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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182955
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Professional Enrichment: Supporting the New Graduate Beyond Orientation.
Author(s):
McLean, Victoria
Author Details:
Victoria McLean, RN, BSN, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, email: vicki.mclean@centrahealth.com
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: We identified a lack of a systematic method of educating the new graduate in professional development and enhancement of specialized technical skills within the cardiovascular and neurosciences divisions. It was also our desire to strengthen the support provided throughout the new graduates first year of practice in order to improve performance and retention. Purpose: 1. To continue to nurture the new nurse to achieve greater professionalism. Their professionalism will be exhibited through active participation in shared governance councils, local and national nursing organizations, and development through the clinical ladder. 2. To provide the new nurse with the knowledge and tools to develop a professional portfolio. 3. To increase the critical thinking skills of the new nurse by planned scenarios and mock interventions. 4. To enhance the foundation of orientation through increasingly in-depth studies of clinical issues. 5. To assist the new nurse in selecting a mentor and designing a personal mentoring style that will be most successful to their lifestyle. Participants: A new graduate who has passed state boards and successfully completed orientation to his/her assigned unit. Program Development: A series of four classes, starting the third month after the completion of orientation are offered on a quarterly basis. These Classes are designed to build on each other and are four hours in length. Participants are given instructions on journaling, portfolio development, and organizational participation. Divisional specific technical skills are also included in each class. Results: We have had one group complete the program and have had the second session of this year. Benefits are: 1. We have an interest tracking tool for recommending staff nurses for participation in hospital programs. 2. The RN I nurses are better prepared and submit in a more timely manner their application for RNII. 3. There is an increase in the national and local participation of nursing organizations. 4. The new nurses are mapping their career goals allowing management to find nurturing opportunities. 5. The participants from last year have overwhelmingly recommended the program to eligible staff.
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.titleProfessional Enrichment: Supporting the New Graduate Beyond Orientation.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcLean, Victoriaen_US
dc.author.detailsVictoria McLean, RN, BSN, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, email: vicki.mclean@centrahealth.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182955-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: We identified a lack of a systematic method of educating the new graduate in professional development and enhancement of specialized technical skills within the cardiovascular and neurosciences divisions. It was also our desire to strengthen the support provided throughout the new graduates first year of practice in order to improve performance and retention. Purpose: 1. To continue to nurture the new nurse to achieve greater professionalism. Their professionalism will be exhibited through active participation in shared governance councils, local and national nursing organizations, and development through the clinical ladder. 2. To provide the new nurse with the knowledge and tools to develop a professional portfolio. 3. To increase the critical thinking skills of the new nurse by planned scenarios and mock interventions. 4. To enhance the foundation of orientation through increasingly in-depth studies of clinical issues. 5. To assist the new nurse in selecting a mentor and designing a personal mentoring style that will be most successful to their lifestyle. Participants: A new graduate who has passed state boards and successfully completed orientation to his/her assigned unit. Program Development: A series of four classes, starting the third month after the completion of orientation are offered on a quarterly basis. These Classes are designed to build on each other and are four hours in length. Participants are given instructions on journaling, portfolio development, and organizational participation. Divisional specific technical skills are also included in each class. Results: We have had one group complete the program and have had the second session of this year. Benefits are: 1. We have an interest tracking tool for recommending staff nurses for participation in hospital programs. 2. The RN I nurses are better prepared and submit in a more timely manner their application for RNII. 3. There is an increase in the national and local participation of nursing organizations. 4. The new nurses are mapping their career goals allowing management to find nurturing opportunities. 5. The participants from last year have overwhelmingly recommended the program to eligible staff.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:47:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:47:46Z-
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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