A PROJECT TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: INCREASING THE NUMBER OF AMBULATORY STAFF THAT HAVE ONCOLOGY NURSING CERTIFICATIONS (ONC).

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165041
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A PROJECT TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: INCREASING THE NUMBER OF AMBULATORY STAFF THAT HAVE ONCOLOGY NURSING CERTIFICATIONS (ONC).
Author(s):
Liebertz, Christine; Sampl, Katherina; Grasmeder, Sophia; Miller, Beatrice
Author Details:
Christine Liebertz, RN CS MSN AOCN, Nurse Practitioner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: Liebertc@mskcc.org; Katherina Sampl, RN, MSN, AOCNP, Arlington-Fairfax Hematology-Oncology, Arlington, Virginia; Sophia Grasmeder, RN, BSN, OCN, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; Beatrice Miller, RN, MS, OCN, Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland
Abstract:
As oncology nursing care becomes more complex and as the challenges of an aging and dwindling workforce complicate the future of patient care, new strategies are needed to engage, develop and maintain the professional commitment of our workforce. Studies indicate that certified nurses experience personal and professional growth and development, leading to greater job satisfaction and retention. Examination preparation increases knowledge of the complexities of oncology nursing care and standards for practice. At this NCI designated cancer center our Ambulatory Education and Professional Development Council chose an ONC project as a strategy to affect the education and development of our nursing staff. Our council developed a survey that queried the ambulatory nurses about certification status and attitudes. Of the 337 (42 % ONC) nurses we received 207 (48% ONC) responses to our initial survey. The majority of nurses were certified for personal or professional development (68%) and the main reason for not being certified was lack of financial (42%) or institutional support. To raise awareness and educate nurses about ONC, a slide presentation was developed for presentation at staff meetings to review benefits, available financial support, application processes, and preparation methods. Council members serve as resources and the presentation and internet sources are available on the nursing web for future reference. Survey results were shared with nursing leaders to explore methods of addressing barriers identified in the survey. Coordinated efforts with other ambulatory councils are exploring other ways to reward nurses for ONC such as plaques, ceremonies, and newsletters. The ambulatory nursing staff will be resurveyed in 12-18 months to reassess certification status and attitudes toward ONC. ONC is one method for encouraging professional development and education. Our council developed a plan to educate nurses about certification and is exploring ways to improve institutional support. This presentation will review our councilÆs survey and ongoing project to increase the number of ambulatory nurses who have ONC. This presentation can offer direction to other oncology settings where the challenge of ensuring nursing commitment to oncology care is so important to our future.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleA PROJECT TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: INCREASING THE NUMBER OF AMBULATORY STAFF THAT HAVE ONCOLOGY NURSING CERTIFICATIONS (ONC).en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLiebertz, Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorSampl, Katherinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrasmeder, Sophiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Beatriceen_US
dc.author.detailsChristine Liebertz, RN CS MSN AOCN, Nurse Practitioner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: Liebertc@mskcc.org; Katherina Sampl, RN, MSN, AOCNP, Arlington-Fairfax Hematology-Oncology, Arlington, Virginia; Sophia Grasmeder, RN, BSN, OCN, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; Beatrice Miller, RN, MS, OCN, Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Marylanden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165041-
dc.description.abstractAs oncology nursing care becomes more complex and as the challenges of an aging and dwindling workforce complicate the future of patient care, new strategies are needed to engage, develop and maintain the professional commitment of our workforce. Studies indicate that certified nurses experience personal and professional growth and development, leading to greater job satisfaction and retention. Examination preparation increases knowledge of the complexities of oncology nursing care and standards for practice. At this NCI designated cancer center our Ambulatory Education and Professional Development Council chose an ONC project as a strategy to affect the education and development of our nursing staff. Our council developed a survey that queried the ambulatory nurses about certification status and attitudes. Of the 337 (42 % ONC) nurses we received 207 (48% ONC) responses to our initial survey. The majority of nurses were certified for personal or professional development (68%) and the main reason for not being certified was lack of financial (42%) or institutional support. To raise awareness and educate nurses about ONC, a slide presentation was developed for presentation at staff meetings to review benefits, available financial support, application processes, and preparation methods. Council members serve as resources and the presentation and internet sources are available on the nursing web for future reference. Survey results were shared with nursing leaders to explore methods of addressing barriers identified in the survey. Coordinated efforts with other ambulatory councils are exploring other ways to reward nurses for ONC such as plaques, ceremonies, and newsletters. The ambulatory nursing staff will be resurveyed in 12-18 months to reassess certification status and attitudes toward ONC. ONC is one method for encouraging professional development and education. Our council developed a plan to educate nurses about certification and is exploring ways to improve institutional support. This presentation will review our councilÆs survey and ongoing project to increase the number of ambulatory nurses who have ONC. This presentation can offer direction to other oncology settings where the challenge of ensuring nursing commitment to oncology care is so important to our future.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:28Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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