We Got Them Back, Did They Stay? Initial Results of the Effectiveness of an Online RN Refresher Course for Inactive RNs Returning to the Workforce

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153499
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Presentation
Title:
We Got Them Back, Did They Stay? Initial Results of the Effectiveness of an Online RN Refresher Course for Inactive RNs Returning to the Workforce
Abstract:
We Got Them Back, Did They Stay? Initial Results of the Effectiveness of an Online RN Refresher Course for Inactive RNs Returning to the Workforce
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Hull, Sherry, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Title:Instructor
Co-Authors:Jami Michelle Nininger, MS, RN, CCRN
Our nation continues to experience a critical nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows.  The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports enrollment in schools of nursing is not growing fast enough to meet the projected demand for nursing over the next ten years.  While it is imperative to continue to recruit new individuals into the profession, we often overlook the potential vast pool of inactive nurses who wish to return to practice. Purpose: An internet based RN refresher course was designed to provide a means to recruit nurses back into nursing during a time of essential need within healthcare.  The course was designed to provide the most current nursing knowledge in a convenient, self-paced, yet interactive manner that offered convenience to the individual with family, job or other personal responsibilities.  Knowledge application is facilitated for each student through guided activities and reinforced through instructor support.  The scientific basis of the course focuses on the current health care environment, professional nursing issues and adult medical-surgical nursing concepts.  Clinical practice is facilitated through a one hundred hour practicum completed in an acute care setting.  The practicum is coordinated at a facility within the student?s geographic location.  Question: Does the Online RN Refresher Course adequately prepare the inactive registered nurse to re-enter the nursing workforce? Results: Satisfaction surveys were conducted immediately after course and again in 6 months to 2 years after course completion.  Questions on the survey attempted to determine the effectiveness of the course in preparing the inactive RN to return to nursing practice.  This poster emphasizes the initial results of these surveys and provides information concerning learning needs of nurses returning to the 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.titleWe Got Them Back, Did They Stay? Initial Results of the Effectiveness of an Online RN Refresher Course for Inactive RNs Returning to the Workforceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153499-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">We Got Them Back, Did They Stay? Initial Results of the Effectiveness of an Online RN Refresher Course for Inactive RNs Returning to the 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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hull, Sherry, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mount Carmel College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shull@mchs.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jami Michelle Nininger, MS, RN, CCRN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Our nation continues to experience a critical nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for health care grows.&nbsp; The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports enrollment in schools of nursing is not growing fast enough to meet the projected demand for nursing over the next ten years.&nbsp; While it is imperative to continue to recruit new individuals into the profession, we often overlook the potential vast pool of inactive nurses who wish to return to practice. Purpose: An internet based RN refresher course was designed to provide a means to recruit nurses back into nursing during a time of essential need within healthcare. &nbsp;The course was designed to provide the most current nursing knowledge in a convenient, self-paced, yet interactive manner that offered convenience to the individual with family, job or other personal responsibilities.&nbsp; Knowledge application is facilitated for each student through guided activities and reinforced through instructor support.&nbsp; The scientific basis of the course focuses on the current health care environment, professional nursing issues and adult medical-surgical nursing concepts.&nbsp; Clinical practice is facilitated through a one hundred hour practicum completed in an acute care setting.&nbsp; The practicum is coordinated at a facility within the student?s geographic location.&nbsp; Question: Does the Online RN Refresher Course adequately prepare the inactive registered nurse to re-enter the nursing workforce? Results: Satisfaction surveys were conducted immediately after course and again in 6 months to 2 years after course completion.&nbsp; Questions on the survey attempted to determine the effectiveness of the course in preparing the inactive RN to return to nursing practice.&nbsp; This poster emphasizes the initial results of these surveys and provides&nbsp;information concerning&nbsp;learning needs of nurses returning to the profession.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:18:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:18:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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