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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182542
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Specialty Certification Validates Nursing Knowledge
Author(s):
Mcholan, Cherri; Clark, Candace
Author Details:
Cherri Mcholan, RN, BC, SN IV, OSU Medical Center, Washington Courthouse, Ohio, USA, email: cherrimcholan1@yahoo.com; Candace Clark, RN, BC
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Specialty Certification offers advantages throughout the health care systems. Nurses that obtain and maintain certification demonstrate leadership skills, improve the image of nursing, and inspire their colleagues to continue with their own professional growth. ABSTRACT: Specialty Certification Validates Nursing Knowledge The first nursing certification program in the United States was established in 1945. (Ref. 5) Today the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABSN) has recognized 39 accredited examination programs. (Ref. 5) Certification is defined as the formal recognition of the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated by the achievement of standards identified by a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes. (Ref. 5) The importance of specialty certification is clearly demonstrated by the advantages it offers throughout the health care system. (Ref.17) We will show not only that certification promotes personal excellence and professional growth, but also that is an asset in the practice of nursing and the health care delivery system as a whole. Ref. 4 and 17) As certified med-surg nurses we will educate nurses on the different certifications available to nurses, how to prepare, the process of becoming certified including the eligibility requirements and application process, the fee structure, and the benefits of taking the initiative to become certified. (Ref. 1,2,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, and 19) We will also review the perceived barriers to nursing certification and suggestions to overcome those barriers. (Ref. 3 and 12) The incentives for specialty certification are far-reaching. Nurses that obtain and maintain certification demonstrate leadership skills, improve the image of nursing and inspire their colleagues to continue with their own professional growth. (Ref. 12) Studies have shown that certified nurses' positively influence patient outcomes. (Ref. 2) Certification has been linked to fewer medical errors and increased job satisfaction and confidence. (Ref. 4) Magnet facilities support and encourage growth and development through certification. Nurses in Magnet hospitals see their co-workers as more competent. (Ref. 13) Certification plays an integral role in the "Forces of Magnetism". (Ref. 14, 18) Certification positively impacts earning power and job satisfaction, and makes one a more desirable candidate for employment. (Ref. 15) Nurse Managers believe that certification validates specialized knowledge, indicates a level of clinical competence, and enhances professional credibility. (Ref. 5,14,16) Specialty certification shows that continuing professional development is a priority and an integral part of maintaining ongoing competence to practice, providing evidence to the public and the profession of the strength of one's nursing abilities. REFERENCES: References 1. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Certification: Benefits, Eligibility, and Re-certification. Retrieved January 30, 2008. From http://www.medsurgnurse.org. 2. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Certification MSNCB vs ANCC. Retrieved January 30, 2008. http://www.medsurgnurse.org. 3. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Gain Confidence and Respect. Become a Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse. Brochure. Retrieved November, 2007. 4. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (ANCC). (2003). Safeguarding the Patient and the Profession: The Value of Critical Care Nurse Certification. American Journal of Nursing.Vol12, 154-164. 5. American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). (March 2005). Retrieved January 25, 2008. From http://www.nursingcertification.org. 6. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008). ANCC Certification Is Available for the Following Specialties. Retrieved January 30, 2008. From http://www.nursecredentialing.org/cert/index.htm. 7. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008). Exam Preparation Resources. Retrieved January 25, 2008. From http://www.nursecredentialing.org/cert/examprep.html. 8. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008). Frequently Asked Questions About Certification and Certification Renewal. What is the Value of Certification? Retrieved January 30, 2008. From http://www.nursecredentialing.org/cert/FAQ.html. 9. American Nurses Credentialing Center. Overview of ANCC: Nursing Certification. Brochure. Retrieved October, 2007. 10. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008-2009). Testing Information/Certification Application Form. Brochure. Retrieved October, 2007. 11. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008). What Are the Benefits of ANCC Certification to Professional Nurses? Retrieved January 30,2008. From http://www.nursecredentialing.org/cert/index.htm. 12. Craven, H. (2007). Recognizing Excellence: Unit Based Activities to Support Specialty Nursing Certification. Medsurg Nursing The Journal of Adult Health, Vol.16/6, 367-372. 13. Kramer, M., Schamalenberg, C., & Maguire, P. (2008). Essentials of Magnetic Work Environment. Nursing 2008 Career Directory, 22-27. 14. McClure, M., & Hinshaw, A. (2007). The Magnetic Matrix: Building Blocks of Magnet Hospitals. American Nurse Today, Vol. 2/12, 22-24. 15. Mee, C. (2006), Salary Survey. Nursing 2006, Vol. 36/10, 46-51. 16. National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO). Certification. Retrieved January 30, 2008. 17. Niebuhr, B., & Biel, M. (2007). The Value of Specialty Nursing Certification. Nurse Outlook, Vol. 55, 176-181. 18. Sherwill-Navarro, P., & Roth, K. (2007). Magnet Hospitals/Magnetic Libraries-The Hospital Medical Library: A Resource for Achieving Magnet Status. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, Vol. 7/3, 21-31. 19. Wolf, P. (2008). Specialty Certification Organizations. Nursing 2008 Career Directory, 20-21.
