The program will start at the beginning of the students’ senior year and continue for three years. During the first year, students will learn about critical and progressive care nursing, the AACN professional organization, authentic leadership and healthy work environments, and what it means to serve on a professional nursing organization board by working close with their AACN GKCC board mentor. These students will transition from student to new graduate nurse during their second year in the ALM-M program. They will continue working closely with their mentor as they take on an Elect board position. During their final year in the ALM-M program, these students will have completed their first year in nursing practice and will assume an AACN GKC Chapter board position. The program comes full circle as these new board members become mentors for newly selected ALM-M students.
The AACN Greater Kansas City Chapter is dedicated to mentoring student nurses, for they are the future of our profession. Please help spread news of this exciting opportunity through-out your work settings, academic institutions, and wherever you might encounter interested student nurses.