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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164282
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Faculty Practice Model: A Way of Maintaining Clinical Expertise
Author(s):
George, Elisabeth L.; Tuite, Patricia K.
Author Details:
Elisabeth L. George, PhD, RN, CCRN, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Patricia K. Tuite, MSN, RN, CCRN
Abstract:
Purpose: To provide a strategy for Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) who actively do not practice in the CNS role to maintain expertise and obtain clinical hours for recertification. Significance: Clinical hours associated with the role of the CNS are essential to maintain certification. This can be challenging for a faculty member whose main responsibilities involve teaching in the classroom setting Design: Faculty developing a practice model can provide an avenue to participate in projects within a clinical environment assisting colleagues with innovations to improve patient care. Methods: Faculty first develop linkage with a clinical organization and work closely with either a specific CNS or the CNS group within the organization to determine appropriate projects. Examples of projects include assisting with new hire support, working on evidence base practice projects, impacting care driven outcomes such as decreasing ventilator assisted pneumonia, developing protocols for sedation interruption and blood conservation methods, participating in journal clubs, and assisting with the work generated to obtain magnet status. Findings: Implementation: Faculty negotiate a contract with the organization where the practice is to take place with varying levels of time commitment dependent upon the needs of the faculty member, the needs of the clinical organization, and the educational organization's willingness to provide paid release time from teaching activities. One example would be to provide between 5- 20% of one's workload towards faculty practice. Conclusions: The close relationship developed between the faculty and CNS group assists with the promotion of high quality care within the clinical agency, while forming solid relationships between the two groups. Implications for Practice: The CNSs are able to participate in the academic environment through guest lectures and serving as preceptors. The faculty member is able to maintain clinical practice and certification requirements while meeting staff nurses in the various units, which assists with recruiting for the CNS program. Finally, this collaborative practice provides an opportunity to work together on personal development and professional publications.
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.titleFaculty Practice Model: A Way of Maintaining Clinical Expertiseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Elisabeth L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTuite, Patricia K.en_US
dc.author.detailsElisabeth L. George, PhD, RN, CCRN, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Patricia K. Tuite, MSN, RN, CCRNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164282-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To provide a strategy for Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) who actively do not practice in the CNS role to maintain expertise and obtain clinical hours for recertification. Significance: Clinical hours associated with the role of the CNS are essential to maintain certification. This can be challenging for a faculty member whose main responsibilities involve teaching in the classroom setting Design: Faculty developing a practice model can provide an avenue to participate in projects within a clinical environment assisting colleagues with innovations to improve patient care. Methods: Faculty first develop linkage with a clinical organization and work closely with either a specific CNS or the CNS group within the organization to determine appropriate projects. Examples of projects include assisting with new hire support, working on evidence base practice projects, impacting care driven outcomes such as decreasing ventilator assisted pneumonia, developing protocols for sedation interruption and blood conservation methods, participating in journal clubs, and assisting with the work generated to obtain magnet status. Findings: Implementation: Faculty negotiate a contract with the organization where the practice is to take place with varying levels of time commitment dependent upon the needs of the faculty member, the needs of the clinical organization, and the educational organization's willingness to provide paid release time from teaching activities. One example would be to provide between 5- 20% of one's workload towards faculty practice. Conclusions: The close relationship developed between the faculty and CNS group assists with the promotion of high quality care within the clinical agency, while forming solid relationships between the two groups. Implications for Practice: The CNSs are able to participate in the academic environment through guest lectures and serving as preceptors. The faculty member is able to maintain clinical practice and certification requirements while meeting staff nurses in the various units, which assists with recruiting for the CNS program. Finally, this collaborative practice provides an opportunity to work together on personal development and professional publications.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:27Z-
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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