Development of a Clinical Ladder for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Other Nurses in Unique Roles

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164248
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Clinical Ladder for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Other Nurses in Unique Roles
Author(s):
Anno, Kathy; Montoya, Libby
Author Details:
Kathy Anno, MSN, APRN, AOCNS, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Libby Montoya MSN, APRN, BC
Abstract:
Purpose: This presentation describes the process of development and implementation of the Nursing Career Enrichment Ladder, the impact on the individual CNSs and the organization, with a one year follow-up report and comments about possible revisions. Significance: Literature review revealed many publications on clinical advancement programs for bedside nurses, but nothing was discovered regarding nurses in other roles, and certainly no information for nurses with advanced educational preparation. Attempts to benchmark resulted in the same findings. Design: During the past several years, nursing leadership at our hospital considered how to reward and retain experienced Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and ways their role and function could be enhanced within the institution. Methods: Two CNSs spearheaded the creation of a clinical ladder. Using NACNS' core competencies and spheres of influence, the creators developed a hierarchy of progression, from novice CNS to veteran CNS, with the Nursing Career Enrichment Ladder (NCEL) as the end result. Findings: This advancement program was created in a collaborative effort with other nursing roles at our hospital (nursing education, nursing research, nurse schedulers). Utilizing this process, nurses in unique roles were offered the benefit of a clinical ladder. Conclusions: For the Clinical Nurse Specialists, this represented recognition by the organization of our diverse and unique abilities. This recognition translates into retaining veteran CNSs in the organization, which is a positive outcome for both the CNSs and the organization. The retention benefit was also a positive outcome for the other roles included in this process. Implications for Practice: The availability of a clinical ladder for Clinical Nurse Specialists promotes the retention of veteran CNSs. The increased recognition enhances productivity and creativity in the role.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a Clinical Ladder for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Other Nurses in Unique Rolesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnno, Kathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMontoya, Libbyen_US
dc.author.detailsKathy Anno, MSN, APRN, AOCNS, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Libby Montoya MSN, APRN, BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164248-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This presentation describes the process of development and implementation of the Nursing Career Enrichment Ladder, the impact on the individual CNSs and the organization, with a one year follow-up report and comments about possible revisions. Significance: Literature review revealed many publications on clinical advancement programs for bedside nurses, but nothing was discovered regarding nurses in other roles, and certainly no information for nurses with advanced educational preparation. Attempts to benchmark resulted in the same findings. Design: During the past several years, nursing leadership at our hospital considered how to reward and retain experienced Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and ways their role and function could be enhanced within the institution. Methods: Two CNSs spearheaded the creation of a clinical ladder. Using NACNS' core competencies and spheres of influence, the creators developed a hierarchy of progression, from novice CNS to veteran CNS, with the Nursing Career Enrichment Ladder (NCEL) as the end result. Findings: This advancement program was created in a collaborative effort with other nursing roles at our hospital (nursing education, nursing research, nurse schedulers). Utilizing this process, nurses in unique roles were offered the benefit of a clinical ladder. Conclusions: For the Clinical Nurse Specialists, this represented recognition by the organization of our diverse and unique abilities. This recognition translates into retaining veteran CNSs in the organization, which is a positive outcome for both the CNSs and the organization. The retention benefit was also a positive outcome for the other roles included in this process. Implications for Practice: The availability of a clinical ladder for Clinical Nurse Specialists promotes the retention of veteran CNSs. The increased recognition enhances productivity and creativity in the role.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:44:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:44:47Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameClinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgiaen_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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