HELPING TO CROSS THE BRIDGE TO ONCOLOGY: DEVELOPING THE PRECEPTOR OF ONCOLOGY NAIVE NURSE IN AMBULATORY

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165088
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HELPING TO CROSS THE BRIDGE TO ONCOLOGY: DEVELOPING THE PRECEPTOR OF ONCOLOGY NAIVE NURSE IN AMBULATORY
Author(s):
Paolilli, Diane; Rodriguez, Elizabeth; Mota, Altagracia
Author Details:
Diane Paolilli, RN MSN AOCN, CNS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: paolilld@mskcc.org; Elizabeth Rodriguez, MA, RN; Altagracia Mota, MSN, RN, OCN
Abstract:
The current nursing shortage, coupled with an aging workforce presents many challenges for recruiting and retaining nurses in the outpatient oncology setting. In the past, two years of experience was required in order to be considered for employment in the treatment unit. This limited our recruitment pool and excluded the oncology nanve and graduate nurses. At this institution the Bridge to Oncology program was created to recruit and support the oncology nanve and new graduate nurse. Consequently, it was identified that the preceptors for the novice nurse would also require additional training. Novice nurses possess unique characteristics and learning needs, challenging the most seasoned preceptor. As a result, a specialized program was developed for the preceptor. This presentation will outline the Bridge to Oncology preceptor program and share the evaluations from the participants of this program. In collaboration with a certified human resource specialist and nurse educator, a two day preceptor workshop was developed. A unique component of this workshop was the application of the program, Situational Leadership«. This program is designed to help the preceptor understand various leadership styles so they can be matched to the readiness and ability of the orientee. Additional topics included in this workshop were communication techniques, marginalization, and reality shock. The program was evaluated at the completion of each workshop and at six months post completion. This presentation will share those results. At the completion of this program preceptors felt better equipped to handle and understand issues for the novice nurse, which they felt ultimately led to the overall success of these nurses. The preceptors involved in this unique program require additional support in order to succeed in their role as preceptor. A preceptor workshop was created and tailored to meet these needs. This presentation will share our experience and provide recommendations for future improvements.
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.titleHELPING TO CROSS THE BRIDGE TO ONCOLOGY: DEVELOPING THE PRECEPTOR OF ONCOLOGY NAIVE NURSE IN AMBULATORYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPaolilli, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorMota, Altagraciaen_US
dc.author.detailsDiane Paolilli, RN MSN AOCN, CNS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: paolilld@mskcc.org; Elizabeth Rodriguez, MA, RN; Altagracia Mota, MSN, RN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165088-
dc.description.abstractThe current nursing shortage, coupled with an aging workforce presents many challenges for recruiting and retaining nurses in the outpatient oncology setting. In the past, two years of experience was required in order to be considered for employment in the treatment unit. This limited our recruitment pool and excluded the oncology nanve and graduate nurses. At this institution the Bridge to Oncology program was created to recruit and support the oncology nanve and new graduate nurse. Consequently, it was identified that the preceptors for the novice nurse would also require additional training. Novice nurses possess unique characteristics and learning needs, challenging the most seasoned preceptor. As a result, a specialized program was developed for the preceptor. This presentation will outline the Bridge to Oncology preceptor program and share the evaluations from the participants of this program. In collaboration with a certified human resource specialist and nurse educator, a two day preceptor workshop was developed. A unique component of this workshop was the application of the program, Situational Leadership«. This program is designed to help the preceptor understand various leadership styles so they can be matched to the readiness and ability of the orientee. Additional topics included in this workshop were communication techniques, marginalization, and reality shock. The program was evaluated at the completion of each workshop and at six months post completion. This presentation will share those results. At the completion of this program preceptors felt better equipped to handle and understand issues for the novice nurse, which they felt ultimately led to the overall success of these nurses. The preceptors involved in this unique program require additional support in order to succeed in their role as preceptor. A preceptor workshop was created and tailored to meet these needs. This presentation will share our experience and provide recommendations for future improvements.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:19Z-
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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