Educational Oncology Program for Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural and/or Medically Underserved Areas in Texas

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164948
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Educational Oncology Program for Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural and/or Medically Underserved Areas in Texas
Author(s):
Dallred, Carol; Dains, Joyce; Gregory, Faye
Author Details:
Carol Dallred, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, Advanced Practice Nurse, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: carol.dallred@gmail.com; Joyce Dains, DrPH, JD, RN, FNP, BC, NAP; Faye Gregory, RN, MSN, FNP
Abstract:
Education: APNs in rural and/or underserved areas experience several isolating factors including long distances from educational institutions and metropolitan areas; extra time and money spent in order to obtain continuing education; and difficulty with limited staff in underserved areas. These barriers to participation in continuing education help produce a sense of disconnectedness which is often cited by nurses as the primary reason to leave rural nursing. Among the caseloads of these rural APNs are patients at high risk for cancer- including undiagnosed cancers and long-term cancer survivors. Supported by a grant from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), Professional Education for Prevention and Early Detection (PEPED) at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center developed a one- day program for Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) to be delivered locally in rural and/or medically underserved areas in Texas. This program was developed using the Model for Continuing Education (CE) for Nurse Practitioners developed by Green, Gorzka & Kodish. Through extensive research, this model was developed to plan and deliver CE education programs based on the CE needs of Nurse Practitioners related to general issues of practice and specialty practice area needs. Two workshop sites will be selected and a partner at each site will serve as a local coordinator. Two Advanced Practice Nurses from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will travel to the sites and present 1/2 day of advanced practice content consisting of current information about guidelines for screening and early detection, followed by a 1/2 day program of case studies with application of specific practice guidelines from M. D. Anderson. Access to on-line information and guidelines will be emphasized. Several sites have already expressed interest. 1. 25 APN's trained. 2. Improved APN cancer screening management as measured by participant report, through acquired ability to independently access and apply cancer screening management guidelines. 3. Reduced feelings of "disconnectedness." There is disproportionate cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in minority and medically underserved populations in the United States. Improvement in APN patient management in Rural Texas will lay a foundation for improved cancer outcomes.
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.titleEducational Oncology Program for Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural and/or Medically Underserved Areas in Texasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDallred, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorDains, Joyceen_US
dc.contributor.authorGregory, Fayeen_US
dc.author.detailsCarol Dallred, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, Advanced Practice Nurse, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: carol.dallred@gmail.com; Joyce Dains, DrPH, JD, RN, FNP, BC, NAP; Faye Gregory, RN, MSN, FNPen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164948-
dc.description.abstractEducation: APNs in rural and/or underserved areas experience several isolating factors including long distances from educational institutions and metropolitan areas; extra time and money spent in order to obtain continuing education; and difficulty with limited staff in underserved areas. These barriers to participation in continuing education help produce a sense of disconnectedness which is often cited by nurses as the primary reason to leave rural nursing. Among the caseloads of these rural APNs are patients at high risk for cancer- including undiagnosed cancers and long-term cancer survivors. Supported by a grant from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), Professional Education for Prevention and Early Detection (PEPED) at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center developed a one- day program for Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) to be delivered locally in rural and/or medically underserved areas in Texas. This program was developed using the Model for Continuing Education (CE) for Nurse Practitioners developed by Green, Gorzka & Kodish. Through extensive research, this model was developed to plan and deliver CE education programs based on the CE needs of Nurse Practitioners related to general issues of practice and specialty practice area needs. Two workshop sites will be selected and a partner at each site will serve as a local coordinator. Two Advanced Practice Nurses from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will travel to the sites and present 1/2 day of advanced practice content consisting of current information about guidelines for screening and early detection, followed by a 1/2 day program of case studies with application of specific practice guidelines from M. D. Anderson. Access to on-line information and guidelines will be emphasized. Several sites have already expressed interest. 1. 25 APN's trained. 2. Improved APN cancer screening management as measured by participant report, through acquired ability to independently access and apply cancer screening management guidelines. 3. Reduced feelings of "disconnectedness." There is disproportionate cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in minority and medically underserved populations in the United States. Improvement in APN patient management in Rural Texas will lay a foundation for improved cancer outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:50Z-
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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