Expand Your Horizons: Consider the Emergency Department as Your Next Career Opportunity

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162735
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Expand Your Horizons: Consider the Emergency Department as Your Next Career Opportunity
Abstract:
Expand Your Horizons: Consider the Emergency Department as Your Next Career Opportunity
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2000
Author:Barry, Margaret M., RN, MSN, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Contact Address:622 W. 168th Street, New York, NY, 10032, USA
Contact Telephone:(212) 305-2432
Clinical Topic: In response to a shortage of emergency department nurses, our institution developed and implemented a RN "Retraining Opportunity Program."

Implementation: This Emergency Department Core Course was developed in response to an administrative and corporate request for retraining. It was designed to provide core-level emergency nursing knowledge to medical-surgical nurses currently working within the institution.

I) The course was advertised throughout the medical center campus.
2) Learners used their off time to attend the course.
3) The course was offered three times a year over a three-week period of time, two days a week for 7.5 hours a day.
4) Attendance was required for all sessions and learners were expected to complete independent reading assignments.
5) The content was presented through lectures and psychomotor skill stations.
6) A passing score on all four exams was required for successful completion.
7) Clinical validation of the nurse's knowledge and skills was accomplished after the nurse successfully completed the core course and transferred to the emergency department.
Outcomes:
1) The hospital was able to retain motivated self-directed nurses who otherwise would have been lost to downsizing, job or career change.
2) Shorter orientation for staff who were successful in completing the core course since they did not require "institutional" or "system" orientation.
3) Early identification of staff who would not be successful in meeting core course requirements.
4) Medical-surgical nurses were provided an opportunity to further their professional development by learning a new specialty.
5) To date, nine nurses have taken the course: two nurses have completed the course requirements and are presently working in the ED.

Recommendations: It is recommended that hospitals establish department based retraining programs to allow nurses to redirect their careers to areas where employment opportunities exist. In addition, the hospital benefits from the retention of seasoned staff and reduces expensive recruitment of new staff. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExpand Your Horizons: Consider the Emergency Department as Your Next Career Opportunityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162735-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Expand Your Horizons: Consider the Emergency Department as Your Next Career Opportunity</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Barry, Margaret M., RN, MSN, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Campus</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">622 W. 168th Street, New York, NY, 10032, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(212) 305-2432</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">MMB265@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: In response to a shortage of emergency department nurses, our institution developed and implemented a RN &quot;Retraining Opportunity Program.&quot;<br/><br/>Implementation: This Emergency Department Core Course was developed in response to an administrative and corporate request for retraining. It was designed to provide core-level emergency nursing knowledge to medical-surgical nurses currently working within the institution.<br/><br/>I) The course was advertised throughout the medical center campus.<br/>2) Learners used their off time to attend the course.<br/>3) The course was offered three times a year over a three-week period of time, two days a week for 7.5 hours a day.<br/>4) Attendance was required for all sessions and learners were expected to complete independent reading assignments.<br/>5) The content was presented through lectures and psychomotor skill stations.<br/>6) A passing score on all four exams was required for successful completion.<br/>7) Clinical validation of the nurse's knowledge and skills was accomplished after the nurse successfully completed the core course and transferred to the emergency department.<br/>Outcomes:<br/>1) The hospital was able to retain motivated self-directed nurses who otherwise would have been lost to downsizing, job or career change.<br/>2) Shorter orientation for staff who were successful in completing the core course since they did not require &quot;institutional&quot; or &quot;system&quot; orientation.<br/>3) Early identification of staff who would not be successful in meeting core course requirements.<br/>4) Medical-surgical nurses were provided an opportunity to further their professional development by learning a new specialty.<br/>5) To date, nine nurses have taken the course: two nurses have completed the course requirements and are presently working in the ED.<br/><br/>Recommendations: It is recommended that hospitals establish department based retraining programs to allow nurses to redirect their careers to areas where employment opportunities exist. In addition, the hospital benefits from the retention of seasoned staff and reduces expensive recruitment of new staff. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:33:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:33:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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