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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162250
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Bridges and Easing Transitions: From Learner to Practitioner and Beyond
Author(s):
Evans, Cheryl; Kirkpatrick, Helen
Author Details:
Cheryl Evans, RN, MScN, Nursing Professional Practice Consultant, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, email: cevans@stjosham.on.ca; Helen Kirkpatrick
Abstract:
Practice settings are challenged to support nursing graduates' transitions from learners to practitioners within increasingly complex care environments. As an RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization, we have committed to implementing the Client Centred Care best practice guideline. An opportunity emerged to advance this agenda while linking new graduates and late-career nurses together in an innovative educational program. Grounded in the RNAO client-centred care curriculum, the course was expanded to link with corporate strategic directions, thus situating experience within the broader system's context. Nurses valued the opportunity to explore nursing issues and to build and reflect on practice experiences with other staff nurses. For new graduates, writing reflections provided a bridge to their educational experience and opportunities to consider practice and systems issues outside the supervisory structure. One reflected on the heavy workload and overcoming resentment towards the system, which she discovered stemmed from feelings of guilt at failing to meet personal expectations. The experience clarified nursing and personal perspectives, and contributed to personal and professional growth. This course provided opportunities to build bridges: from learner to practitioner, between new and late-career nurses, between nurses and best practices, and between nurses and clients. Lessons learned and future plans will be shared.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CASN Nurse Educators Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Held 4 - 7 November, 2007.
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.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Bridges and Easing Transitions: From Learner to Practitioner and Beyonden_GB
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Cherylen_US
dc.contributor.authorKirkpatrick, Helenen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Evans, RN, MScN, Nursing Professional Practice Consultant, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, email: cevans@stjosham.on.ca; Helen Kirkpatricken_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162250-
dc.description.abstractPractice settings are challenged to support nursing graduates' transitions from learners to practitioners within increasingly complex care environments. As an RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization, we have committed to implementing the Client Centred Care best practice guideline. An opportunity emerged to advance this agenda while linking new graduates and late-career nurses together in an innovative educational program. Grounded in the RNAO client-centred care curriculum, the course was expanded to link with corporate strategic directions, thus situating experience within the broader system's context. Nurses valued the opportunity to explore nursing issues and to build and reflect on practice experiences with other staff nurses. For new graduates, writing reflections provided a bridge to their educational experience and opportunities to consider practice and systems issues outside the supervisory structure. One reflected on the heavy workload and overcoming resentment towards the system, which she discovered stemmed from feelings of guilt at failing to meet personal expectations. The experience clarified nursing and personal perspectives, and contributed to personal and professional growth. This course provided opportunities to build bridges: from learner to practitioner, between new and late-career nurses, between nurses and best practices, and between nurses and clients. Lessons learned and future plans will be shared.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:59:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:59:39Z-
dc.conference.date2007-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nurse Educators Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationKingston, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionHeld 4 - 7 November, 2007.en_US
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.-
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