Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Clinical Nurse Orientation Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147680
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Presentation
Title:
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Clinical Nurse Orientation Program
Abstract:
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Clinical Nurse Orientation Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hoke, Linda Marie, PhD, RN, APN-BC, CCNS
P.I. Institution Name:Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Title:Clilnical Nurse Specialist
Co-Authors:Anne Muller, RN, MSN, CNS, NP; Robyn Strauss, APRN, BC, MSN, CVN, WCC
[Scientific session research presentation] Challenges related to recruitment of academically qualified nurses for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role, and retention of nurses who are committed to expanding their depth and breath of knowledge, prompted strategies for implementing a mentoring program for advanced clinical nurses who expressed interest in advancing to the CNS role. Interested clinical nurses would be designated by the title of Advanced Clinical Nurse (ACN).  As we cultivated those currently employed nurses in graduate study, we demonstrated a commitment to the individual as they transition from ACN to CNS. Concomitantly, the task force planned for CNSs new to the institution to be mentored and supported in a comprehensive orientation program. Both groups would benefit from this supportive professional development program. The co-chairs of CNS group, in collaboration with Clinician Educators, and senior leadership established a process to facilitate the development of the advanced clinical nurse into the CNS role. In creating the CNS role, the group distinguished competencies unique to the ACN in the process of obtaining their masters degree and the graduated master prepared CNS. The CNS role was integrated with the organizational and nursing objectives, linking the contribution of the CNS with unit specific outcome measures from data sources, such as nurse sensitive outcomes from the National Quality Foundation and National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. This resulted in a comprehensive orientation program for all new CNSs and ACNs. The components of the program include: CNS Comprehensive Competency Program, details the four domains of the CNS role. The ACN has a similar competency program with different performance criteria. CNS Score Card, provides the CNS/ACN with monthly measurable outcomes. Orientation Plan, establishes a process for the CNS/ACN to meet with their mentor partner and introduces them to collaborative partners.
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.titleClinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Clinical Nurse Orientation Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147680-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Clinical Nurse Orientation Program</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">Hoke, Linda Marie, PhD, RN, APN-BC, CCNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clilnical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">linda.hoke@uphs.upenn.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Anne Muller, RN, MSN, CNS, NP; Robyn Strauss, APRN, BC, MSN, CVN, WCC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Challenges related to recruitment of academically qualified nurses for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role, and retention of nurses who are committed to expanding their depth and breath of knowledge, prompted strategies for implementing a mentoring program for advanced clinical nurses who expressed interest in advancing to the CNS role. Interested clinical nurses would be designated by the title of Advanced Clinical Nurse (ACN). &nbsp;As we cultivated those currently employed nurses in graduate study, we demonstrated a commitment to the individual as they transition from ACN to CNS. Concomitantly, the task force planned for CNSs new to the institution to be mentored and supported in a comprehensive orientation program. Both groups would benefit from this supportive professional development program. The co-chairs of CNS group, in collaboration with Clinician Educators, and senior leadership established a process to facilitate the development of the advanced clinical nurse into the CNS role. In creating the CNS role, the group distinguished competencies unique to the ACN in the process of obtaining their masters degree and the graduated master prepared CNS.&nbsp;The CNS role was integrated with the organizational and nursing objectives, linking the contribution of the CNS with unit specific outcome measures from data sources, such as nurse sensitive outcomes from the National Quality Foundation and National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.&nbsp;This resulted in a comprehensive orientation program for all new CNSs and ACNs.&nbsp;The components of the program include: CNS Comprehensive Competency Program,&nbsp;details the four domains of the CNS role. The ACN has a similar competency program with different performance criteria. CNS Score Card, provides the CNS/ACN with monthly measurable outcomes. Orientation Plan, establishes a process for the CNS/ACN to meet with their mentor partner and introduces them to collaborative partners.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:35:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:35:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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