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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182575
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Got CEN? Creating a Culture of Certification
Author(s):
Rentsch, Cindy; Hey, Sheri; Couch, Beth
Author Details:
Cindy Rentsch, MSN, CEN, CCRN, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: crentsch@edward.org; Sheri Hey, BSN, CEN, CRN; Beth Couch, BSN, CEN
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Learn to utilize your most powerful asset, the staff nurse, to motivate and encourage certification. Through collaborative efforts from all disciplines, identify creative strategies to achieve your certification goal in your department. ABSTRACT:
One characteristic of Magnet nurses is their pursuit of ongoing education and development. Certification in a specialty area is a validation of expertise and sends a powerful message to both patients and colleagues. In 2004, this 300-bed community hospital located in the Midwest set specific goals for certification and developed a plan to achieve those goals. Key aspects of the plan included offering certification review classes, changing policy to support reimbursement for expenses, and providing a variety of recognitions for certification. As a result, the number of certified nurses at our hospital has nearly doubled, from 170 in 2004 to 326 in 2007. The success has been particularly impressive in the Emergency Department. Emergency Department nursing leadership partnered with ED physicians and staff nurses to initiate a campaign that resulted in over 50% of nurses becoming certified in Emergency Nursing (CEN). Utilizing monies from a physician funded educational grant, a financial bonus is awarded to nurses who obtain or recertify in emergency nursing. We assumed this financial incentive could ensure success of the campaign and minimal other avenues of encouragement would be needed. It was quickly realized that the financial reward was merely a catalyst and additional avenues of support were necessary to insure success. The staff driven Professional Development Council spearheaded the campaign and through encouragement from their peers, nurses began to embrace the significance of certification. Strategies employed ranged from staff taught CEN review classes to distribution of "Got CEN? " t-shirts to the entire department, which created an atmosphere of support and perseverance. Due to the empowerment and creativity of the council, barriers to certification were identified and overcome. Fear of failure served as a deterrent to sitting for the exam. Support for the preparation, journey and commitment to the culture of certification was stressed. Celebration and recognition successful nurses provided additional motivation and encouragement. The CEN challenge continues, and has now expanded to staff involvement with ENA and PNCB partnership to develop a national Pediatric CEN exam. This campaign serves as an example of the momentum that can be achieved through collaboration at all levels, and the power of the staff nurses when allowed to lead.
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.titleGot CEN? Creating a Culture of Certificationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRentsch, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHey, Sherien_US
dc.contributor.authorCouch, Bethen_US
dc.author.detailsCindy Rentsch, MSN, CEN, CCRN, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: crentsch@edward.org; Sheri Hey, BSN, CEN, CRN; Beth Couch, BSN, CENen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182575-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Learn to utilize your most powerful asset, the staff nurse, to motivate and encourage certification. Through collaborative efforts from all disciplines, identify creative strategies to achieve your certification goal in your department. ABSTRACT:<br/>One characteristic of Magnet nurses is their pursuit of ongoing education and development. Certification in a specialty area is a validation of expertise and sends a powerful message to both patients and colleagues. In 2004, this 300-bed community hospital located in the Midwest set specific goals for certification and developed a plan to achieve those goals. Key aspects of the plan included offering certification review classes, changing policy to support reimbursement for expenses, and providing a variety of recognitions for certification. As a result, the number of certified nurses at our hospital has nearly doubled, from 170 in 2004 to 326 in 2007. The success has been particularly impressive in the Emergency Department. Emergency Department nursing leadership partnered with ED physicians and staff nurses to initiate a campaign that resulted in over 50% of nurses becoming certified in Emergency Nursing (CEN). Utilizing monies from a physician funded educational grant, a financial bonus is awarded to nurses who obtain or recertify in emergency nursing. We assumed this financial incentive could ensure success of the campaign and minimal other avenues of encouragement would be needed. It was quickly realized that the financial reward was merely a catalyst and additional avenues of support were necessary to insure success. The staff driven Professional Development Council spearheaded the campaign and through encouragement from their peers, nurses began to embrace the significance of certification. Strategies employed ranged from staff taught CEN review classes to distribution of "Got CEN? " t-shirts to the entire department, which created an atmosphere of support and perseverance. Due to the empowerment and creativity of the council, barriers to certification were identified and overcome. Fear of failure served as a deterrent to sitting for the exam. Support for the preparation, journey and commitment to the culture of certification was stressed. Celebration and recognition successful nurses provided additional motivation and encouragement. The CEN challenge continues, and has now expanded to staff involvement with ENA and PNCB partnership to develop a national Pediatric CEN exam. This campaign serves as an example of the momentum that can be achieved through collaboration at all levels, and the power of the staff nurses when allowed to lead.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:30:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:30:20Z-
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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