Strategies used to increase ONS Membership and Oncology Certification in one Institute

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164603
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategies used to increase ONS Membership and Oncology Certification in one Institute
Author(s):
Long, Mary Ann; Boris, Lisa; Kelly, Maureen; Coyne, Margarita
Author Details:
Mary Ann Long, MS, RN, OCN, Director of Patient Care Services, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: maryann.long@roswellpark.org; Lisa Boris, BSN; Maureen Kelly, RN, MS, ; Margarita Coyne, RN, BSN
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: The nursing shortage poses unique challenges for the retention and recruitment of oncology nurses for both inpatient and ambulatory care settings. Oncology is a dynamic field that requires nurses to continually learn new treatments, diagnostic procedures and medications to name a few items. Membership in the Oncology Nurses Society provides a venue for continuing education on the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatment, opportunities to network and learn from other oncology nurses and an opportunity to work with experts in all areas of oncology including research, education and patient care. Certification in Oncology Practice provides nurses with the expertise they need to continue to provide quality care for patients with a catastrophic illness, cancer. For patients, certification means they can have confidence that the nurse providing care is an expert in the field. Numerous strategies were utilized to support both membership in the Oncology Nurses Society and certification in Oncology practice including: 1. development and sale of a cookbook whose proceeds provide 50% of first time membership for ONS. 2. funds raised by the Retention & Recruitment Committee for Nursing are used to supplement 50% of cost of established ONS membership. 3. onsite review classes for oncology certification. 4. reimbursement for certification exam fees upon successful completion. 5. annual monetary recognition for certification achievement. This presentation will include information on how both ONS membership and Oncology certification have increased substantially over the past 2 years. Information will also demonstrate the decrease in nurse vacancy rates at this Institute since these measures have been instituted. Oncology nursing is a demanding but rewarding career that requires life long learning. It is imperative that we support nurses in their professional development through membership in professional organizations and through opportunities to achieve and demonstrate expertise in their specialty field. These strategies are instrumental in increasing nursing satisfaction and result in improved retention and recruitment rates for nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies used to increase ONS Membership and Oncology Certification in one Instituteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLong, Mary Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoris, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Maureenen_US
dc.contributor.authorCoyne, Margaritaen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Ann Long, MS, RN, OCN, Director of Patient Care Services, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: maryann.long@roswellpark.org; Lisa Boris, BSN; Maureen Kelly, RN, MS, ; Margarita Coyne, RN, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164603-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: The nursing shortage poses unique challenges for the retention and recruitment of oncology nurses for both inpatient and ambulatory care settings. Oncology is a dynamic field that requires nurses to continually learn new treatments, diagnostic procedures and medications to name a few items. Membership in the Oncology Nurses Society provides a venue for continuing education on the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatment, opportunities to network and learn from other oncology nurses and an opportunity to work with experts in all areas of oncology including research, education and patient care. Certification in Oncology Practice provides nurses with the expertise they need to continue to provide quality care for patients with a catastrophic illness, cancer. For patients, certification means they can have confidence that the nurse providing care is an expert in the field. Numerous strategies were utilized to support both membership in the Oncology Nurses Society and certification in Oncology practice including: 1. development and sale of a cookbook whose proceeds provide 50% of first time membership for ONS. 2. funds raised by the Retention & Recruitment Committee for Nursing are used to supplement 50% of cost of established ONS membership. 3. onsite review classes for oncology certification. 4. reimbursement for certification exam fees upon successful completion. 5. annual monetary recognition for certification achievement. This presentation will include information on how both ONS membership and Oncology certification have increased substantially over the past 2 years. Information will also demonstrate the decrease in nurse vacancy rates at this Institute since these measures have been instituted. Oncology nursing is a demanding but rewarding career that requires life long learning. It is imperative that we support nurses in their professional development through membership in professional organizations and through opportunities to achieve and demonstrate expertise in their specialty field. These strategies are instrumental in increasing nursing satisfaction and result in improved retention and recruitment rates for nurses.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:03:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:03:40Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, 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.-
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