Oncology Clinical Learning Facilitation Program: Creating Oncology Nurses for the Future

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165757
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Oncology Clinical Learning Facilitation Program: Creating Oncology Nurses for the Future
Author(s):
Field, Rosemary
Author Details:
Rosemary Field, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Abstract:
As we face a deepening nursing shortage, declining enrollment into nursing programs, and steadily increasing hospital demand, nursing leaders are faced with the challenge of attracting the limited supply of student nurses into oncology. Cancer hospitals need nurses to function as direct care providers, educators, and leaders to take cancer care into the millennium. Studies have shown cancer nursing education remains inadequate in both quality and quantity. In addition, many faculties are without oncology experience. Despite the development of exemplary cancer education programs, guidelines for curriculum content, standards, and teaching materials, many undergraduate curricula remain inadequate. Increasing and enriching student experiences in oncology is one strategy to meet future demands for cancer care. The Oncology Learning Facilitation Program is a model program designed to enrich clinical experiences of undergraduate nursing students. This program is designed to reflect four critical values: holistic approach to care management, humanistic concern for patients and families, altruistic concern for elevating student clinical performance and creating the next generation of oncology nurses, and collegiality in fostering team approaches and accountability to student learning. Program objectives include: 1) development of student clinical competence, critical thinking, communication, and ability to function as a member or leader of an interdisciplinary team, 2) increase student and staff satisfaction, 3) create an opportunity to customize student learning experiences, 4) provide access to clinical oncology staff to guide student experiences, and 5) develop the future generation of oncology nurses and nurse educators. The two components to the program, Oncology Clinical Nurse as Facilitator for Bedside Learning and Oncology Work Study Program will be described. Elements to develop successful partnerships with nurse training programs to harvest learning opportunities from oncology clinicians will be reviewed. Bedside teaching strategies and tools will be described. Lessons learned will be highlighted. Methods used to complete a program evaluation will be presented. Evaluation results will be discussed. Implementing successful strategies to attract student nurses into oncology and engage nurses in their development is an essential step in ensuring an adequate supply of clinicians and educators in oncology nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOncology Clinical Learning Facilitation Program: Creating Oncology Nurses for the Futureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorField, Rosemaryen_US
dc.author.detailsRosemary Field, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165757-
dc.description.abstractAs we face a deepening nursing shortage, declining enrollment into nursing programs, and steadily increasing hospital demand, nursing leaders are faced with the challenge of attracting the limited supply of student nurses into oncology. Cancer hospitals need nurses to function as direct care providers, educators, and leaders to take cancer care into the millennium. Studies have shown cancer nursing education remains inadequate in both quality and quantity. In addition, many faculties are without oncology experience. Despite the development of exemplary cancer education programs, guidelines for curriculum content, standards, and teaching materials, many undergraduate curricula remain inadequate. Increasing and enriching student experiences in oncology is one strategy to meet future demands for cancer care. The Oncology Learning Facilitation Program is a model program designed to enrich clinical experiences of undergraduate nursing students. This program is designed to reflect four critical values: holistic approach to care management, humanistic concern for patients and families, altruistic concern for elevating student clinical performance and creating the next generation of oncology nurses, and collegiality in fostering team approaches and accountability to student learning. Program objectives include: 1) development of student clinical competence, critical thinking, communication, and ability to function as a member or leader of an interdisciplinary team, 2) increase student and staff satisfaction, 3) create an opportunity to customize student learning experiences, 4) provide access to clinical oncology staff to guide student experiences, and 5) develop the future generation of oncology nurses and nurse educators. The two components to the program, Oncology Clinical Nurse as Facilitator for Bedside Learning and Oncology Work Study Program will be described. Elements to develop successful partnerships with nurse training programs to harvest learning opportunities from oncology clinicians will be reviewed. Bedside teaching strategies and tools will be described. Lessons learned will be highlighted. Methods used to complete a program evaluation will be presented. Evaluation results will be discussed. Implementing successful strategies to attract student nurses into oncology and engage nurses in their development is an essential step in ensuring an adequate supply of clinicians and educators in oncology nursing.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:21Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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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