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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182191
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing the Resource Nurse Role
Author(s):
Johnson, Elizabeth
Author Details:
Elizabeth Johnson, MSN, RN, AOCNS, OCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gynecologic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: ejohnson@partners.org
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Nursing shifts are typically organized with a senior nurse designated to make staff assignments, implement time-specific operational decisions, and trouble-shoot. The charge nurse role has been implemented in an arbitrary way at best, owing to tradition and lack of evidence-based literature, and it has been typically dependent on the presumed skills of the most experienced nurses. The nursing director and clinical nurse specialist on an acute gynecology unit in a Magnet academic medical center sought to reconfigure the role of the nurse shift leader using a thoughtful, theory-based approach based on Radwin's 2000 paper on how patients define high-quality cancer nursing care and Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge. Resonating with the spirit of the newer title Resource Registered Nurse (RRN) for "Shift Leader" or "Charge Nurse," the leadership dyad searched literature, reviewed nursing narratives written about shift management experiences by RRN incumbents, held focus groups to explore diverse aspects of the role, and established qualification criteria and role-specific orientation and professional development plans. This unit-based RRN Development Program has enhanced continuity of care, teamwork, collaboration with other care units, accountability for shift decisions, coordination with unit leadership, synchronization of the daily work with the unit mission and vision, efficiency of throughput, professional self-concepts, and staff satisfaction. Unit leadership seeks to build on this work in order to document evidence-based guidelines to support thoughtful delineation and development of the Resource Registered Nurse role and its potential to support professional nursing practice.
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping the Resource Nurse Roleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Elizabethen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Johnson, MSN, RN, AOCNS, OCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gynecologic Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: ejohnson@partners.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182191-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Nursing shifts are typically organized with a senior nurse designated to make staff assignments, implement time-specific operational decisions, and trouble-shoot. The charge nurse role has been implemented in an arbitrary way at best, owing to tradition and lack of evidence-based literature, and it has been typically dependent on the presumed skills of the most experienced nurses. The nursing director and clinical nurse specialist on an acute gynecology unit in a Magnet academic medical center sought to reconfigure the role of the nurse shift leader using a thoughtful, theory-based approach based on Radwin's 2000 paper on how patients define high-quality cancer nursing care and Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge. Resonating with the spirit of the newer title Resource Registered Nurse (RRN) for "Shift Leader" or "Charge Nurse," the leadership dyad searched literature, reviewed nursing narratives written about shift management experiences by RRN incumbents, held focus groups to explore diverse aspects of the role, and established qualification criteria and role-specific orientation and professional development plans. This unit-based RRN Development Program has enhanced continuity of care, teamwork, collaboration with other care units, accountability for shift decisions, coordination with unit leadership, synchronization of the daily work with the unit mission and vision, efficiency of throughput, professional self-concepts, and staff satisfaction. Unit leadership seeks to build on this work in order to document evidence-based guidelines to support thoughtful delineation and development of the Resource Registered Nurse role and its potential to support professional nursing practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:13:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:13:13Z-
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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