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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147167
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mentoring the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders
Abstract:
Mentoring the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Falkenstern, Sharon Koval, PhD, CRNP
P.I. Institution Name:The Pennsylvania State University
Title:Instructor in Nursing; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Co-Authors:Lisa Marie Salvato, MS, CRNP; Jennifer Harris, MS, CRNP
[Leadership session research presentation] The ongoing nursing shortage will continue if youth do not choose to enter nursing. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that over one million nursing jobs will be unfilled by 2020 if present trends continue. The purpose of this project is to encourage youth to consider nursing as a career, project a positive image of nursing to the public, and advocate for the roles of nurses as leaders.In 2004, 2005, and 2006, Penn State nursing faculty and students planned and implemented Nursing Career Camps for a total of 22 youth aged 10-14 years. Organizing daily themes included "Why be a nurse? How can I become a nurse? Nurses know how the body works, Nurses save lives, Nurses have many careers, and Nurses make a difference." Learning activities included computer labs for internet exploration of nursing websites, and field trips to the local hospital, university student health center, and research laboratories. All campers completed first aid and CPR training. Campers interviewed practicing nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse researchers, and nurse educators. As a community service project, campers filled boxes with toys and activities for chronically ill and hospitalized children. Based on positive evaluations from parents and campers, Nursing Camp will be offered in 2007 and in future summers. As advocates of nursing, we communicate our roles as health care providers, teachers, leaders. Through contact with youth and their parents, we influence them as well as  their peers, teachers, and extended family about careers in nursing. Penn State Nursing Camp received media coverage on regional television, in local newspapers, and university publications. Nursing Camp is one way that nurses can project a positive image of nursing to the public and mentor the next generation of nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMentoring the Next Generation of Nurse Leadersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147167-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mentoring the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Falkenstern, Sharon Koval, PhD, CRNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Pennsylvania State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor in Nursing; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sxf2@psu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lisa Marie Salvato, MS, CRNP; Jennifer Harris, MS, CRNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation] The ongoing nursing shortage will continue if youth do not choose to enter nursing. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that over one million nursing jobs will be unfilled by 2020 if present trends continue. The purpose of this project is to encourage youth to consider nursing as a career, project a positive image of nursing to the public, and advocate for the roles of nurses as leaders.In 2004, 2005, and 2006, Penn State&nbsp;nursing faculty and students planned and implemented&nbsp;Nursing Career Camps for a total of 22 youth aged 10-14 years. Organizing daily themes included &quot;Why be a nurse? How can I become a nurse? Nurses know how the body works, Nurses save lives, Nurses have many careers, and Nurses make a difference.&quot; Learning activities included computer labs for internet exploration of nursing websites, and field trips to the local hospital, university student health center, and research laboratories. All campers completed first aid and CPR training. Campers interviewed practicing nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse researchers, and nurse educators. As a community service project, campers filled boxes with toys and activities for chronically ill and hospitalized children. Based on positive evaluations from parents and campers, Nursing Camp will be&nbsp;offered in 2007 and in future summers. As advocates of nursing, we communicate&nbsp;our roles as health care providers, teachers, leaders.&nbsp;Through contact with youth&nbsp;and their parents,&nbsp;we influence&nbsp;them as well as&nbsp; their peers, teachers, and extended family about careers in nursing. Penn State Nursing Camp received media coverage on regional television, in local newspapers, and university publications. Nursing Camp is one way that&nbsp;nurses&nbsp;can project a positive image of&nbsp;nursing&nbsp;to the public and mentor the next generation of nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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