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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164288
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Redesigning a CNS Orientation Program to Align with the Spheres of Influence
Author(s):
Jeske, Lee; Salamon, Lisa
Author Details:
Lee Jeske, MS, APRN, BC, Aurora Healthcare, St. Luke Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Lisa Salamon
Abstract:
Purpose: To redesign a CNS orientation program for 5 regional hospitals to align with the 2004 NACNS Statement on CNS Practice and Education and to strengthen the structure of the CNS orientation program. Significance: CNSs educated before 2004 may be unfamiliar with the Spheres of Influence (SOI) framework that many recent graduates of CNS programs are educated within. This knowledge gap makes it difficult to precept new CNSs. Design: Historically our CNS orientation process and tools were organized according to the subroles of educator, clinician, researcher, consultant and leader. New CNSs who were educated in the SOI found these tools to be out of alignment with current standards. Additionally, new CNSs requested a more formalized orientation process, additional resources, and more frequent mentorship re: health care politics and navigation of a complex health system. Methods: A workgroup consisting of both new and experienced CNSs changed the language and format of our CNS orientation tools to align with the SOI. Resources available within the organization to achieve each competency were added to the orientation manual. A smaller group met to increase consistency in the orientation by re-designing the preceptor guidelines. Findings: The group successfully aligned the CNS orientation program with the 2004 NACNS Statement on Education and Practice and created a set of preceptor guidelines that will provide additional direction when welcoming a new CNS to our organization. Conclusions: The tools developed have been implemented with our recently hired CNSs. We have received very positive feedback but realize that more evaluation is needed. Implications for Practice: The generational diversity of this group offered a unique opportunity to create a document in the language that new CNSs are familiar with while simultaneously educating CNSs who are unfamiliar with the concept of the SOI. As more new CNSs are hired, the group will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and refine as necessary. In addition, the group will be developing a phase II orientation.
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.titleRedesigning a CNS Orientation Program to Align with the Spheres of Influenceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJeske, Leeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalamon, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsLee Jeske, MS, APRN, BC, Aurora Healthcare, St. Luke Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Lisa Salamonen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164288-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To redesign a CNS orientation program for 5 regional hospitals to align with the 2004 NACNS Statement on CNS Practice and Education and to strengthen the structure of the CNS orientation program. Significance: CNSs educated before 2004 may be unfamiliar with the Spheres of Influence (SOI) framework that many recent graduates of CNS programs are educated within. This knowledge gap makes it difficult to precept new CNSs. Design: Historically our CNS orientation process and tools were organized according to the subroles of educator, clinician, researcher, consultant and leader. New CNSs who were educated in the SOI found these tools to be out of alignment with current standards. Additionally, new CNSs requested a more formalized orientation process, additional resources, and more frequent mentorship re: health care politics and navigation of a complex health system. Methods: A workgroup consisting of both new and experienced CNSs changed the language and format of our CNS orientation tools to align with the SOI. Resources available within the organization to achieve each competency were added to the orientation manual. A smaller group met to increase consistency in the orientation by re-designing the preceptor guidelines. Findings: The group successfully aligned the CNS orientation program with the 2004 NACNS Statement on Education and Practice and created a set of preceptor guidelines that will provide additional direction when welcoming a new CNS to our organization. Conclusions: The tools developed have been implemented with our recently hired CNSs. We have received very positive feedback but realize that more evaluation is needed. Implications for Practice: The generational diversity of this group offered a unique opportunity to create a document in the language that new CNSs are familiar with while simultaneously educating CNSs who are unfamiliar with the concept of the SOI. As more new CNSs are hired, the group will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and refine as necessary. In addition, the group will be developing a phase II orientation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:35Z-
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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