CREATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR NURSING SCHOOL FACULTY AND STUDENTS IN A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER WHEN ALL THEY WANT IS MED-SURG

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165085
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CREATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR NURSING SCHOOL FACULTY AND STUDENTS IN A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER WHEN ALL THEY WANT IS MED-SURG
Author(s):
Owens, Elizabeth
Author Details:
Elizabeth Owens, RN MS, Director of Nursing Education, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: elizabeth.owens@roswellpark.org
Abstract:
In our community, impending changes will result in downsizing of community hospitals and loss of clinical sites for nursing students. This along with minimal exposure to oncology in nursing curricula requires creativity and development of relationships between schools of nursing and hospital based nursing education to provide students with a valuable clinical rotation at a Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC). Roswell Park Cancer Institute has long-term relationships with local schools of nursing, but has had limited success in attracting rotations from local Baccalaureate (BSN) programs. Faculty identify that they only want medical surgical rotations, and frequently shy away from a medical oncology experience. Whether this is from lack of knowledge of the complexities of oncology care, or fear of the same is unknown. Clinical rotations lead to employment interest from students, but we have a workforce that is under-represented by BachelorÆs degree prepared Nursing staff. Advantages to attracting BSN programs for clinical rotations are many: introducing students to oncology nursing, providing an opportunity to work with experienced oncology nurses, increasing the knowledge base of nursing school faculty as it relates to oncology and increasing the recruitment pool of BSN graduates in a period of time where there is a shortage. Challenges were how to entice baccalaureate nursing faculty to explore a clinical rotation at a comprehensive cancer center, how to support faculty who supervise students in a new environment, provide a valuable learning experience for the students and an environment that will encourage them to apply for positions. This presentation will review an oncology orientation for nursing faculty, methods utilized to encourage faculty to consider clinical placement on an inpatient oncology unit at a CCC, preparation of nursing staff who precept students on two highly acute medical oncology inpatient units and feedback from the nursing students and faculty who participate in clinical rotations at RPCI. The nursing shortage and employment opportunities have RPCI competing for the recruitment of oncology nurses. Supporting both nursing faculty and nursing students through an oncology clinical rotation may provide a recruitment opportunity, but will provide new graduates with valuable learning opportunities in an oncology setting.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCREATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR NURSING SCHOOL FACULTY AND STUDENTS IN A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER WHEN ALL THEY WANT IS MED-SURGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Elizabethen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Owens, RN MS, Director of Nursing Education, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: elizabeth.owens@roswellpark.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165085-
dc.description.abstractIn our community, impending changes will result in downsizing of community hospitals and loss of clinical sites for nursing students. This along with minimal exposure to oncology in nursing curricula requires creativity and development of relationships between schools of nursing and hospital based nursing education to provide students with a valuable clinical rotation at a Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC). Roswell Park Cancer Institute has long-term relationships with local schools of nursing, but has had limited success in attracting rotations from local Baccalaureate (BSN) programs. Faculty identify that they only want medical surgical rotations, and frequently shy away from a medical oncology experience. Whether this is from lack of knowledge of the complexities of oncology care, or fear of the same is unknown. Clinical rotations lead to employment interest from students, but we have a workforce that is under-represented by BachelorÆs degree prepared Nursing staff. Advantages to attracting BSN programs for clinical rotations are many: introducing students to oncology nursing, providing an opportunity to work with experienced oncology nurses, increasing the knowledge base of nursing school faculty as it relates to oncology and increasing the recruitment pool of BSN graduates in a period of time where there is a shortage. Challenges were how to entice baccalaureate nursing faculty to explore a clinical rotation at a comprehensive cancer center, how to support faculty who supervise students in a new environment, provide a valuable learning experience for the students and an environment that will encourage them to apply for positions. This presentation will review an oncology orientation for nursing faculty, methods utilized to encourage faculty to consider clinical placement on an inpatient oncology unit at a CCC, preparation of nursing staff who precept students on two highly acute medical oncology inpatient units and feedback from the nursing students and faculty who participate in clinical rotations at RPCI. The nursing shortage and employment opportunities have RPCI competing for the recruitment of oncology nurses. Supporting both nursing faculty and nursing students through an oncology clinical rotation may provide a recruitment opportunity, but will provide new graduates with valuable learning opportunities in an oncology setting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:15Z-
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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