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University of Rochester Near Peer Mentor - 224744 in Rochester, New York

Near Peer Mentor Job ID 224744

Location School of Nursing Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Time as Reported Grade 001 SON Staff/Education Programs

Position End Date is 6/30/2022



The University of Rochester School of Nursing is seeking a near peer mentor to work with students in the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses (APNN). The near peer mentor is required to have successfully completed the APNN program and demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning and mentorship. During the two-year appointment, the Near Peer Mentor provides academic, social, and career mentorship. Additionally, the Near Peer Mentor offers student support in various venues including in-person, virtually, individual, and group to provide support as necessary.


Provide APNN students assistance with study methods that increase effective and efficient study habits and improve preparation for exams. Uses the teach-back method as part of tutoring and mentoring.

As a recent graduate of the APNN Program, provide career mentoring support such as: sharing nursing career exploration resources; introducing students to the Meliora Collective, Rochester Black Nurses Association, and other networking opportunities; and connecting students with the Greene Center for Career Development Engagement and CAPS Career Coach, as necessary.

In coordination with the CAPS Coordinator and Student Affairs Director, plan and facilitate APNN group events for social engagement and education on academic resilience (wellness, community engagement, transition support) and career professional success. Plan and coordinate with student representatives from Leading with Integrity for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CoDEI) as needed.

Meet with CAPS coordinator as needed throughout the year to examine student needs and effectiveness of near peer mentoring.Provide meeting feedback to CAPS Coordinator and note any potential student referrals.

Participate in monthly Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS) meetings and Pre-immersion Program orientation sessions three times per year to orient new students to CAPS.

Enter necessary appointment details into the CAPS database on a regular basis

Complete necessary trainings as determined by the CAPS Coordinator


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with successful completion of APNN program. Good interpersonal skills are essential for this position including good communication, active listening. dependability, leadership, motivation, and flexibility. The individual must be able to work independently with students while also being committed to working with CAPS and Student Affairs team members.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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