Mind, Body, and Spirit: Matching Desires of Wisdom Workers with Institutional Needs to Impact Outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182479
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mind, Body, and Spirit: Matching Desires of Wisdom Workers with Institutional Needs to Impact Outcomes
Author(s):
Fanning, Mary
Author Details:
Mary Fanning, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, West Virginia University Hosptials, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, email: fanningm@wvuh.com
Abstract:
The aging nursing workforce is an ongoing challenge for nursing leadership. Strategies like phased retirement have proven to delay nurses leaving the workforce. However, solutions to retain the wisdom workers need to address various aspects the "baby boomer" generation of nurses. Nursing leaders at this ANCC Magnet designated hospital integrated Forces of Magnetism and the New Magnet Model into their nursing strategic plan. Constructs including their Model of Professional Nursing Care Delivery and Model of Cultural Competence were also key in program develop. The nursing leadership took a multisystem approach to create a three pronged model to retention of the wisdom worker. First addressing the Mind, the organization developed a menu to impact the learning needs of the older worker. Strategies included in this area included reentry training and the OWL (Older Workers Learning) Program. Second, to address the Body, an partnership was formed with the Wellness Program, to provide an individualized program for nurses over the age of 50. Grant funding provided the opportunity for implementation of a program entitled "Best Practices in Footwear". Finally, employee engagement was challenged by enhancing the Spirit of the wisdom workers. Creative opportunities to expand current roles of the nurses over 50 like expanding the role of admission nurses to coordinate house-wide patient education one day a month and utilizing retired nurses for special education projects. Patient satisfaction, employee engagement and productivity have been so positive that the model has been adopted successfully across the organization and can be replicated in other workforces.
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.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMind, Body, and Spirit: Matching Desires of Wisdom Workers with Institutional Needs to Impact Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFanning, Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Fanning, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, West Virginia University Hosptials, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, email: fanningm@wvuh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182479-
dc.description.abstractThe aging nursing workforce is an ongoing challenge for nursing leadership. Strategies like phased retirement have proven to delay nurses leaving the workforce. However, solutions to retain the wisdom workers need to address various aspects the "baby boomer" generation of nurses. Nursing leaders at this ANCC Magnet designated hospital integrated Forces of Magnetism and the New Magnet Model into their nursing strategic plan. Constructs including their Model of Professional Nursing Care Delivery and Model of Cultural Competence were also key in program develop. The nursing leadership took a multisystem approach to create a three pronged model to retention of the wisdom worker. First addressing the Mind, the organization developed a menu to impact the learning needs of the older worker. Strategies included in this area included reentry training and the OWL (Older Workers Learning) Program. Second, to address the Body, an partnership was formed with the Wellness Program, to provide an individualized program for nurses over the age of 50. Grant funding provided the opportunity for implementation of a program entitled "Best Practices in Footwear". Finally, employee engagement was challenged by enhancing the Spirit of the wisdom workers. Creative opportunities to expand current roles of the nurses over 50 like expanding the role of admission nurses to coordinate house-wide patient education one day a month and utilizing retired nurses for special education projects. Patient satisfaction, employee engagement and productivity have been so positive that the model has been adopted successfully across the organization and can be replicated in other workforces.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:26:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:26:04Z-
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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