Department of Nursing

Peer Mentor Program

Nursing Peer Mentorship Program

Mentoring is your chance to connect with an academically-strong student who can guide you as you enter the nursing program because they’ve been there and know what it takes to succeed. Your mentor will support you, answer your questions and help you conquer any hurdles you encounter as you work toward your dream of a nursing degree.


Introducing Oasis

Oasis IS a student Lead Support Group for SCSU Nursing Students. 

Are you feeling stressed out about nursing school, exams, skills test outs, clinicals or care plans? Do you need someone to talk to that may be going through similar experiences and feelings are you? Then join an OASIS meeting!

Meetings are open to all cohorts. Join when you need support from peers or simply listen or vent. Student peer mentors will facilitate meetings. The mentors use evidence-based discussion points and “A Nursing School Thrive Guide” created by a student for a student.  

The meetings are on Thursday nights from 6-7pm (CST) on Zoom. Please use this link to join.

Join Zoom Meeting

  • Meeting ID: 993 2031 1674
  • Passcode: 730644


Our Mentors

Peer mentors are second, third and fourth semester students who are thriving in their classes. They have strong interpersonal skills and are picked for their ability to provide support and guidance to new nursing majors. All of our peer mentors are trained in mentoring and familiar with campus resources. Get to know our mentors:

Fatima Abdullahi

Nujude Abuhadid

Lydia Ellison

Chuk Etuakwu

Morgan Pelzer

Laura Popp

Madelyn Richards

Christopher Schmidt

Katlyn Schulz

Natalie Tesch

Vanessa Waldorf

Additonal Mentors:

  • Kathryn Beste



Nursing students who work with peer mentors have better retention rates and success. Peer mentorship will help you become acclimated in the program successfully, giving you the confidence you need to succeed.

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Become a Nursing Peer Mentor

Becoming a peer mentor gives you the opportunity to help a fellow student and develop your own leadership skills as you advance in your program. As a mentor you will be trained in mentoring practices and campus resources and supported by our faculty. Learn more about how you can become a mentor by completing the attached form and send it to Hanna A. Belay, PhD, RN-BC or Amy Hilleren-Listerud, DNP, APRN, PHN, ACNS-BC.

Become a Nursing Peer Mentor

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