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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182906
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reaching the "APEX" of Nursing Excellence
Author(s):
Ernst, Mary
Author Details:
Mary Ernst, ARNP, MSN, CNA, BC, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA, email: mary.ernst@mch.com
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Recruitment and retention of a clinically excellent and highly professional nursing staff is vital to any healthcare organization seeking to provide exceptional patient care and to attain and maintain ANCC Magnet Status (Smith, 2005). With this focus in mind, a taskforce comprised of Directors, CNSs, a nurse researcher, human resources manager and staff nurses at a children's hospital set out to enhance and reward the professional development of its Nursing staff by improving its clinical ladder. Once based entirely on clinical skill sets, the new ladder named A.P.E.X. (Aim for Professional and Educational Excellence) was designed to reflect a more professional and challenging advancement scale for Registered Nurses. The aspects of nursing excellence encompassed in the A.P.E.X. ladder include education, professionalism, clinical excellence, experience, certification, committees, and special projects. A council of staff nurses drew upon the characteristics of their "top-performing" RNs to determine what areas should be measured in the new ladder. The staff was sampled and changes were made to the ladder based on their input. In its final form, the new professional ladder was expanded from three levels to four, has moved from paper to computer, and has an additional level of monetary reward for RNs achieving the highest level of professional development. National certification is a requirement for Level IV. The A.P.E.X. ladder was introduced to the RN staff in June of 2005 and is set for implementation in July of 2006 to allow the nursing staff ample time to adapt to the new criteria.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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.titleReaching the "APEX" of Nursing Excellenceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorErnst, Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Ernst, ARNP, MSN, CNA, BC, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA, email: mary.ernst@mch.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182906-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Recruitment and retention of a clinically excellent and highly professional nursing staff is vital to any healthcare organization seeking to provide exceptional patient care and to attain and maintain ANCC Magnet Status (Smith, 2005). With this focus in mind, a taskforce comprised of Directors, CNSs, a nurse researcher, human resources manager and staff nurses at a children's hospital set out to enhance and reward the professional development of its Nursing staff by improving its clinical ladder. Once based entirely on clinical skill sets, the new ladder named A.P.E.X. (Aim for Professional and Educational Excellence) was designed to reflect a more professional and challenging advancement scale for Registered Nurses. The aspects of nursing excellence encompassed in the A.P.E.X. ladder include education, professionalism, clinical excellence, experience, certification, committees, and special projects. A council of staff nurses drew upon the characteristics of their "top-performing" RNs to determine what areas should be measured in the new ladder. The staff was sampled and changes were made to the ladder based on their input. In its final form, the new professional ladder was expanded from three levels to four, has moved from paper to computer, and has an additional level of monetary reward for RNs achieving the highest level of professional development. National certification is a requirement for Level IV. The A.P.E.X. ladder was introduced to the RN staff in June of 2005 and is set for implementation in July of 2006 to allow the nursing staff ample time to adapt to the new criteria.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:45:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:45:23Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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