The PULSE Program is supported by the application of the Mutual Benefits Model to nursing mentoring relationships. The model illustrates the mutual benefits between the peer mentors, mentees, and the Hunt School of Nursing.
The volunteer mentoring program operates within the Hunt School of Nursing and is overseen by a faculty advisor and a student program coordinator. Mentees report to their peer mentors and peer mentors report to the student program coordinator. The student program coordinator selects volunteer peer mentors, matches peer mentors and mentees based on their applications, and supervises mentoring services as well as plans program workshops and activities with additional guidance from the faculty advisor if necessary. Peer mentors and mentees are matched based on the discretion of the student program coordinator and faculty advisor, taking into account type of nursing program, similar professors, similar nursing career goals, and preferences for frequency of meetings. P eer mentors can simultaneously participate in the program as a mentee if they choose.