Leader2Leader Mentorship Program

The AONE Leader2Leader Mentorship Program connects AONE members from across the country for nursing leadership skill development through mentoring and personal relationships. Mentorship gives experienced nurse leaders an opportunity to help develop the next generation. It gives mentees guidance and resources for leadership as they are growing in their career.

Leader2Leader Mentorship Program Highlights:

  • Matching of mentors and mentees based on AONE core competencies for nurse managers and executives
  • Pre, mid and post-mentorship assessments
  • Discussion forums and advice sections for mentors and mentees
  • Set milestones for optimal mentoring experience



Participants will have the opportunity to develop business contacts, access industry information and gain valuable insights from experienced and successful nurse leaders.

AONE Members can sign up for the AONE Leader2Leader Mentorship Program as a mentor, mentee or both, free of charge! If you are not a member of AONE, visit www.aone.org/join and consider joining the association.

Click here to join the mentorship program and create your profile. Sign into the program using your AONE website login.

Why was the Leader2Leader Mentorship Program created?
Through surveys and task forces, AONE members said an online mentorship program would be beneficial to their professional development. Long-time leaders are looking for a way to share their experiences. New and emerging leaders are looking for professional guidance. In response, AONE developed the Leader2Leader Mentorship Program.

What can I do as a mentor/mentee?
In this program, members can create a profile, browse other mentors and mentees, and create meaningful mentoring relationships. The mentoring program is based on a six month relationship with specific milestones, tasks and deadlines. This outline is meant to be a launching point for mentors and mentees to customize for specific goals and objectives. Mentors and mentees have access to a host of articles and forums to ensure a positive and beneficial mentoring experience.

How are mentors and mentees matched?
Mentors and mentees are matched using questions and interests as identified on the profile you complete. Your compatibility score will be visible when selecting your mentor/mentee.

How do I communicate with my mentor/mentee?
The mentorship program is primarily online, however telephone conversations are encouraged. As mentorship matching is based on profile criteria, your mentor/mentee may not be in your area. However, if you are near each other, feel free to meet in person!

Who do I contact if I have more questions?
For additional information on the Leader2Leader Mentorship Program, please contact Kassandra Benson at kbenson@aha.org or (312) 422-2800.