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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182219
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Keeping Masters Prepared Nurses at the Bedside: A Feasibility Study
Author(s):
Lowerre, Tracy
Author Details:
Tracy Lowerre, BSN, RN, CPN, Nurse Clinician, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: tlowerre@mcvh-vcu.edu
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Background: Research has demonstrated positive relationships between a higher educational level of an aggregate nursing work force and optimal patient outcomes.(1,2) Nurses who prefer to remain at the bedside and who obtain graduate level education desire options for professional advancement and acknowledgment. Specific Aims: The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the feasibility of adding a 5th professional level to the existing behaviorally based clinical ladder.(3) The 5th level would be for masters prepared nurses who wish to stay in bedside staff nurse positions. Methodology: This qualitative study recruited a convenience sample of 105 nurses. Participation was voluntary and included Clinical IV nurses, managers, masters prepared bedside nurses, review board members and nurse clinicians. Nurses were interviewed in focus groups and individually. The group interviews were taped and transcribed. Notes were taken for the individual interviews. Open ended questions were asked about the benefits and barriers of creating a clinical nurse V level. Masters prepared bedside nurses were also asked to share an exemplar that demonstrated their level of practice and discuss how their practice changed after obtaining their masters degree. Analysis: Data were collated for themes by three nurse researchers. Common themes emerged that complemented the existing domains; teacher, leader, role model/mentor, evidenced-based practice and communication. Interviewees were positive about adding a Clinical Nurse V level. Implications: Data obtained from the study support the development of clinical nurse V level. Providing opportunities for clinical advancement for masters prepared bedside nurses will contribute to improved nurse satisfaction, retention, recruitment and patient outcomes.
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.titleKeeping Masters Prepared Nurses at the Bedside: A Feasibility Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLowerre, Tracyen_US
dc.author.detailsTracy Lowerre, BSN, RN, CPN, Nurse Clinician, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: tlowerre@mcvh-vcu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182219-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Background: Research has demonstrated positive relationships between a higher educational level of an aggregate nursing work force and optimal patient outcomes.(1,2) Nurses who prefer to remain at the bedside and who obtain graduate level education desire options for professional advancement and acknowledgment. Specific Aims: The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the feasibility of adding a 5th professional level to the existing behaviorally based clinical ladder.(3) The 5th level would be for masters prepared nurses who wish to stay in bedside staff nurse positions. Methodology: This qualitative study recruited a convenience sample of 105 nurses. Participation was voluntary and included Clinical IV nurses, managers, masters prepared bedside nurses, review board members and nurse clinicians. Nurses were interviewed in focus groups and individually. The group interviews were taped and transcribed. Notes were taken for the individual interviews. Open ended questions were asked about the benefits and barriers of creating a clinical nurse V level. Masters prepared bedside nurses were also asked to share an exemplar that demonstrated their level of practice and discuss how their practice changed after obtaining their masters degree. Analysis: Data were collated for themes by three nurse researchers. Common themes emerged that complemented the existing domains; teacher, leader, role model/mentor, evidenced-based practice and communication. Interviewees were positive about adding a Clinical Nurse V level. Implications: Data obtained from the study support the development of clinical nurse V level. Providing opportunities for clinical advancement for masters prepared bedside nurses will contribute to improved nurse satisfaction, retention, recruitment and patient outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:14:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:14:25Z-
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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