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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164071
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Evolution of Clinical Nurse Specialist Education at Widener University
Author(s):
Callaghan, Donna
Author Details:
Donna Callaghan, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, CNE, Widener University School of Nursing, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, email: drdonnarn@comcast.net
Abstract:
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: This abstract describes the challenges involved in the evolution of the master's level CNS programs at Widener University into the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. SIGNIFICANCE: Widener University offers clinical nurse specialties at the master's degree level in Adult Health, Emergency/Critical Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, and Community Health as well as one NP program (family). BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The Director of the Nurse Practitioner Program was the driving force behind the initiation of the development of the DNP program. The coordinators of the CNS programs felt that because of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's recommendation that the DNP be the required credential for entry into advanced practice by the year 2015, they must also be involved in the development of this degree. DESCRIPTION: Through two years of collaborative work among the director and coordinators, outcomes for the DNP program were developed. OUTCOME: The DNP outcomes include: apply nursing science and theory with knowledge from ethics, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences to develop, evaluate, and improve advanced nursing practice; apply organizational, political, and economic sciences as well as ethical principles for ongoing improvement of health outcomes within health care systems; promote evidence based practice by collaboratively conducting, translating, and disseminating research to guide improvements in nursing practice and outcomes of care; evaluate and use information systems and technology, considering ethical and legal implications, to support, improve, and transform health care; assume leadership roles in the analysis and development of health care policies through advocacy, teaching, and active participation in policy making; promote collegial and collaborative relationships with inter-professional teams to improve patient and population outcomes; assume leadership roles in evidence-based health promotion and risk reduction/illness prevention practices in response to political, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethical issues in individual, aggregate, and population health; and demonstrate skills in advanced practice roles through the synthesis of biophysical, psychosocial, behavioral, sociopolitical, cultural, economic, and nursing science knowledge as appropriate for area of specialization. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: Challenges were and are still being faced during the development of this advanced practice doctorate degree. IMPLICATIONS FOR CNS BASIC AND CONTINUING EDUCATION: Incorporating the NACNS's DNP - CNS competencies into the program's outcomes is a challenge that still needs to be addressed.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Evolution of Clinical Nurse Specialist Education at Widener Universityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCallaghan, Donnaen_US
dc.author.detailsDonna Callaghan, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, CNE, Widener University School of Nursing, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, email: drdonnarn@comcast.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164071-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: This abstract describes the challenges involved in the evolution of the master's level CNS programs at Widener University into the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree. SIGNIFICANCE: Widener University offers clinical nurse specialties at the master's degree level in Adult Health, Emergency/Critical Care, Psychiatric/Mental Health, and Community Health as well as one NP program (family). BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The Director of the Nurse Practitioner Program was the driving force behind the initiation of the development of the DNP program. The coordinators of the CNS programs felt that because of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's recommendation that the DNP be the required credential for entry into advanced practice by the year 2015, they must also be involved in the development of this degree. DESCRIPTION: Through two years of collaborative work among the director and coordinators, outcomes for the DNP program were developed. OUTCOME: The DNP outcomes include: apply nursing science and theory with knowledge from ethics, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences to develop, evaluate, and improve advanced nursing practice; apply organizational, political, and economic sciences as well as ethical principles for ongoing improvement of health outcomes within health care systems; promote evidence based practice by collaboratively conducting, translating, and disseminating research to guide improvements in nursing practice and outcomes of care; evaluate and use information systems and technology, considering ethical and legal implications, to support, improve, and transform health care; assume leadership roles in the analysis and development of health care policies through advocacy, teaching, and active participation in policy making; promote collegial and collaborative relationships with inter-professional teams to improve patient and population outcomes; assume leadership roles in evidence-based health promotion and risk reduction/illness prevention practices in response to political, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethical issues in individual, aggregate, and population health; and demonstrate skills in advanced practice roles through the synthesis of biophysical, psychosocial, behavioral, sociopolitical, cultural, economic, and nursing science knowledge as appropriate for area of specialization. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: Challenges were and are still being faced during the development of this advanced practice doctorate degree. IMPLICATIONS FOR CNS BASIC AND CONTINUING EDUCATION: Incorporating the NACNS's DNP - CNS competencies into the program's outcomes is a challenge that still needs to be addressed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:28Z-
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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