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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182084
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Increasing Professional Nursing Certification: Breaking Down Barriers and Raising Up Nursing
Author(s):
Trimble, Diane
Author Details:
Diane Trimble, MSN, RN, Manager, Professional Practice/MPD, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, email: dtrimble@saint-lukes.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: This organization participated in a Robert Woods Johnson grant-funded project to improve patient outcomes. It was required the selected outcome be a CMS never-event or a NDNQI nurse-sensitive indicator. Nursing certification was the selected indicator as a means to maximize the impact of the project. Certification empowers nurses through advanced knowledge and skills and therefore impacts multiple patient outcomes and improves patient safety. This project engaged bedside nurses as change agents at the point of care who believed nurses can eliminate barriers and create a culture for certification. The project was managed by bedside nurses and included internal and external mentors. One med/surg unit was chosen as the pilot unit for the project. Increasing certification of the med/surg nurse in order to impact patient outcomes is extremely valuable, particulary within this very high case mix index patient population. In addition, certification has been shown to increase productivity, staff satisfaction and retention. Staff were surveyed to identify barriers to obtaining certification. Top barriers identified were related expenses, test anxiety and lack of awareness of benefits of certification. Grant funds were used to reduce barriers: purchase study materials, exam fees, professional membership fees, and provide structured peer support. During the first phase of the project, the number of certified RNs increased from 3% to 34%. Ten more RNs have committed to pursuing certification during the second phase. The project included implementing processes and structures to increase certification on other nursing units across the organization.
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.
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.titleIncreasing Professional Nursing Certification: Breaking Down Barriers and Raising Up Nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTrimble, Dianeen_US
dc.author.detailsDiane Trimble, MSN, RN, Manager, Professional Practice/MPD, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, email: dtrimble@saint-lukes.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182084-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: This organization participated in a Robert Woods Johnson grant-funded project to improve patient outcomes. It was required the selected outcome be a CMS never-event or a NDNQI nurse-sensitive indicator. Nursing certification was the selected indicator as a means to maximize the impact of the project. Certification empowers nurses through advanced knowledge and skills and therefore impacts multiple patient outcomes and improves patient safety. This project engaged bedside nurses as change agents at the point of care who believed nurses can eliminate barriers and create a culture for certification. The project was managed by bedside nurses and included internal and external mentors. One med/surg unit was chosen as the pilot unit for the project. Increasing certification of the med/surg nurse in order to impact patient outcomes is extremely valuable, particulary within this very high case mix index patient population. In addition, certification has been shown to increase productivity, staff satisfaction and retention. Staff were surveyed to identify barriers to obtaining certification. Top barriers identified were related expenses, test anxiety and lack of awareness of benefits of certification. Grant funds were used to reduce barriers: purchase study materials, exam fees, professional membership fees, and provide structured peer support. During the first phase of the project, the number of certified RNs increased from 3% to 34%. Ten more RNs have committed to pursuing certification during the second phase. The project included implementing processes and structures to increase certification on other nursing units across the organization.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:08:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:08:23Z-
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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