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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182858
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evolution of the C.A.R.E. Program: An Outcomes Based Clinical Recognition Program for Staff Nurses
Author(s):
Mancini, Wendy
Author Details:
Wendy Mancini, RNBC, MSN, Meridian Health: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, USA, email: wmancini@meridianhealth.com
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: In 2002 the Clinical Ladder program was redesigned to reflect a new nursing care model and to improve the environment of nursing practice. The new clinical ladder program, CARE (Clinical Advancement and Recognition of Excellence) is a competency based approach that identifies indicators of clinical expertise at four different levels: Clinical Practice, Education, Shared Governance and Research. Evaluation is supported by case study forms, questionnaires, and portfolio guidelines. Staff members, including HPAE union leadership, were included in every aspect of the design of the CARE program. Initially staff had difficulty conceptualizing the switch from purely objective criteria, such as certification or committee participation, to a model that required them to articulate how they make a difference for their patients, the organization and profession of nursing. However, it was agreed that the system that was in effect did not truly recognize varying levels of clinical expertise. Three years into the program it was evident that our culture of excellence was exemplified in our nurses' CARE portfolios. Beginning in 2007, the CARE committee integrated the Forces of Magnetism into the advancement application instructions as a means to further educate the staff about the Forces of Magnetism and identify how they are embraced within the organization. This poster presentation will describe the development and implementation of an outcomes-based clinical recognition program, the level of professional expertise that is achieved in transitioning from one level to the next, and the mechanisms put into place that allow RNs to continue in their professional growth through participation in the program. Examples of the types and outcomes of professional nursing practice that are fostered at each level also will be presented. References: Berwick DM. Disseminating innovations in health care. JAMA. 2003;289:1969?1975. Carpenter, Jo Ellen MSN, MBA, RN, CNAA; Conway-Morana, Pat MAd, RN, C, CPHQ, CNAA, CHE; Petersen, Rhonda MA; Dooley, Becky BSN, RN; Walters, Barbara BSN, RN, C; Wilder, Marianne BA Engaging Staff in Nursing Recruitment and Retention Initiatives: A Multihospital Perspective. Journal of Nursing Administration. 34(1):4-5, January 2004. Robinson, Karen MSN, RN; Eck, Carol MBA, RN; Keck, Becky MSN, RN; Wells, Nancy DNSc, RN The Vanderbilt Professional Nursing Practice Program: Part 1: Growing and Supporting Professional Nursing Practice. Journal of Nursing Administration. 33(9):441-450, September 2003. Schmidt, Lee A. PhD, RN; Nelson, Deana MHA, RN; Godfrey, Leah MHA, RN. A Clinical Ladder Program Based on Carper's Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing. Journal of Nursing Administration. 33(3):146-152, March 2003.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvolution of the C.A.R.E. Program: An Outcomes Based Clinical Recognition Program for Staff Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMancini, Wendyen_US
dc.author.detailsWendy Mancini, RNBC, MSN, Meridian Health: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, USA, email: wmancini@meridianhealth.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182858-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: In 2002 the Clinical Ladder program was redesigned to reflect a new nursing care model and to improve the environment of nursing practice. The new clinical ladder program, CARE (Clinical Advancement and Recognition of Excellence) is a competency based approach that identifies indicators of clinical expertise at four different levels: Clinical Practice, Education, Shared Governance and Research. Evaluation is supported by case study forms, questionnaires, and portfolio guidelines. Staff members, including HPAE union leadership, were included in every aspect of the design of the CARE program. Initially staff had difficulty conceptualizing the switch from purely objective criteria, such as certification or committee participation, to a model that required them to articulate how they make a difference for their patients, the organization and profession of nursing. However, it was agreed that the system that was in effect did not truly recognize varying levels of clinical expertise. Three years into the program it was evident that our culture of excellence was exemplified in our nurses' CARE portfolios. Beginning in 2007, the CARE committee integrated the Forces of Magnetism into the advancement application instructions as a means to further educate the staff about the Forces of Magnetism and identify how they are embraced within the organization. This poster presentation will describe the development and implementation of an outcomes-based clinical recognition program, the level of professional expertise that is achieved in transitioning from one level to the next, and the mechanisms put into place that allow RNs to continue in their professional growth through participation in the program. Examples of the types and outcomes of professional nursing practice that are fostered at each level also will be presented. References: Berwick DM. Disseminating innovations in health care. JAMA. 2003;289:1969?1975. Carpenter, Jo Ellen MSN, MBA, RN, CNAA; Conway-Morana, Pat MAd, RN, C, CPHQ, CNAA, CHE; Petersen, Rhonda MA; Dooley, Becky BSN, RN; Walters, Barbara BSN, RN, C; Wilder, Marianne BA Engaging Staff in Nursing Recruitment and Retention Initiatives: A Multihospital Perspective. Journal of Nursing Administration. 34(1):4-5, January 2004. Robinson, Karen MSN, RN; Eck, Carol MBA, RN; Keck, Becky MSN, RN; Wells, Nancy DNSc, RN The Vanderbilt Professional Nursing Practice Program: Part 1: Growing and Supporting Professional Nursing Practice. Journal of Nursing Administration. 33(9):441-450, September 2003. Schmidt, Lee A. PhD, RN; Nelson, Deana MHA, RN; Godfrey, Leah MHA, RN. A Clinical Ladder Program Based on Carper's Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing. Journal of Nursing Administration. 33(3):146-152, March 2003.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:43:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:43:16Z-
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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