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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162266
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Use of ICT in Promoting an E-Nursing Environment to Mentors and New Hires
Author(s):
Heslin, Kathleen; Singh, Mina; Cheng, Abel; Ballantine, Linda
Author Details:
Kathleen Heslin, RN, MscN, Chief Nurse Executive, York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, email: kheslin@yorkcentral.on.ca; Mina Singh; Abel Cheng; Linda Ballantine
Abstract:
To increase recruitment and retention, a Nurse Mentorship Program is being offered and evaluated at York Central Hospital with York University. This program is quite unique in terms of integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) with the educational components for mentors and new hires to create a supportive e-Nursing community that values human interactions between nurses with technology as means to improve the quality of interaction, communication, and access to information. Specific ICT components include a dedicated nurse mentorship website with media-rich information and learning materials, such as streaming videos and presentations, and online discussion forums to foster relationships and to empower participants to assist each other in the face of technical barriers. The data collection for the evaluation of the Program is being facilitated via ICT with a balance of quantitative and qualitative methods, such as the use of online surveys and analysis of forum discussions. How can nurses find the time to foster meaningful learning networks while balancing heavy workloads and personal responsibilities? ICT offers a potential solution by providing a secured and accessible online space for building an e-Nursing community where mentoring relationships can be created and knowledge can be transferred and sustained.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Use of ICT in Promoting an E-Nursing Environment to Mentors and New Hiresen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHeslin, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Minaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Abelen_US
dc.contributor.authorBallantine, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Heslin, RN, MscN, Chief Nurse Executive, York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, email: kheslin@yorkcentral.on.ca; Mina Singh; Abel Cheng; Linda Ballantineen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162266-
dc.description.abstractTo increase recruitment and retention, a Nurse Mentorship Program is being offered and evaluated at York Central Hospital with York University. This program is quite unique in terms of integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) with the educational components for mentors and new hires to create a supportive e-Nursing community that values human interactions between nurses with technology as means to improve the quality of interaction, communication, and access to information. Specific ICT components include a dedicated nurse mentorship website with media-rich information and learning materials, such as streaming videos and presentations, and online discussion forums to foster relationships and to empower participants to assist each other in the face of technical barriers. The data collection for the evaluation of the Program is being facilitated via ICT with a balance of quantitative and qualitative methods, such as the use of online surveys and analysis of forum discussions. How can nurses find the time to foster meaningful learning networks while balancing heavy workloads and personal responsibilities? ICT offers a potential solution by providing a secured and accessible online space for building an e-Nursing community where mentoring relationships can be created and knowledge can be transferred and sustained.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:59:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:59:56Z-
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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