Transforming the Registered Nurse Role and Environment in Nursing Homes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149653
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transforming the Registered Nurse Role and Environment in Nursing Homes
Abstract:
Transforming the Registered Nurse Role and Environment in Nursing Homes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Bergen-Jackson, Kimberly M., MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Doctoral Student/Research Assistant
Co-Authors:Janet Specht, PhD, RN, MSN, FAAN; Meridean L. Maas, RN, PhD, FAAN
[Invited Poster or Paper Session] Registered nurses, when properly educated and working in an environment that facilitates and supports their ability to lead and be accountable, influence positive resident and staff, family and organizational outcomes.  When implemented, this model of nursing will help alleviate problems that result when professional nurse leadership is lacking, such as low staff job satisfaction and high turnover. In cooperation with Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Nursing Home Collaborative (NHC) is developing products and services to assist nursing homes transform their environments to strengthen the role of the registered nurse.  The products support the implementation of a Professional Nurse Practice Model (PNPM) and focus on RN knowledge, leadership, quality improvement, and practice environment. As a product of the Sigma Theta Tau Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy, this project supports the development of a PNPM and aims to develop a feasibility gap analysis concerning the implementation of such a model in nursing homes.  Following approval from the Institutional Review Board at the University of Iowa, registered nurses at three facilities in Iowa participated in a focus group exploring their response and interest about moving ahead with a PNPM.  The participants also completed the Registered Nurse Perceptions of Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes survey.  Using the results of the focus group, surveys, quality indicator data, and turnover, a feasibility gap analysis generated to inform each nursing home of the recommended changes necessary to facilitate the implementation of a PNPM at their facility and the potential barriers.  The results of the gap analysis, difficulties launching such an endeavor and future implications are presented.
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.titleTransforming the Registered Nurse Role and Environment in Nursing Homesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149653-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Transforming the Registered Nurse Role and Environment in Nursing Homes</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bergen-Jackson, Kimberly M., MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student/Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kimberly-bergen@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janet Specht, PhD, RN, MSN, FAAN; Meridean L. Maas, RN, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Invited Poster or Paper Session] Registered nurses, when properly educated and working in an environment that facilitates and supports their ability to lead and be accountable, influence positive resident and staff, family and organizational outcomes.&nbsp; When implemented, this model of nursing will help alleviate problems that result when professional nurse leadership is lacking, such as low staff job satisfaction and high turnover. In cooperation with Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Nursing Home Collaborative (NHC) is developing products and services to assist nursing homes transform their environments to strengthen the role of the registered nurse.&nbsp; The products support the implementation of a Professional Nurse Practice Model (PNPM) and focus on RN knowledge, leadership, quality improvement, and practice environment. As a product of the Sigma Theta Tau Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy, this project supports the development of a PNPM and aims to develop a feasibility gap analysis concerning the implementation of such a model in nursing homes.&nbsp; Following approval from the Institutional Review Board at the University of Iowa, registered nurses at three facilities in Iowa participated in a focus group exploring their response and interest about moving ahead with a PNPM.&nbsp; The participants also completed the Registered Nurse Perceptions of Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes survey.&nbsp; Using the results of the focus group, surveys, quality indicator data, and turnover, a feasibility gap analysis generated to inform each nursing home of the recommended changes necessary to facilitate the implementation of a PNPM at their facility and the potential barriers.&nbsp; The results of the gap analysis, difficulties launching such an endeavor and future implications are presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:06:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:06:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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