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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253931
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Making a Good Program Even Better
Author(s):
Weiss, Josie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Xi
Author Details:
Josie Weiss, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, jweiss21@fau.edu
Abstract:
Evaluation of the quality of advanced practice nursing (APN) programs are often based on the success of graduates in completing the program, their success rates on certification exams, and their procurement of satisfying employment. From these perspectives our program is sound, however, we felt more information was needed. The purpose of this poster presentation is to describe outcomes of a survey conducted to gain insight into the experiences of APN graduates from a nurse practitioner (NP) program and how these outcomes are being used to change practice.   

The NP survey assessed opinions regarding current employment, perceptions of issues confronting nurse practitioners and opinions regarding educational preparation for the advanced practice nursing role The greatest number of the 47 graduates who responded graduated within the previous 5 years of taking the survey and all but one of these are certified as NPs.  91.5% are currently practicing in the NP role and 70% have had only 1-2 NP jobs. 87% believed their clinical experiences adequately prepared them for practice, but fewer, 78%, believed that their academic education adequately prepared them for practice. 83% felt that their academic program prepared them adequately for the certification exam, but 17% did not.

Half of the participants have hospital privileges and nearly 60% are spending 25% or less of their time in an acute care setting. However, nearly 20% are spending more than 75% in an acute care setting. 43% are serving as preceptors, but 57% are not. Of those who are not serving as preceptors, 58% would be willing to, but 42% would not.

In response to these findings we invited a panel of graduates, who are spending more time in acute care settings, to share their experiences in practice. We are also addressing these changes in our current content program restructuring and content mapping.

Keywords:
Advanced Practice Nursing; Graduate Survey; Graduate Education
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaking a Good Program Even Betteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Josieen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsJosie Weiss, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, jweiss21@fau.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253931-
dc.description.abstractEvaluation of the quality of advanced practice nursing (APN) programs are often based on the success of graduates in completing the program, their success rates on certification exams, and their procurement of satisfying employment. From these perspectives our program is sound, however, we felt more information was needed. The purpose of this poster presentation is to describe outcomes of a survey conducted to gain insight into the experiences of APN graduates from a nurse practitioner (NP) program and how these outcomes are being used to change practice. &nbsp;&nbsp; <p>The NP survey assessed opinions regarding current employment, perceptions of issues confronting nurse practitioners and opinions regarding educational preparation for the advanced practice nursing role The greatest number of the 47 graduates who responded graduated within the previous 5 years of taking the survey and all but one of these are certified as NPs. &nbsp;91.5% are currently practicing in the NP role and 70% have had only 1-2 NP jobs. 87% believed their clinical experiences adequately prepared them for practice, but fewer, 78%, believed that their academic education adequately prepared them for practice. 83% felt that their academic program prepared them adequately for the certification exam, but 17% did not. <p>Half of the participants have hospital privileges and nearly 60% are spending 25% or less of their time in an acute care setting. However, nearly 20% are spending more than 75% in an acute care setting. 43% are serving as preceptors, but 57% are not. Of those who are not serving as preceptors, 58% would be willing to, but 42% would not. <p>In response to these findings we invited a panel of graduates, who are spending more time in acute care settings, to share their experiences in practice. We are also addressing these changes in our current content program restructuring and content mapping.en_GB
dc.subjectAdvanced Practice Nursingen_GB
dc.subjectGraduate Surveyen_GB
dc.subjectGraduate Educationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:45Z-
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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