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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164055
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Resource Portfolios To Develop CNS Students' Practice
Author(s):
Timmerman, Gayle M.; Acton, Gayle J.; McCracken Inman, Gretchen; Mishra, Amanda L.
Author Details:
Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Gayle J. Acton, PhD, RN, CS; Gretchen McCracken Inman, BA, RN; Amanda L. Mishra, MS, RN
Abstract:
Problem: CNS students need to develop clinical expertise and resources in their area of specialty in order to build credibility. Purpose: To assist CNS students in organizing and collecting resources pertinent to their CNS practice. Significance: The vast quantity of knowledge CNSs need to know continues to escalate, necessitating that CNS access knowledge quickly. A resource portfolio can facilitate CNSs' practice; allowing CNSs to hit the ground running rather than having to reinvent the wheel. Innovation: In an assignment for their first clinical course, CNS students collected and organized materials using file folders or large binders. Types of resources collected included: 1) patient teaching materials; 2) assessment tools; 3) clinical guidelines, protocols, and pathways; and 4) research studies or integrated reviews supporting evidence based practice. Resources were gathered on topics consistent with the clinical course (i.e., physical activity, stress management). Evaluation: Student's resource portfolios were evaluated on organization and comprehensiveness. Feedback indicated that students found this assignment to be valuable. Students will build on this resource portfolio as they progress through the program, having resources available for use in subsequent clinical courses and clinical practice. Implications for Practice: CNS programs need to identify strategies to facilitate students developing clinical expertise and resources for use in practice. By providing a structured way to organize and gather helpful resources, CNS students will be more prepared to enter practice.
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.titleUsing Resource Portfolios To Develop CNS Students' Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTimmerman, Gayle M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorActon, Gayle J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCracken Inman, Gretchenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMishra, Amanda L.en_US
dc.author.detailsGayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Gayle J. Acton, PhD, RN, CS; Gretchen McCracken Inman, BA, RN; Amanda L. Mishra, MS, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164055-
dc.description.abstractProblem: CNS students need to develop clinical expertise and resources in their area of specialty in order to build credibility. Purpose: To assist CNS students in organizing and collecting resources pertinent to their CNS practice. Significance: The vast quantity of knowledge CNSs need to know continues to escalate, necessitating that CNS access knowledge quickly. A resource portfolio can facilitate CNSs' practice; allowing CNSs to hit the ground running rather than having to reinvent the wheel. Innovation: In an assignment for their first clinical course, CNS students collected and organized materials using file folders or large binders. Types of resources collected included: 1) patient teaching materials; 2) assessment tools; 3) clinical guidelines, protocols, and pathways; and 4) research studies or integrated reviews supporting evidence based practice. Resources were gathered on topics consistent with the clinical course (i.e., physical activity, stress management). Evaluation: Student's resource portfolios were evaluated on organization and comprehensiveness. Feedback indicated that students found this assignment to be valuable. Students will build on this resource portfolio as they progress through the program, having resources available for use in subsequent clinical courses and clinical practice. Implications for Practice: CNS programs need to identify strategies to facilitate students developing clinical expertise and resources for use in practice. By providing a structured way to organize and gather helpful resources, CNS students will be more prepared to enter practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:09Z-
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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