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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163858
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
No CNS Preceptors: What Do I Do Now?
Author(s):
Fox, Susan L.
Author Details:
Susan L. Fox, PhD, RN, CNAA, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose/Objectives: To build, utilize and evaluate a model and strategies for instructors seeking CNS preceptors for Masters' students. Background/Rationale: CNSs suitable to precept masters' degree students are rare creatures in many areas. Decisions by Schools of Nursing to emphasize Nurse Practitioner preparation and HMO downsizing and reimbursement patterns have been primary contributors. Description of the Project: Using Senge's Core Disciplines for learning organizations we have created "virtual" preceptors and experiences. Students' past experiences and goals drive a gap analysis for achieving Mastery. Mental Models of ideal positions are built; Shared Vision techniques define what extant preceptors are available. The ability to "think systems" is enhanced in students, preceptors and organizations. Outcomes: Case studies will show success in several settings - trauma, medical/surgical services. NPs, MDs, CNSs and administrators have engaged in the process. Students are prepared to take certifying exams and new positions have been created. As the number of students' increases, outcome measures will quantify success. Interpretation/Conclusion: 1) CNSs can be prepared when there are no masters' prepared nurses in that specialty with that job title. 2) The Core Disciplines for learning organizations from Senge can serve as a process model for defining practice sites for CNS students. 3) CNS students can be successful in defining role niches which lead to healthcare positions. 4) Further data must be collected to validate outcomes and conclusions. Implications for Nursing Practice: Traditional methods for precepting CNSs are not possible in parts of the country and some care delivery systems. We must strive to be creative in preparing students for advanced practice. Senge's process has been successful as we engage students and organizations in systems thinking to build practitioners who will improve healthcare.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
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.titleNo CNS Preceptors: What Do I Do Now?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorFox, Susan L.en_US
dc.author.detailsSusan L. Fox, PhD, RN, CNAA, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163858-
dc.description.abstractPurpose/Objectives: To build, utilize and evaluate a model and strategies for instructors seeking CNS preceptors for Masters' students. Background/Rationale: CNSs suitable to precept masters' degree students are rare creatures in many areas. Decisions by Schools of Nursing to emphasize Nurse Practitioner preparation and HMO downsizing and reimbursement patterns have been primary contributors. Description of the Project: Using Senge's Core Disciplines for learning organizations we have created "virtual" preceptors and experiences. Students' past experiences and goals drive a gap analysis for achieving Mastery. Mental Models of ideal positions are built; Shared Vision techniques define what extant preceptors are available. The ability to "think systems" is enhanced in students, preceptors and organizations. Outcomes: Case studies will show success in several settings - trauma, medical/surgical services. NPs, MDs, CNSs and administrators have engaged in the process. Students are prepared to take certifying exams and new positions have been created. As the number of students' increases, outcome measures will quantify success. Interpretation/Conclusion: 1) CNSs can be prepared when there are no masters' prepared nurses in that specialty with that job title. 2) The Core Disciplines for learning organizations from Senge can serve as a process model for defining practice sites for CNS students. 3) CNS students can be successful in defining role niches which lead to healthcare positions. 4) Further data must be collected to validate outcomes and conclusions. Implications for Nursing Practice: Traditional methods for precepting CNSs are not possible in parts of the country and some care delivery systems. We must strive to be creative in preparing students for advanced practice. Senge's process has been successful as we engage students and organizations in systems thinking to build practitioners who will improve healthcare.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:40:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:40:24Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USAen_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.en_US
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