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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165058
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CNS' COLLABORATE TO OFFER CURRENT PERSPECTIVES IN ONCOLOGY NURSING
Author(s):
Mason, Tina; Baker, Lorna
Author Details:
Tina Mason, ARNP MSN AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: masontm@moffitt.org; Lorna Baker, MSN, ARNP, CCRN, OCN
Abstract:
Clinical Nurses Specialists (CNSs) often focus on their area of expertise and at times can feel isolated. Consequently, CNSs at our cancer center looked for a team-building opportunity. Working together to plan an annual regional oncology nursing conference served to meet this need. Secondary gains included enhancement of institutional recognition and reputation. The purpose of this abstract is to outline the processes used in designing an annual conference, Current Perspectives in Oncology Nursing, including barriers and successes. The CNSs offer the conference with full support of Nursing Leadership. Each program is carefully planned to highlight timely topics. Nurses appreciate the opportunity to attend a conference of this caliber in their ôown yardö and external participants enjoy seeing what our institution has to offer. The conference also provides a chance for our nurses to be recognized as experts among their peers. The Nursing Leadership Group consistently supports and encourages nursing staff participation. Tasks are divided among the CNSs. Careful selection of nationally- known experts along with experienced staff to present yields programs that are extremely well received by participants. Preparation begins a year prior to the conference and extends into the post-evaluation phase. While the program design was largely the result of the efforts of the core group in conjunction with Senior Nursing Leadership, the success of this endeavor required the combined efforts of a number of departments. Due to time constraints, assistance from the Conference Planning Department has become necessary. Our upcoming seventh annual conference is extended to a day-and- a-half. Attendance has more then doubled since inception. Modest profits have resulted. Evaluations are consistently positive. Ninety- seven percent of attendees of the last conference rated the overall program as good or excellent. We continue to strive for increased attendance. Collaboration with the Conference Planning department has significantly reduced time commitment of the CNSs. Our program is enhanced by financial support of vendors and internal grants. This endeavor has strengthened the CNS relationship while enhancing our institutionÆs reputation and stature regionally. Benefits are realized for both individuals and the institution. Lessons learned can be incorporated for similar programs in the 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.titleCNS' COLLABORATE TO OFFER CURRENT PERSPECTIVES IN ONCOLOGY NURSINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMason, Tinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Lornaen_US
dc.author.detailsTina Mason, ARNP MSN AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: masontm@moffitt.org; Lorna Baker, MSN, ARNP, CCRN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165058-
dc.description.abstractClinical Nurses Specialists (CNSs) often focus on their area of expertise and at times can feel isolated. Consequently, CNSs at our cancer center looked for a team-building opportunity. Working together to plan an annual regional oncology nursing conference served to meet this need. Secondary gains included enhancement of institutional recognition and reputation. The purpose of this abstract is to outline the processes used in designing an annual conference, Current Perspectives in Oncology Nursing, including barriers and successes. The CNSs offer the conference with full support of Nursing Leadership. Each program is carefully planned to highlight timely topics. Nurses appreciate the opportunity to attend a conference of this caliber in their ôown yardö and external participants enjoy seeing what our institution has to offer. The conference also provides a chance for our nurses to be recognized as experts among their peers. The Nursing Leadership Group consistently supports and encourages nursing staff participation. Tasks are divided among the CNSs. Careful selection of nationally- known experts along with experienced staff to present yields programs that are extremely well received by participants. Preparation begins a year prior to the conference and extends into the post-evaluation phase. While the program design was largely the result of the efforts of the core group in conjunction with Senior Nursing Leadership, the success of this endeavor required the combined efforts of a number of departments. Due to time constraints, assistance from the Conference Planning Department has become necessary. Our upcoming seventh annual conference is extended to a day-and- a-half. Attendance has more then doubled since inception. Modest profits have resulted. Evaluations are consistently positive. Ninety- seven percent of attendees of the last conference rated the overall program as good or excellent. We continue to strive for increased attendance. Collaboration with the Conference Planning department has significantly reduced time commitment of the CNSs. Our program is enhanced by financial support of vendors and internal grants. This endeavor has strengthened the CNS relationship while enhancing our institutionÆs reputation and stature regionally. Benefits are realized for both individuals and the institution. Lessons learned can be incorporated for similar programs in the future.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:46Z-
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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