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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182566
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Care Career Center
Author(s):
Price, Kim
Author Details:
Kim Price, RN, C , MBA, MSN, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, email: Kim.Price@centrahealth.com
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: It is imperative that organizations can recruit nurses. The current nursing shortage is a critical problem today for the health care industry and will continue to be a problem in the future. The average age of a practicing RN today is 47. A community collaboration between our nurses, Alumnae Associations, our Schools of Nursing and a local children's museum has resulted in the "The Healthcare Career Center". Our nursing staff helped raise over $75,000 to support this project mostly though personal donations. It was constructed as an innovative space within the hospital that allows us to bring school groups to the hospital to learn about the history of nursing in our community, opportunities for nursing careers, and options available for nursing education. Interactive computers and videos show them the many faces of nursing. The exhibits highlight all aspects of the nursing profession. Our exhibits allow children to experience the breadth and depth of nursing from the neonatal unit to hospice care. Our interactive exhibits help children learn about body systems, preventing infections, CPR and show how OR procedures are done. We also showcase the history of nursing in our area and feature the various schools of nursing and how nursing education has changed. The exhibits demonstrate how some aspects of nursing education have not changed since the hospital opened in 1924. The healing touch, caring for our patients, "always putting the patient first" - are themes we want to instill in future generations of nurses. We have developed a 'grab and go' exhibit for a speakers bureau of nurses to use when we are asked to present at school career days. Our Center is open to the public daily and special tours are available by appointment for local school groups. This space will serve to educate young people about the rewards of healthcare careers. A virtual tour of the Healthcare Career Center is available...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Care Career Centeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Kimen_US
dc.author.detailsKim Price, RN, C , MBA, MSN, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, email: Kim.Price@centrahealth.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182566-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: It is imperative that organizations can recruit nurses. The current nursing shortage is a critical problem today for the health care industry and will continue to be a problem in the future. The average age of a practicing RN today is 47. A community collaboration between our nurses, Alumnae Associations, our Schools of Nursing and a local children's museum has resulted in the "The Healthcare Career Center". Our nursing staff helped raise over $75,000 to support this project mostly though personal donations. It was constructed as an innovative space within the hospital that allows us to bring school groups to the hospital to learn about the history of nursing in our community, opportunities for nursing careers, and options available for nursing education. Interactive computers and videos show them the many faces of nursing. The exhibits highlight all aspects of the nursing profession. Our exhibits allow children to experience the breadth and depth of nursing from the neonatal unit to hospice care. Our interactive exhibits help children learn about body systems, preventing infections, CPR and show how OR procedures are done. We also showcase the history of nursing in our area and feature the various schools of nursing and how nursing education has changed. The exhibits demonstrate how some aspects of nursing education have not changed since the hospital opened in 1924. The healing touch, caring for our patients, "always putting the patient first" - are themes we want to instill in future generations of nurses. We have developed a 'grab and go' exhibit for a speakers bureau of nurses to use when we are asked to present at school career days. Our Center is open to the public daily and special tours are available by appointment for local school groups. This space will serve to educate young people about the rewards of healthcare careers. A virtual tour of the Healthcare Career Center is available...[Please contact the primary investigator for more information about this poster presentation.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:29:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:29:55Z-
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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