The Magic Stethoscope Builds Diverse Partnerships to Enhance the Nursing Workforce

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150178
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Magic Stethoscope Builds Diverse Partnerships to Enhance the Nursing Workforce
Abstract:
The Magic Stethoscope Builds Diverse Partnerships to Enhance the Nursing Workforce
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Sorrell, Jeanne, RN, PhD, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:George Mason University
Title:Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Research
Description of Project: Written and oral communication skills, as well as critical and creative thinking skills, are important for nurses in practice. This presentation illustrates how these skills were developed in a "Nurses as Writers" class through a project that involved students in collaborative writing of a book, "The Magic Stethoscope." The students were concerned that there is little literature available to show children the exciting adventures offered by a career in nursing so that they might consider nursing for a future career. In response to the acute shortage of registered nurses available to meet the future needs of patients, the students used the pen name "R.N. Hope" to symbolize the hope that increased numbers of talented women and men will enter the profession of nursing. Each of 14 students wrote a book chapter that described true events from her professional experience, as seen through the eyes of two fictitious children who travel from one nursing adventure to another through the aid of a Magic Stethoscope. Diverse Partnerships: Each student served on a team of editors, graphic designers, marketers, or project coordinators. They created partnerships in the community with schools, hospitals, marketers, and the media. Outcomes: Students commented that the book project was important in enhancing their critical and creative thinking and using their expertise in clinical practice to address the nursing shortage through an innovative type of scholarship. All proceeds from sales of the book are used for nursing scholarships. As students see the impact of their writing project through book sales and publicity notices, they recognize the value of gaining skills in communication and critical and creative thinking and using these skills to influence recruitment of future nurses.
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 Magic Stethoscope Builds Diverse Partnerships to Enhance the Nursing Workforceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150178-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Magic Stethoscope Builds Diverse Partnerships to Enhance the Nursing Workforce</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">Sorrell, Jeanne, RN, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">George Mason University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jsorrell@gmu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Description of Project: Written and oral communication skills, as well as critical and creative thinking skills, are important for nurses in practice. This presentation illustrates how these skills were developed in a &quot;Nurses as Writers&quot; class through a project that involved students in collaborative writing of a book, &quot;The Magic Stethoscope.&quot; The students were concerned that there is little literature available to show children the exciting adventures offered by a career in nursing so that they might consider nursing for a future career. In response to the acute shortage of registered nurses available to meet the future needs of patients, the students used the pen name &quot;R.N. Hope&quot; to symbolize the hope that increased numbers of talented women and men will enter the profession of nursing. Each of 14 students wrote a book chapter that described true events from her professional experience, as seen through the eyes of two fictitious children who travel from one nursing adventure to another through the aid of a Magic Stethoscope. Diverse Partnerships: Each student served on a team of editors, graphic designers, marketers, or project coordinators. They created partnerships in the community with schools, hospitals, marketers, and the media. Outcomes: Students commented that the book project was important in enhancing their critical and creative thinking and using their expertise in clinical practice to address the nursing shortage through an innovative type of scholarship. All proceeds from sales of the book are used for nursing scholarships. As students see the impact of their writing project through book sales and publicity notices, they recognize the value of gaining skills in communication and critical and creative thinking and using these skills to influence recruitment of future nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:18:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:18:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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