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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165062
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
GROWING OUR OWN IN ONCOLOGY NURSING
Author(s):
McCann, Carol; Itano, Joanne
Author Details:
Carol McCann, RN MSN OCN, FNP - Kupulau Inprocessing and Deployment Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, email: carol.mccann@amedd.army.mil; Joanne Itano, RN, PhD, OCN, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Abstract:
ONS states that ônurses must help attract individuals into careers in nursingö. The nursing shortage and the ôgrayingö of nurses will impact the quality of comprehensive cancer care. There is also keen competition among nursing specialties for the scarce resource of nurses. Mentoring is a proven strategy to attract and retain nurses. The purpose is to develop a mentorship program for senior student nurses to recruit them into oncology nursing. Ten nursing students participated in the 9-month program; 70% were from ethnic minorities. Mentors were ONS volunteers from 4 community agencies. The students were required to complete a minimum of 10 activities planned with their mentor. Advocacy was an important theme; mentees joined ONS STAT and participated in e-mail advocacy. They were warmly welcomed into the ONS family, recognized at dinner meetings and the local ONS conference and presented certificates at the completion of the program. Mentees who completed all requirements are eligible for a grant to attend the 2007 Congress where the project coordinators will continue the mentoring. The project was supported by a national ONS Chapter Special Project Funding and a grant from Hawaii ASCO. 90% of the students completed the program. An analysis of their logs indicated a wide range of activities and positive impact on the mentees (ôThe ONS mentorship program has made me confirm that oncology nursing is where I want to beö). A six-month follow up will assess the final impact of this mentorship program. Oncology nurses were able to give back to the profession and share their passion about being an oncology nurse (ôBeing a mentor is a great way to help create a legacy and give back to a profession that has given me so much.ö). Mentees were able to network with potential employers and the community of oncology nursing. Hawaii ASCO has partnered with ONS to submit a proposal to continue this program based on its success. New members to both the local and national ONS were recruited and we believe attending Congress will provide an inspirational and professional altering event for mentees.
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.titleGROWING OUR OWN IN ONCOLOGY NURSINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorItano, Joanneen_US
dc.author.detailsCarol McCann, RN MSN OCN, FNP - Kupulau Inprocessing and Deployment Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, email: carol.mccann@amedd.army.mil; Joanne Itano, RN, PhD, OCN, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaiien_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165062-
dc.description.abstractONS states that ônurses must help attract individuals into careers in nursingö. The nursing shortage and the ôgrayingö of nurses will impact the quality of comprehensive cancer care. There is also keen competition among nursing specialties for the scarce resource of nurses. Mentoring is a proven strategy to attract and retain nurses. The purpose is to develop a mentorship program for senior student nurses to recruit them into oncology nursing. Ten nursing students participated in the 9-month program; 70% were from ethnic minorities. Mentors were ONS volunteers from 4 community agencies. The students were required to complete a minimum of 10 activities planned with their mentor. Advocacy was an important theme; mentees joined ONS STAT and participated in e-mail advocacy. They were warmly welcomed into the ONS family, recognized at dinner meetings and the local ONS conference and presented certificates at the completion of the program. Mentees who completed all requirements are eligible for a grant to attend the 2007 Congress where the project coordinators will continue the mentoring. The project was supported by a national ONS Chapter Special Project Funding and a grant from Hawaii ASCO. 90% of the students completed the program. An analysis of their logs indicated a wide range of activities and positive impact on the mentees (ôThe ONS mentorship program has made me confirm that oncology nursing is where I want to beö). A six-month follow up will assess the final impact of this mentorship program. Oncology nurses were able to give back to the profession and share their passion about being an oncology nurse (ôBeing a mentor is a great way to help create a legacy and give back to a profession that has given me so much.ö). Mentees were able to network with potential employers and the community of oncology nursing. Hawaii ASCO has partnered with ONS to submit a proposal to continue this program based on its success. New members to both the local and national ONS were recruited and we believe attending Congress will provide an inspirational and professional altering event for mentees.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:51Z-
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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