A Curriculum Designed to Decrease Scholarly Publication Barriers for Staff Nurses in a Community Hospital

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182063
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Curriculum Designed to Decrease Scholarly Publication Barriers for Staff Nurses in a Community Hospital
Author(s):
Shatzer, Melanie
Author Details:
Melanie Shatzer, DNP, RN, Administrative Director, Nursing Discovery & Innovation, UMPC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: shatzermb@upmc.edu
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Purpose: Scholarly writing for publication is one measurable professional development outcome for nurses. It is also desirable for organizations seeking Magnet recognition. Unfortunately, scholarly publication is often described as intimidating to staff nurses. In an effort to engage staff nurses in writing for publication, a self-efficacy based curriculum with formal mentoring was developed to assist staff nurses in leaving their footprint on the nursing literature. Method: We developed a curriculum that used teaching strategies aimed at increasing self-efficacy through knowledge and self confidence. The curriculum included two workshops and three mentoring sessions. With Institutional Review Board approval, participants completed a pre and post writing Self-Efficacy Survey. A Mann Whitney U test was conducted to determine if there was an improvement between pre and post self-efficacy scores with scholarly writing. Results: Eleven staff nurses participated with 8 completing. One item achieved statistical difference on the pre and post survey comparison, scholarly publication for a nursing journal, (Z=-2.512, p=0.012). At the conclusion of the project, six draft manuscripts were in various phases of final preparations. Discussion: While this projects small convenience sample limits the generalizability of the results, we were encouraged by the self-efficacy score change specific to increased confidence in completing the task of scholarly publication within a nursing journal. Additionally, the quality and quantity of drafts produced were favorable. A curriculum based upon self-efficacy coupled with writing mentorship can enable staff nurses to produce publishable manuscripts, not only improving individual self-efficacy but achieving demonstrable outcomes applicable to Magnet Recognition.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Curriculum Designed to Decrease Scholarly Publication Barriers for Staff Nurses in a Community Hospitalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShatzer, Melanieen_US
dc.author.detailsMelanie Shatzer, DNP, RN, Administrative Director, Nursing Discovery & Innovation, UMPC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: shatzermb@upmc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182063-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Purpose: Scholarly writing for publication is one measurable professional development outcome for nurses. It is also desirable for organizations seeking Magnet recognition. Unfortunately, scholarly publication is often described as intimidating to staff nurses. In an effort to engage staff nurses in writing for publication, a self-efficacy based curriculum with formal mentoring was developed to assist staff nurses in leaving their footprint on the nursing literature. Method: We developed a curriculum that used teaching strategies aimed at increasing self-efficacy through knowledge and self confidence. The curriculum included two workshops and three mentoring sessions. With Institutional Review Board approval, participants completed a pre and post writing Self-Efficacy Survey. A Mann Whitney U test was conducted to determine if there was an improvement between pre and post self-efficacy scores with scholarly writing. Results: Eleven staff nurses participated with 8 completing. One item achieved statistical difference on the pre and post survey comparison, scholarly publication for a nursing journal, (Z=-2.512, p=0.012). At the conclusion of the project, six draft manuscripts were in various phases of final preparations. Discussion: While this projects small convenience sample limits the generalizability of the results, we were encouraged by the self-efficacy score change specific to increased confidence in completing the task of scholarly publication within a nursing journal. Additionally, the quality and quantity of drafts produced were favorable. A curriculum based upon self-efficacy coupled with writing mentorship can enable staff nurses to produce publishable manuscripts, not only improving individual self-efficacy but achieving demonstrable outcomes applicable to Magnet Recognition.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:07:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:07:27Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_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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