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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147787
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Fellowships: Enhancing the Role of the Staff Nurse
Abstract:
Nursing Fellowships: Enhancing the Role of the Staff Nurse
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Schaper, Ana, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Gundersen Lutheran
Title:Epidemiologist
Co-Authors:Lee-Ellen Charlotte Kirkhorn, RN, PhD
In the current environment of nursing shortages, demands on a nurse's time may make the challenge of enhancing one's professional development appear insurmountable. The present project focuses upon an innovative Nursing Education, Nursing Research, and Nursing Leadership Fellowship Program for Registered Nurses at a Midwest regional healthcare institution [Gundersen Lutheran]. The fellowship program nourishes professional development among registered nurses. In 2001, Gundersen Lutheran first initiated the nursing fellowship program, funded by their Medical Foundation. For a 1-year period, nursing units are reimbursed for 8 hours of paid staff time each month. The unique opportunity was designed to maximize learning through rigorous coursework and structured clinical application to encourage and assist nurses in development, implementation, and dissemination of nursing education, research, and quality assurance projects. Up to sixteen nurses selected for a fellowship in the areas of leadership, education, or research are allocated 8 hours each month to develop and conduct a project. The nurses' clinical managers and mentors are actively involved in the application process. Projects must be designed to support the mission of the institution, and can be extended for two years. The personal story of one of the program's research fellows will be presented to illustrate how the program works in practice. Personal and system outcomes will be described including requirements for both oral and written presentations to disseminate their results. The programs and products of the Nursing Fellowship represent the leading edge of nursing practice. The program is the first of its kind in the nation and represents best practice in nursing education and nursing leadership. Each year, Pi Phi Chapter co-sponsors a ?Research on the Green? event, which highlights posters from nursing fellows in this program.
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 Fellowships: Enhancing the Role of the Staff Nurseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147787-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Fellowships: Enhancing the Role of the Staff Nurse</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schaper, Ana, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gundersen Lutheran</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Epidemiologist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amschape@gundluth.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lee-Ellen Charlotte Kirkhorn, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In the current environment of nursing shortages, demands on a nurse's time may make the challenge of enhancing one's professional development appear insurmountable. The present project focuses upon an innovative Nursing Education, Nursing Research, and Nursing Leadership Fellowship Program for Registered Nurses at a Midwest regional healthcare institution [Gundersen Lutheran]. The fellowship program nourishes professional development among registered nurses. In 2001, Gundersen Lutheran first initiated the nursing fellowship program, funded by their Medical Foundation. For a 1-year period, nursing units are reimbursed for 8 hours of paid staff time each month. The unique opportunity was designed to maximize learning through rigorous coursework and structured clinical application to encourage and assist nurses in development, implementation, and dissemination of nursing education, research, and quality assurance projects. Up to sixteen nurses selected for a fellowship in the areas of leadership, education, or research are allocated 8 hours each month to develop and conduct a project. The nurses' clinical managers and mentors are actively involved in the application process. Projects must be designed to support the mission of the institution, and can be extended for two years. The personal story of one of the program's research fellows will be presented to illustrate how the program works in practice. Personal and system outcomes will be described including requirements for both oral and written presentations to disseminate their results. The programs and products of the Nursing Fellowship represent the leading edge of nursing practice. The program is the first of its kind in the nation and represents best practice in nursing education and nursing leadership. Each year, Pi Phi Chapter co-sponsors a ?Research on the Green? event, which highlights posters from nursing fellows in this program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:36:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:36:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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