Nursing Certification Outcomes Research: The State of the Science

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147631
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Presentation
Title:
Nursing Certification Outcomes Research: The State of the Science
Abstract:
Nursing Certification Outcomes Research: The State of the Science
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Eldred, Susan L., RN, BScN, MBA
P.I. Institution Name:University of Ottawa
Title:Doctoral student, lecturer
[Leadership session research presentation] Background: As a significant part of the health care provider network, nurses are expected to deliver the safest and most effective care possible and as such must demonstrate their competence to their employers, to the public, and to their profession. Specialty certification serves to assess and monitor competence beyond that of initial professional licensure. While certification does not necessarily translate into the provision of high quality care, it validates an individual?s assimilation and synthesis of a specialized base of knowledge. However, research presents conflicting findings about the value of certification particularly as it relates to organizational and patient outcomes. Purpose: This presentation outlines the findings of a systematic review and critical appraisal of research about the effect of specialty nursing certification on personal, practice, organizational and patient/client outcomes. Additionally, gaps in certification research to date as well as ongoing and planned research projects will be discussed. Methods: To be included in this review, researchers must have examined the effects of nursing specialty certification on personal, practice, organizational and/or patient/client outcomes within any nursing practice setting. All local, regional, national and internationally conducted qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies meeting the inclusion criterion were critically appraised for methodological rigor and study limitations. The Cochrane method for systematic review (Cochrane Reviewer's Handbook, 2003) was used to develop the review protocol; formulate the problem question; locate and select studies for review; assess the quality of each study; guide data collection; and analyze, present, and interpret the results. Results: This presentation summarizes the findings of the systematic review and critical appraisal and illuminates gaps in research. This presentation will provide nurses, decision-makers, and researchers across the globe a foundation for decision-making at the individual, unit, organizational, regulatory, and policy making levels and in guiding future research endeavors in this area.
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.titleNursing Certification Outcomes Research: The State of the Scienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147631-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Certification Outcomes Research: The State of the Science</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">Eldred, Susan L., RN, BScN, MBA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Ottawa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral student, lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">seldred@uottawa.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation]&nbsp;Background: As a significant part of the health care provider network, nurses are expected to deliver the safest and most effective care possible and as such must demonstrate their competence to their employers, to the public, and to their profession. Specialty certification serves to assess and monitor competence beyond that of initial professional licensure. While certification does not necessarily translate into the provision of high quality care, it validates an individual?s assimilation and synthesis of a specialized base of knowledge. However, research presents conflicting findings about the value of certification particularly as it relates to organizational and patient outcomes.&nbsp;Purpose: This presentation outlines the findings of a systematic review and critical appraisal of research about the effect of specialty nursing certification on personal, practice, organizational and patient/client outcomes. Additionally, gaps in certification research to date as well as ongoing and planned research projects will be discussed.&nbsp;Methods: To be included in this review, researchers must have examined the effects of nursing specialty certification on personal, practice, organizational and/or patient/client outcomes within any nursing practice setting. All local, regional, national and internationally conducted qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies meeting the inclusion criterion were critically appraised for methodological rigor and study limitations. The Cochrane method for systematic review (Cochrane Reviewer's Handbook, 2003) was used to develop the review protocol; formulate the problem question; locate and select studies for review; assess the quality of each study; guide data collection; and analyze, present, and interpret the results.&nbsp;Results: This presentation summarizes the findings of the systematic review and critical appraisal and illuminates gaps in research. This presentation will provide nurses, decision-makers, and researchers across the globe a foundation for decision-making at the individual, unit, organizational, regulatory, and policy making levels and in guiding future research endeavors in this area.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:34:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:34:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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