Nursing Now Challenge launches new mentoring platform
The Nursing Now Challenge is delighted to announce that the Vygo mentoring platform is now available to all Nursing Now Challenge participants!
Scroll down to read about the upcoming mentor training sessions.
Vygo is an Australian tech start-up that enables global peer support. Co-founders Ben Hallett and Joel Di Trapani built Vygo on two convictions: everyone deserves to have a champion, and everyone deserves to champion someone else.
The Vygo mentoring platform will provide support programmes for students as well as registered nurses and midwives taking part in Nursing Now Challenge leadership development programmes throughout each stage of their nursing and midwifery journey, ensuring a holistic and inclusive support experience. Mentors and mentees will be able to discuss global health topics, share personal experiences, and soundboard their ideas through this mentoring initiative.
Aspiring mentors will also have the opportunity to complete mentoring competency training to enhance their communication and conflict management skills – helping them to evolve into active listeners and indelible guides to empower and champion their learners.
Nursing and midwifery students will be able to receive advice and insight to support them in their studies and during their transition from student to registered practitioner.
“We’re aiming to empower nurses and midwives across the globe with new skills, no matter where they are in their careers,” Ben Hallett, Founder of Vygo.
The Vygo platform will facilitate new mentoring opportunities with experts from diverse professional fields and support Nursing Now Challenge nurses and midwives as they continue through their leadership journey.
There are currently three programs available…
Early-Career To Student Mentoring
The Nursing Now Challenge early-career to student mentoring programme will provide the opportunity for nursing and midwifery students to connect and engage with early-career nurse and midwife mentors from a wide range of countries, organisations and specialties. Early-career nurse and midwifery mentors will be able to offer their own personal leadership experiences, advice and insight to support students in their studies and during their transition from student to registered practitioner to leader.
Through this mentoring experience, both mentors and mentees will also be able to discuss global health topics and benefit from bidirectional learning and improved self-awareness, with early-career nurses and midwives having the opportunity to enhance their mentoring competencies to empower and champion their learners.
Nursing Now Challenge Alumni To Current Participants Mentoring
The Nursing Now Challenge alumni to current participants mentoring programme aims to facilitate bidirectional learning between nurse and midwife mentors who have already completed Nursing Now Challenge leadership development programmes, and nurse and midwife mentees currently participating in Nursing Now Challenge leadership development programmes. During this mentoring journey, Nursing Now Challenge alumni will utilise their own experiences to offer current participants advice and guidance on making the best of their leadership development programme, helping stimulate personal and professional growth.
As current participants progress through their Nursing Now Challenge programme, both mentor and mentee will be able to draw on the collective wealth of leadership knowledge learned, facilitating further pathways to leadership within a supportive environment.
Middle-Career/Senior To Early-Career Mentoring
The Nursing Now Challenge middle-career/senior to early-career mentoring programme enables nurses and midwives at different stages of their careers to benefit from bidirectional learning and improved self-awareness through engaging in meaningful discussions around leadership development and global health topics.
By sharing their personal experiences, ideas, expertise and good practice, middle-career/senior nurse and midwife mentors will be able to support student and early-career nurses and midwives in their leadership development journey, enhancing their skills as advocates, practitioners and leaders in health, locally, nationally and globally.