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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164112
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journey from Novice to Expert
Author(s):
Sullivan, Marie; Ouellette, Annette; Lincoln, Pam; Udeen, Tracy; Wagner, Linda; Johnson, Anastasia M.; Roach, Diane; Runquist, Jean
Author Details:
Marie Sullivan, MS, RN, PCNS-BC, CPON, St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, Minnesota, USA, email: msullivan@smdc.org; Annette Ouellette; Pam Lincoln; Tracy Udeen; Linda Wagner; Anastasia M. Johnson; Diane Roach; Jean Runquist
Abstract:
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Transitioning from an experienced Registered Nurse to an Advanced Practice Nurse can be challenging. This presentation explores the journey of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) from novice to expert. The purpose is to review a practice model utilizing CNS graduate students in the CNS intern role at a Midwestern acute care tertiary hospital and describe how the model supports advanced practice nurse (APN) role acquisition. SIGNIFICANCE: Novice advanced practice nurses often feel overwhelmed when stepping into the APN role. This practice model seeks to provide the CNS graduate student with situational experiences to bridge the transition to the APN role. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The history of the CNS intern program will be summarized. Due to multiple vacancies in the CNS positions at the hospital, a collaborative partnership was developed with a local college's graduate nursing program to create the intern model. The Dreyfus skill acquisition model of APN role development as described by Brykcznski serves as the theoretical underpinning of the program. The CNS spheres of influence guided the development of the CNS and CNS Intern job descriptions. DESCRIPTION: The CNS intern role provides opportunity for the CNS graduate student to accrue experience in actual situations with the mentoring and support of the experienced CNS. The presentation will include examples of the CNS intern's projects and outcomes. Benefits and challenges of the model to the CNS graduate student, practicing CNSs and the organization will be identified. OUTCOME: Benefits to the CNS graduate student include immediate access to mentors and meaningful work projects. The greatest challenges are the ambiguity in the CNS intern role finding balance. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: The CNS intern role provides the CNS graduate student with real time synthesis of principles of CNS practice and increases awareness of the CNS role among hospital staff. Implications for CNS basic and Continuing Education: Opportunities for improvement include formalization of the CNS graduate student requirements into a competency based format to document the CNS intern progression. Advantages of a competency format will document the accomplishments of the CNS intern and assist with role clarification.
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: The Journey from Novice to Experten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorOuellette, Annetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorLincoln, Pamen_US
dc.contributor.authorUdeen, Tracyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Anastasia M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoach, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorRunquist, Jeanen_US
dc.author.detailsMarie Sullivan, MS, RN, PCNS-BC, CPON, St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, Minnesota, USA, email: msullivan@smdc.org; Annette Ouellette; Pam Lincoln; Tracy Udeen; Linda Wagner; Anastasia M. Johnson; Diane Roach; Jean Runquisten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164112-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Transitioning from an experienced Registered Nurse to an Advanced Practice Nurse can be challenging. This presentation explores the journey of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) from novice to expert. The purpose is to review a practice model utilizing CNS graduate students in the CNS intern role at a Midwestern acute care tertiary hospital and describe how the model supports advanced practice nurse (APN) role acquisition. SIGNIFICANCE: Novice advanced practice nurses often feel overwhelmed when stepping into the APN role. This practice model seeks to provide the CNS graduate student with situational experiences to bridge the transition to the APN role. BACKGROUND/RATIONALE: The history of the CNS intern program will be summarized. Due to multiple vacancies in the CNS positions at the hospital, a collaborative partnership was developed with a local college's graduate nursing program to create the intern model. The Dreyfus skill acquisition model of APN role development as described by Brykcznski serves as the theoretical underpinning of the program. The CNS spheres of influence guided the development of the CNS and CNS Intern job descriptions. DESCRIPTION: The CNS intern role provides opportunity for the CNS graduate student to accrue experience in actual situations with the mentoring and support of the experienced CNS. The presentation will include examples of the CNS intern's projects and outcomes. Benefits and challenges of the model to the CNS graduate student, practicing CNSs and the organization will be identified. OUTCOME: Benefits to the CNS graduate student include immediate access to mentors and meaningful work projects. The greatest challenges are the ambiguity in the CNS intern role finding balance. INTERPRETATION/CONCLUSION: The CNS intern role provides the CNS graduate student with real time synthesis of principles of CNS practice and increases awareness of the CNS role among hospital staff. Implications for CNS basic and Continuing Education: Opportunities for improvement include formalization of the CNS graduate student requirements into a competency based format to document the CNS intern progression. Advantages of a competency format will document the accomplishments of the CNS intern and assist with role clarification.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:15Z-
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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