Utilizing the ONS OCN Curriculum for Registered Nurse Orientation in a Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165000
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilizing the ONS OCN Curriculum for Registered Nurse Orientation in a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Author(s):
Kershaw, Martha; Mouyeos, Erin; Haskins, Mimi; Owens, Elizabeth
Author Details:
Martha Kershaw, RN, BSN, OCN, Staff Development Instructor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: Martha.Kershaw@roswellpark.org; Erin Mouyeos, RN, BSN; Mimi Haskins, MS, RN, CMSRN; Elizabeth Owens, RN, MS, OCN
Abstract:
Education: The specialty of oncology nursing requires orientation to include oncology specific concepts to assist newly licensed or newly hired Registered Nurses in understanding the special needs of the population of patients they will be caring for. At the same time, experienced oncology nurses at our facility were looking for assistance to be successful in completing the OCN« exam. In order to maximize nursing education efforts, providing for new and incumbent staff, we incorporated the ONS: Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing into our existing RN orientation program. Regularly scheduled Nursing Orientation classes now include specific oncology nursing content from the core curriculum that is required for orientees. This content provides the new nurse with a basic preparation to establish their practice in oncology and has also been made available for CEU opportunities for existing RN staff. The classes offered cover 47% of the content found on the OCN« exam based on the OCN« blueprint allowing the new nurse a basic preparation, and assisting the experienced nurse with focus areas in preparation for the exam. Participants will complete a survey at the end of the program. The survey for experienced staff will focus on effectiveness of the program as a tool for successful completion of the OCN« exam. The combination of these two groups has several benefits. New staff members encounter expert staff in the neutral setting of the classroom developing relationships prior to starting their clinical orientation. Experienced staff benefit from the accessibility of the classes, providing them with CEU, and a focus for their independent preparation for the exam. Previously OCN« review classes were offered bi-annually. This addition of OCN« content to nursing orientation increases the number of opportunities for staff to participate in a formal review of content that will be helpful to them in preparing for the examination Staff are able to attend individual pieces or all of the content. Additionally, new staff are exposed to the importance of certification in their practice, while gaining invaluable evidence based oncology information in a classroom setting.
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.titleUtilizing the ONS OCN Curriculum for Registered Nurse Orientation in a Comprehensive Cancer Centeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorKershaw, Marthaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMouyeos, Erinen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaskins, Mimien_US
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Elizabethen_US
dc.author.detailsMartha Kershaw, RN, BSN, OCN, Staff Development Instructor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: Martha.Kershaw@roswellpark.org; Erin Mouyeos, RN, BSN; Mimi Haskins, MS, RN, CMSRN; Elizabeth Owens, RN, MS, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165000-
dc.description.abstractEducation: The specialty of oncology nursing requires orientation to include oncology specific concepts to assist newly licensed or newly hired Registered Nurses in understanding the special needs of the population of patients they will be caring for. At the same time, experienced oncology nurses at our facility were looking for assistance to be successful in completing the OCN« exam. In order to maximize nursing education efforts, providing for new and incumbent staff, we incorporated the ONS: Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing into our existing RN orientation program. Regularly scheduled Nursing Orientation classes now include specific oncology nursing content from the core curriculum that is required for orientees. This content provides the new nurse with a basic preparation to establish their practice in oncology and has also been made available for CEU opportunities for existing RN staff. The classes offered cover 47% of the content found on the OCN« exam based on the OCN« blueprint allowing the new nurse a basic preparation, and assisting the experienced nurse with focus areas in preparation for the exam. Participants will complete a survey at the end of the program. The survey for experienced staff will focus on effectiveness of the program as a tool for successful completion of the OCN« exam. The combination of these two groups has several benefits. New staff members encounter expert staff in the neutral setting of the classroom developing relationships prior to starting their clinical orientation. Experienced staff benefit from the accessibility of the classes, providing them with CEU, and a focus for their independent preparation for the exam. Previously OCN« review classes were offered bi-annually. This addition of OCN« content to nursing orientation increases the number of opportunities for staff to participate in a formal review of content that will be helpful to them in preparing for the examination Staff are able to attend individual pieces or all of the content. Additionally, new staff are exposed to the importance of certification in their practice, while gaining invaluable evidence based oncology information in a classroom setting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:10:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:10:46Z-
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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