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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164208
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cost Benefit Analysis in CNS Education: An Opportunity For Demonstrating Value
Author(s):
Kalman, Melanie
Author Details:
Melanie Kalman, PhD, CNS, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment was to provide students with the opportunity to apply change and business concepts learned in class when speaking to organizational leaders. A second purpose was to document the value of CNSs to area hospitals. Significance: CNS students entered the program with a good understanding of the patient and the nursing spheres but not the organizational sphere. As adult learners, this student assignment provided application to the organizational sphere. In addition students needed to learn to demonstrate CNS impact. The cost benefit analysis provided both. Background/Design: NACNS has identified competencies for CNS students that include assessing problems and documenting the impact of CNS practice. This assignment helped students to meet both of those competencies. By sharing information with the organization on finances, the impact of CNS practice is documented. Methods: In the final CNS role course, students performed a cost benefit analysis at their clinical site. In the assignment students explained why this issue was chosen, which spheres of influence were affected, and listed outcomes to be measured. Also included was a table of costs and expected savings in dollars. A summary report was sent to VPs of Nursing and CEOs by the college describing the student projects and the savings incurred. Findings: Originally students were apprehensive about this project but on completion voiced how much they learned and the importance of learning this skill. Many of the students' preceptors were excited about the information they received from this project. One preceptor worked with the student in order to learn how to do cost benefit analysis. The potential savings for the seven projects was $9,303,200 and the actual savings of the four implemented projects was $293,700. Conclusions: The cost benefit analysis taught students to assess problems and document the impact of CNS practice within the organizational sphere. The cost benefit analysis taught students to assess problems and document the impact of CNS practice within the organizational sphere. The report sent by the college to the organizations demonstrated that CNSs are cost effective. Implications for Practice: The NACNS recommends competencies CNS students need to master. This assignment helped students to assess problems and document the impact of CNS practice. It also resulted in positive public relations for the College of Nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCost Benefit Analysis in CNS Education: An Opportunity For Demonstrating Valueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKalman, Melanieen_US
dc.author.detailsMelanie Kalman, PhD, CNS, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164208-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this assignment was to provide students with the opportunity to apply change and business concepts learned in class when speaking to organizational leaders. A second purpose was to document the value of CNSs to area hospitals. Significance: CNS students entered the program with a good understanding of the patient and the nursing spheres but not the organizational sphere. As adult learners, this student assignment provided application to the organizational sphere. In addition students needed to learn to demonstrate CNS impact. The cost benefit analysis provided both. Background/Design: NACNS has identified competencies for CNS students that include assessing problems and documenting the impact of CNS practice. This assignment helped students to meet both of those competencies. By sharing information with the organization on finances, the impact of CNS practice is documented. Methods: In the final CNS role course, students performed a cost benefit analysis at their clinical site. In the assignment students explained why this issue was chosen, which spheres of influence were affected, and listed outcomes to be measured. Also included was a table of costs and expected savings in dollars. A summary report was sent to VPs of Nursing and CEOs by the college describing the student projects and the savings incurred. Findings: Originally students were apprehensive about this project but on completion voiced how much they learned and the importance of learning this skill. Many of the students' preceptors were excited about the information they received from this project. One preceptor worked with the student in order to learn how to do cost benefit analysis. The potential savings for the seven projects was $9,303,200 and the actual savings of the four implemented projects was $293,700. Conclusions: The cost benefit analysis taught students to assess problems and document the impact of CNS practice within the organizational sphere. The cost benefit analysis taught students to assess problems and document the impact of CNS practice within the organizational sphere. The report sent by the college to the organizations demonstrated that CNSs are cost effective. Implications for Practice: The NACNS recommends competencies CNS students need to master. This assignment helped students to assess problems and document the impact of CNS practice. It also resulted in positive public relations for the College of Nursing.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:44:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:44:02Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Qualityen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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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