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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164266
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Results of Six Years of an Acute Care CNS Curriculum Based on the Synergy Model
Author(s):
Crim Tibbals, Sally
Author Details:
Sally Crim Tibbals, MS APRN-BC, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: To demonstrate the success of using the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Synergy Model on which to base an Acute Care CNS Curriculum. Significance: Integration of the Synergy Model into the Acute Care CNS Curriculum has resulted in 100% pass rate on the CCNS examination, the ANCC Med- Surg/Adult Health examination, the Oncology Nurses Society CNS examination and the ANCC Advanced Diabetes Management examination. Design: In 2001 it was apparent that we needed an indepth curriculum revision to prepare our Acute Care CNS graduates for the new CCNS examination and to integrate a higher level of practice to enhance their function as advanced practice nurses. Methods: Indepth research was done on curriculum models. Many did not fit the Acute Care setting. Investigation into the AACN's Synergy Model found that this model was well developed and fit our acute care program very well with a wealth of background materials to assist the students. Findings: The integration of the Synergy Model as the basis of our Acute Care Curriculum has resulted in 100% pass rate on all the credentialing examinations our graduates take. They report that they were well prepared for the credentialing process Conclusions: Ongoing evaluation occurs with the graduates reporting they were well prepared for a beginning role of a clinical nurse specialist and felt the curriculum based on the Synergy Model prepared them for their practice role as well as their examination. Implications for Practice: The Synergy Model as the basis for the Acute Care CNS Curriculum has been very successful. On going evaluation found that integration of an emphasis on Evidence Based Practice and the Graduate EL-NEC curriculum fit very well into this model.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResults of Six Years of an Acute Care CNS Curriculum Based on the Synergy Modelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrim Tibbals, Sallyen_US
dc.author.detailsSally Crim Tibbals, MS APRN-BC, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164266-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To demonstrate the success of using the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Synergy Model on which to base an Acute Care CNS Curriculum. Significance: Integration of the Synergy Model into the Acute Care CNS Curriculum has resulted in 100% pass rate on the CCNS examination, the ANCC Med- Surg/Adult Health examination, the Oncology Nurses Society CNS examination and the ANCC Advanced Diabetes Management examination. Design: In 2001 it was apparent that we needed an indepth curriculum revision to prepare our Acute Care CNS graduates for the new CCNS examination and to integrate a higher level of practice to enhance their function as advanced practice nurses. Methods: Indepth research was done on curriculum models. Many did not fit the Acute Care setting. Investigation into the AACN's Synergy Model found that this model was well developed and fit our acute care program very well with a wealth of background materials to assist the students. Findings: The integration of the Synergy Model as the basis of our Acute Care Curriculum has resulted in 100% pass rate on all the credentialing examinations our graduates take. They report that they were well prepared for the credentialing process Conclusions: Ongoing evaluation occurs with the graduates reporting they were well prepared for a beginning role of a clinical nurse specialist and felt the curriculum based on the Synergy Model prepared them for their practice role as well as their examination. Implications for Practice: The Synergy Model as the basis for the Acute Care CNS Curriculum has been very successful. On going evaluation found that integration of an emphasis on Evidence Based Practice and the Graduate EL-NEC curriculum fit very well into this model.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:08Z-
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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