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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166249
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating a climate for scholarship through education and professional development
Author(s):
Goodloe, Lauren
Author Details:
Lauren Goodloe, MS/MSc, Director of Education & Professional Development, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: lgoodloe@mcvh-vcu.edu
Abstract:
Creating a climate that promoted scholarship within nursing services involved a multifaceted approach. Key to the creation of such a climate was an emphasis on the continuing education and development of nurses. Five years ago, nursing leadership concentrated on the professional development of nurses at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (MCVH) in order to create a patient/family focused environment which was known for research based, expert level nursing care. The foundation was created using several strategies: 1) leadership, support, clear expectations and a vision from the Nurse Executive; 2) development of a values statement for nursing practice that clearly focused on patients/families as well as the expectations of nursing practice and professional development; 3) implementation of a model of practice (Primary Nursing) that supported the values; and 4) a Professional Advancement Program that recognized and rewarded clinical practice, research and professional development. The development, implementation, and outcomes of each of these will be discussed. Although nurses at MCVH were always encouraged to attend conferences, present papers and posters, and write for publication; nursing research efforts were weak. In order to build a strong research component into clinical nursing practice, an expert was needed to guide the process. A position was created for a Director of Nursing Research to focus on developing a research climate within nursing services through education, consultation and coaching. There are a number of other ways in which MCVH supports the professional development of nurses and encourages the creation of a scholarly practice environment. In a time when many hospitals are elminating Education and Development departments, MCVH has made a conscious effort to support a department such as this to ensure that professional development, education and research continue for our employees. The focus of this department and other support programs will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreating a climate for scholarship through education and professional developmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorGoodloe, Laurenen_US
dc.author.detailsLauren Goodloe, MS/MSc, Director of Education & Professional Development, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: lgoodloe@mcvh-vcu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166249-
dc.description.abstractCreating a climate that promoted scholarship within nursing services involved a multifaceted approach. Key to the creation of such a climate was an emphasis on the continuing education and development of nurses. Five years ago, nursing leadership concentrated on the professional development of nurses at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (MCVH) in order to create a patient/family focused environment which was known for research based, expert level nursing care. The foundation was created using several strategies: 1) leadership, support, clear expectations and a vision from the Nurse Executive; 2) development of a values statement for nursing practice that clearly focused on patients/families as well as the expectations of nursing practice and professional development; 3) implementation of a model of practice (Primary Nursing) that supported the values; and 4) a Professional Advancement Program that recognized and rewarded clinical practice, research and professional development. The development, implementation, and outcomes of each of these will be discussed. Although nurses at MCVH were always encouraged to attend conferences, present papers and posters, and write for publication; nursing research efforts were weak. In order to build a strong research component into clinical nursing practice, an expert was needed to guide the process. A position was created for a Director of Nursing Research to focus on developing a research climate within nursing services through education, consultation and coaching. There are a number of other ways in which MCVH supports the professional development of nurses and encourages the creation of a scholarly practice environment. In a time when many hospitals are elminating Education and Development departments, MCVH has made a conscious effort to support a department such as this to ensure that professional development, education and research continue for our employees. The focus of this department and other support programs will be discussed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:43:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:43:18Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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