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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164066
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Finding the Clinical Nurse Specialist Voice and Articulating Value
Author(s):
Atherton, Sherri; Busch, Ann; Church, Victoria; Cole, June Ann; Holmquist, Jennifer; Locke, Christy; Patten, Stephen; Richardson, Jenny; Tjoelker, Rita; Valdez, Christine; Vogeley, Cathryn
Author Details:
Sherri Atherton, MS, RN, CNS, CIC, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: sherri.atherton@va.gov; Ann Busch; Victoria Church; June Ann Cole; Jennifer Holmquist; Christy Locke; Stephen Patten; Jenny Richardson; Rita Tjoelker; Christine Valdez; Cathryn Vogeley
Abstract:
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To promote the value of the CNS role, organizational leadership must be informed about CNSs contributions. This can be accomplished by providing examples of safety, quality, and cost effectiveness outcomes. SIGNIFICANCE: The CNS role is often misunderstood and therefore not recognized for its contributions. Describing and demonstrating CNS value is especially important during challenging economic periods. Background/Rationale: The CNS subcommittee meets regularly to collaborate on system issues but had not formally presented to organizational leadership regarding outcomes. When it became apparent the CNS role was not clear to an influential regional leader within the healthcare system an invitation was issued and accepted to attend a future meeting. The subcommittee set a goal to describe and illustrate the value of the CNS role by highlighting specialty specific outcomes achieved during the past year. DESCRIPTION: The eleven member CNS subcommittee developed content for a one hour presentation to include: a description of the CNS role as it compares and contrasts to other APN roles, current CNS positions within the organization, and strategically selected CNS projects to highlight cost, safety and quality outcomes. In addition to the regional leader, all members of the local executive team were invited to the presentation. Attendees were provided with a biographical sketch of each CNS. Each CNS presented outcomes specific to their project(s). OUTCOME: The presentation was well received by attendees and appeared to enhance the understanding of the CNS role. The CNS subcommittee was subsequently invited to present at a regional leadership meeting which was attended by the Medical Center Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Nurse Executive from seven organizations within the healthcare system. A recommendation was made after the presentation to form a regional task force to expand the CNS role throughout all regional institutions. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: Raising the collective CNS voice to educate and articulate the value of the CNS role to leadership is beneficial. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Setting the standard that CNSs communicate achieved outcomes on a prescribed interval to organizational leadership to demonstrate the value of their role is essential.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
CNS as Interal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS as Internal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems, held March 3 - 6, Portland, Oregon, 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.titleFinding the Clinical Nurse Specialist Voice and Articulating Valueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAtherton, Sherrien_US
dc.contributor.authorBusch, Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorChurch, Victoriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCole, June Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmquist, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorLocke, Christyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatten, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Jennyen_US
dc.contributor.authorTjoelker, Ritaen_US
dc.contributor.authorValdez, Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorVogeley, Cathrynen_US
dc.author.detailsSherri Atherton, MS, RN, CNS, CIC, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: sherri.atherton@va.gov; Ann Busch; Victoria Church; June Ann Cole; Jennifer Holmquist; Christy Locke; Stephen Patten; Jenny Richardson; Rita Tjoelker; Christine Valdez; Cathryn Vogeleyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164066-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To promote the value of the CNS role, organizational leadership must be informed about CNSs contributions. This can be accomplished by providing examples of safety, quality, and cost effectiveness outcomes. SIGNIFICANCE: The CNS role is often misunderstood and therefore not recognized for its contributions. Describing and demonstrating CNS value is especially important during challenging economic periods. Background/Rationale: The CNS subcommittee meets regularly to collaborate on system issues but had not formally presented to organizational leadership regarding outcomes. When it became apparent the CNS role was not clear to an influential regional leader within the healthcare system an invitation was issued and accepted to attend a future meeting. The subcommittee set a goal to describe and illustrate the value of the CNS role by highlighting specialty specific outcomes achieved during the past year. DESCRIPTION: The eleven member CNS subcommittee developed content for a one hour presentation to include: a description of the CNS role as it compares and contrasts to other APN roles, current CNS positions within the organization, and strategically selected CNS projects to highlight cost, safety and quality outcomes. In addition to the regional leader, all members of the local executive team were invited to the presentation. Attendees were provided with a biographical sketch of each CNS. Each CNS presented outcomes specific to their project(s). OUTCOME: The presentation was well received by attendees and appeared to enhance the understanding of the CNS role. The CNS subcommittee was subsequently invited to present at a regional leadership meeting which was attended by the Medical Center Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Nurse Executive from seven organizations within the healthcare system. A recommendation was made after the presentation to form a regional task force to expand the CNS role throughout all regional institutions. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: Raising the collective CNS voice to educate and articulate the value of the CNS role to leadership is beneficial. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Setting the standard that CNSs communicate achieved outcomes on a prescribed interval to organizational leadership to demonstrate the value of their role is essential.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:22Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS as Interal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systemsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPortland, Oregon, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS as Internal Consultant: Influencing Local to Global Systems, held March 3 - 6, Portland, Oregon, 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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