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Mentorship: The value in vulnerability

Author(s): Andrea M. Brooks, DNP, MBA, CRNP, FNP-BC

Shortly after being selected as the inaugural recipient of the American Nurses Foundation Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Award in June 2019, my life began to change. I graduated with my master’s in business administration in August, became president of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners in October, and had my beautiful baby girl in January. As I yielded to the increasing demands of both my personal and professional life, I felt my once well-orchestrated world slipping away. I needed guidance to help navigate my new normal. Fortunately, an important aspect of the Foundation’s Rivet Award program, which supports emerging nurse leaders as they integrate their health expertise into new civic and professional opportunities, was the opportunity to engage in mentorship.

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