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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182921
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Celebrating Nursing: An Essay Contest
Author(s):
Hancock, Beverly
Author Details:
Beverly Hancock, MS, RN, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: Beverly_Hancock@rush.edu
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Instilling enthusiasm for the profession of nursing in potential future nurses is an important responsibility of current nurses. The nurses at this urban academic medical center hosted an essay contest in 2005 to expose children in 4th through 8th grade to the profession of nursing. Children from school in the hospital's neighborhood were invited to participate in the contest: "Celebrating Nursing." The goals were: to help children, through writing, learn more about what nurses do; to provide an opportunity to interact with nurses; and to foster a positive relationship between nurses at the facility and children and schools in the surrounding community. Websites were provided on the application to direct them to positive resources on nursing. Staff nurses volunteered as essay readers to select winners. An awards dinner was held at the hospital for all student participants, parent representatives and the principals from the winner's school. Before the dinner, nurses held a skills time where children and adults could try various nursing skills. The program included a panel of staff nurses who described their roles and fielded questions. Neighborhood sports teams donated items for "participation gift packets" to show their support for nursing and for the children in the community. The contest helped forge relationships with the principals of the schools who expressed a desire for ongoing connection. One school subsequently invited the chair of the essay contest to their school's "Community Partner Appreciation Breakfast." Based on the enthusiastic response, the contest was repeated in 2006 and the number of entries tripled.
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.titleCelebrating Nursing: An Essay Contesten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHancock, Beverlyen_US
dc.author.detailsBeverly Hancock, MS, RN, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: Beverly_Hancock@rush.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182921-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Instilling enthusiasm for the profession of nursing in potential future nurses is an important responsibility of current nurses. The nurses at this urban academic medical center hosted an essay contest in 2005 to expose children in 4th through 8th grade to the profession of nursing. Children from school in the hospital's neighborhood were invited to participate in the contest: "Celebrating Nursing." The goals were: to help children, through writing, learn more about what nurses do; to provide an opportunity to interact with nurses; and to foster a positive relationship between nurses at the facility and children and schools in the surrounding community. Websites were provided on the application to direct them to positive resources on nursing. Staff nurses volunteered as essay readers to select winners. An awards dinner was held at the hospital for all student participants, parent representatives and the principals from the winner's school. Before the dinner, nurses held a skills time where children and adults could try various nursing skills. The program included a panel of staff nurses who described their roles and fielded questions. Neighborhood sports teams donated items for "participation gift packets" to show their support for nursing and for the children in the community. The contest helped forge relationships with the principals of the schools who expressed a desire for ongoing connection. One school subsequently invited the chair of the essay contest to their school's "Community Partner Appreciation Breakfast." Based on the enthusiastic response, the contest was repeated in 2006 and the number of entries tripled.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:46:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:46:05Z-
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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