Collaborative Nursing Education: Paving the Way for Excellence in Oncology Nursing Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164869
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborative Nursing Education: Paving the Way for Excellence in Oncology Nursing Practice
Author(s):
Halstead, Marilyn
Author Details:
Marilyn Halstead, Assistant Professor, Towson University, Department of Nursing, Towson, Maryland, USA, email: mhalstead@towson.edu
Abstract:
Qualified, caring nurses are a critical component of oncology nursing practice. However, because of the current nursing shortage it is imperative to develop innovative methods to educate generic nursing students, RN to BSN students, and master's level practitioners about the practice of oncology nursing. To achieve this goal, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and the Towson University (TU) Department of Nursing created a unique partnership that establishes GBMC as a clinical education center of TU, bringing nursing education and practice together. TU is helping GBMC to upgrade the credentials of oncology nurses. Incentives to complete BS and MS degrees include scholarships, location of classes in the hospital complex, and scheduling accommodations. Expected outcomes for GBMC and the community at large are that the need for qualified oncology nurses and quality oncology nursing care will be met. Under the terms of the agreement, GBMC will provide additional experiences for students, as well as collaborative relationships in clinical, research, and teaching opportunities. The role and responsibility of a master's prepared oncology "teacher-practitioner" will be developed through master's level education. Members of the GBMC oncology staff will work with students in teaching and supervisory roles in order to optimize the experiences of nursing students during their oncology clinical experiences. Expected outcomes for TU are that students will gain quality educational experiences, scholarship assistance, and enhanced faculty expertise. Through these efforts, oncology nursing leadership will become more visible. GBMC is one of the few community hospitals that are nationally recognized for quality cancer care. Because of the multifaceted oncology care available at GBMC, the student clinical experience is rich and holistic. Of particular note is GBMC's focus on psychosocial care throughout the cancer experience. GBMC facilitates the development of expert oncology nurses, as they become leaders in the field. This partnership also provides an opportunity for staff, faculty, and students to investigate joint research activity related to oncology nursing practice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborative Nursing Education: Paving the Way for Excellence in Oncology Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHalstead, Marilynen_US
dc.author.detailsMarilyn Halstead, Assistant Professor, Towson University, Department of Nursing, Towson, Maryland, USA, email: mhalstead@towson.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164869-
dc.description.abstractQualified, caring nurses are a critical component of oncology nursing practice. However, because of the current nursing shortage it is imperative to develop innovative methods to educate generic nursing students, RN to BSN students, and master's level practitioners about the practice of oncology nursing. To achieve this goal, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and the Towson University (TU) Department of Nursing created a unique partnership that establishes GBMC as a clinical education center of TU, bringing nursing education and practice together. TU is helping GBMC to upgrade the credentials of oncology nurses. Incentives to complete BS and MS degrees include scholarships, location of classes in the hospital complex, and scheduling accommodations. Expected outcomes for GBMC and the community at large are that the need for qualified oncology nurses and quality oncology nursing care will be met. Under the terms of the agreement, GBMC will provide additional experiences for students, as well as collaborative relationships in clinical, research, and teaching opportunities. The role and responsibility of a master's prepared oncology "teacher-practitioner" will be developed through master's level education. Members of the GBMC oncology staff will work with students in teaching and supervisory roles in order to optimize the experiences of nursing students during their oncology clinical experiences. Expected outcomes for TU are that students will gain quality educational experiences, scholarship assistance, and enhanced faculty expertise. Through these efforts, oncology nursing leadership will become more visible. GBMC is one of the few community hospitals that are nationally recognized for quality cancer care. Because of the multifaceted oncology care available at GBMC, the student clinical experience is rich and holistic. Of particular note is GBMC's focus on psychosocial care throughout the cancer experience. GBMC facilitates the development of expert oncology nurses, as they become leaders in the field. This partnership also provides an opportunity for staff, faculty, and students to investigate joint research activity related to oncology nursing practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:27Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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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