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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182399
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Innovative Approach to Increasing Number of Certified Nurses in a Recession
Author(s):
Beturne, Meg
Author Details:
Meg Beturne, MSN, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, email: mbeturne@aspan.org
Abstract:
As Baystate Medical Center began its journey toward Magnet re-designation, the Steering Committee realized the need to increase the number of certified nurses, particularly in the medical/surgical practice settings while continuing to maintain and strengthen the numbers of certified nurses in other specialties. Since learning and mentoring already existed as key elements in Baystate's Shared Governance Model, the group brainstormed with the Director of Practice a crative way to support staff in taking the challenge to become certified, while fostering collegiality and collaboration within the nursing division. The goal was to present a medical/surgical certification review course at minimal costs by bringing together the knowledge and expertise of Magnet Champions, the staff development nurses and nurses functioning at the advanced levels of practice on the clinical nurse advancement program. This course would be made available to all registered nurses at all campuses in both inpatient and outpatient departments at a minimum fee.All strategic steps were implemented in an orderly fashion. A survey was circulated via Magnet Champions to determine staff eligibility and interest in taking the exam. Interest was high! Newly hired nurses were also encouraged to attend in order to lay a strong foundation for their future practice. All nurses certified in other specialties were welcomed as participants and presenters.Information was sought and received on overall costs if outside help was used.Bold decision was made to do organizing, marketing and teaching/ facilitating and evaluating event ourselves!Dates are finalized for the course which will run twice in March/April, 2009.
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.titleInnovative Approach to Increasing Number of Certified Nurses in a Recessionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeturne, Megen_US
dc.author.detailsMeg Beturne, MSN, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, email: mbeturne@aspan.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182399-
dc.description.abstractAs Baystate Medical Center began its journey toward Magnet re-designation, the Steering Committee realized the need to increase the number of certified nurses, particularly in the medical/surgical practice settings while continuing to maintain and strengthen the numbers of certified nurses in other specialties. Since learning and mentoring already existed as key elements in Baystate's Shared Governance Model, the group brainstormed with the Director of Practice a crative way to support staff in taking the challenge to become certified, while fostering collegiality and collaboration within the nursing division. The goal was to present a medical/surgical certification review course at minimal costs by bringing together the knowledge and expertise of Magnet Champions, the staff development nurses and nurses functioning at the advanced levels of practice on the clinical nurse advancement program. This course would be made available to all registered nurses at all campuses in both inpatient and outpatient departments at a minimum fee.All strategic steps were implemented in an orderly fashion. A survey was circulated via Magnet Champions to determine staff eligibility and interest in taking the exam. Interest was high! Newly hired nurses were also encouraged to attend in order to lay a strong foundation for their future practice. All nurses certified in other specialties were welcomed as participants and presenters.Information was sought and received on overall costs if outside help was used.Bold decision was made to do organizing, marketing and teaching/ facilitating and evaluating event ourselves!Dates are finalized for the course which will run twice in March/April, 2009.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:22:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:22:33Z-
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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