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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164338
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a Post-Master's CNS Program
Author(s):
Gaspar, Phyllis; McBreen, William; Ponto, Julie
Author Details:
Phyllis Gaspar, PhD, RN, Winona State University Rochester Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; William McBreen, PhD, RN; Julie Ponto, PhD(c), RN, APRN, BC, AOCN
Abstract:
Purpose: To evaluate a post-master's CNS program, which provides course work necessary for CNS certification and prescriptive authority. Significance: Meeting the requirements for certification and prescriptive authority require creative methods of education, particularly for CNSs already in advanced practice. Student and faculty perspectives are important factors in the success of the program. Design/Background/Rationale: In 1999, the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act was amended to provide title protection and prescriptive authority for CNSs. National certification was required to practice as a CNS, and to help individuals meet the new requirements, Winona State University developed a post-master's CNS program. The program was available to advanced practice nurses throughout the United States. A federal grant provided opportunity for the development and implementation of this program. Methods/Description: Many students have completed various aspects of the program to meet their goal of obtaining certification or prescriptive authority. The program is being evaluated through student and faculty formal and informal feedback and course evaluations. Findings/Outcomes: Student and faculty evaluation of the program, with particular attention to the strengths of the program and opportunities for the future, will be described. Conclusions: Creative post-master's programs can prepare individuals for certification and prescriptive authority. Ongoing evaluation of the program can identify the strengths of the program and opportunities for improvement.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a Post-Master's CNS Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGaspar, Phyllisen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcBreen, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorPonto, Julieen_US
dc.author.detailsPhyllis Gaspar, PhD, RN, Winona State University Rochester Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; William McBreen, PhD, RN; Julie Ponto, PhD(c), RN, APRN, BC, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164338-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To evaluate a post-master's CNS program, which provides course work necessary for CNS certification and prescriptive authority. Significance: Meeting the requirements for certification and prescriptive authority require creative methods of education, particularly for CNSs already in advanced practice. Student and faculty perspectives are important factors in the success of the program. Design/Background/Rationale: In 1999, the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act was amended to provide title protection and prescriptive authority for CNSs. National certification was required to practice as a CNS, and to help individuals meet the new requirements, Winona State University developed a post-master's CNS program. The program was available to advanced practice nurses throughout the United States. A federal grant provided opportunity for the development and implementation of this program. Methods/Description: Many students have completed various aspects of the program to meet their goal of obtaining certification or prescriptive authority. The program is being evaluated through student and faculty formal and informal feedback and course evaluations. Findings/Outcomes: Student and faculty evaluation of the program, with particular attention to the strengths of the program and opportunities for the future, will be described. Conclusions: Creative post-master's programs can prepare individuals for certification and prescriptive authority. Ongoing evaluation of the program can identify the strengths of the program and opportunities for improvement.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:32Z-
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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