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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182825
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Retrain to Retain
Author(s):
Hey, Sheri; Rentsch, Cindy; Rampton, Christy
Author Details:
Sheri Hey, RN, BSN, CCRN, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: shey@edward.org; Cindy Rentsch, MSN, CEN, CCRN; Christy Rampton, RN, MSN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Nationally, Emergency Departments are seeing unprecedented volumes. A shortage of experienced ED nurses has resulted in delayed access to care and ambulance diversions. As a specialty area, the ED prefers to hire nurses with prior emergency experience. This pool of nurses is rapidly diminishing. In response to the increasing need for ED nurses, this hospital initiated a transition program to teach and retain nurses and promote career growth throughout the corporation. Since its inception, 53 nurses from areas as diverse as medical-surgical, critical care, operating room, labor and delivery, and pediatrics have made a successful transition to the ED. Nurses bring with them their critical thinking skills, decreasing the program length and cost as compared to a traditional internship program that includes new graduates. The 12 week transition program includes both didactic and clinical experiences. A variety of interdisciplinary educators provide interactive opportunities. With the Clinical Educator, experienced ED staff nurses are involved in program planning and serve as faculty. This enhances their professional development, thereby increasing retention. Using the Stufflebeam CIPP model, a Program Evaluation was conducted to examine the outcomes of retention of ED transition nurses and the provision of a safe, caring collegial environment for nurses in this program. Retention was measured through records review; satisfaction was assessed using tools developed by Hinshaw and Atwood, (1983). Actual outcomes were congruent with the expected outcomes of this program, supporting its effectiveness as a method to combat the ED nurse shortage. References: Hinshaw, A., & Atwood, J., (1983). Nursing staff turnover, stress and satisfaction: Models, measures and management. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 1, 1133-1153. AACN. (2002). Nursing shortage fact sheet: Retrieved February 8, 2007 from www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/Newswatch/2006june.htm Emergency Nurse Association (2004). News release. Retrieved on February 8, 2007, from www.ena.org/news/releases/details.asp?id=141
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.titleRetrain to Retainen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHey, Sherien_US
dc.contributor.authorRentsch, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRampton, Christyen_US
dc.author.detailsSheri Hey, RN, BSN, CCRN, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois, USA, email: shey@edward.org; Cindy Rentsch, MSN, CEN, CCRN; Christy Rampton, RN, MSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182825-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Nationally, Emergency Departments are seeing unprecedented volumes. A shortage of experienced ED nurses has resulted in delayed access to care and ambulance diversions. As a specialty area, the ED prefers to hire nurses with prior emergency experience. This pool of nurses is rapidly diminishing. In response to the increasing need for ED nurses, this hospital initiated a transition program to teach and retain nurses and promote career growth throughout the corporation. Since its inception, 53 nurses from areas as diverse as medical-surgical, critical care, operating room, labor and delivery, and pediatrics have made a successful transition to the ED. Nurses bring with them their critical thinking skills, decreasing the program length and cost as compared to a traditional internship program that includes new graduates. The 12 week transition program includes both didactic and clinical experiences. A variety of interdisciplinary educators provide interactive opportunities. With the Clinical Educator, experienced ED staff nurses are involved in program planning and serve as faculty. This enhances their professional development, thereby increasing retention. Using the Stufflebeam CIPP model, a Program Evaluation was conducted to examine the outcomes of retention of ED transition nurses and the provision of a safe, caring collegial environment for nurses in this program. Retention was measured through records review; satisfaction was assessed using tools developed by Hinshaw and Atwood, (1983). Actual outcomes were congruent with the expected outcomes of this program, supporting its effectiveness as a method to combat the ED nurse shortage. References: Hinshaw, A., & Atwood, J., (1983). Nursing staff turnover, stress and satisfaction: Models, measures and management. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 1, 1133-1153. AACN. (2002). Nursing shortage fact sheet: Retrieved February 8, 2007 from www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/Newswatch/2006june.htm Emergency Nurse Association (2004). News release. Retrieved on February 8, 2007, from www.ena.org/news/releases/details.asp?id=141en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:41:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:41:46Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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