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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182936
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Master Planned "Communities": A Nurse Retention Strategy
Author(s):
Jones, Geraldine; Creakbaum, Ellen; Schaefer, Florence
Author Details:
Geraldine Jones, RNC, MS, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Systems, Houston, Texas, USA, email: gjones1@sleh.com; Ellen Creakbaum, MS, RN, BC; Florence Schaefer, MS, RN, CNS
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: The nursing shortage has significantly affected the nursing profession and created challenges in the delivery of healthcare. Because of these challenges, new strategies are needed to build communities (Nursing Units) where nursing staff want to practice. The formula for building a Master Planned Community (Nursing Unit) involves four stages. These are: The Foundation - needs assessment and preplanning; The Contractors - involvement and input from experts; The Interior Designer - retention specialist role; The Amenities - unit preceptors, comprehensive orientation plan, profession practice, integrity, family oriented, high standards, vision statement, staff development, healthy environment, leadership, collegial nurse-physician relationships, autonomy, patient focused, technology. Executing these stages are essential to designing and building an environment where nursing staff desire to "live and work". Proactively using these strategies now will improve the work environment today and pave the way for future generations. The use of these stages has already proven to be beneficial in retaining nursing staff. References: American Nurses Association. (2002). "Nursing Agenda for the Future". Washington, DC: Author. Bassi, S., & Polifroni, E.C. (2005). Learning Communities: The Link to Recruitment and Retention. The Journal For Nurses In Staff Development, 21 (3), 103-109 Horod, S. (1997) Horn, E. (1997). Professional learning communities: What are they and why are they important? Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Department of Education, 6(1).
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Master Planned "Communities": A Nurse Retention Strategyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, Geraldineen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreakbaum, Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchaefer, Florenceen_US
dc.author.detailsGeraldine Jones, RNC, MS, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Systems, Houston, Texas, USA, email: gjones1@sleh.com; Ellen Creakbaum, MS, RN, BC; Florence Schaefer, MS, RN, CNSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182936-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: The nursing shortage has significantly affected the nursing profession and created challenges in the delivery of healthcare. Because of these challenges, new strategies are needed to build communities (Nursing Units) where nursing staff want to practice. The formula for building a Master Planned Community (Nursing Unit) involves four stages. These are: The Foundation - needs assessment and preplanning; The Contractors - involvement and input from experts; The Interior Designer - retention specialist role; The Amenities - unit preceptors, comprehensive orientation plan, profession practice, integrity, family oriented, high standards, vision statement, staff development, healthy environment, leadership, collegial nurse-physician relationships, autonomy, patient focused, technology. Executing these stages are essential to designing and building an environment where nursing staff desire to "live and work". Proactively using these strategies now will improve the work environment today and pave the way for future generations. The use of these stages has already proven to be beneficial in retaining nursing staff. References: American Nurses Association. (2002). "Nursing Agenda for the Future". Washington, DC: Author. Bassi, S., & Polifroni, E.C. (2005). Learning Communities: The Link to Recruitment and Retention. The Journal For Nurses In Staff Development, 21 (3), 103-109 Horod, S. (1997) Horn, E. (1997). Professional learning communities: What are they and why are they important? Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Department of Education, 6(1).en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:46:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:46:50Z-
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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