Advanced Practice Provider Mentoring Pilot Project: End of Program Evaluation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290959
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Advanced Practice Provider Mentoring Pilot Project: End of Program Evaluation
Author(s):
Baumgartner, Roxelyn G.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota
Author Details:
Roxelyn Baumgartner, MS, RN, APN-BC, roxy.baumgartner@vanderbilt.edu; Christopher Ty Williams
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013

As primary and specialty care is more frequently delivered by Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), it is paramount that APPs establish themselves as leaders.  Mentoring has been embraced across disciplines as a tool to guide professional growth.  A group mentoring pilot was designed using the Strong Model after obtaining results from a needs assessment survey.  The purposes of the program were to: develop APP leadership skills; provide opportunities for networking; increase competencies in research and finance; and, assist participants to develop a clinical project.  Each participant’s project demonstrates the APP’s contribution to the patient, profession or institution.

A convenience sample of twenty participants (11 mentees and 9 mentors) began the program and 19 (10 mentees and 9 mentors) completed the one-year program. Participants were from acute, critical, and ambulatory care areas and 73% of mentees were in first time APP roles. The participants were divided into three groups that spent four months discussing topics related to leadership, finance, and research. Evaluation followed each cycle.  Survey items included  open-ended questions and Likert Scale assessments.  Data from five surveys were used to evaluate program effectiveness and participant satisfaction.

At the pilot’s conclusion, 100% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the mentoring pilot provided valuable experiences; the small group discussions were relevant and meaningful; there was improved understanding of the APN role; and there was increased medical center networking.  Unexpected benefits included development of an online professional portfolio template and an interactive mentoring website; obtaining financial support from the Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and collaboration with a doctoral student.  Recommendations for future programs include starting all participants in the leadership module, continuing the use of the Strong Model and group mentoring format, and developing criteria by which to evaluate participant projects.

Keywords:
Performance improvement; Mentoring; Advanced practice nurses
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the 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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdvanced Practice Provider Mentoring Pilot Project: End of Program Evaluationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaumgartner, Roxelyn G.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsRoxelyn Baumgartner, MS, RN, APN-BC, roxy.baumgartner@vanderbilt.edu; Christopher Ty Williamsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290959-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>As primary and specialty care is more frequently delivered by Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), it is paramount that APPs establish themselves as leaders.&nbsp; Mentoring has been embraced across disciplines as a tool to guide professional growth. &nbsp;A group mentoring pilot was designed using the Strong Model after obtaining results from a needs assessment survey. &nbsp;The purposes of the program were to: develop APP leadership skills; provide opportunities for networking; increase competencies in research and finance; and, assist participants to develop a clinical project. &nbsp;Each participant&rsquo;s project demonstrates the APP&rsquo;s contribution to the patient, profession or institution. <p>A convenience sample of twenty participants (11 mentees and 9 mentors) began the program and 19 (10 mentees and 9 mentors) completed the one-year program. Participants were from acute, critical, and ambulatory care areas and 73% of mentees were in first time APP roles. The participants were divided into three groups that spent four months discussing topics related to leadership, finance, and research. Evaluation followed each cycle.&nbsp; Survey items included &nbsp;open-ended questions and Likert Scale assessments.&nbsp; Data from five surveys were used to evaluate program effectiveness and participant satisfaction. <p>At the pilot&rsquo;s conclusion, 100% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the mentoring pilot provided valuable experiences; the small group discussions were relevant and meaningful; there was improved understanding of the APN role; and there was increased medical center networking. &nbsp;Unexpected benefits included development of an online professional portfolio template and an interactive mentoring website; obtaining financial support from the Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and collaboration with a doctoral student. &nbsp;Recommendations for future programs include starting all participants in the leadership module, continuing the use of the Strong Model and group mentoring format, and developing criteria by which to evaluate participant projects.en_GB
dc.subjectPerformance improvementen_GB
dc.subjectMentoringen_GB
dc.subjectAdvanced practice nursesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:23:41Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:23:41Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the 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.en_GB
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