Collaborating with a Community College to Develop and Implement an Emergency Nursing Orientation Program for Novice Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162887
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborating with a Community College to Develop and Implement an Emergency Nursing Orientation Program for Novice Nurses
Abstract:
Collaborating with a Community College to Develop and Implement an Emergency Nursing Orientation Program for Novice Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2003
Author:Strachan-Jackman, Shirley, RN, MN, ACNP, ENC (c)
P.I. Institution Name:Toronto Western Hospital-University Health Network ED
Contact Address:, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Contact Telephone:416/603-5800
Clinical Topic: The aging of the nursing workforce, the upheaval in healthcare and the expansion of career opportunities for women, all combine to produce a shortage of experienced emergency nurses. As leaders in emergency nursing, it is our responsibility to take an active role to recruit young career people into the field of emergency nursing. To survive and thrive in an emergency department, nurses require a sound theoretical knowledge, refined clinical assessment skills, good people skills and support from nursing preceptors and nursing leadership. The intent of this clinical project was for emergency departments to partner with a community college to develop an intensive eight-week orientation program to provide the novice RN with knowledge and skills to competently care for patients in the emergency setting. Implementation: Planning and implementation included: (1) conducting a needs assessment to determine which emergency departments in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were interested in a more comprehensible emergency nursing orientation; (2) ensuring there was administrative support and funding from the hospitals involved, as well as teaching support from clinical educators, nurse practitioners and clinical preceptors; (3) formulating a working group of experienced emergency nurses to develop the program; (4) creating a learning environment supported by lectures, labs and supervised clinicals; (5) educating the emergency departments on the course content, student/preceptor model and admission requirements; (6) providing four courses annually; and (7) ensuring the working group meets after each course to review student evaluations and make changes to the program as needed. Outcomes: The effects of the program on preparing staff to work in the emergency setting, captured through student/preceptor evaluations, included: (1) enhanced nursing knowledge and nursing practice for the novice emergency nurse; (2) promotes and maintains high professional standards for educational preparation for emergency nursing practice; (3) increased staff satisfaction; (4) increased recruitment and retention of nurses; (5) obtained an Emergency Nursing Certificate during a hospital orientation with two transferable credits to a post RN BScN program; (6) provided peer networking and support. Recommendations: To build on the orientation program, recommendations include: (1) provide opportunities for the novice nurse to exchange ideas and discuss issues on a weekly basis; (2) utilize an expert nurse to take on a leadership position as a resource/ mentor for the novice nurse; (3) ensure the nurse develops a learning plan with set goals and objectives; (4) provide continuing educational opportunities; and (5) provide ongoing feedback to the both the student and their preceptors. [Clinical Poster]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborating with a Community College to Develop and Implement an Emergency Nursing Orientation Program for Novice Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162887-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaborating with a Community College to Develop and Implement an Emergency Nursing Orientation Program for Novice Nurses</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Strachan-Jackman, Shirley, RN, MN, ACNP, ENC (c)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Toronto Western Hospital-University Health Network ED</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">416/603-5800</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jackmans@primus.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The aging of the nursing workforce, the upheaval in healthcare and the expansion of career opportunities for women, all combine to produce a shortage of experienced emergency nurses. As leaders in emergency nursing, it is our responsibility to take an active role to recruit young career people into the field of emergency nursing. To survive and thrive in an emergency department, nurses require a sound theoretical knowledge, refined clinical assessment skills, good people skills and support from nursing preceptors and nursing leadership. The intent of this clinical project was for emergency departments to partner with a community college to develop an intensive eight-week orientation program to provide the novice RN with knowledge and skills to competently care for patients in the emergency setting. Implementation: Planning and implementation included: (1) conducting a needs assessment to determine which emergency departments in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were interested in a more comprehensible emergency nursing orientation; (2) ensuring there was administrative support and funding from the hospitals involved, as well as teaching support from clinical educators, nurse practitioners and clinical preceptors; (3) formulating a working group of experienced emergency nurses to develop the program; (4) creating a learning environment supported by lectures, labs and supervised clinicals; (5) educating the emergency departments on the course content, student/preceptor model and admission requirements; (6) providing four courses annually; and (7) ensuring the working group meets after each course to review student evaluations and make changes to the program as needed. Outcomes: The effects of the program on preparing staff to work in the emergency setting, captured through student/preceptor evaluations, included: (1) enhanced nursing knowledge and nursing practice for the novice emergency nurse; (2) promotes and maintains high professional standards for educational preparation for emergency nursing practice; (3) increased staff satisfaction; (4) increased recruitment and retention of nurses; (5) obtained an Emergency Nursing Certificate during a hospital orientation with two transferable credits to a post RN BScN program; (6) provided peer networking and support. Recommendations: To build on the orientation program, recommendations include: (1) provide opportunities for the novice nurse to exchange ideas and discuss issues on a weekly basis; (2) utilize an expert nurse to take on a leadership position as a resource/ mentor for the novice nurse; (3) ensure the nurse develops a learning plan with set goals and objectives; (4) provide continuing educational opportunities; and (5) provide ongoing feedback to the both the student and their preceptors. [Clinical Poster]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:35:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:35:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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