Collaborating to Recruit New Graduates into Perioperative Nursing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147450
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborating to Recruit New Graduates into Perioperative Nursing
Abstract:
Collaborating to Recruit New Graduates into Perioperative Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Batten, Susan, BSN, MN, MA
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Ohio
Title:Assistant Professor
Recruitment of qualified nurses into perioperative settings has been hampered by limited exposure of students during their educational experiences. A collateral problem is that nurses practicing within hospitals do not consider transfer to perioperative services because of working conditions or a limited understanding of the nursing role in this setting. An exodus of professional nurses to free-standing surgical centers further compounds this situation. The purpose of this project was to increase undergraduate student exposure to perioperative nursing and recruit trained nurses into this specialty. Specific goals included development of a elective course, continued student learning via employment following completion of the course, and recruitment of graduates with increased understanding of this specialty role. A hospital and school of nursing within an academic medical center collaborated to develop and implement a three-credit undergraduate elective course with theory, lab simulations, and clinical experience. The planning team included the perioperative administrator; nurse managers of surgery, post anesthesia care; the perioperative educator and two faculty with perioperative experience. Students completing the course were eligible for clinical positions during the remainder of their baccalaureate studies. Overall, 23 students have completed the course; 12 graduates are employed in perioperative roles, with two additional graduates pursuing nurse anesthesia education. Perceived barriers to employment of new graduates in perioperative roles have virtually been eliminated in four hospitals participating as clinical sites. The long-standing requirement for one year of medical surgical experience was eliminated for these graduates, and is prompting further analysis of requirements for entry-level positions.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborating to Recruit New Graduates into Perioperative Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147450-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaborating to Recruit New Graduates into Perioperative Nursing</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Batten, Susan, BSN, MN, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Ohio</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sbatten@mco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recruitment of qualified nurses into perioperative settings has been hampered by limited exposure of students during their educational experiences. A collateral problem is that nurses practicing within hospitals do not consider transfer to perioperative services because of working conditions or a limited understanding of the nursing role in this setting. An exodus of professional nurses to free-standing surgical centers further compounds this situation. The purpose of this project was to increase undergraduate student exposure to perioperative nursing and recruit trained nurses into this specialty. Specific goals included development of a elective course, continued student learning via employment following completion of the course, and recruitment of graduates with increased understanding of this specialty role. A hospital and school of nursing within an academic medical center collaborated to develop and implement a three-credit undergraduate elective course with theory, lab simulations, and clinical experience. The planning team included the perioperative administrator; nurse managers of surgery, post anesthesia care; the perioperative educator and two faculty with perioperative experience. Students completing the course were eligible for clinical positions during the remainder of their baccalaureate studies. Overall, 23 students have completed the course; 12 graduates are employed in perioperative roles, with two additional graduates pursuing nurse anesthesia education. Perceived barriers to employment of new graduates in perioperative roles have virtually been eliminated in four hospitals participating as clinical sites. The long-standing requirement for one year of medical surgical experience was eliminated for these graduates, and is prompting further analysis of requirements for entry-level positions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:33Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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