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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182257
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using a Writing Retreat to Promote Excellence in Professional Writing Skills
Author(s):
Horstman, Patricia
Author Details:
Patricia Horstman, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, email: horstmanp@wvuh.com
Abstract:
Through publications professional nurses disseminate visible contributions to the science and practice of nursing, transforming the discipline through building a legacy of excellence. The skill of writing professionally is not taught in most nursing curriculums and can be both rewarding and intimidating. The use of a writing retreat as a transformational method to support professional nurse development in writing for publication is presented. The ANCC Magnet Model Components and Forces of Magnetism guided the development of this educational approach. Key components contributing to positive empirical outcomes included identification of barriers to writing, retreat planning, curriculum development, attendee selection, use of an external consultant, post-retreat planning for support, and participant evaluation of the event. With a sample of 68 nurses, statistical analysis included univariate, bivariate, and regression analysis. Participant characteristics including tenure, unit type, education, current role, advanced certification, and prior publications were evaluated using regression analysis for explanation of participant success. Positive outcomes at nine months included nine article submissions (one accepted for publication and eight additional accepted for review), one resultant paper presentation, six professional poster presentations, and the development of two new evidence-based research studies. These results contribute to the science of nursing, and further demonstrate and support the need for this type of professional development. References: Albarran, J. W., Scholes, J. How to get published: Seven easy steps. British Association of Critical CAre Nurses, Nursing in Critical Care. (2005) 10, 72-77 ; Keen, A. Writing for publication: Pressures, barriers and support strategies. Nurse-Education Today (2007) 27, 382-388.; Taylor, J., Lyon, P., Harris, J. Writing for publication: A new skill for nurses? Nurse Education in Practice. (2005) 5, 91-96.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing a Writing Retreat to Promote Excellence in Professional Writing Skillsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHorstman, Patriciaen_US
dc.author.detailsPatricia Horstman, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, email: horstmanp@wvuh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182257-
dc.description.abstractThrough publications professional nurses disseminate visible contributions to the science and practice of nursing, transforming the discipline through building a legacy of excellence. The skill of writing professionally is not taught in most nursing curriculums and can be both rewarding and intimidating. The use of a writing retreat as a transformational method to support professional nurse development in writing for publication is presented. The ANCC Magnet Model Components and Forces of Magnetism guided the development of this educational approach. Key components contributing to positive empirical outcomes included identification of barriers to writing, retreat planning, curriculum development, attendee selection, use of an external consultant, post-retreat planning for support, and participant evaluation of the event. With a sample of 68 nurses, statistical analysis included univariate, bivariate, and regression analysis. Participant characteristics including tenure, unit type, education, current role, advanced certification, and prior publications were evaluated using regression analysis for explanation of participant success. Positive outcomes at nine months included nine article submissions (one accepted for publication and eight additional accepted for review), one resultant paper presentation, six professional poster presentations, and the development of two new evidence-based research studies. These results contribute to the science of nursing, and further demonstrate and support the need for this type of professional development. References: Albarran, J. W., Scholes, J. How to get published: Seven easy steps. British Association of Critical CAre Nurses, Nursing in Critical Care. (2005) 10, 72-77 ; Keen, A. Writing for publication: Pressures, barriers and support strategies. Nurse-Education Today (2007) 27, 382-388.; Taylor, J., Lyon, P., Harris, J. Writing for publication: A new skill for nurses? Nurse Education in Practice. (2005) 5, 91-96.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:16:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:16:10Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, 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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