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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164327
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Becoming a CNS: The Journey of 7 Pilgrims and Their 12 Guides
Author(s):
Dumpe, Michelle; Modic, Mary Beth
Author Details:
Michelle Dumpe, PhD, RN, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Mary Beth Modic, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Purpose: Many of the nurses entering graduate studies in nursing are selecting the NP or CRNA track. This has posed difficulties for organizations wishing to fill vacant CNS positions. The purpose of this project was to create an innovative CNS intern program at a large tertiary care center in partnership with a local university. Significance: CNSs guide nurses through complex decision-making activities and role model evidence-based practice. Nursing care is enhanced when this role is available to nursing staff. Design/Background/Rationale: A needs analysis and financial analysis were conducted to determine the cost/benefit ratio of such a program. It was determined that these unfilled positions were necessary to the organization. The CNS interns worked part time but attended graduate school full time and received full-time compensation and benefits. Methods/Description: An educational partnership was developed with a local university to tailor a CNS curriculum for the CNS intern. The candidates were interviewed by members of the CNS group. Recommendations were made and the Director of Nursing Education selected the individuals from a pool of applicants. The candidates committed themselves to attending graduate school full time for two years and working at the organization for two years upon graduation. They functioned as clinical instructors for the first year of their studies and as CNS interns during their second year of graduate school. Findings/Outcomes: The program is in its infancy. There has been no attrition to date. Conclusions: To integrate 7 new CNSs into a work group that is cohesive and collaborative required extensive planning and commitment by the current CNS group. The CNSs are actively engaged in mentoring the CNS interns so that upon graduation they can assume their roles with minimal orientation.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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.titleBecoming a CNS: The Journey of 7 Pilgrims and Their 12 Guidesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDumpe, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorModic, Mary Bethen_US
dc.author.detailsMichelle Dumpe, PhD, RN, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Mary Beth Modic, MSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164327-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Many of the nurses entering graduate studies in nursing are selecting the NP or CRNA track. This has posed difficulties for organizations wishing to fill vacant CNS positions. The purpose of this project was to create an innovative CNS intern program at a large tertiary care center in partnership with a local university. Significance: CNSs guide nurses through complex decision-making activities and role model evidence-based practice. Nursing care is enhanced when this role is available to nursing staff. Design/Background/Rationale: A needs analysis and financial analysis were conducted to determine the cost/benefit ratio of such a program. It was determined that these unfilled positions were necessary to the organization. The CNS interns worked part time but attended graduate school full time and received full-time compensation and benefits. Methods/Description: An educational partnership was developed with a local university to tailor a CNS curriculum for the CNS intern. The candidates were interviewed by members of the CNS group. Recommendations were made and the Director of Nursing Education selected the individuals from a pool of applicants. The candidates committed themselves to attending graduate school full time for two years and working at the organization for two years upon graduation. They functioned as clinical instructors for the first year of their studies and as CNS interns during their second year of graduate school. Findings/Outcomes: The program is in its infancy. There has been no attrition to date. Conclusions: To integrate 7 new CNSs into a work group that is cohesive and collaborative required extensive planning and commitment by the current CNS group. The CNSs are actively engaged in mentoring the CNS interns so that upon graduation they can assume their roles with minimal orientation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:20Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_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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