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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164250
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
From CNS Graduate to Board-Certified CNS: The Road to Certification
Author(s):
Banks, Melanie A.; Butler, Nichole D.; Morrison, Delores; Rossi, Karen A.
Author Details:
Melanie A. Banks, MSN, RN, CNS, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Nichole D. Butler, MSN, RN, CNS; Dolores Morrison, MSN, RN, CNS; Karen A. Rossi, MSN, RN, CNS
Abstract:
Purpose: To develop a study guide to prepare CNS graduates for ANCC certification. CNS graduate students will implement educational strategies to prepare for the ANCC certification. Significance: Certification validates a nurse's skill, knowledge, and ability. It signifies a nurse's commitment to professional development, clinical expertise, and continuing education. The CNS is a leader in clinical excellence and certification demonstrates the expertise required for excellence in practice. The board-certified CNS possesses the clinical expertise to deliver safe, quality, and cost-effective care across all three spheres of influence. Design: Certification is a voluntary process, which provides professional recognition of an advanced level of knowledge and practice. The ANCC is a nationally recognized credentialing agency and an ANCC-certified CNS has met the rigorous requirements established by the organization. There are no study guides specifically for certification as a CNS in Adult Health. A comprehensive study guide would assist CNS graduates in preparation for the exam. Certification as a CNS validates the graduate's advanced knowledge of complex medical-surgical problems and use of advanced assessment skills and interventions to manage and improve patient outcomes. Methods: The graduate students developed remediation and tutorial resources to facilitate preparation for national certification as a CNS in Adult Health. Employing the group process and self- evaluation, students identified their content strength and weaknesses. Utilizing the content map from the ANCC, students reviewed multidisciplinary literature and resources, creating an interactive CD and study manual. The six domains of practice provided the organizational framework for the project. The CD contained PowerPoints and hyperlinks to Word documents and websites resources, while the manual included CE articles and textbook references. Findings: With four of the five CNS graduates committed to taking the certification exam, this problem-based learning experience resulted in development of a comprehensive study guide with which to prepare. Conclusions: Certification attests to a nurse's commitment to excellence. Encouraging CNS graduates to seek certification will ensure future leaders in clinical excellence. Implications for Practice: The road to certification identified shortcomings within the curriculum, such as a lack of a formal ethics or genomics course. Educational programs for CNSs should incorporate these topics into the curriculum and offer support for CNS graduates seeking certification.
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:
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.titleFrom CNS Graduate to Board-Certified CNS: The Road to Certificationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBanks, Melanie A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorButler, Nichole D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Deloresen_US
dc.contributor.authorRossi, Karen A.en_US
dc.author.detailsMelanie A. Banks, MSN, RN, CNS, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Nichole D. Butler, MSN, RN, CNS; Dolores Morrison, MSN, RN, CNS; Karen A. Rossi, MSN, RN, CNSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164250-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To develop a study guide to prepare CNS graduates for ANCC certification. CNS graduate students will implement educational strategies to prepare for the ANCC certification. Significance: Certification validates a nurse's skill, knowledge, and ability. It signifies a nurse's commitment to professional development, clinical expertise, and continuing education. The CNS is a leader in clinical excellence and certification demonstrates the expertise required for excellence in practice. The board-certified CNS possesses the clinical expertise to deliver safe, quality, and cost-effective care across all three spheres of influence. Design: Certification is a voluntary process, which provides professional recognition of an advanced level of knowledge and practice. The ANCC is a nationally recognized credentialing agency and an ANCC-certified CNS has met the rigorous requirements established by the organization. There are no study guides specifically for certification as a CNS in Adult Health. A comprehensive study guide would assist CNS graduates in preparation for the exam. Certification as a CNS validates the graduate's advanced knowledge of complex medical-surgical problems and use of advanced assessment skills and interventions to manage and improve patient outcomes. Methods: The graduate students developed remediation and tutorial resources to facilitate preparation for national certification as a CNS in Adult Health. Employing the group process and self- evaluation, students identified their content strength and weaknesses. Utilizing the content map from the ANCC, students reviewed multidisciplinary literature and resources, creating an interactive CD and study manual. The six domains of practice provided the organizational framework for the project. The CD contained PowerPoints and hyperlinks to Word documents and websites resources, while the manual included CE articles and textbook references. Findings: With four of the five CNS graduates committed to taking the certification exam, this problem-based learning experience resulted in development of a comprehensive study guide with which to prepare. Conclusions: Certification attests to a nurse's commitment to excellence. Encouraging CNS graduates to seek certification will ensure future leaders in clinical excellence. Implications for Practice: The road to certification identified shortcomings within the curriculum, such as a lack of a formal ethics or genomics course. Educational programs for CNSs should incorporate these topics into the curriculum and offer support for CNS graduates seeking certification.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:44:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:44:49Z-
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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