Use of Team Leadership to Create an Educational Culture Committed to Providing Best Practice Care of Older Adults

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150259
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Presentation
Title:
Use of Team Leadership to Create an Educational Culture Committed to Providing Best Practice Care of Older Adults
Abstract:
Use of Team Leadership to Create an Educational Culture Committed to Providing Best Practice Care of Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Campbell, Sara, DNS, RN, CNAA, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Illinois State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Brenda Recchia Jeffers, RN, PhD
Rising numbers of older adults and decreasing numbers of nurses caring for this population present problems for the future. Nursing education is attempting to respond by engaging students and faculty in embracing care of older adults. Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University was awarded a grant to infuse the curriculum with best practice content and experiences in care of older adults and create a culture of excitement in geriatric nursing. The John A. Hartford Foundation provided funding for the project. Activities were developed promoting cultural change among a diverse group of persons working within the college whose interests and expertise may not typically include care of older adults. Project success depended upon achievement of "buy-in" from administrators, faculty, staff, students, university leadership, and clinical personnel. Grant team members used their leadership skills to take the college of nursing forward in preparing for the future of healthcare. The team worked to gain commitment among their peers through planned events such as special workshops, development of curricular teams, press releases, faculty and student awards and experiential activities designed to increase personal and professional awareness related to geriatric care. In addition to creating a level of commitment from others for best practices in care of older adults, the team assumed a leadership role in assisting faculty to become technologically advanced in designing, implementing and evaluating web-based geriatric nursing modules for each clinical course within the curriculum. The described process provides valuable information as educators prepare students for a future in caring for large numbers of older adults requiring comprehensive healthcare. Barriers to successful curricular integration of geriatric content and experiences are noted as well as methods of overcoming such barriers. Key to success of this project was the ability to build diverse relationships among all persons within the nursing program.
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.titleUse of Team Leadership to Create an Educational Culture Committed to Providing Best Practice Care of Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150259-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of Team Leadership to Create an Educational Culture Committed to Providing Best Practice Care of Older Adults</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">Campbell, Sara, DNS, RN, CNAA, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Illinois State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">slcampb2@ilstu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Brenda Recchia Jeffers, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Rising numbers of older adults and decreasing numbers of nurses caring for this population present problems for the future. Nursing education is attempting to respond by engaging students and faculty in embracing care of older adults. Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University was awarded a grant to infuse the curriculum with best practice content and experiences in care of older adults and create a culture of excitement in geriatric nursing. The John A. Hartford Foundation provided funding for the project. Activities were developed promoting cultural change among a diverse group of persons working within the college whose interests and expertise may not typically include care of older adults. Project success depended upon achievement of &quot;buy-in&quot; from administrators, faculty, staff, students, university leadership, and clinical personnel. Grant team members used their leadership skills to take the college of nursing forward in preparing for the future of healthcare. The team worked to gain commitment among their peers through planned events such as special workshops, development of curricular teams, press releases, faculty and student awards and experiential activities designed to increase personal and professional awareness related to geriatric care. In addition to creating a level of commitment from others for best practices in care of older adults, the team assumed a leadership role in assisting faculty to become technologically advanced in designing, implementing and evaluating web-based geriatric nursing modules for each clinical course within the curriculum. The described process provides valuable information as educators prepare students for a future in caring for large numbers of older adults requiring comprehensive healthcare. Barriers to successful curricular integration of geriatric content and experiences are noted as well as methods of overcoming such barriers. Key to success of this project was the ability to build diverse relationships among all persons within the nursing program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:20:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:20:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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