Who Wants to Go Where? Staff Nurses as Travel Agents for Selecting Peers to Attend Professional Conferences

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182365
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Who Wants to Go Where? Staff Nurses as Travel Agents for Selecting Peers to Attend Professional Conferences
Author(s):
White, Jody
Author Details:
Jody White, MSN, RN, UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, email: jdwhite@uabmc.edu
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: In our organization it had become difficult to select bedside nurses to attend various conferences. Resources were available to support staff nurse conference attendance. However, there was inequity in the way these resources were allocated. Our conference budget was previously allocated among each of our five different nursing divisions. In theory, the budget for these areas was proportional to the number of staff assigned within that area. Therefore, if the nurse happened to work within a large division; there would be more money available for nurses to attend conferences. Nurse Managers and directors were the overseers of this funding and made the decisions about who would be allowed to attend the various offerings. This process was de-motivating to some of our staff nurses because the selection process was arbitrary and inequitable. Additionally, nurses who worked in areas with a smaller budget could not understand why so many nurses who worked in areas with larger budgets were allowed to attend so many conferences. There was also variation among the nursing divisions about the accountability and organizational outcomes required of a nurse who attended a conference. After attending a conference, some of our divisions required that the nurse share their new knowledge via an in-service or bulletin board. Other divisions required nothing of the staff nurse. To remedy these problems our Chief Nurse commissioned a council of staff nurses to create a ôStaff Nurse Conference Committeeö. All funding for nursing conference attendance was placed in to one single budget that is now governed by this committee. The committee consists of staff nurse representation from all areas of nursing and includes one to two nurse managers. The council created a ôRequest for Staff Nurse Conference Attendanceö form that collects information relative to attending the conference. Staff nurses are asked to list their objectives/purpose for attending the conference and to state
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWho Wants to Go Where? Staff Nurses as Travel Agents for Selecting Peers to Attend Professional Conferencesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Jodyen_US
dc.author.detailsJody White, MSN, RN, UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, email: jdwhite@uabmc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182365-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: In our organization it had become difficult to select bedside nurses to attend various conferences. Resources were available to support staff nurse conference attendance. However, there was inequity in the way these resources were allocated. Our conference budget was previously allocated among each of our five different nursing divisions. In theory, the budget for these areas was proportional to the number of staff assigned within that area. Therefore, if the nurse happened to work within a large division; there would be more money available for nurses to attend conferences. Nurse Managers and directors were the overseers of this funding and made the decisions about who would be allowed to attend the various offerings. This process was de-motivating to some of our staff nurses because the selection process was arbitrary and inequitable. Additionally, nurses who worked in areas with a smaller budget could not understand why so many nurses who worked in areas with larger budgets were allowed to attend so many conferences. There was also variation among the nursing divisions about the accountability and organizational outcomes required of a nurse who attended a conference. After attending a conference, some of our divisions required that the nurse share their new knowledge via an in-service or bulletin board. Other divisions required nothing of the staff nurse. To remedy these problems our Chief Nurse commissioned a council of staff nurses to create a ôStaff Nurse Conference Committeeö. All funding for nursing conference attendance was placed in to one single budget that is now governed by this committee. The committee consists of staff nurse representation from all areas of nursing and includes one to two nurse managers. The council created a ôRequest for Staff Nurse Conference Attendanceö form that collects information relative to attending the conference. Staff nurses are asked to list their objectives/purpose for attending the conference and to stateen_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:21:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:21:04Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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