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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164091
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Nurse Specialist Mentored Staff Nurse as Champion of Performance Improvement
Author(s):
Kitchens, Jennifer L.; Rees, Eldonna
Author Details:
Jennifer Kitchens, MSN, RN, CVRN, Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Eldonna Rees, BSN, RN
Abstract:
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) mentored a unit based staff nurse as Champion of Performance Improvement through nursing's shared governance council. SIGNIFICANCE: Within shared governance, nurses are empowered to make decisions about practice, quality, and development. A staff nurse, acting as a unit based champion, can role-model effective decision making affecting clinical practice and patient outcomes. Performance improvement is one area that benefits from staff nurse participation. CNSs can be instrumental in developing staff nurse knowledge of and skills in performance improvement. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The CNS identified within the shared governance structure at a large, public hospital that identification and development of a unit based champion was one method to advance practice. A staff nurse, serving as a unit champion, is expected to act as a practice leader for improved patient outcomes. Performance improvement was an area selected for the unit champion initiative. DESCRIPTION: The CNS initiated a mentored experience for a medical-surgical staff nurse Champion of Performance Improvement Teaching and coaching were the primary strategies. The staff nurse champion learned to describe problem significance, review evidence, identify needed changes, establish goals aligned with organizational mission, determine methods for evaluation, and mobilize resources. Expected outcomes for the mentored experience included collecting and analyzing data; collaborating to identify resources; designing strategies to improve outcomes; using feedback to reinforce practice changes and disseminating results of performance improvement to stakeholders at unit and organizational levels. OUTCOME: Three performance improvement projects were implemented by the staff nurse Champion for Performance Improvement under the mentorship of the CNS. The staff nurse evaluated the mentored experience as most valuable in developing knowledge and skills for conducting unit based performance improvement. The shared governance structure was pleased with the mentoring experience provided by the CNS. Interpretation/Conclusion: CNS mentorship of a staff nurse was a successful strategy for developing a Champion for Performance Improvement. IMPLICATIONS: CNS competencies in teaching, coaching and mentoring can support the professional development of a staff nurse and can contribute to overall shared governance initiatives to empower nursing staff.
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.titleClinical Nurse Specialist Mentored Staff Nurse as Champion of Performance Improvementen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKitchens, Jennifer L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRees, Eldonnaen_US
dc.author.detailsJennifer Kitchens, MSN, RN, CVRN, Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Eldonna Rees, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164091-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) mentored a unit based staff nurse as Champion of Performance Improvement through nursing's shared governance council. SIGNIFICANCE: Within shared governance, nurses are empowered to make decisions about practice, quality, and development. A staff nurse, acting as a unit based champion, can role-model effective decision making affecting clinical practice and patient outcomes. Performance improvement is one area that benefits from staff nurse participation. CNSs can be instrumental in developing staff nurse knowledge of and skills in performance improvement. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The CNS identified within the shared governance structure at a large, public hospital that identification and development of a unit based champion was one method to advance practice. A staff nurse, serving as a unit champion, is expected to act as a practice leader for improved patient outcomes. Performance improvement was an area selected for the unit champion initiative. DESCRIPTION: The CNS initiated a mentored experience for a medical-surgical staff nurse Champion of Performance Improvement Teaching and coaching were the primary strategies. The staff nurse champion learned to describe problem significance, review evidence, identify needed changes, establish goals aligned with organizational mission, determine methods for evaluation, and mobilize resources. Expected outcomes for the mentored experience included collecting and analyzing data; collaborating to identify resources; designing strategies to improve outcomes; using feedback to reinforce practice changes and disseminating results of performance improvement to stakeholders at unit and organizational levels. OUTCOME: Three performance improvement projects were implemented by the staff nurse Champion for Performance Improvement under the mentorship of the CNS. The staff nurse evaluated the mentored experience as most valuable in developing knowledge and skills for conducting unit based performance improvement. The shared governance structure was pleased with the mentoring experience provided by the CNS. Interpretation/Conclusion: CNS mentorship of a staff nurse was a successful strategy for developing a Champion for Performance Improvement. IMPLICATIONS: CNS competencies in teaching, coaching and mentoring can support the professional development of a staff nurse and can contribute to overall shared governance initiatives to empower nursing staff.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:41:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:41:51Z-
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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