The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Nursing Fellowship: Introducing Cancer Care to the Next Generation of Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149186
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Presentation
Title:
The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Nursing Fellowship: Introducing Cancer Care to the Next Generation of Nurses
Abstract:
The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Nursing Fellowship: Introducing Cancer Care to the Next Generation of Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Agretelis, Joan M., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Massachusetts General Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
Co-Authors:Joan Gallagher, EdD, RN; Jacqueline Somerville, MS, RN; Amanda B. Coakley, PhD, RN
Baccalaureate level nursing curriculum has limited cancer nursing content, diminishing the attractiveness of the oncology specialty to new graduate nurses. The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) nursing leadership team developed and implemented a program creating an opportunity for nursing students to practice with expert oncology nurse clinicians. The MGH Cancer Nursing Fellowship is a ten-week, paid, precepted clinical experience, designed to enhance interest in and commitment to oncology nursing as a substantive area of practice. The Fellowship affords nursing students between their junior and senior year an opportunity to experience oncology nursing, and to participate in the multiple roles within this specialty. Fellows are provided with both inpatient and outpatient experiences in an arena rich with clinical experts. The Fellowship is specifically intended to engage undergraduate nursing students in a way that recognizes their level of clinical skills and strengths, and that builds, in a protected way, on those strengths. This program promotes oncology nursing as a diverse and multifaceted professional subspecialty. Fellows and preceptors collaboratively manage encounters with patients and families, allowing the Fellow to build a body of personal oncology nursing experience. Fellows have opportunities to develop collegial relationships with oncology nurses from all levels of nursing from clinical nurse to advanced practitioner. Each Fellow is able to select an area of primary interest, creating an opportunity to witness the unique contributions of each member of the interdisciplinary care team. These clinical experiences are intended to energize and inform the Fellows’ future nursing practice. This presentation will provide a detailed description of the project, principle components/curriculum, and evaluation plan. The Fellowship program is a key intervention to recruit the next generation of oncology nurses. Future plans include expanding Fellowship opportunities to faculty members, to foster clinical expertise transmissible to the undergraduate curriculum.
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.titleThe Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Nursing Fellowship: Introducing Cancer Care to the Next Generation of Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149186-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Nursing Fellowship: Introducing Cancer Care to the Next Generation of Nurses</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">Agretelis, Joan M., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Massachusetts General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jagretelis@netscape.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Joan Gallagher, EdD, RN; Jacqueline Somerville, MS, RN; Amanda B. Coakley, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Baccalaureate level nursing curriculum has limited cancer nursing content, diminishing the attractiveness of the oncology specialty to new graduate nurses. The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) nursing leadership team developed and implemented a program creating an opportunity for nursing students to practice with expert oncology nurse clinicians. The MGH Cancer Nursing Fellowship is a ten-week, paid, precepted clinical experience, designed to enhance interest in and commitment to oncology nursing as a substantive area of practice. The Fellowship affords nursing students between their junior and senior year an opportunity to experience oncology nursing, and to participate in the multiple roles within this specialty. Fellows are provided with both inpatient and outpatient experiences in an arena rich with clinical experts. The Fellowship is specifically intended to engage undergraduate nursing students in a way that recognizes their level of clinical skills and strengths, and that builds, in a protected way, on those strengths. This program promotes oncology nursing as a diverse and multifaceted professional subspecialty. Fellows and preceptors collaboratively manage encounters with patients and families, allowing the Fellow to build a body of personal oncology nursing experience. Fellows have opportunities to develop collegial relationships with oncology nurses from all levels of nursing from clinical nurse to advanced practitioner. Each Fellow is able to select an area of primary interest, creating an opportunity to witness the unique contributions of each member of the interdisciplinary care team. These clinical experiences are intended to energize and inform the Fellows&rsquo; future nursing practice. This presentation will provide a detailed description of the project, principle components/curriculum, and evaluation plan. The Fellowship program is a key intervention to recruit the next generation of oncology nurses. Future plans include expanding Fellowship opportunities to faculty members, to foster clinical expertise transmissible to the undergraduate curriculum.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:57:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:57:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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