Clinical Education and Increasing Knowledge of Oncology Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253922
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Education and Increasing Knowledge of Oncology Nurses
Author(s):
Wilson, Debra C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Debra C. Wilson, MSN, RN, OCN, debrawilson@deaconess.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012

Clinical Education and Increasing Knowledge of Oncology Nurses

Debra C. Wilson, MSN, RN, OCN

Background/significance of problem:

 

In the past, oncology nurses attended oncology training programs during their orientation prior to their direct patient care experiences.  In the current healthcare settings, such training and orientation is not consistently provided as programs have been eliminated or shortened. In addition, oncology patients are often cared for in mixed unit settings.  As a result, new oncology nurses feel as if they are not fully prepared to care for these patients which may result decreased quality of care.

 

 Purpose of research study:

The purpose of the research study was to discover if nurses self-report that they are more prepared to competently care for oncology patients after participating in professional development activities. 

Discussion:

Results demonstrated that nurses self-reported that they were more prepared to competently care for oncology patients at 3 months and 6 months as compared to the baseline.  Further analysis would need to be conducted to determine if there are specific areas of deficiency that did not improve on the self-assessments at the 3 and 6 month periods so these areas could be addressed in future educational programs.  While the majority of these nurses did participate in professional development activities between the baseline and the 3 month and/or 6 month follow-up self-assessments, one cannot make a direct link between higher levels of self-perceived competence and the professional development programs.  Although these educational programs most likely enhanced their self-perceived competency levels, their additional months of oncology experience and the mentoring of their colleagues would impact their higher self-perceived competency level

Future Implications:

The self-perceived scores that demonstrate lower competency levels could be used for individual goal setting on annual reviews as well as development of unit orientation/education materials for new nurses.

 

 

Keywords:
Development; Self-assessment; Oncology
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClinical Education and Increasing Knowledge of Oncology Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Debra C.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsDebra C. Wilson, MSN, RN, OCN, debrawilson@deaconess.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253922-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012</p> Clinical Education and Increasing Knowledge of Oncology Nurses <p align="center">Debra C. Wilson, MSN, RN, OCN <p><b>Background/significance of problem:</b><p><b>&nbsp;</b><p>In the past, oncology nurses attended oncology training programs during their orientation prior to their direct patient care experiences.&nbsp; In the current healthcare settings, such training and orientation is not consistently provided as programs have been eliminated or shortened. In addition, oncology patients are often cared for in mixed unit settings.&nbsp; As a result, new oncology nurses feel as if they are not fully prepared to care for these patients which may result decreased quality of care. <p><b>&nbsp;</b><p>&nbsp;<b>Purpose of research study:</b><p>The purpose of the research study was to discover if nurses self-report that they are more prepared to competently care for oncology patients after participating in professional development activities.&nbsp; <p><b>Discussion:</b><p>Results demonstrated that nurses self-reported that they were more prepared to competently care for oncology patients at 3 months and 6 months as compared to the baseline.&nbsp; Further analysis would need to be conducted to determine if there are specific areas of deficiency that did not improve on the self-assessments at the 3 and 6 month periods so these areas could be addressed in future educational programs.&nbsp; While the majority of these nurses did participate in professional development activities between the baseline and the 3 month and/or 6 month follow-up self-assessments, one cannot make a direct link between higher levels of self-perceived competence and the professional development programs.&nbsp; Although these educational programs most likely enhanced their self-perceived competency levels, their additional months of oncology experience and the mentoring of their colleagues would impact their higher self-perceived competency level <p><b>Future Implications:</b><p>The self-perceived scores that demonstrate lower competency levels could be used for individual goal setting on annual reviews as well as development of unit orientation/education materials for new nurses. <p><b>&nbsp;</b><p><b>&nbsp;</b>en_GB
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_GB
dc.subjectSelf-assessmenten_GB
dc.subjectOncologyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:41Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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