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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182216
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fighting Our Way Back: When RN Satisfaction Gets Pounded by Fiscal Realities
Author(s):
Lofgren, Jennifer
Author Details:
Jennifer Lofgren, RN, MS, CPHQ, Magnet Program Director/Quality Assurance Coordinator, Flagler Hospital, Inc., St. Augustine, Florida, USA, email: jennifer.lofgren@flaglerhospital.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: A Nursing Practice Environment Council (PEC) was added to our existing Magnet Councils. Although we are committed to the shared governance model of nursing practice, it was clear that recent administrative decisions regarding staffing left the direct care RNs feeling not only unheard, but helpless to impact their practice environment. The PEC membership was drawn from staff RN unit leaders, with all nursing units represented. This council's mission, through direct communication with the CNO, COO and CEO, is to receive current financial and administrative information, to serve as a direct link back to the units and to return staff RN feedback to administration. The PEC provided feedback to administration on decreasing overtime, eliminating specific entitlements, RN retention and benefits, development of a hospital-wide float pool and revamping of unit based prn usage. PEC input was instrumental in the development of the Nursing Intranet site, further increasing immediate communication opportunities. Participation in decisions that affect the nursing practice environment is empowering. Receiving the financial information was an "eye-opening" experience for the PEC members and the nursing staff. All areas of the subsequent NDNQI Practice Environment Survey dramatically improved. This example of pure shared governance highlights the value of direct care RN feedback into administrative decisions affecting the practice environment. We are reminded that everything we hope to accomplish relies on excellent communication.
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.titleFighting Our Way Back: When RN Satisfaction Gets Pounded by Fiscal Realitiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLofgren, Jenniferen_US
dc.author.detailsJennifer Lofgren, RN, MS, CPHQ, Magnet Program Director/Quality Assurance Coordinator, Flagler Hospital, Inc., St. Augustine, Florida, USA, email: jennifer.lofgren@flaglerhospital.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182216-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: A Nursing Practice Environment Council (PEC) was added to our existing Magnet Councils. Although we are committed to the shared governance model of nursing practice, it was clear that recent administrative decisions regarding staffing left the direct care RNs feeling not only unheard, but helpless to impact their practice environment. The PEC membership was drawn from staff RN unit leaders, with all nursing units represented. This council's mission, through direct communication with the CNO, COO and CEO, is to receive current financial and administrative information, to serve as a direct link back to the units and to return staff RN feedback to administration. The PEC provided feedback to administration on decreasing overtime, eliminating specific entitlements, RN retention and benefits, development of a hospital-wide float pool and revamping of unit based prn usage. PEC input was instrumental in the development of the Nursing Intranet site, further increasing immediate communication opportunities. Participation in decisions that affect the nursing practice environment is empowering. Receiving the financial information was an "eye-opening" experience for the PEC members and the nursing staff. All areas of the subsequent NDNQI Practice Environment Survey dramatically improved. This example of pure shared governance highlights the value of direct care RN feedback into administrative decisions affecting the practice environment. We are reminded that everything we hope to accomplish relies on excellent communication.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:14:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:14:17Z-
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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