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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182925
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Certification: Perceived Value & Inspirational Strategies
Author(s):
Hill-Rodriguez, Deborah; Tahmooressi, Jill; Messmer, Patricia
Author Details:
Deborah Hill-Rodriguez, MSN, ARNP, CS, BC, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA, email: Deborah.hill@mch.com; Jill Tahmooressi, MBA, BS, ADN, RN, C; Patricia Messmer, PhD, RN, C, BC, FAAN
Abstract:
Paper Presentation: Project and approach: ANCC Force of Magnetism #14 Professional Development indicates certification must be promoted. Although pursuing advanced degrees and certification was highly valued at this facility, certification levels were low compared to high educational levels. Gaberson (2003) study, "The Perceived Value of Certification by Certified Perioperative Nurses" was replicated to determine perception of certification. Of 400 nurses, 160 nurses (certified and non-certified) participated (40% return), and completed a Demographic Survey and Perceived Value of Certification (PVC) Tool. The PVC tool is a five point Likert scale (strongly agree to strongly disagree with no opinion). The Cronbach alpha was .94 reliability. Strategies implemented to increase certification included review courses, ANCC workshops and on-site testing biannually. Hugoton Foundation grant "Bus to Excellence" provided 25 stipends for nurses to attend a national conference and sit for Certification exams. Results: The non-certified nurses valued certification higher than the certified nurses. All participants agreed/strongly agreed on the following value statements: certification recognizes specialized knowledge, clinical competence, practice standards, professional credibility, professional challenge, and consumer confidence. Factor analysis indicated Professional growth had highest component loading (.811) with salary recognition the lowest (.243). Key Lessons learned: Although these nurses valued certification, monetary reward was not a perceived value. Based on these findings, the new Aim for Professional and Educational Excellence (APEX) advancement ladder is heavily weighed for certification with the highest level Clinical IV requiring national certification. Replication: This study should be replicated with outcomes to validate that certification enhances nurse/patient satisfaction, professional recognition and recruitment/retention. References: Cary, A H (2001). Certified registered nurses: results of the study of the certified workforce. AJN 101(1), 44-52. Gaberson, KB et al. (2003). The perceived value of certification by certified perioperative nurses, Nursing Outlook 51 (6), 272-276. Hohler, SE (2004). Certification-the gold standard AORN 80(3), 544,546, 549-50.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCertification: Perceived Value & Inspirational Strategiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHill-Rodriguez, Deborahen_US
dc.contributor.authorTahmooressi, Jillen_US
dc.contributor.authorMessmer, Patriciaen_US
dc.author.detailsDeborah Hill-Rodriguez, MSN, ARNP, CS, BC, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA, email: Deborah.hill@mch.com; Jill Tahmooressi, MBA, BS, ADN, RN, C; Patricia Messmer, PhD, RN, C, BC, FAANen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182925-
dc.description.abstractPaper Presentation: Project and approach: ANCC Force of Magnetism #14 Professional Development indicates certification must be promoted. Although pursuing advanced degrees and certification was highly valued at this facility, certification levels were low compared to high educational levels. Gaberson (2003) study, "The Perceived Value of Certification by Certified Perioperative Nurses" was replicated to determine perception of certification. Of 400 nurses, 160 nurses (certified and non-certified) participated (40% return), and completed a Demographic Survey and Perceived Value of Certification (PVC) Tool. The PVC tool is a five point Likert scale (strongly agree to strongly disagree with no opinion). The Cronbach alpha was .94 reliability. Strategies implemented to increase certification included review courses, ANCC workshops and on-site testing biannually. Hugoton Foundation grant "Bus to Excellence" provided 25 stipends for nurses to attend a national conference and sit for Certification exams. Results: The non-certified nurses valued certification higher than the certified nurses. All participants agreed/strongly agreed on the following value statements: certification recognizes specialized knowledge, clinical competence, practice standards, professional credibility, professional challenge, and consumer confidence. Factor analysis indicated Professional growth had highest component loading (.811) with salary recognition the lowest (.243). Key Lessons learned: Although these nurses valued certification, monetary reward was not a perceived value. Based on these findings, the new Aim for Professional and Educational Excellence (APEX) advancement ladder is heavily weighed for certification with the highest level Clinical IV requiring national certification. Replication: This study should be replicated with outcomes to validate that certification enhances nurse/patient satisfaction, professional recognition and recruitment/retention. References: Cary, A H (2001). Certified registered nurses: results of the study of the certified workforce. AJN 101(1), 44-52. Gaberson, KB et al. (2003). The perceived value of certification by certified perioperative nurses, Nursing Outlook 51 (6), 272-276. Hohler, SE (2004). Certification-the gold standard AORN 80(3), 544,546, 549-50.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:46:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:46:17Z-
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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