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:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSpecialty Certification Validates Nursing Knowledgeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcholan, Cherrien_US
dc.contributor.authorClark, Candaceen_US
dc.author.detailsCherri Mcholan, RN, BC, SN IV, OSU Medical Center, Washington Courthouse, Ohio, USA, email: cherrimcholan1@yahoo.com; Candace Clark, RN, BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182542-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Specialty Certification offers advantages throughout the health care systems. Nurses that obtain and maintain certification demonstrate leadership skills, improve the image of nursing, and inspire their colleagues to continue with their own professional growth. ABSTRACT: Specialty Certification Validates Nursing Knowledge The first nursing certification program in the United States was established in 1945. (Ref. 5) Today the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABSN) has recognized 39 accredited examination programs. (Ref. 5) Certification is defined as the formal recognition of the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated by the achievement of standards identified by a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes. (Ref. 5) The importance of specialty certification is clearly demonstrated by the advantages it offers throughout the health care system. (Ref.17) We will show not only that certification promotes personal excellence and professional growth, but also that is an asset in the practice of nursing and the health care delivery system as a whole. Ref. 4 and 17) As certified med-surg nurses we will educate nurses on the different certifications available to nurses, how to prepare, the process of becoming certified including the eligibility requirements and application process, the fee structure, and the benefits of taking the initiative to become certified. (Ref. 1,2,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, and 19) We will also review the perceived barriers to nursing certification and suggestions to overcome those barriers. (Ref. 3 and 12) The incentives for specialty certification are far-reaching. Nurses that obtain and maintain certification demonstrate leadership skills, improve the image of nursing and inspire their colleagues to continue with their own professional growth. (Ref. 12) Studies have shown that certified nurses' positively influence patient outcomes. (Ref. 2) Certification has been linked to fewer medical errors and increased job satisfaction and confidence. (Ref. 4) Magnet facilities support and encourage growth and development through certification. Nurses in Magnet hospitals see their co-workers as more competent. (Ref. 13) Certification plays an integral role in the "Forces of Magnetism". (Ref. 14, 18) Certification positively impacts earning power and job satisfaction, and makes one a more desirable candidate for employment. (Ref. 15) Nurse Managers believe that certification validates specialized knowledge, indicates a level of clinical competence, and enhances professional credibility. (Ref. 5,14,16) Specialty certification shows that continuing professional development is a priority and an integral part of maintaining ongoing competence to practice, providing evidence to the public and the profession of the strength of one's nursing abilities. REFERENCES: References 1. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Certification: Benefits, Eligibility, and Re-certification. Retrieved January 30, 2008. From http://www.medsurgnurse.org. 2. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Certification MSNCB vs ANCC. Retrieved January 30, 2008. http://www.medsurgnurse.org. 3. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Gain Confidence and Respect. Become a Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse. Brochure. Retrieved November, 2007. 4. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (ANCC). (2003). Safeguarding the Patient and the Profession: The Value of Critical Care Nurse Certification. American Journal of Nursing.Vol12, 154-164. 5. American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). (March 2005). Retrieved January 25, 2008. From http://www.nursingcertification.org. 6. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008). ANCC Certification Is Available for the Following Specialties. Retrieved January 30, 2008. From http://www.nursecredentialing.org/cert/index.htm. 7. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008). Exam Preparation Resources. Retrieved January 25, 2008. From http://www.nursecredentialing.org/cert/examprep.html. 8. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008). Frequently Asked Questions About Certification and Certification Renewal. What is the Value of Certification? Retrieved January 30, 2008. From http://www.nursecredentialing.org/cert/FAQ.html. 9. American Nurses Credentialing Center. Overview of ANCC: Nursing Certification. Brochure. Retrieved October, 2007. 10. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008-2009). Testing Information/Certification Application Form. Brochure. Retrieved October, 2007. 11. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (2008). What Are the Benefits of ANCC Certification to Professional Nurses? Retrieved January 30,2008. From http://www.nursecredentialing.org/cert/index.htm. 12. Craven, H. (2007). Recognizing Excellence: Unit Based Activities to Support Specialty Nursing Certification. Medsurg Nursing The Journal of Adult Health, Vol.16/6, 367-372. 13. Kramer, M., Schamalenberg, C., & Maguire, P. (2008). Essentials of Magnetic Work Environment. Nursing 2008 Career Directory, 22-27. 14. McClure, M., & Hinshaw, A. (2007). The Magnetic Matrix: Building Blocks of Magnet Hospitals. American Nurse Today, Vol. 2/12, 22-24. 15. Mee, C. (2006), Salary Survey. Nursing 2006, Vol. 36/10, 46-51. 16. National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO). Certification. Retrieved January 30, 2008. 17. Niebuhr, B., & Biel, M. (2007). The Value of Specialty Nursing Certification. Nurse Outlook, Vol. 55, 176-181. 18. Sherwill-Navarro, P., & Roth, K. (2007). Magnet Hospitals/Magnetic Libraries-The Hospital Medical Library: A Resource for Achieving Magnet Status. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, Vol. 7/3, 21-31. 19. Wolf, P. (2008). Specialty Certification Organizations. Nursing 2008 Career Directory, 20-21.en_GB
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dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
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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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