Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2015 . Lori began to work at Florida Hospital in 1990 as a staff nurse in the ICU. She has been an Assistant Nurse Manager and an Education Specialist in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care unit. Lori is also a member of the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD).

This author has disclosed that there are no conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliations with this activity./i>

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Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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