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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162339
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A New Perspective on Faculty Orientation
Author(s):
Dixon, Sharon; Loewen, Reny
Author Details:
Sharon Dixon, BScN, BA, MN, Faculty, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, email: dixons@siast.sk.ca; Reny Loewen
Abstract:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Increases in student enrollment and high numbers of faculty requirements have created challenges for the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS) at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Kelsey campus. The ratio of new to experienced faculty has increased so rapidly over the past four years that informal mentoring no longer meets the needs of incoming faculty. The previously strong faculty supports at the course level and the formal mentorship program are now insufficient to meet the needs of the rapidly changing faculty. As part of a comprehensive mentorship program some of the challenges have been addressed through the provision of a more formal and extensive orientation for new faculty. New strategies include an introductory orientation in which new faculty are introduced to the many aspects of the formal mentorship program. Another strategy used is round table focus groups that provide opportunities for information exchange and relationship building among faculty. Information about the NEPS was centralized through the creation of faculty information and course leader manuals. Program facilitators assume responsibility for providing and arranging faculty support. Although these strategies have resulted in positive feedback from faculty, they have also presented new challenges.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Conference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.
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.titleA New Perspective on Faculty Orientationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDixon, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorLoewen, Renyen_US
dc.author.detailsSharon Dixon, BScN, BA, MN, Faculty, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, email: dixons@siast.sk.ca; Reny Loewenen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162339-
dc.description.abstractCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Increases in student enrollment and high numbers of faculty requirements have created challenges for the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS) at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Kelsey campus. The ratio of new to experienced faculty has increased so rapidly over the past four years that informal mentoring no longer meets the needs of incoming faculty. The previously strong faculty supports at the course level and the formal mentorship program are now insufficient to meet the needs of the rapidly changing faculty. As part of a comprehensive mentorship program some of the challenges have been addressed through the provision of a more formal and extensive orientation for new faculty. New strategies include an introductory orientation in which new faculty are introduced to the many aspects of the formal mentorship program. Another strategy used is round table focus groups that provide opportunities for information exchange and relationship building among faculty. Information about the NEPS was centralized through the creation of faculty information and course leader manuals. Program facilitators assume responsibility for providing and arranging faculty support. Although these strategies have resulted in positive feedback from faculty, they have also presented new challenges.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:01:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:01:17Z-
dc.conference.date2008-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationToronto, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.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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