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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303999
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preparing Nurses to Lead Transformative Change in Health Care
Author(s):
Bazarko, Dawn M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta
Author Details:
Dawn M. Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, dawn_m_bazarko@uhg.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Center for Nursing Advancement (CfNA) started in 2008 focusing on reducing voluntary nurse turnover and lowering turnover costs. Soon, it was learned that to achieve these goals, the focus needed to be on culture and changing work practices and the work environment. The new aim was to establish a workplace of choice, where nurses were eager to remain with the company and experience a long and stimulating career.

Over the past several years, the CfNA has encompassed a full spectrum of robust evidence-based personal, professional and leadership development programs that contribute to a core mission of addressing the health and well-being of company nurses, “growing” nurse leaders at every level, and energizing our nurses for expanding roles in solving the health care problems of today and tomorrow.

 Since inception, the CfNA has increased nurse engagement scores by 11% (now higher than non- nurses) and decreased voluntary turnover rates by more than 5%.  In addition, targeted programs to reduce stress have lowered stress, burnout, and improved the health and well-being of nurses, as measured on a number of indicators. CfNA-sponsored personal and professional development programs are producing a significant impact on nurse career advancement, culminating in a 21% promotion rate, which is much higher than the general nurse and non-nurse population.

 This talk focuses on a novel workplace innovation aimed at creating a work environment that is best practice; a place where investment in nurses helps to build capacity to contribute in new and expanded ways. Highlights of feature programs will illustrate how unmet needs were addressed to promote the personal and professional growth of company nurses so they are optimally positioned to assume greater leadership roles in health care. A key component of this talk is the focus on measurement, quantifying impact and articulating the value of nursing.

Keywords:
Innovation; Measurement; Engagement
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This 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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreparing Nurses to Lead Transformative Change in Health Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBazarko, Dawn M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsDawn M. Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, dawn_m_bazarko@uhg.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303999-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p>The Center for Nursing Advancement (CfNA) started in 2008 focusing on reducing voluntary nurse turnover and lowering turnover costs. Soon, it was learned that to achieve these goals, the focus needed to be on culture and changing work practices and the work environment. The new aim was to establish a workplace of choice, where nurses were eager to remain with the company and experience a long and stimulating career. <p>Over the past several years, the CfNA has encompassed a full spectrum of robust evidence-based personal, professional and leadership development programs that contribute to a core mission of addressing the health and well-being of company nurses, “growing” nurse leaders at every level, and energizing our nurses for expanding roles in solving the health care problems of today and tomorrow. <p> Since inception, the CfNA has increased nurse engagement scores by 11% (now higher than non- nurses) and decreased voluntary turnover rates by more than 5%.  In addition, targeted programs to reduce stress have lowered stress, burnout, and improved the health and well-being of nurses, as measured on a number of indicators. CfNA-sponsored personal and professional development programs are producing a significant impact on nurse career advancement, culminating in a 21% promotion rate, which is much higher than the general nurse and non-nurse population. <p> This talk focuses on a novel workplace innovation aimed at creating a work environment that is best practice; a place where investment in nurses helps to build capacity to contribute in new and expanded ways. Highlights of feature programs will illustrate how unmet needs were addressed to promote the personal and professional growth of company nurses so they are optimally positioned to assume greater leadership roles in health care. A key component of this talk is the focus on measurement, quantifying impact and articulating the value of nursing.en_GB
dc.subjectInnovationen_GB
dc.subjectMeasurementen_GB
dc.subjectEngagementen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:22Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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