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The School of Nursing, in all locations, will transition in-person nursing classes to remote format on Tuesday, 10/26/21. In-person student clinicals for Tuesday, 10/26, are cancelled in all locations. Students should contact their faculty members with any questions related to classes.
Faculty and staff who would normally work in person should work remotely on Tuesday, 10/26.
Normal operations are expected to resume at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 10/27/2021

Peer Mentor

Coming to a new place can be difficult, even a bit scary — that’s why our peer mentors are here to help make the transition easier.

Our mission is to promote academic and personal success for nursing students at Rutgers School of Nursing by creating an environment of support and scholarship through mentorship.

Although not everyone can be a peer mentor, those who are selected love what they do. Their job is to help new students find their way to their classes, locate the best places to eat, and learn more about how to navigate online tools.

Important Dates

  • Friday, October 8, 2021  – Application opens
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – Virtual Info Session (get more information and questions answered about the program!) – RSVP for the Info Session
  • Sunday, October 17, 2021  – Application closes
  • Monday, October 18  – Friday, October 22, 2021 Campus Interviews
  • Friday, October 22, 2021 – Candidates notified of their Acceptance
  • Monday, November 1, 2021 – Peer Mentor Training
  • Friday, November 19 and Friday, December 15, 2021 – Second Degree Newark Orientations (In-Person)

How It Works

Every new student is assigned to a peer mentor. Peer mentors will contact their assigned mentees by e-mail prior to the start of the semester. Once the mentees arrive on campus, their peer mentor groups will begin meeting starting the first week of classes. By the end of your first semester, mentees will feel more acclimated to their new life as a nursing student.

Peer Mentors

There are between 5-10 peer mentors per campus. As a peer mentor, you must:

  • Attend meetings (monthly check-in meeting with peer mentors and campus advisor), trainings (SON Student Leadership Retreat with peer mentor advisors/professional staff) and orientations.
  • Participate in the planning of one active large-scale program per peer mentor group per campus each month pertaining to the theme for the month.
  • Plan one passive program individually each semester.
  • Help with the selection process of new peer mentors (group process day).
  • Mentor up to 10 assigned mentees.
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in the School of Nursing.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Possess a true desire to help others succeed in the nursing program.

Campus Coordinator

There is one campus coordinator per campus. As a campus coordinator, you must:

  • Attend meetings (monthly check-in meeting with campus advisor), trainings (SON Student Leadership Retreat with peer mentor advisors/professional staff) and orientations.
  • Synthesize program requests from peer mentors and create programming timeline for the semester.
  • Meet with campus professional staff advisor to review programs for the semester.
  • Help with the future on-boarding of new peer mentors (development of timeline, information sessions, and selection process).
  • Mentor up to five assigned mentees.
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in the School of Nursing.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Possess a true desire to help others succeed in the nursing program.

Join Our Team

The application will appear below when available. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Engagement team at student.engagement@sn.rutgers.edu.

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