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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182544
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Summer Campers Experience the Forces of Magnetism
Author(s):
Medina-Rogers, Samia; Gonzales, Manuel
Author Details:
Samia Medina-Rogers, RN BSN BC, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: Samia.Medina-Rogers@snhmc.org; Manuel Gonzales, RN, BSN
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This presentation will describe the planning, implementation and evaluation of a successful Nurse Camp for minority youth coordinated and directed by nurses at a Magnet designated community hospital. ABSTRACT: The forces of magnetism, while circumscribed into 14 attributes, are greater than the sum of their parts. When put into operation, forces combine and react to transform the nursing environment. As the gap between the supply and demand for nurses widens, recruitment and retention becomes imperative. In a rural community, recruitment includes "growing your own" by encouraging youth to pursue a nursing career. Traditionally students obtain career information through their parents or school guidance counselors; however, less than 20% of students talk to counselors about careers. Research suggests that middle school students are the most receptive to role models and information about career choices. Nurse Camps are a recruiting strategy to encourage students to choose health care careers, reverse negative images of nursing and correct inaccurate perceptions of nursing careers. This presentation will describe the planning, implementation and evaluation of a successful Nurse Camp for minority youth, coordinated and directed by nurses at a Magnet designated community hospital. Three minority staff nurses and the nurse researcher designed two, week-long Nurse Camps for 7th and 8th grade minority youth. Activities included morning hands-on workshops presented by volunteer nursing staff from over ten different specialties including the NICU, ED, Cath Lab, Radiology, Rehab and Medical-Surgical units. As teachers, nurses emphasized hand washing, taught vital signs, and observed campers feeding and transferring each other. Nurse practitioners instructed campers in suturing chicken legs and IV nurses guided campers to insert IVs in a model arm. A module on nutrition required campers to count their lunch carbohydrates and obtain finger stick blood sugars. A module on cardiovascular care required campers to teach their families the signs of stroke and evaluate themselves as patient educators. In the afternoon, nurses accompanied campers on visits to health care facilities in the community including long term care where campers interacted with residents. Throughout the week, nurses provided stories about their career, characteristics needed for nursing, and the importance of math and science. Campers, parents and nurses completed evaluation surveys and campers were asked their beliefs about nursing. Independent, important members of the health care team, teacher, and respected were all reported - a camper's description of a Magnet nurse.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSummer Campers Experience the Forces of Magnetismen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMedina-Rogers, Samiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGonzales, Manuelen_US
dc.author.detailsSamia Medina-Rogers, RN BSN BC, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: Samia.Medina-Rogers@snhmc.org; Manuel Gonzales, RN, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182544-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This presentation will describe the planning, implementation and evaluation of a successful Nurse Camp for minority youth coordinated and directed by nurses at a Magnet designated community hospital. ABSTRACT: The forces of magnetism, while circumscribed into 14 attributes, are greater than the sum of their parts. When put into operation, forces combine and react to transform the nursing environment. As the gap between the supply and demand for nurses widens, recruitment and retention becomes imperative. In a rural community, recruitment includes "growing your own" by encouraging youth to pursue a nursing career. Traditionally students obtain career information through their parents or school guidance counselors; however, less than 20% of students talk to counselors about careers. Research suggests that middle school students are the most receptive to role models and information about career choices. Nurse Camps are a recruiting strategy to encourage students to choose health care careers, reverse negative images of nursing and correct inaccurate perceptions of nursing careers. This presentation will describe the planning, implementation and evaluation of a successful Nurse Camp for minority youth, coordinated and directed by nurses at a Magnet designated community hospital. Three minority staff nurses and the nurse researcher designed two, week-long Nurse Camps for 7th and 8th grade minority youth. Activities included morning hands-on workshops presented by volunteer nursing staff from over ten different specialties including the NICU, ED, Cath Lab, Radiology, Rehab and Medical-Surgical units. As teachers, nurses emphasized hand washing, taught vital signs, and observed campers feeding and transferring each other. Nurse practitioners instructed campers in suturing chicken legs and IV nurses guided campers to insert IVs in a model arm. A module on nutrition required campers to count their lunch carbohydrates and obtain finger stick blood sugars. A module on cardiovascular care required campers to teach their families the signs of stroke and evaluate themselves as patient educators. In the afternoon, nurses accompanied campers on visits to health care facilities in the community including long term care where campers interacted with residents. Throughout the week, nurses provided stories about their career, characteristics needed for nursing, and the importance of math and science. Campers, parents and nurses completed evaluation surveys and campers were asked their beliefs about nursing. Independent, important members of the health care team, teacher, and respected were all reported - a camper's description of a Magnet nurse.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:28:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:28:59Z-
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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