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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182394
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Specialty Certification: An Organizational Culture
Author(s):
Bennett, Sally
Author Details:
Sally Bennett, RN, MS, CPN, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA, email: bennett_sally@guthrie.org
Abstract:
Specialty certification for registered nurses is considered to be important in today's professional nursing world. Earning such an honor signifies proficiency within a clinical area and demonstrates nursing excellence, as well as promotes qualities of professional growth and leadership. Certified nurses tend to hold themselves to a higher standard of practice and professionalism. Patient outcomes are known to be greater when care is provided by a certified nurse, making them desirable candidates for hire. In addition, patients and families have expressed higher levels of satisfaction with the care provided by these nurses. At a rural teaching hospital, specialty certification is highly valued. In 2007, the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy was presented to this organization to acknowledge the many resources and programs in place to support nurses seeking certification and to recognize those who have succeeded. Of the registered nurses at this organization, 52% are nationally-certified in their specialty compared to 25% nationally. Some of the programs in place are reimbursement of exam expense, sponsored review courses and paid time off to attend these courses. In addition, internal recognition of certified staff is evident in system newsletters, an hourly stipend, the annual Certification Celebration event, the wall of honor, and a certification pin. Certified nurses are also recognized within the hospitals Clinical Advancement Program. The level of nursing excellence at this hospital is clearly demonstrated by it certification rate and support of the certification process.
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.titleSpecialty Certification: An Organizational Cultureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Sallyen_US
dc.author.detailsSally Bennett, RN, MS, CPN, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA, email: bennett_sally@guthrie.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182394-
dc.description.abstractSpecialty certification for registered nurses is considered to be important in today's professional nursing world. Earning such an honor signifies proficiency within a clinical area and demonstrates nursing excellence, as well as promotes qualities of professional growth and leadership. Certified nurses tend to hold themselves to a higher standard of practice and professionalism. Patient outcomes are known to be greater when care is provided by a certified nurse, making them desirable candidates for hire. In addition, patients and families have expressed higher levels of satisfaction with the care provided by these nurses. At a rural teaching hospital, specialty certification is highly valued. In 2007, the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy was presented to this organization to acknowledge the many resources and programs in place to support nurses seeking certification and to recognize those who have succeeded. Of the registered nurses at this organization, 52% are nationally-certified in their specialty compared to 25% nationally. Some of the programs in place are reimbursement of exam expense, sponsored review courses and paid time off to attend these courses. In addition, internal recognition of certified staff is evident in system newsletters, an hourly stipend, the annual Certification Celebration event, the wall of honor, and a certification pin. Certified nurses are also recognized within the hospitals Clinical Advancement Program. The level of nursing excellence at this hospital is clearly demonstrated by it certification rate and support of the certification process.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:22:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:22:21Z-
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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