Development of a Fellowship Program for Staff RNs at a Midwest Medical Center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154455
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Fellowship Program for Staff RNs at a Midwest Medical Center
Abstract:
Development of a Fellowship Program for Staff RNs at a Midwest Medical Center
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Kirkhorn, Lee-Ellen Charlotte, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:N/A
Title:Administrative Director Nursing Education and Research
Registered Nurses from within the Gundersen Lutheran Healthcare System--a large Midwest Regional Medical Center and Healthcare System extending into three states and nineteen rural counties--have an opportunity to apply for one of three nursing fellowships: education, research, or leadership. Up to sixteen Registered Nurses may apply through the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, which funds the program. RNs choosing the leadership track apply for a fellowship that is devoted to continuous quality improvement. Nurses who choose the research track apply for a fellowship that enhances their ability to conduct a study in an area of their special expertise. Nurses who apply for an education fellowship conduct a project that may improve patient education or staff education. Since the fellowship program has been in place, nurses examination of data has increased over 100%. The applicant pool has become competitive, and the advisory panel and selection panel has become interdisciplinary--representing nursing, ethics, epidemiology, and medicine. Three days of intense learning precede the year-long fellowship. Nurses receive one day of paid release time each month. Outcomes of the fellowship program include increased knowledge of evidence-based nursing, heightened interest in pursuing graduate study, publications, and a required poster presentation at an annual spring event termed Research on the Green. Research on the Green has become an annual city-wide event that includes the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau as well as an invited scholar who participates in the annual induction ceremony. The Nursing Fellowship Program at Gundersen Lutheran is exemplary for its enhancement of evidence-based nursing, and it is a fine example of a leadership program that has changed an environment and added value in practical ways.
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.titleDevelopment of a Fellowship Program for Staff RNs at a Midwest Medical Centeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154455-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of a Fellowship Program for Staff RNs at a Midwest Medical Center</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kirkhorn, Lee-Ellen Charlotte, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">N/A</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Administrative Director Nursing Education and Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lecopstead@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Registered Nurses from within the Gundersen Lutheran Healthcare System--a large Midwest Regional Medical Center and Healthcare System extending into three states and nineteen rural counties--have an opportunity to apply for one of three nursing fellowships: education, research, or leadership. Up to sixteen Registered Nurses may apply through the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, which funds the program. RNs choosing the leadership track apply for a fellowship that is devoted to continuous quality improvement. Nurses who choose the research track apply for a fellowship that enhances their ability to conduct a study in an area of their special expertise. Nurses who apply for an education fellowship conduct a project that may improve patient education or staff education. Since the fellowship program has been in place, nurses examination of data has increased over 100%. The applicant pool has become competitive, and the advisory panel and selection panel has become interdisciplinary--representing nursing, ethics, epidemiology, and medicine. Three days of intense learning precede the year-long fellowship. Nurses receive one day of paid release time each month. Outcomes of the fellowship program include increased knowledge of evidence-based nursing, heightened interest in pursuing graduate study, publications, and a required poster presentation at an annual spring event termed Research on the Green. Research on the Green has become an annual city-wide event that includes the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau as well as an invited scholar who participates in the annual induction ceremony. The Nursing Fellowship Program at Gundersen Lutheran is exemplary for its enhancement of evidence-based nursing, and it is a fine example of a leadership program that has changed an environment and added value in practical ways.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:00:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:00:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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