A Community Outreach for School Nurses - A Model for Renewal, Acknowledgement & Professional Socialization

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148801
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Presentation
Title:
A Community Outreach for School Nurses - A Model for Renewal, Acknowledgement & Professional Socialization
Abstract:
A Community Outreach for School Nurses - A Model for Renewal, Acknowledgement & Professional Socialization
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Taddeo, Justine Anne, EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:College of Mount Saint Vincent
Title:Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Mary Ann Di Buono, RN, MSN, FNP
A presentation to school nurses was designed to raise awareness of their unique position to introduce nursing to their students. However, several serious issues were verbalized. There were feelings of frustration, lack of support and resources, and a sense of professional isolation among these school nurses. Certainly this was not a group of professionals eager to promote the profession, for they were struggling to deal with their own professional reality. Their needs took priority. Following a formal needs assessment done with the cooperation of over 100 school nurses an outreach project was developed and implemented. The Department of Nursing at a local College and its Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International joined forces to reach out and address the needs of this special group of professionals. Several strategies were developed to deal with specific concerns. Dinner meetings were held followed by professional presentations. Topics related to legal matters were presented by a nurse/lawyer involved in community health. Programs on "Conflict Resolution", "Recent Economic Issues in School Health" and "Options in Nursing Education" were all presented to meet their requests. Several strategies were also developed to foster a feeling of appreciation for this special group of professionals. Opportunities were provided for school nurses to present their area of specialty to undergraduate and graduate nursing students with positive results. The project is now in its third year and new issues for consideration continue to be suggested. Several of the school nurses are presently collaborating with faculty and members of the honor society in the development of age appropriate health programs. The school nurses have also become more enthusiastically involved in promoting the nursing profession with students, and have come to treasure their unique opportunity to serve as ambassadors for our profession. Similar programs can be created in other communities utilizing this model.
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 Community Outreach for School Nurses - A Model for Renewal, Acknowledgement & Professional Socializationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148801-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Community Outreach for School Nurses - A Model for Renewal, Acknowledgement &amp; Professional Socialization</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">Taddeo, Justine Anne, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">College of Mount Saint Vincent</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">justine.taddeo@mountsaintvincent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Ann Di Buono, RN, MSN, FNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A presentation to school nurses was designed to raise awareness of their unique position to introduce nursing to their students. However, several serious issues were verbalized. There were feelings of frustration, lack of support and resources, and a sense of professional isolation among these school nurses. Certainly this was not a group of professionals eager to promote the profession, for they were struggling to deal with their own professional reality. Their needs took priority. Following a formal needs assessment done with the cooperation of over 100 school nurses an outreach project was developed and implemented. The Department of Nursing at a local College and its Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International joined forces to reach out and address the needs of this special group of professionals. Several strategies were developed to deal with specific concerns. Dinner meetings were held followed by professional presentations. Topics related to legal matters were presented by a nurse/lawyer involved in community health. Programs on &quot;Conflict Resolution&quot;, &quot;Recent Economic Issues in School Health&quot; and &quot;Options in Nursing Education&quot; were all presented to meet their requests. Several strategies were also developed to foster a feeling of appreciation for this special group of professionals. Opportunities were provided for school nurses to present their area of specialty to undergraduate and graduate nursing students with positive results. The project is now in its third year and new issues for consideration continue to be suggested. Several of the school nurses are presently collaborating with faculty and members of the honor society in the development of age appropriate health programs. The school nurses have also become more enthusiastically involved in promoting the nursing profession with students, and have come to treasure their unique opportunity to serve as ambassadors for our profession. Similar programs can be created in other communities utilizing this model.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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