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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165090
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT OF OUTCOMES FOR AN ONCOLOGY NURSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Author(s):
Parchen, Debbie; Castro, Kathleen; Herringa, Cynthia; Ness, Elizabeth; Bevans, Margaret
Author Details:
Debbie Parchen, RN BSN OCN, Nurse Consultant, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, email: hummingbird925@aol.com; Kathleen Castro, RN, MS, AOCN; Cynthia Herringa, RN, BS, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Bethesda, Maryland; Elizabeth Ness, RN, MS, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; Margaret Bevans, RN, PhD, AOCN
Abstract:
In the current healthcare environment organizations must show favorable outcomes to justify educational programs. Writing outcomes which can be measured efficiently, effectively and economically can be a challenge. Outcomes were revised to reflect concrete organizational goals for the Oncology Nurse Internship Program (ONIP), in existence for more than twenty years, at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Our purpose is to describe the process used to develop measurable outcomes which provide useful information including justification of a valuable ONIP. Outcome revisions began with a stakeholders meeting of the ONIP to determine desired outcomes. Benchmarking our Program against twelve similar facilities revealed that the majority of these oncology internship programs did not utilize standard outcome measures for program evaluation. A group including a nurse recruiter, a nurse researcher, nurse administrators, a clinical nurse specialist, and our partners at the National Cancer Institute was assembled to begin drafting desired Program outcomes. An extensive literature review was conducted to identify tools and methods for measuring outcomes. The evidence revealed available resources which were customized to best fit our requirements. Specific outcomes for the ONIP were developed by aligning our organizational goals with our Program goals. These outcomes included the following: enhanced oncology knowledge, retention of oncology specialty nurses and leadership development in new nurse graduates. Future efforts may include partnering with the recruitment-retention group for completion of a job satisfaction survey as one way of determining if these outcomes led to additional organizational benefit. Three primary goals were identified along with accompanying objectives and outcomes. Our outcomes measures include: successful completion of a national certification exam, development of a professional portfolio, improvement in student scores on the Leadership Program Inventory, and employment in oncology nursing specialty one year/five years post-ONIP completion. Future outcomes data will be used to guide improvements in our Program. The process of our outcomes revision may benefit other organizations who are interested in justifying programs such as an ONIP.
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.titleDEVELOPMENT OF OUTCOMES FOR AN ONCOLOGY NURSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorParchen, Debbieen_US
dc.contributor.authorCastro, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHerringa, Cynthiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNess, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorBevans, Margareten_US
dc.author.detailsDebbie Parchen, RN BSN OCN, Nurse Consultant, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, email: hummingbird925@aol.com; Kathleen Castro, RN, MS, AOCN; Cynthia Herringa, RN, BS, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Bethesda, Maryland; Elizabeth Ness, RN, MS, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; Margaret Bevans, RN, PhD, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165090-
dc.description.abstractIn the current healthcare environment organizations must show favorable outcomes to justify educational programs. Writing outcomes which can be measured efficiently, effectively and economically can be a challenge. Outcomes were revised to reflect concrete organizational goals for the Oncology Nurse Internship Program (ONIP), in existence for more than twenty years, at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Our purpose is to describe the process used to develop measurable outcomes which provide useful information including justification of a valuable ONIP. Outcome revisions began with a stakeholders meeting of the ONIP to determine desired outcomes. Benchmarking our Program against twelve similar facilities revealed that the majority of these oncology internship programs did not utilize standard outcome measures for program evaluation. A group including a nurse recruiter, a nurse researcher, nurse administrators, a clinical nurse specialist, and our partners at the National Cancer Institute was assembled to begin drafting desired Program outcomes. An extensive literature review was conducted to identify tools and methods for measuring outcomes. The evidence revealed available resources which were customized to best fit our requirements. Specific outcomes for the ONIP were developed by aligning our organizational goals with our Program goals. These outcomes included the following: enhanced oncology knowledge, retention of oncology specialty nurses and leadership development in new nurse graduates. Future efforts may include partnering with the recruitment-retention group for completion of a job satisfaction survey as one way of determining if these outcomes led to additional organizational benefit. Three primary goals were identified along with accompanying objectives and outcomes. Our outcomes measures include: successful completion of a national certification exam, development of a professional portfolio, improvement in student scores on the Leadership Program Inventory, and employment in oncology nursing specialty one year/five years post-ONIP completion. Future outcomes data will be used to guide improvements in our Program. The process of our outcomes revision may benefit other organizations who are interested in justifying programs such as an ONIP.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:21Z-
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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