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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164079
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Innovative Tool Designed to Influence Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification Success
Author(s):
Gallagher, Eileen; Brennan, Mary A.; Razzi, Catherine C.
Author Details:
Eileen Gallagher, MSN, RN, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Mary A. Brennan, MSN, RN; Catherine C. Razzi, MSN, RN
Abstract:
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project was to develop a single, web-based resource designed to support CNSs pursuing Adult Health CNS certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Significance: There are many useful resources available to assist the candidate when preparing for this exam; however, resources are not centralized and may be difficult to locate and organize. This website provides an online resource organized by the ANCC's Adult Health CNS test map blueprint potentially available to the learner at little to no cost. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: This streamlined website is intuitively organized by the domains of practice identified by the test content outline. Embedded links provide access to a variety of PowerPoint presentations, internet hyperlinks, and word documents. This tool has unrestricted access and unlimited availability. It particularly addresses CNS role development, consistent with the test map. DESCRIPTION: The project began as a small group project focused on preparing for the certification examination. Internal consultation with peers and informatics experts revealed opportunities for learning webmaster skills and influencing local CNS systems by supporting certification examination success rates. OUTCOME: Informal product evaluation by practicing CNSs without certification suggests that the tool is useful and relevant. Additional evaluative feedback will be sought from CNS colleagues interested in preparing for the Adult Health CNS certification examination, including graduate students from the local region. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: This project serves as a template for developing web-based teaching and learning resources with a practical focus, consistent with adult learning theory. The process used for this project provides opportunities to enhance external consultation and team-building collaboration skill sets. IMPLICATION FOR CNS BASIC AND CONTINUING EDUCATION: Advanced practice nurses require centralized, convenient, and inexpensive resources designed to develop the knowledge base necessary for certification examination success. Web-based tools may meet this need while providing opportunities for learning skills that may be transferable to other aspects of CNS practice.
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.titleAn Innovative Tool Designed to Influence Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification Successen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Eileenen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Mary A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRazzi, Catherine C.en_US
dc.author.detailsEileen Gallagher, MSN, RN, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Mary A. Brennan, MSN, RN; Catherine C. Razzi, MSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164079-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project was to develop a single, web-based resource designed to support CNSs pursuing Adult Health CNS certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Significance: There are many useful resources available to assist the candidate when preparing for this exam; however, resources are not centralized and may be difficult to locate and organize. This website provides an online resource organized by the ANCC's Adult Health CNS test map blueprint potentially available to the learner at little to no cost. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: This streamlined website is intuitively organized by the domains of practice identified by the test content outline. Embedded links provide access to a variety of PowerPoint presentations, internet hyperlinks, and word documents. This tool has unrestricted access and unlimited availability. It particularly addresses CNS role development, consistent with the test map. DESCRIPTION: The project began as a small group project focused on preparing for the certification examination. Internal consultation with peers and informatics experts revealed opportunities for learning webmaster skills and influencing local CNS systems by supporting certification examination success rates. OUTCOME: Informal product evaluation by practicing CNSs without certification suggests that the tool is useful and relevant. Additional evaluative feedback will be sought from CNS colleagues interested in preparing for the Adult Health CNS certification examination, including graduate students from the local region. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: This project serves as a template for developing web-based teaching and learning resources with a practical focus, consistent with adult learning theory. The process used for this project provides opportunities to enhance external consultation and team-building collaboration skill sets. IMPLICATION FOR CNS BASIC AND CONTINUING EDUCATION: Advanced practice nurses require centralized, convenient, and inexpensive resources designed to develop the knowledge base necessary for certification examination success. Web-based tools may meet this need while providing opportunities for learning skills that may be transferable to other aspects of CNS practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:38Z-
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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