"BRIDGE TO ONCOLOGY": AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BRIDGE THE GAP FOR NEW GRADUATES AND ONCOLOGY NAIVE NURSES PRACTICING IN AN AMBULATORY CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT SETTING

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165074
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"BRIDGE TO ONCOLOGY": AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BRIDGE THE GAP FOR NEW GRADUATES AND ONCOLOGY NAIVE NURSES PRACTICING IN AN AMBULATORY CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT SETTING
Author(s):
Mota, Altagracia; Stacie Corcoran, RN, MSN, AOCNS and Janice Reid, RN, MA, OCN; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; New York, NY
Author Details:
Altagracia Mota, RN MSN OCN, Nurse Educator, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: motag@mskcc.org; Stacie Corcoran, RN, MSN, AOCNS; Janice Reid, RN, MA, OCN
Abstract:
Historically the need for highly skilled, critically thinking nurses in ambulatory care has precluded hiring new graduates or oncology nanve nurses into the ambulatory chemotherapy treatment setting. In the face of a nursing shortage, new recruitment and retention strategies were needed at this NCI-designated cancer center. Through collaboration with nursing leadership, nurse educators and clinical nurse specialists, the "Bridge to Oncology" orientation program was developed to enable oncology naive nurses to practice safely and competently in this setting. This presentation will describe program development and objectives. An orientation pathway was developed with clearly stated objectives which guided instruction and skill development over a sixteen week period. Content progressed from a basic foundation to more complex concepts in oncology and chemotherapy administration. Teaching methods included clinical experiences in developing intravenous skills, patient assessment, symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration. Online programs, readings, evidence-based lectures by expert nurses and off-unit observational experiences enabled the individual to gain a deeper understanding of oncology and the care continuum. Characteristics of these nurses and the challenges faced when transitioning to a new environment, led us to examine theories of marginalization, reality shock and adult learning. To further promote a successful transition and to closely monitor progress, weekly individual meetings were scheduled with orientees, their preceptor, nurse educator, nurse leader and clinical nurse specialist. Regularly scheduled meetings with the Director of Nursing Education also served as a forum for open discussion and peer support. A tool was developed for orientees to evaluate the program at sixteen weeks, six months and one year. Results will determine the need for program modification and identify orienteesÆ short and long-term retention status. As more orientee cohorts complete the "Bridge to Oncology" orientation program, assessment of several key factors such as level of competency, autonomy, confidence and professional satisfaction will help to determine the programÆs merit and design. This program may have additional implications for other outpatient settings and has the potential to enhance recruitment and retention efforts.
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.title"BRIDGE TO ONCOLOGY": AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BRIDGE THE GAP FOR NEW GRADUATES AND ONCOLOGY NAIVE NURSES PRACTICING IN AN AMBULATORY CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT SETTINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMota, Altagraciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStacie Corcoran, RN, MSN, AOCNS and Janice Reid, RN, MA, OCN; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; New York, NYen_US
dc.author.detailsAltagracia Mota, RN MSN OCN, Nurse Educator, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: motag@mskcc.org; Stacie Corcoran, RN, MSN, AOCNS; Janice Reid, RN, MA, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165074-
dc.description.abstractHistorically the need for highly skilled, critically thinking nurses in ambulatory care has precluded hiring new graduates or oncology nanve nurses into the ambulatory chemotherapy treatment setting. In the face of a nursing shortage, new recruitment and retention strategies were needed at this NCI-designated cancer center. Through collaboration with nursing leadership, nurse educators and clinical nurse specialists, the "Bridge to Oncology" orientation program was developed to enable oncology naive nurses to practice safely and competently in this setting. This presentation will describe program development and objectives. An orientation pathway was developed with clearly stated objectives which guided instruction and skill development over a sixteen week period. Content progressed from a basic foundation to more complex concepts in oncology and chemotherapy administration. Teaching methods included clinical experiences in developing intravenous skills, patient assessment, symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration. Online programs, readings, evidence-based lectures by expert nurses and off-unit observational experiences enabled the individual to gain a deeper understanding of oncology and the care continuum. Characteristics of these nurses and the challenges faced when transitioning to a new environment, led us to examine theories of marginalization, reality shock and adult learning. To further promote a successful transition and to closely monitor progress, weekly individual meetings were scheduled with orientees, their preceptor, nurse educator, nurse leader and clinical nurse specialist. Regularly scheduled meetings with the Director of Nursing Education also served as a forum for open discussion and peer support. A tool was developed for orientees to evaluate the program at sixteen weeks, six months and one year. Results will determine the need for program modification and identify orienteesÆ short and long-term retention status. As more orientee cohorts complete the "Bridge to Oncology" orientation program, assessment of several key factors such as level of competency, autonomy, confidence and professional satisfaction will help to determine the programÆs merit and design. This program may have additional implications for other outpatient settings and has the potential to enhance recruitment and retention efforts.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:03Z-
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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