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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182342
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating Professional Oncology Nurses Through CPON Certification
Author(s):
Storey, Beth
Author Details:
Beth Storey, MSN, CRNP, CPON, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: storey@email.chop.edu
Abstract:
Certification is a way for pediatric oncology nurses to demonstrate their expertise in the care of patients with cancer. The oncology nursing department took steps to promote pediatric oncology certification in hopes of creating a culture where certification would become the standard. A CPON (certified pediatric oncology nurse) review class was developed by a group of pediatric oncology nurses and a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner to prepare nurses to take the exam. The 8 hour class has been offered twice a year since 2006 and includes lectures by expert nurses, nurse practitioners, and child life specialists. Nurses taking the class are paid for their time in class and given time out of staffing numbers to attend. The eight-hour class and free self-learning modules designed by staff on the unit have given the nurses the necessary CEUs that are required for the exam. Nurses are required to sign a letter of intent to take the exam to ensure that the class is an effective use of time and resources. The oncology unit offers reimbursement for the expenses of the test, a one-time bonus when the nurse passes, and recognition from the unit. Nurses who have attended the class have given positive feedback and feel that it has prepared them for the exam. Before the class was developed, four percent of nurses on the oncology unit were certified. Currently 50 percent of nurses are certified. The goal is to continue to increase nurse certification thus enhancing career development and personal growth.
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.titleCreating Professional Oncology Nurses Through CPON Certificationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStorey, Bethen_US
dc.author.detailsBeth Storey, MSN, CRNP, CPON, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: storey@email.chop.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182342-
dc.description.abstractCertification is a way for pediatric oncology nurses to demonstrate their expertise in the care of patients with cancer. The oncology nursing department took steps to promote pediatric oncology certification in hopes of creating a culture where certification would become the standard. A CPON (certified pediatric oncology nurse) review class was developed by a group of pediatric oncology nurses and a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner to prepare nurses to take the exam. The 8 hour class has been offered twice a year since 2006 and includes lectures by expert nurses, nurse practitioners, and child life specialists. Nurses taking the class are paid for their time in class and given time out of staffing numbers to attend. The eight-hour class and free self-learning modules designed by staff on the unit have given the nurses the necessary CEUs that are required for the exam. Nurses are required to sign a letter of intent to take the exam to ensure that the class is an effective use of time and resources. The oncology unit offers reimbursement for the expenses of the test, a one-time bonus when the nurse passes, and recognition from the unit. Nurses who have attended the class have given positive feedback and feel that it has prepared them for the exam. Before the class was developed, four percent of nurses on the oncology unit were certified. Currently 50 percent of nurses are certified. The goal is to continue to increase nurse certification thus enhancing career development and personal growth.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:20:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:20:01Z-
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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