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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164700
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVANCED PRACTICE ONCOLOGY NURSE FELLOWSHIP
Author(s):
Dains, Joyce; Dallred, Carol; Neumann, Joyce; Summers, Barbara
Author Details:
Joyce Dains, DrPH, JD, RN-BC, FNP, NAP, Manager, U.T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: jedains@mdanderson.org; Carol Dallred, RN, MSN, WHCNP; Joyce Neumann, RN, MS, CNS, OCN; Barbara Summers, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Preparation for advanced practice nursing in oncology was challenged when the state Board of Nurse Examiners ceased to recognize oncology nursing as an advanced practice specialty. We developed a year-long post-graduate fellowship in oncology nursing to provide advanced practice nurses the opportunity to develop expertise in cancer care. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote advanced practice preparation in oncology nursing and to enhance expertise in cancer care at the advanced practice level. Fellows gain in-depth knowledge and experience in evidence-based clinical oncology practice through a structured curriculum, and grow into increasingly independent practice under the guidance of APN preceptors. Chief elements of program development included gaining support of stake holders, partnering with a school of nursing, establishing a multidisciplinary curriculum, identifying appropriate outcomes and evaluation criteria, marketing the program, and implementing a competitive selection process. Unique to this program, fellows are hired as employee-trainees in full salaried positions. All fellows complete a core curriculum lasting 4-6 months that includes mandatory rotations and classes that cover the full spectrum of cancer care, both inpatient and outpatient, and 9 hours of post graduate credit at the school of nursing. Each fellow selects a specialty focus for the remainder of the fellowship for concentrated clinical practice and experiences. We were successful in bringing the fellowship from inception to implementation in less than a year. The competitive process ensured selection of fellows with the skills, motivation, and flexibility essential to their success. The employee-trainee status enables fellows to participate in all aspects of patient care, congruent with roles and function of APNs at the institution, and to enjoy full employee benefits. Fellows are expected to complete an evidence-based practice project and disseminate project results. Fellows are expected to pursue AOCNP/AOCNS certification. Formal program and fellow evaluation are ongoing. The fellows agree that the experience and opportunities are unparalleled, and the institutional response has been enthusiastic. The length, depth and scope of the fellowship make it unique. The fellowship fills a special need in the development of APNs with expertise in cancer care and contributes to workforce enhancement. Program expansion is planned.
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.titleDEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVANCED PRACTICE ONCOLOGY NURSE FELLOWSHIPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDains, Joyceen_US
dc.contributor.authorDallred, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, Joyceen_US
dc.contributor.authorSummers, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsJoyce Dains, DrPH, JD, RN-BC, FNP, NAP, Manager, U.T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: jedains@mdanderson.org; Carol Dallred, RN, MSN, WHCNP; Joyce Neumann, RN, MS, CNS, OCN; Barbara Summers, PhD, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164700-
dc.description.abstractPreparation for advanced practice nursing in oncology was challenged when the state Board of Nurse Examiners ceased to recognize oncology nursing as an advanced practice specialty. We developed a year-long post-graduate fellowship in oncology nursing to provide advanced practice nurses the opportunity to develop expertise in cancer care. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote advanced practice preparation in oncology nursing and to enhance expertise in cancer care at the advanced practice level. Fellows gain in-depth knowledge and experience in evidence-based clinical oncology practice through a structured curriculum, and grow into increasingly independent practice under the guidance of APN preceptors. Chief elements of program development included gaining support of stake holders, partnering with a school of nursing, establishing a multidisciplinary curriculum, identifying appropriate outcomes and evaluation criteria, marketing the program, and implementing a competitive selection process. Unique to this program, fellows are hired as employee-trainees in full salaried positions. All fellows complete a core curriculum lasting 4-6 months that includes mandatory rotations and classes that cover the full spectrum of cancer care, both inpatient and outpatient, and 9 hours of post graduate credit at the school of nursing. Each fellow selects a specialty focus for the remainder of the fellowship for concentrated clinical practice and experiences. We were successful in bringing the fellowship from inception to implementation in less than a year. The competitive process ensured selection of fellows with the skills, motivation, and flexibility essential to their success. The employee-trainee status enables fellows to participate in all aspects of patient care, congruent with roles and function of APNs at the institution, and to enjoy full employee benefits. Fellows are expected to complete an evidence-based practice project and disseminate project results. Fellows are expected to pursue AOCNP/AOCNS certification. Formal program and fellow evaluation are ongoing. The fellows agree that the experience and opportunities are unparalleled, and the institutional response has been enthusiastic. The length, depth and scope of the fellowship make it unique. The fellowship fills a special need in the development of APNs with expertise in cancer care and contributes to workforce enhancement. Program expansion is planned.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:24Z-
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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