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How do we make the next generation of CRNAs better than the previous generation? This is the question that led today’s guest, Richard Wilson, DNAP, CRNA, to get involved in education and provide leadership training mentorship for the next group of CRNAs so they have the ability to take the profession to another level. Join us today as we talk about the importance of mentorship, how to be a successful mentor, and what benefits it provides our industry when we have stronger applicants.
Richard is an Expert Consultant with CRNA School Prep Academy, which is a mentorship company for those striving to become CRNAs. After benefiting from strong mentors while chasing his own professional aspirations, Richard now dedicates much of his time working with students and building relationship with the next generation of CRNAs. Whether you’re a CRNA wanting to provide mentorship or a student seeking a mentor, this episode will be valuable for you.
Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
- The people who mentored Richard and inspired him to do the same for other students.
- Two instances that have stuck with him and motivated him in his career.
- How positive experiences are huge right now and can change the trajectory of someone’s life and career.
- The differences between mentoring and teaching.
- The keys to being a good mentor and providing a positive mentorship experience.
- The qualities you need to possess to be a good mentor and to be mentored.
- How to find a mentor if you’re a student that wants to seek this out?
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I want to share those resources that have been given to me because I would have never accomplished half of what I did if I didn’t have those people who bought into me, who gave me that mentorship, gave me that advice, and just shared their time with me.
–Richard Wilson, DNAP, CRNA