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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182338
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Climbing the Steps from a Clinical Ladder to a Professional Development Model
Author(s):
Smith, Claudia
Author Details:
Claudia Smith, RN, MSN, PhD(c), NE-BC, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: csmith1@sleh.com
Abstract:
Clinical ladders are not new to those who govern within a shared leadership culture. With our focus on recognizing professional growth and agency, and eyes on utilization of research-based nursing practice to improve patient outcomes, our facility climbed the steps from a Clinical Ladder to a Professional Development Model (PDM). As a Clinical Ladder, we recognized staff nurses (RNs) for their participation in professional organizations and activities. In climbing to a PDM we recognize and reward RNs who demonstrate professional behaviors illustrating clinical expertise, leadership and quality. RNs who ascend to Level 4 status articulate exemplary nursing practice through a case study methodology using extant literature, consultation and collaboration with experts. Clinical ladder applications have traditionally been submitted to review panels, but in climbing the steps PDM applications are reviewed by Service Review Boards (SRB) comprised of service-specific RNs, nurse managers (NMs) and education specialists (ESs). The SRBs validate professional growth, provide coaching, grant Level 3 status, and recommend applicants for Level 4 status. The Division Review Board, comprised of division-wide RNs, NMs, ESs, directors, and assistant vice-presidents, interviews Level 4 applicants who present their case study. Level 4 applicants are judged on the basis of: demonstrating attributes of clinical credibility; using extant literature; articulating their synthesis, critical thinking, and problem-solving; and translating new knowledge into practice to improve outcomes. The final step of the climb was to measure effectiveness of the PDM as evaluated by its users, results of which will be disseminated at the time of presentation.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClimbing the Steps from a Clinical Ladder to a Professional Development Modelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Claudiaen_US
dc.author.detailsClaudia Smith, RN, MSN, PhD(c), NE-BC, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: csmith1@sleh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182338-
dc.description.abstractClinical ladders are not new to those who govern within a shared leadership culture. With our focus on recognizing professional growth and agency, and eyes on utilization of research-based nursing practice to improve patient outcomes, our facility climbed the steps from a Clinical Ladder to a Professional Development Model (PDM). As a Clinical Ladder, we recognized staff nurses (RNs) for their participation in professional organizations and activities. In climbing to a PDM we recognize and reward RNs who demonstrate professional behaviors illustrating clinical expertise, leadership and quality. RNs who ascend to Level 4 status articulate exemplary nursing practice through a case study methodology using extant literature, consultation and collaboration with experts. Clinical ladder applications have traditionally been submitted to review panels, but in climbing the steps PDM applications are reviewed by Service Review Boards (SRB) comprised of service-specific RNs, nurse managers (NMs) and education specialists (ESs). The SRBs validate professional growth, provide coaching, grant Level 3 status, and recommend applicants for Level 4 status. The Division Review Board, comprised of division-wide RNs, NMs, ESs, directors, and assistant vice-presidents, interviews Level 4 applicants who present their case study. Level 4 applicants are judged on the basis of: demonstrating attributes of clinical credibility; using extant literature; articulating their synthesis, critical thinking, and problem-solving; and translating new knowledge into practice to improve outcomes. The final step of the climb was to measure effectiveness of the PDM as evaluated by its users, results of which will be disseminated at the time of presentation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:19:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:19:50Z-
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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