A Fresh Start for Nursing: Unit Practice Councils Capacity Building in Partnership with the Health Foundationof South Florida

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183063
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Fresh Start for Nursing: Unit Practice Councils Capacity Building in Partnership with the Health Foundationof South Florida
Author(s):
Denker, Ann-Lynn; Fray, Beverly
Author Details:
Ann-Lynn Denker, ARNP, PhD, Jackson Health, email: adenker@jhsmiami.org; Beverly Fray, RNC, MSN, APRN-BC
Abstract:
PURPOSE:
The purpose of this partnership with the HFSF was to obtain support to advance the professional practice of nursing and nursing care and the achievement of Magnet designation. The HFSF and JHS share a mutual pursuit to improve the lives of Miami-Dade's residents through the improvement of patient care.

METHOD:
JHS requested support from the HFSF in order to develop and implement an organizational-capacity building initiative through the establishment of UPCs in every practice setting throughout JHS. This crucial component of the shared governance model required the resources of planning, education, mentoring, facilitation and coordination. A two-year grant from the HFSF is enabling JHS to provide for a full time coordinator, educational workshops for new UPC members and facilitators, evaluation of outcomes and a variety of resources to support the work of UPCs.

FINDINGS:
HFSF grant support has enabled JHS to implement ninety-six UPCs that function as the voice for clinical staff nurses. Successful UPCs require concerted support and mentoring initially. The UPC Coordinator, facilitators, facilitator support groups, UPC or Annual Summit and a communication network have resulted in improved performance outcomes for nurse satisfaction and patient satisfaction. UPCs present quarterly to executives to share successful outcomes.

DISCUSSION:
UPCs are vital to a true shared governance program for professional nursing practice. Success depends on significant resources, rigorous planning, leadership support, and organizational commitment. The outcomes are extremely rewarding.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Fresh Start for Nursing: Unit Practice Councils Capacity Building in Partnership with the Health Foundationof South Floridaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDenker, Ann-Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.authorFray, Beverlyen_US
dc.author.detailsAnn-Lynn Denker, ARNP, PhD, Jackson Health, email: adenker@jhsmiami.org; Beverly Fray, RNC, MSN, APRN-BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183063-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE:<br/>The purpose of this partnership with the HFSF was to obtain support to advance the professional practice of nursing and nursing care and the achievement of Magnet designation. The HFSF and JHS share a mutual pursuit to improve the lives of Miami-Dade's residents through the improvement of patient care.<br/><br/>METHOD: <br/>JHS requested support from the HFSF in order to develop and implement an organizational-capacity building initiative through the establishment of UPCs in every practice setting throughout JHS. This crucial component of the shared governance model required the resources of planning, education, mentoring, facilitation and coordination. A two-year grant from the HFSF is enabling JHS to provide for a full time coordinator, educational workshops for new UPC members and facilitators, evaluation of outcomes and a variety of resources to support the work of UPCs.<br/><br/>FINDINGS:<br/>HFSF grant support has enabled JHS to implement ninety-six UPCs that function as the voice for clinical staff nurses. Successful UPCs require concerted support and mentoring initially. The UPC Coordinator, facilitators, facilitator support groups, UPC or Annual Summit and a communication network have resulted in improved performance outcomes for nurse satisfaction and patient satisfaction. UPCs present quarterly to executives to share successful outcomes. <br/><br/>DISCUSSION:<br/>UPCs are vital to a true shared governance program for professional nursing practice. Success depends on significant resources, rigorous planning, leadership support, and organizational commitment. The outcomes are extremely rewarding.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:59Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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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