Mentoring: A Win-Win Strategy to Engage Seasoned Nurses to Take Ownership in Professional Development

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151121
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mentoring: A Win-Win Strategy to Engage Seasoned Nurses to Take Ownership in Professional Development
Abstract:
Mentoring: A Win-Win Strategy to Engage Seasoned Nurses to Take Ownership in Professional Development
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Bonuel, Nena M., MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS, APRN-BC
P.I. Institution Name:The Methodist Hospital
Title:Nurse Specialist
Co-Authors:Mary L. Shepherd, RN, MS, CNAA; Johnie Leonard, MSN, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Given the positive feedback from the Magnet surveyors about the hospital's evidence-based initiatives, our institution continued to refine our highly structured Mentor Program. The Clinical Mentor Program modules addressed six key areas: Performance Improvement, Evidence-based practice and Research Overview, Resource Management, Professional Development, Communication and Meeting Management. After three months of class completion, nurses were expected to generate an evidence-based performance improvement project and be able to present their completed projects in the form of an oral presentation at our Evidence-based Practice Exposition. Forty Eight (48) EBP projects were generated by this year's Mentor Program. The nurses made oral presentations with enthusiasm and confidence to a jam packed audience. Attendees included all hospital staff, nursing students and faculty from local schools of nursing. The transformation and leadership role of these nurses in driving clinical quality and EBP became evident in our institution's annual RN performance appraisal ratings, which statistically improved in several key criteria. On a six point scale with three meeting basic expectations and four being above average, Continuous Learner, Professional Activity improved from 4.09 to 4.35, Living the Values improved from 4.59 to 4.85, Clinical Practice Improvement and Research improved from 3.96 to 3.97 and Image Communication improved from 4.50 to 4.51. With the looming forecast of the future regarding the nursing shortage and aging nurses, we have an obligation to rekindle the passion for nursing in order to retain our nurses and inspire others to join our profession.
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.titleMentoring: A Win-Win Strategy to Engage Seasoned Nurses to Take Ownership in Professional Developmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151121-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mentoring: A Win-Win Strategy to Engage Seasoned Nurses to Take Ownership in Professional Development</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bonuel, Nena M., MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS, APRN-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Methodist Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nbonuel@tmhs.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary L. Shepherd, RN, MS, CNAA; Johnie Leonard, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Given the positive feedback from the Magnet surveyors about the hospital's evidence-based initiatives, our institution continued to refine our highly structured Mentor Program. The Clinical Mentor Program modules addressed six key areas: Performance Improvement, Evidence-based practice and Research Overview, Resource Management, Professional Development, Communication and Meeting Management. After three months of class completion, nurses were expected to generate an evidence-based performance improvement project and be able to present their completed projects in the form of an oral presentation at our Evidence-based Practice Exposition. Forty Eight (48) EBP projects were generated by this year's Mentor Program. The nurses made oral presentations with enthusiasm and confidence to a jam packed audience. Attendees included all hospital staff, nursing students and faculty from local schools of nursing. The transformation and leadership role of these nurses in driving clinical quality and EBP became evident in our institution's annual RN performance appraisal ratings, which statistically improved in several key criteria. On a six point scale with three meeting basic expectations and four being above average, Continuous Learner, Professional Activity improved from 4.09 to 4.35, Living the Values improved from 4.59 to 4.85, Clinical Practice Improvement and Research improved from 3.96 to 3.97 and Image Communication improved from 4.50 to 4.51. With the looming forecast of the future regarding the nursing shortage and aging nurses, we have an obligation to rekindle the passion for nursing in order to retain our nurses and inspire others to join our profession.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:52:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:52:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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