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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163859
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Uncovering New Opportunities: CNS Student Learning Experiences for Prescribing
Author(s):
Gaspar, Phyllis M.; Rhudy, Lori; McBreen, William; Nettles, Anne; Bautch, Judith; Chu Patel, Christy; Ponto, Julie
Author Details:
Phyllis M. Gaspar, PhD, RN, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Lori Rhudy, MS, CNS; William McBreen, PhD, RN; Anne Nettles, MSN, RN, CDE ; Judith Bautch, PhD, RN, CNP; Christy Chu Patel, MS CNS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Julie Ponto, MS, CNS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Abstract:
Purpose: To describe the development of educational experiences that facilitate prescribing opportunities for CNS students in clinical environments with limited CNSs who have prescribing authority. Background/rationale: CNSs were provided prescriptive authority when the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act was changed in 1999. Many CNSs in the state do not have the 30 hours of educational preparation for prescriptive authority, which needs to include supervised practice. Many CNSs are in roles that prescriptive authority was not included in their responsibility. In order to provide CNSs prepared to function at the level accorded by the legislation course work and clinical experiences in prescribing were added to the program. Description of the Process: Key documents regarding prescribing for the CNS including the Minnesota Nursing Practice Act and the NACNS Guidelines were reviewed. A greater emphasis on diagnostic reasoning was added to the courses. To ensure the student opportunity to obtain the required supervised clinical experience it was necessary to use health care providers (NP and MD) with prescribing authority rather than CNSs as preceptors for the experience. Outcomes: Students have been involved in prescribing both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in their specialty area. Emphasis is on the use of prescribing authority for the management of human responses. Interactive computer case studies have been added to facilitate development of diagnostic reasoning and prescribing competence prior to clinical experiences. The student has appreciated the future potential for prescribing. Conclusion: Facilitating an optimal learning experience for prescribing continues to be a challenge. As more CNSs obtain prescriptive authority the facilitation of this learning experience will be enhanced. Implications for Practice: CNSs who have had educational experiences that prepared them for prescriptive authority will help in the operationalization of this role for the CNS. Issues and special considerations regarding prescriptive authority clinical experiences for CNS students will be discussed.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUncovering New Opportunities: CNS Student Learning Experiences for Prescribingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGaspar, Phyllis M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRhudy, Lorien_US
dc.contributor.authorMcBreen, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorNettles, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorBautch, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu Patel, Christyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPonto, Julieen_US
dc.author.detailsPhyllis M. Gaspar, PhD, RN, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Lori Rhudy, MS, CNS; William McBreen, PhD, RN; Anne Nettles, MSN, RN, CDE ; Judith Bautch, PhD, RN, CNP; Christy Chu Patel, MS CNS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Julie Ponto, MS, CNS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163859-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To describe the development of educational experiences that facilitate prescribing opportunities for CNS students in clinical environments with limited CNSs who have prescribing authority. Background/rationale: CNSs were provided prescriptive authority when the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act was changed in 1999. Many CNSs in the state do not have the 30 hours of educational preparation for prescriptive authority, which needs to include supervised practice. Many CNSs are in roles that prescriptive authority was not included in their responsibility. In order to provide CNSs prepared to function at the level accorded by the legislation course work and clinical experiences in prescribing were added to the program. Description of the Process: Key documents regarding prescribing for the CNS including the Minnesota Nursing Practice Act and the NACNS Guidelines were reviewed. A greater emphasis on diagnostic reasoning was added to the courses. To ensure the student opportunity to obtain the required supervised clinical experience it was necessary to use health care providers (NP and MD) with prescribing authority rather than CNSs as preceptors for the experience. Outcomes: Students have been involved in prescribing both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in their specialty area. Emphasis is on the use of prescribing authority for the management of human responses. Interactive computer case studies have been added to facilitate development of diagnostic reasoning and prescribing competence prior to clinical experiences. The student has appreciated the future potential for prescribing. Conclusion: Facilitating an optimal learning experience for prescribing continues to be a challenge. As more CNSs obtain prescriptive authority the facilitation of this learning experience will be enhanced. Implications for Practice: CNSs who have had educational experiences that prepared them for prescriptive authority will help in the operationalization of this role for the CNS. Issues and special considerations regarding prescriptive authority clinical experiences for CNS students will be discussed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:40:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:40:27Z-
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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