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Table 2 Overview of results

From: Mentoring the working nurse: a scoping review

Overview of results Number of articles (N=), percent of total (%)
Goal of mentoring program N= 69
 Strengthen a type of clinical care N = 30 (43%)
 Promote evidence-based practice N = 11 (16%)
 Promote retention N = 8 (12%)
 New graduate nurse transition to practice N = 8 (12%)
 Leadership development N = 5 (7%)
 Other N = 7 (10%)
Scale of facility-based mentoring N= 55*
*Articles about facility-based mentoring
 One facility N = 23 (42%)
 2–10 facilities N = 11 (20%)
 10–50 facilities N = 12 (22%)
 50–100 facilities N = 4 (7%)
 Over 100 facilities N = 5 (9%)
Number of mentors N= 69
 0 to 10 N = 13 (19%)
 10 to 50 N = 8 (11%)
 50 to 100 N = 4 (6%)
 Over 100 N = 4 (6%)
 Unspecified/unable to determine N = 40 (58%)
Number of mentees N= 69
 0 to 10 N = 8 (11%)
 10 to 50 N = 17 (25%)
 50 to 100 N = 4 (6%)
 Over 100 N = 9 (13%)
 Unspecified/unable to determine N = 31 (45%)
Frequency of contact N= 69
 Unspecified N = 27 (39%)
 At least once (some multiple) within 1 month N = 27 (39%)
 At least once (some multiple) within 2 months N = 10 (15%)
 Reported based on total hours or contact time N = 4 (6%)
 Other N = 1 (1%)
Duration of mentoring N =69
 Under 3 months N = 6 (9%)
 3 months to 6 months N = 7 (10%)
 6 months to 1 year N = 13 (19%)
 1 year or longer N = 24 (35%)
 Unspecified N = 19 (28%)