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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164926
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Been There Done That - Converting Experience Into Mentorship
Author(s):
Blecher, Carol; Winnicker, Rita; Damare, Sherri
Author Details:
Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN, APNC, Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Educator, Aptium Oncology/Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA, email: carolsblecher@usa.net; Rita Winnicker, BA, RN, OCN; Sherri Damare, BSN, RN, OCN
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: Many articles have been written regarding our aging workforce. It is estimated that by 2020 approximately three quarters of our current nursing leadership will reach retirement age. With the aging of the baby boomers and the approximately half the nursing population reaching retirement age in the next fifteen years we are also facing a worldwide nursing shortage. Our challenge is to demonstrate the importance of nursing within the healthcare system, create versatile practices with both clinical and leadership components and to be proactive in guiding nursingÆs direction. It was decided that we would seek to develop our current nursing staff, expanding their practice to include portions of the Advanced Practice role. A mentorship program for current staff was developed in an effort to provide challenges and opportunities for our current staff. It was designed to provide opportunities for individual growth and role enhancement. based on the educational levels of the individuals, current interests and developmental needs. It was decided that a select group of nurses would be targeted for specific mentorship activities with the Advanced Practice Nurse based on their managers input and perceived interest. In actuality the nurses self selected based on their interest in growth opportunities. Nurses who were Masters prepared, or currently in Masters programs were strongly encouraged to participate, but all interested parties were accepted. Mentoring was conducted in education and presentation skills, as well as in program development and policy/procedure development. Products of this program include development of an orientation program for new employees, presentations at the New Jersey ELNEC Conference, and the development of a Basic Nursing Research staff education program. The staff who participate in this program will evaluate its effectiveness with their managers and continue to create new goals for growth. The mentorship program was developed as an initiative to create leadership opportunities, encourage decision making and fine tune critical thinking skills. An bonus of this program is an increase in the participating staff member's self fulfillment and it is also a strategy to promote staff retention.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBeen There Done That - Converting Experience Into Mentorshipen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlecher, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinnicker, Ritaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDamare, Sherrien_US
dc.author.detailsCarol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN, APNC, Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Educator, Aptium Oncology/Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA, email: carolsblecher@usa.net; Rita Winnicker, BA, RN, OCN; Sherri Damare, BSN, RN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164926-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: Many articles have been written regarding our aging workforce. It is estimated that by 2020 approximately three quarters of our current nursing leadership will reach retirement age. With the aging of the baby boomers and the approximately half the nursing population reaching retirement age in the next fifteen years we are also facing a worldwide nursing shortage. Our challenge is to demonstrate the importance of nursing within the healthcare system, create versatile practices with both clinical and leadership components and to be proactive in guiding nursingÆs direction. It was decided that we would seek to develop our current nursing staff, expanding their practice to include portions of the Advanced Practice role. A mentorship program for current staff was developed in an effort to provide challenges and opportunities for our current staff. It was designed to provide opportunities for individual growth and role enhancement. based on the educational levels of the individuals, current interests and developmental needs. It was decided that a select group of nurses would be targeted for specific mentorship activities with the Advanced Practice Nurse based on their managers input and perceived interest. In actuality the nurses self selected based on their interest in growth opportunities. Nurses who were Masters prepared, or currently in Masters programs were strongly encouraged to participate, but all interested parties were accepted. Mentoring was conducted in education and presentation skills, as well as in program development and policy/procedure development. Products of this program include development of an orientation program for new employees, presentations at the New Jersey ELNEC Conference, and the development of a Basic Nursing Research staff education program. The staff who participate in this program will evaluate its effectiveness with their managers and continue to create new goals for growth. The mentorship program was developed as an initiative to create leadership opportunities, encourage decision making and fine tune critical thinking skills. An bonus of this program is an increase in the participating staff member's self fulfillment and it is also a strategy to promote staff retention.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:26Z-
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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