The purposes of the peer mentoring program are to provide academic support and promote engagement.
Mentors are students who are:
- A knowledgeable and experienced guide
- A caring, thoughtful and humane facilitator
- A role model
- A trusted ally or advocate
Mentees are the College's students who desire to enhance their college experience through:
- Establishing positive, personal relationships within BRCN
- Seeking help to develop academic and life skills
- Accessing academic and college resources
- Enhancing their ability to interact comfortably and productively with people/groups from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Process to become a Mentor
- Fill out an application
- Willing to mentor on a voluntary basis
- Be of Junior or Senior status in good standing
- Must meet all qualifications:
- Have no ICARE or student code of conduct violations
- Go through peer mentor training
- Up hold the peer mentoring guidelines and responsibilities for being a good mentor
- Obtain one faculty and one staff or faculty for a total of 2 signatures must sign off on the student participation as a mentor.
- Be approved by the Learning Resource Center
The application deadline for becoming a mentor for the following academic year is “March 30th. Applications are obtained from and submitted to the Learning Resource Center.
Process to become a Mentee
- Complete Mentee application
- Return to Sarah Mueller in Student Services
For more information feel free to reference the Peer Mentoring Program booklet.
*Applications for mentees will be available at Commitment to Care as well as online and in the Student Services Office.
*The day to day management of the program will be run by Sarah Mueller, firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-228-5520 Ext. 6997, in the Learning Resource Center
Becoming a Peer Tutor is an opportunity to increase communication and interpersonal skills, as well as prepare for the NCLEX examination. Peer tutoring challenges tutors to retain information, understand its application within a clinical setting, and explains course work in their own words.
The purpose of all tutoring at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to help students/peers become more independent learners. Tutors provide individual and/or group tutoring to students. Peer tutors meet with students to clarify and review concepts taught in class, explain processes and help students solve specific problems. Tutoring is a “student centered” activity, and as such, the emphasis and content of the tutoring sessions is determined by the students’ needs. Tutoring is a supplement to teaching, not a replacement for class attendance and participation.
- To help students maximize, expand, and improve their academic skills
- Top listen & respond to the academic needs of others with creativity, energy, sensitivity and patience
- To reinforce students’ understanding of subject-specific course material
- To share subject-specific study skills
- To promote and speak professionally of the services and programs of the LRC/BRCN
Peer Tutoring Process and Requirements:
- Received a minimum of a grade of “B” in any course they wish to tutor
- Have at least one faculty recommendation
- Successfully complete an interview
- Participate in Peer Tutor Orientation and Training
- Attend Peer Tutor Meetings, if applicable
- Exhibit professional conduct on and off campus
- Have strong interpersonal and communication skills