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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182345
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Standing in the Shadow of Excellence: A Nurse Job Shadow Opportunity
Author(s):
Tauber, Eric
Author Details:
Eric Tauber, RN, BSN, Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA, email: eric.tauber@childrens.com
Abstract:
With the endless job opportunities available to nurses today, organizations spend thousands of dollars to attract prospective nurses to their institution. Specialty fields of practice require even a greater degree of recruitment effort to fill the vacancies. A unique Nurse Job Shadow Program was created as a recruitment strategy for the Emergency Department to attract experienced nurses who may be unfamiliar with the organization, the locality, or with pediatrics. Targeted audiences are drawn to this recruitment opportunity to shadow a nurse and experience the culture and working environment of this magnet organization first hand prior to making a commitment. The program offers a four hour, unpaid, strictly observation experience with an experienced ED nurse. This experiential learning opportunity is coupled with interactions with unit leadership to allow the participant to learn about the department vision, goals and opportunities. Much can be learned about an organization by observing team interactions, quality of care delivered, customer service, and resource allocation. Clinical leaders are able to assess the candidate by their level of engagement, the questions asked, and their experience in similar clinical situations. Investing this time in a prospective candidate, allows both parties an opportunity to see if the environment is a good fit. Nurses who are shadowed in this program, take pride in their practice and enjoy the opportunity to talk about their experiences and what it means to them to be a nurse in this magnet organization. This presentation will discuss how the program is structured and the outcomes achieved.
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.titleStanding in the Shadow of Excellence: A Nurse Job Shadow Opportunityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTauber, Ericen_US
dc.author.detailsEric Tauber, RN, BSN, Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA, email: eric.tauber@childrens.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182345-
dc.description.abstractWith the endless job opportunities available to nurses today, organizations spend thousands of dollars to attract prospective nurses to their institution. Specialty fields of practice require even a greater degree of recruitment effort to fill the vacancies. A unique Nurse Job Shadow Program was created as a recruitment strategy for the Emergency Department to attract experienced nurses who may be unfamiliar with the organization, the locality, or with pediatrics. Targeted audiences are drawn to this recruitment opportunity to shadow a nurse and experience the culture and working environment of this magnet organization first hand prior to making a commitment. The program offers a four hour, unpaid, strictly observation experience with an experienced ED nurse. This experiential learning opportunity is coupled with interactions with unit leadership to allow the participant to learn about the department vision, goals and opportunities. Much can be learned about an organization by observing team interactions, quality of care delivered, customer service, and resource allocation. Clinical leaders are able to assess the candidate by their level of engagement, the questions asked, and their experience in similar clinical situations. Investing this time in a prospective candidate, allows both parties an opportunity to see if the environment is a good fit. Nurses who are shadowed in this program, take pride in their practice and enjoy the opportunity to talk about their experiences and what it means to them to be a nurse in this magnet organization. This presentation will discuss how the program is structured and the outcomes achieved.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:20:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:20:09Z-
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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