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mentor

 [men´tor] (pl. men·tor)
a person with more experience in a given area who takes responsibility for helping someone with less experience to develop needed knowledge and skills.

mentor

[men′tər]
Etymology: Gk, Mentor, mythic educator
1 a more experienced, trusted adviser or counselor who offers helpful guidance to less experienced colleagues.
2 a person who enters into a relationship with a new nurse to provide him or her with a source of support and information as he or she learns new roles.

mentor

A professional and role model who advises and provides feedback for a junior colleague. Mentors may be a resource for career advancement, graduate clinical, research and publishing opportunities, funding, credential support, and obtaining tenure-track positions.

mentor

Graduate education  A professional and a role model who gives attention and feedback to a junior colleague
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