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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165124
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
LDI: THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR A NURSE, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR A CANCER CENTER
Author(s):
Servodidio, Camille
Author Details:
Camille Servodidio, RN MPH CRNO OCN CCRP, RN Coordinator, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, email: cservod@harthosp.org
Abstract:
Leadership Development Institute (LDI) provided the opportunity, motivation, and the skill set for one nurse fellow to work with cancer nursing colleagues on a yearlong project. The purpose of the LDI project was to develop and implement a rewards and recognition program for certified oncology nurses in a community hospital's cancer center. No formal certification recognition program was in place. Implementing a change in hospital setting can parallel the landing on the moon. A needs assessment survey was developed and distributed to 50 nurses in the cancer program. 19 (38%) of the surveys were returned. Cancer program nurses identified plaques and pins as two of the pre- ferred recognition items. During Nurses' Week, nursing leaders threw a mocktail party (cocktails without the ETOH) and the Vice President of Nursing and Cancer Center Director distributed OCN pins to certified nurses. Certified nurses were also recognized for their accomplishments during tumor board. Names of certified nurses were published in Nursing Spectrum. Perpetual plaques were ordered for each unit to recognize certified nurses. ONCC employer recognition plaques were ordered for the three units that had greater than 50% of nurses certified. A "100% party" was held to recognize the three units that had achieved 100% OCN certification. Certified nurses were highlighted in cancer program newsletter, hospital newsletter, and health care team newsletter. The 2007 ONCC Employer Recognition Award application for recognizing certified nurses was submitted. Small steps as outlined above, when taken together, play an important role in moving an entire cancer center forward through improved professionalism, morale, and celebration. Senior nursing administration has supported this project and has agreed to financially support OCN review course as well as the OCN test for those who pass. This concept has also been adopted by other departments within the hospital. Similar to the first landing on the moon, this project is the beginning of a much larger vision. To value certification is to value professional oncology nurses who take the challenge, make the leap, and positively impact oncology patient care.
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.titleLDI: THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR A NURSE, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR A CANCER CENTERen_GB
dc.contributor.authorServodidio, Camilleen_US
dc.author.detailsCamille Servodidio, RN MPH CRNO OCN CCRP, RN Coordinator, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, email: cservod@harthosp.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165124-
dc.description.abstractLeadership Development Institute (LDI) provided the opportunity, motivation, and the skill set for one nurse fellow to work with cancer nursing colleagues on a yearlong project. The purpose of the LDI project was to develop and implement a rewards and recognition program for certified oncology nurses in a community hospital's cancer center. No formal certification recognition program was in place. Implementing a change in hospital setting can parallel the landing on the moon. A needs assessment survey was developed and distributed to 50 nurses in the cancer program. 19 (38%) of the surveys were returned. Cancer program nurses identified plaques and pins as two of the pre- ferred recognition items. During Nurses' Week, nursing leaders threw a mocktail party (cocktails without the ETOH) and the Vice President of Nursing and Cancer Center Director distributed OCN pins to certified nurses. Certified nurses were also recognized for their accomplishments during tumor board. Names of certified nurses were published in Nursing Spectrum. Perpetual plaques were ordered for each unit to recognize certified nurses. ONCC employer recognition plaques were ordered for the three units that had greater than 50% of nurses certified. A "100% party" was held to recognize the three units that had achieved 100% OCN certification. Certified nurses were highlighted in cancer program newsletter, hospital newsletter, and health care team newsletter. The 2007 ONCC Employer Recognition Award application for recognizing certified nurses was submitted. Small steps as outlined above, when taken together, play an important role in moving an entire cancer center forward through improved professionalism, morale, and celebration. Senior nursing administration has supported this project and has agreed to financially support OCN review course as well as the OCN test for those who pass. This concept has also been adopted by other departments within the hospital. Similar to the first landing on the moon, this project is the beginning of a much larger vision. To value certification is to value professional oncology nurses who take the challenge, make the leap, and positively impact oncology patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:57Z-
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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