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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164747
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating a Foundation for Oncology Nurse Practitioners
Author(s):
Brooker, Michelle; Sirilla. Jan
Author Details:
Michelle Brooker, RN, MS, CNP, Nurse Practitioner-Heme/Onc, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute,Columbus, Ohio, USA, email:Michelle.Brooker@osumc.edu; Jan Sirilla, BSN, MS
Abstract:
Education: Oncology Nurse Practitioner (NP) sub-specialty is offered by few academic universities in the United States. Overall demand for NP's has increased exponentially in recent years and competition in recruiting has lead to new and creative ways for opening doors to educating NP students. At our institution, a program was developed in collaboration with The Ohio State College of Nursing to offer an Oncology clinical rotation for students in the Graduate Entry Nurse Practitioner Program. The NP students spent their third clinical rotation with NP's at The James Cancer Hospital. Upon graduation these students were offered the opportunity to interview for open positions in the hospital. Each student went through an application and interview process specific to the NP oncology program. They were required to have their registered nurse (RN) license and hired to work as a staff nurse the last year of their NP program. An extensive orientation was developed to help them adjust to their new staff nurse position. Early on, the students were introduced to an NP mentor to support the quick transition from RN to NP student. During clinicals they attended 20 didactic lectures specific to oncology and symptom management presented by oncology NPs from The James. The NP mentor continued to support them through board certification and the NP interview process. The first year the program had 3 students. The program proved overall a success. Two were hired at the James and one moved out of town unexpectedly. The students viewed their oncology experience by far the best clinical rotation to help prepare them for their new NP roles. The institution also benefited. As these NP's were hired they already completed orientation, knew the computer system, and were familiar with oncology standards of care. Therefore the new NP's began functioning in their roles quicker with more confidence once they received their advanced license. The development of an Oncology Graduate Entry NP program allowed the opportunity for students interested in the specialty to have exposure and an intense learning opportunity. This in turn allowed the hospital to recruit specialized NP's which increase employment retention and employee satisfaction.
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:
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 a Foundation for Oncology Nurse Practitionersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrooker, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorSirilla. Janen_US
dc.author.detailsMichelle Brooker, RN, MS, CNP, Nurse Practitioner-Heme/Onc, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute,Columbus, Ohio, USA, email:Michelle.Brooker@osumc.edu; Jan Sirilla, BSN, MSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164747-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Oncology Nurse Practitioner (NP) sub-specialty is offered by few academic universities in the United States. Overall demand for NP's has increased exponentially in recent years and competition in recruiting has lead to new and creative ways for opening doors to educating NP students. At our institution, a program was developed in collaboration with The Ohio State College of Nursing to offer an Oncology clinical rotation for students in the Graduate Entry Nurse Practitioner Program. The NP students spent their third clinical rotation with NP's at The James Cancer Hospital. Upon graduation these students were offered the opportunity to interview for open positions in the hospital. Each student went through an application and interview process specific to the NP oncology program. They were required to have their registered nurse (RN) license and hired to work as a staff nurse the last year of their NP program. An extensive orientation was developed to help them adjust to their new staff nurse position. Early on, the students were introduced to an NP mentor to support the quick transition from RN to NP student. During clinicals they attended 20 didactic lectures specific to oncology and symptom management presented by oncology NPs from The James. The NP mentor continued to support them through board certification and the NP interview process. The first year the program had 3 students. The program proved overall a success. Two were hired at the James and one moved out of town unexpectedly. The students viewed their oncology experience by far the best clinical rotation to help prepare them for their new NP roles. The institution also benefited. As these NP's were hired they already completed orientation, knew the computer system, and were familiar with oncology standards of care. Therefore the new NP's began functioning in their roles quicker with more confidence once they received their advanced license. The development of an Oncology Graduate Entry NP program allowed the opportunity for students interested in the specialty to have exposure and an intense learning opportunity. This in turn allowed the hospital to recruit specialized NP's which increase employment retention and employee satisfaction.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:14Z-
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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