2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157015
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Empowerment: Professional Development Through Certification
Author(s):
McBroom, Kathryn C.; Gasparini, Robin
Author Details:
Kathryn C. McBroom, RN,AND, Duke Hospital, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: mcbro004@mc.duke.edu; Robin Gasparini
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Dealing with increasingly complex health care delivery systems combined with sicker patients are an ongoing challenge for bedside nurses. Although mentoring, support, and continued education all provide part of the solution, 93% of nurse managers surveyed in the 2004 National Critical Care Survey conducted by AACN also enthusiastically supported national certification. However, only 10% of the staff nurses in units surveyed are currently certified. DESCRIPTION: Nurse managers identified an increasing interest but lack of knowledge regarding how to attain professional certification among our staff members from both medical and surgical units representing our nursing specialty. We recognized the opportunity to promote professional certification by capturing staff interest and providing the needed mentoring and support. To accomplish this we organized an open forum to discuss the relevance and importance of certification and to identify organizations that encouraged professional growth and development through certification. General information was presented regarding 4 available certifications (CCRN, PCCN, gerontology, medical/surgical). We held an open discussion to assist staff members in identifying certification exams that met their individual needs and interests. Applications and test fees were collected over a period of 1 month. To ensure commitment, each applicant received a study packet and practice exams after the application fee was collected. Applicants chose to coordinate and lead monthly group study sessions that correlated with the exam blueprints. Sessions were lead by the applicants as well as advance practice nurses. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:After the first forum, the 30 nurses who applied to sit for certification achieved a passing rate of 66.6% with 23 nurses sitting for the exam achieving certification. This increased the number of certified nurses from 1% to 35%. Currently there are 76 nurses preparing for exams and 50 of the nurses who attended our last open forum are waiting to hear from AACN to schedule their test date. The success of our certification program has become a model for our entire health system. Now, on our unit professional development through certification is no longer a vision, but a reality!
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Empowerment: Professional Development Through Certificationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcBroom, Kathryn C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGasparini, Robinen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathryn C. McBroom, RN,AND, Duke Hospital, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: mcbro004@mc.duke.edu; Robin Gasparinien_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157015-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Dealing with increasingly complex health care delivery systems combined with sicker patients are an ongoing challenge for bedside nurses. Although mentoring, support, and continued education all provide part of the solution, 93% of nurse managers surveyed in the 2004 National Critical Care Survey conducted by AACN also enthusiastically supported national certification. However, only 10% of the staff nurses in units surveyed are currently certified. DESCRIPTION: Nurse managers identified an increasing interest but lack of knowledge regarding how to attain professional certification among our staff members from both medical and surgical units representing our nursing specialty. We recognized the opportunity to promote professional certification by capturing staff interest and providing the needed mentoring and support. To accomplish this we organized an open forum to discuss the relevance and importance of certification and to identify organizations that encouraged professional growth and development through certification. General information was presented regarding 4 available certifications (CCRN, PCCN, gerontology, medical/surgical). We held an open discussion to assist staff members in identifying certification exams that met their individual needs and interests. Applications and test fees were collected over a period of 1 month. To ensure commitment, each applicant received a study packet and practice exams after the application fee was collected. Applicants chose to coordinate and lead monthly group study sessions that correlated with the exam blueprints. Sessions were lead by the applicants as well as advance practice nurses. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:After the first forum, the 30 nurses who applied to sit for certification achieved a passing rate of 66.6% with 23 nurses sitting for the exam achieving certification. This increased the number of certified nurses from 1% to 35%. Currently there are 76 nurses preparing for exams and 50 of the nurses who attended our last open forum are waiting to hear from AACN to schedule their test date. The success of our certification program has become a model for our entire health system. Now, on our unit professional development through certification is no longer a vision, but a reality!en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:20:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:20:44Z-
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.conference.date2010en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.