CREATING FUTURE ONCOLOGY NURSES THROUGH DIVERSITY, OUTREACH AND MENTORSHIP: THE ONCOLOGY NURSE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164696
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CREATING FUTURE ONCOLOGY NURSES THROUGH DIVERSITY, OUTREACH AND MENTORSHIP: THE ONCOLOGY NURSE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Author(s):
Brittain, Kelly; Goldman, Karen; Henderson, Denise; Stokes, Carmen; Galvin, Elizabeth
Author Details:
Kelly Brittain, RN MSN, Director, Community Education, The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan, USA, email: brittainkelly@yahoo.com; Karen Goldman, RN, MSN, AOCN; Denise Henderson, RN, MSN, CHES; Carmen Stokes, RN, MSN, FNP; Elizabeth Galvin, RN, MSN, AOCN, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan
Abstract:
Concurrent with the general nursing shortage there is the shortage of nurses interested in pursuing oncology nursing as a career. In 2004, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute developed and implemented the Oncology Nurse Mentorship Program (ONMP) to address the current and future need for more oncology nurses and the projected need for a more diverse staff of oncology nurses. The program is a partnership between the Detroit Public Schools, United Way of Southeastern Michigan and a local banking institution. The purpose of the Oncology Nurse Mentorship Program (ONMP) is to increase the number of Detroit youths interested in pursuing oncology nursing careers. The ONMP provides high school juniors and seniors a mentored nursing experience at the Karmanos Cancer Center. The ONMP provides students with an oncology nurse mentor and a 6-week, 4-day per week paid experience providing exposure to oncology nursing through rotations on the nursing units and outpatient chemotherapy, learning basic nursing skills, as well as didactic presentations from various oncology nurses. Eighteen students have completed the program. Short-term goals were measured by competency in basic infection control, execution of basic nursing skills, assessment of basic cancer knowledge and mentoring experience satisfaction. Since 2004, 100% of the students have attained the short-term objectives. The long-term outcomes have 50% of the students leveraging this opportunity to enhance competitiveness for admission to undergraduate education programs, 50% of the students entering and graduating from an accredited nursing program and as an oncology nurse, the former student seeks opportunities to mentor other students or oncology nurses. To date, 88% of the college eligible students are attending college. 57% of the students are either completing pre- requisites for nursing or are in a nursing program and are interested in oncology nursing upon graduation, and 28% have chosen other health care careers. Programs for high school students, like the ONMP, have far reaching implications in proactively addressing the oncology nursing shortage and diversity issues. The ONMP incorporates education, outreach and mentorship and reaches students at a critical time in their selection of careers and brings light to oncology nursing a relatively unexposed area of nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCREATING FUTURE ONCOLOGY NURSES THROUGH DIVERSITY, OUTREACH AND MENTORSHIP: THE ONCOLOGY NURSE MENTORSHIP PROGRAMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrittain, Kellyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoldman, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Carmenen_US
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, Elizabethen_US
dc.author.detailsKelly Brittain, RN MSN, Director, Community Education, The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan, USA, email: brittainkelly@yahoo.com; Karen Goldman, RN, MSN, AOCN; Denise Henderson, RN, MSN, CHES; Carmen Stokes, RN, MSN, FNP; Elizabeth Galvin, RN, MSN, AOCN, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michiganen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164696-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent with the general nursing shortage there is the shortage of nurses interested in pursuing oncology nursing as a career. In 2004, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute developed and implemented the Oncology Nurse Mentorship Program (ONMP) to address the current and future need for more oncology nurses and the projected need for a more diverse staff of oncology nurses. The program is a partnership between the Detroit Public Schools, United Way of Southeastern Michigan and a local banking institution. The purpose of the Oncology Nurse Mentorship Program (ONMP) is to increase the number of Detroit youths interested in pursuing oncology nursing careers. The ONMP provides high school juniors and seniors a mentored nursing experience at the Karmanos Cancer Center. The ONMP provides students with an oncology nurse mentor and a 6-week, 4-day per week paid experience providing exposure to oncology nursing through rotations on the nursing units and outpatient chemotherapy, learning basic nursing skills, as well as didactic presentations from various oncology nurses. Eighteen students have completed the program. Short-term goals were measured by competency in basic infection control, execution of basic nursing skills, assessment of basic cancer knowledge and mentoring experience satisfaction. Since 2004, 100% of the students have attained the short-term objectives. The long-term outcomes have 50% of the students leveraging this opportunity to enhance competitiveness for admission to undergraduate education programs, 50% of the students entering and graduating from an accredited nursing program and as an oncology nurse, the former student seeks opportunities to mentor other students or oncology nurses. To date, 88% of the college eligible students are attending college. 57% of the students are either completing pre- requisites for nursing or are in a nursing program and are interested in oncology nursing upon graduation, and 28% have chosen other health care careers. Programs for high school students, like the ONMP, have far reaching implications in proactively addressing the oncology nursing shortage and diversity issues. The ONMP incorporates education, outreach and mentorship and reaches students at a critical time in their selection of careers and brings light to oncology nursing a relatively unexposed area of nursing.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:20Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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