Getting Better with Age: Improving Geriatric Outcomes at an Acute Care Facility through ANCC Board Certification in Gerontological Nursing and NICHE Designation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201613
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Getting Better with Age: Improving Geriatric Outcomes at an Acute Care Facility through ANCC Board Certification in Gerontological Nursing and NICHE Designation
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Banner Boswell, a geriatric acute-care medical center, chose to participate in the 2010-2011 Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) Fellowship. The GNLA involvement necessitated a project implementation which would cultivate leadership attributes in the participating Fellow, position the Fellow to have an impact on the organization and the profession and improve outcomes for geriatric patients. The solution and consequent GNLA project became focused upon improving education and gerontological competency with organized campaigns, resources, and classes to assist and encourage the facility’s nursing staff through national board certification in Gerontological Nursing.  Certification review material was available to the staff free of charge and reimbursement for exam fees was secured through fiscal planning. Boswell consequently developed two goals as a direct result of the GNLA Fellowship: • Board Certification of 10% of eligible nursing staff in Gerontological Nursing • Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) designation It is anticipated that by increasing the geriatric competencies through increased numbers of board-certified Gerontological nurses and implementing the quality improvement processes of NICHE, significant reduction will be noted in lengths of stay, rates of hospital readmissions, hospital acquired pressure ulcers, and patient falls.  In addition, improved patient experience scores and Core Measure compliance are anticipated.   All of these anticipated improvements have been metrically quantified as they currently exist against projections of the anticipated future improvements following the attainment of staff certification objectives and NICHE designation goal. This poster will describe the how the GNLA fostered leadership development skills needed to engage in this educational project, the strategies used to enhance the gerontological nursing competency of staff nurses and the ways in which the GNLA experience has leveraged influence within the Banner Boswell organization.
Keywords:
NICHE designation; geriatric; improved outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGetting Better with Age: Improving Geriatric Outcomes at an Acute Care Facility through ANCC Board Certification in Gerontological Nursing and NICHE Designationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201613-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Banner Boswell, a geriatric acute-care medical center, chose to participate in the 2010-2011 Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) Fellowship. The GNLA involvement necessitated a project implementation which would cultivate leadership attributes in the participating Fellow, position the Fellow to have an impact on the organization and the profession and improve outcomes for geriatric patients. The solution and consequent GNLA project became focused upon improving education and gerontological competency with organized campaigns, resources, and classes to assist and encourage the facility’s nursing staff through national board certification in Gerontological Nursing.  Certification review material was available to the staff free of charge and reimbursement for exam fees was secured through fiscal planning. Boswell consequently developed two goals as a direct result of the GNLA Fellowship: • Board Certification of 10% of eligible nursing staff in Gerontological Nursing • Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) designation It is anticipated that by increasing the geriatric competencies through increased numbers of board-certified Gerontological nurses and implementing the quality improvement processes of NICHE, significant reduction will be noted in lengths of stay, rates of hospital readmissions, hospital acquired pressure ulcers, and patient falls.  In addition, improved patient experience scores and Core Measure compliance are anticipated.   All of these anticipated improvements have been metrically quantified as they currently exist against projections of the anticipated future improvements following the attainment of staff certification objectives and NICHE designation goal. This poster will describe the how the GNLA fostered leadership development skills needed to engage in this educational project, the strategies used to enhance the gerontological nursing competency of staff nurses and the ways in which the GNLA experience has leveraged influence within the Banner Boswell organization.en_GB
dc.subjectNICHE designationen_GB
dc.subjectgeriatricen_GB
dc.subjectimproved outcomesen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:43:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:43:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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