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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164120
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Professionalism
Author(s):
Donelan, Cheryl; Dusek, Judy; Gosnell, Dawn
Author Details:
Cheryl Donelan, RN, MSN-MBA, Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita, Kansas, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Judy Dusek, RN, M.Ed., MSN, ARNP-CNS; Dawn Gosnell, RN, MSN, ARNP-CNS
Abstract:
Problem and significance: One of the initiatives defined by the Practice Development Specialists during a Fall retreat was an awareness of professionalism in practice and the significance of identifying what it is according to our nursing staff. Purpose or objectives of the project: The purpose of the project was to identify characteristics of professionalism according to our nursing staff and to compare to the nursing literature. Description of the project: According to human resources, approximately 5,000 nurses in the Via Christi Health System provide care to patients. The nursing directors for each unit were given a packet with a question regarding professionalism for each professional nurse to be distributed by the directors at staff meetings. Methods: Each professional nursing staff employee was given a half sheet of paper with a request to identify professionalism. The question was, "In an effort to define professionalism, we ask that you as a professional nurse complete the question below. What are 3 characteristics that identify professionalism?" The nursing directors highly recommended completion of the questionnaire, although not mandatory. No identifiers were required on the forms. Outcomes: Approximately 300 professional nurses completed the questionnaire and the results were tabulated on an Excel Spread Sheet in three categories: Personal, Professional, and Technical. The most responses were in the Personal and Professional categories. The top 3 in the Personal Category were: Respect for others, Positive attitude, and Integrity and Honesty tied for third place. The top 3 in the Professional Category were: Knowledge, Appearance, and Competence. Nurses were then chosen to discuss these characteristics while being video taped. The video tape was then copied for all nursing units to view as well as having it available for all to see during Nurses' Week May 2004. In addition, one CNE hour was offered free to all nurses on the internet that was developed by the authors. Conclusions, including implications for nursing practice: The process of asking nurses to share opinions about professionalism was viewed by them as allowing their voices be heard. It would have been easier to have reviewed the literature and given the information to them, but our approach to this initiative was much more meaningful. Behaviors have shown that they believe what they said and are showing it by their actions in caring for patients. Professionalism has become more visible in our institution through the efforts that were made to incorporate our nurses into the process.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, 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.titleProfessionalismen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDonelan, Cherylen_US
dc.contributor.authorDusek, Judyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGosnell, Dawnen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Donelan, RN, MSN-MBA, Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Wichita, Kansas, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Judy Dusek, RN, M.Ed., MSN, ARNP-CNS; Dawn Gosnell, RN, MSN, ARNP-CNSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164120-
dc.description.abstractProblem and significance: One of the initiatives defined by the Practice Development Specialists during a Fall retreat was an awareness of professionalism in practice and the significance of identifying what it is according to our nursing staff. Purpose or objectives of the project: The purpose of the project was to identify characteristics of professionalism according to our nursing staff and to compare to the nursing literature. Description of the project: According to human resources, approximately 5,000 nurses in the Via Christi Health System provide care to patients. The nursing directors for each unit were given a packet with a question regarding professionalism for each professional nurse to be distributed by the directors at staff meetings. Methods: Each professional nursing staff employee was given a half sheet of paper with a request to identify professionalism. The question was, "In an effort to define professionalism, we ask that you as a professional nurse complete the question below. What are 3 characteristics that identify professionalism?" The nursing directors highly recommended completion of the questionnaire, although not mandatory. No identifiers were required on the forms. Outcomes: Approximately 300 professional nurses completed the questionnaire and the results were tabulated on an Excel Spread Sheet in three categories: Personal, Professional, and Technical. The most responses were in the Personal and Professional categories. The top 3 in the Personal Category were: Respect for others, Positive attitude, and Integrity and Honesty tied for third place. The top 3 in the Professional Category were: Knowledge, Appearance, and Competence. Nurses were then chosen to discuss these characteristics while being video taped. The video tape was then copied for all nursing units to view as well as having it available for all to see during Nurses' Week May 2004. In addition, one CNE hour was offered free to all nurses on the internet that was developed by the authors. Conclusions, including implications for nursing practice: The process of asking nurses to share opinions about professionalism was viewed by them as allowing their voices be heard. It would have been easier to have reviewed the literature and given the information to them, but our approach to this initiative was much more meaningful. Behaviors have shown that they believe what they said and are showing it by their actions in caring for patients. Professionalism has become more visible in our institution through the efforts that were made to incorporate our nurses into the process.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:24Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, 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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