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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157785
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Technology to Support National Certification in Pediatric Oncology
Abstract:
Using Technology to Support National Certification in Pediatric Oncology
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Linder, Lauri, PhD(c), APRN, CPON
P.I. Institution Name:Primary Children's Medical Center and University of Utah College of Nursing, Hem/Onc/BMT Service Line
Title:Joint Appointment: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Contact Address:100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84113, USA
Contact Telephone:801-662-4547
Purpose/Aims: Specialty certification is an important process to validate a nurse's qualifications and knowledge base in a specialized area of practice. The primary purpose of this project was to develop a web-based study resource to support nurses at Primary Children's Medical Center (PCMC) preparing for the Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON) certification examination. Secondary aims for the web-based resource were to provide a central repository for organizing CPON study resources and to provide continuous access to study resources to nurses desiring to prepare for the CPON exam. Background: The PCMC Hematology/Oncology/BMT service line has adopted an interactive structured study group approach to prepare nurses for certification. Sessions are held every other week and include discussions based on the test blueprint using a study guide developed by the clinical nurse specialist. Although this approach increases participant interaction, opportunity for in-depth discussion of a given topic may be limited due to time constraints. A web-based learning resource provides a mechanism to provide access to content presented in study group sessions, augment content discussed in review sessions, and allow test candidates to individualize their own preparation. Use of a web-based resource also allows individuals who are unable to attend a given session to gain access to study session materials. Project Description: The virtual CPON Exam Study Group was developed by the Hematology/Oncology/BMT service line clinical nurse specialist to augment content presented during study group sessions using Intermountain Healthcare's Team Space. Team Space is Intermountain.net's collaboration area for employee teams to share announcements, calendar space, documents, web links, etc. Individual staff members who are participating in study group sessions or who would like to prepare for the CPON exam independently are granted access to this resource. This space has been used to organize study guide documents and supplemental resources related to exam preparation, including journal articles, pictures, PowerPoint presentations, and links to related websites. Team Space also facilitates communication among study group participants and provides a forum for participants to ask questions related to study group content. Study group participants may continue to have access to the Team Space site after completion of study group sessions to provide a resource to support additional individual preparatory efforts. Outcomes: Participant feedback to the study group sessions and use of Team Space has been favorable. Participants have expressed satisfaction with the availability of the Team Space site as a resource to augment study sessions and with the content included on the site. Outcomes to be determined include the success of these preparation strategies as measured by CPON exam pass rates. Conclusions: Utilization of a web-based resource provides a novel approach to supporting staff preparing for specialty certification. An area for future application would be to expand the access to the Team Space to Intermountain Healthcare nurses working outside PCMC who are interested in pursuing CPON certification. Implications for research include evaluating outcomes such as satisfaction with the web-based resource for exam preparation, perceived confidence as a result of preparatory efforts, and actual exam pass rates.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing Technology to Support National Certification in Pediatric Oncologyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157785-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Technology to Support National Certification in Pediatric Oncology</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Linder, Lauri, PhD(c), APRN, CPON</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Primary Children's Medical Center and University of Utah College of Nursing, Hem/Onc/BMT Service Line</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Joint Appointment: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Assistant Professor (Clinical)</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84113, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801-662-4547</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lauri.linder@nurs.utah.edu, lauri.linder@imail.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aims: Specialty certification is an important process to validate a nurse's qualifications and knowledge base in a specialized area of practice. The primary purpose of this project was to develop a web-based study resource to support nurses at Primary Children's Medical Center (PCMC) preparing for the Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON) certification examination. Secondary aims for the web-based resource were to provide a central repository for organizing CPON study resources and to provide continuous access to study resources to nurses desiring to prepare for the CPON exam. Background: The PCMC Hematology/Oncology/BMT service line has adopted an interactive structured study group approach to prepare nurses for certification. Sessions are held every other week and include discussions based on the test blueprint using a study guide developed by the clinical nurse specialist. Although this approach increases participant interaction, opportunity for in-depth discussion of a given topic may be limited due to time constraints. A web-based learning resource provides a mechanism to provide access to content presented in study group sessions, augment content discussed in review sessions, and allow test candidates to individualize their own preparation. Use of a web-based resource also allows individuals who are unable to attend a given session to gain access to study session materials. Project Description: The virtual CPON Exam Study Group was developed by the Hematology/Oncology/BMT service line clinical nurse specialist to augment content presented during study group sessions using Intermountain Healthcare's Team Space. Team Space is Intermountain.net's collaboration area for employee teams to share announcements, calendar space, documents, web links, etc. Individual staff members who are participating in study group sessions or who would like to prepare for the CPON exam independently are granted access to this resource. This space has been used to organize study guide documents and supplemental resources related to exam preparation, including journal articles, pictures, PowerPoint presentations, and links to related websites. Team Space also facilitates communication among study group participants and provides a forum for participants to ask questions related to study group content. Study group participants may continue to have access to the Team Space site after completion of study group sessions to provide a resource to support additional individual preparatory efforts. Outcomes: Participant feedback to the study group sessions and use of Team Space has been favorable. Participants have expressed satisfaction with the availability of the Team Space site as a resource to augment study sessions and with the content included on the site. Outcomes to be determined include the success of these preparation strategies as measured by CPON exam pass rates. Conclusions: Utilization of a web-based resource provides a novel approach to supporting staff preparing for specialty certification. An area for future application would be to expand the access to the Team Space to Intermountain Healthcare nurses working outside PCMC who are interested in pursuing CPON certification. Implications for research include evaluating outcomes such as satisfaction with the web-based resource for exam preparation, perceived confidence as a result of preparatory efforts, and actual exam pass rates.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:12:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:12:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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