A Service Sector/University Partnership: Advancing Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice through Education

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148241
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Presentation
Title:
A Service Sector/University Partnership: Advancing Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice through Education
Abstract:
A Service Sector/University Partnership: Advancing Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice through Education
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Kirkpatrick, Helen B., MScN, MEd
P.I. Institution Name:McMaster University
Title:Assistant Clinical Professor; Consultant
Co-Authors:Janet Landeen, BScN, MEd, PhD; Winnie Doyle, BScN, MSN; Donna Tweedell, BScN, MSN; Cheryl Evans, BScN, MScN; Mary-Lou Martin, RN, MScN
This presentation describes an educational initiative jointly sponsored by McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, the largest provider of psychiatric services in the Central South region of Ontario. The hospital approached the university for help in addressing the need to attract and retain nurses who have commitment to, and expertise in, psychiatric nursing. Additionally, the region has adopted a recovery-oriented approach for psychiatric services at a system’s level, necessitating a re-examination of existing practice in light of this paradigm shift. Both the hospital and university identified further challenges for nursing practice: the nurturing of the next generation of nursing leaders, the implications of the BScN as entry to practice by 2005, and the barriers facing diploma-prepared nurses when considering degree completion programs. The partnership has developed a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Certificate program that meets all university standards. Courses in the program can be used for credit in the degree completion BScN or as a stand-alone certificate. A collaborative approach to curriculum design and resource development, including a cost-shared, joint-appointed faculty position, assists in crossing the “gown and town” chasm. The courses are offered using McMaster’s small-group, problem-based learning educational approach, which has been previously demonstrated to facilitate life-long learning and evidence-based practice. Courses are clustered into one day per week, offered on-site over four semesters to facilitate working nurses integrating their new learning into practice. This presentation focuses on the process and content of the collaboration, facilitating the replication and adaptation of this approach in other jurisdictions. The presentation will discuss strategies for promoting environments that support changes in practice as the learners move between the practice and educational settings. The plan for evaluating the impact of the program will be described. Future directions to advance psychiatric mental health nursing that have arisen from this partnership will be highlighted.
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.titleA Service Sector/University Partnership: Advancing Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice through Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148241-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Service Sector/University Partnership: Advancing Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice through Education</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kirkpatrick, Helen B., MScN, MEd</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">McMaster University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Clinical Professor; Consultant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hkirkpat@cogeco.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janet Landeen, BScN, MEd, PhD; Winnie Doyle, BScN, MSN; Donna Tweedell, BScN, MSN; Cheryl Evans, BScN, MScN; Mary-Lou Martin, RN, MScN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation describes an educational initiative jointly sponsored by McMaster University and St. Joseph&rsquo;s Healthcare Hamilton, the largest provider of psychiatric services in the Central South region of Ontario. The hospital approached the university for help in addressing the need to attract and retain nurses who have commitment to, and expertise in, psychiatric nursing. Additionally, the region has adopted a recovery-oriented approach for psychiatric services at a system&rsquo;s level, necessitating a re-examination of existing practice in light of this paradigm shift. Both the hospital and university identified further challenges for nursing practice: the nurturing of the next generation of nursing leaders, the implications of the BScN as entry to practice by 2005, and the barriers facing diploma-prepared nurses when considering degree completion programs. The partnership has developed a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Certificate program that meets all university standards. Courses in the program can be used for credit in the degree completion BScN or as a stand-alone certificate. A collaborative approach to curriculum design and resource development, including a cost-shared, joint-appointed faculty position, assists in crossing the &ldquo;gown and town&rdquo; chasm. The courses are offered using McMaster&rsquo;s small-group, problem-based learning educational approach, which has been previously demonstrated to facilitate life-long learning and evidence-based practice. Courses are clustered into one day per week, offered on-site over four semesters to facilitate working nurses integrating their new learning into practice. This presentation focuses on the process and content of the collaboration, facilitating the replication and adaptation of this approach in other jurisdictions. The presentation will discuss strategies for promoting environments that support changes in practice as the learners move between the practice and educational settings. The plan for evaluating the impact of the program will be described. Future directions to advance psychiatric mental health nursing that have arisen from this partnership will be highlighted.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:42:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:42:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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