IntegratingTheory, Standards of Performance, and Technology to Reach New Heights in Professional Nursing Development

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307937
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
IntegratingTheory, Standards of Performance, and Technology to Reach New Heights in Professional Nursing Development
Author(s):
Ellis, Joan A.; Sullivan, Staci H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Pi
Author Details:
Joan A. Ellis, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, joan.ellis@womans.org; Staci H. Sullivan, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

For many years, career ladder programs have been utilized by organizations to recognize excellence in clinical practice, as well as provide promotion opportunities for nurses at the bedside. These programs were not only adopted to recognize clinical expertise, but also to promote high standards of patient care. Unfortunately, competency assessment has been difficult to define in many cases, and advancement processes have lacked standardization in many career ladder initiatives. As part of our ANCC Magnet reaffirmation journey, our nursing division was committed to transforming our existing career ladder into a comprehensive professional development model grounded in theory, with clearly defined levels of prefessional performance. To reach our goal, a Professional Development Ad-hoc committee was established consisting of nursing administrators, educators, and clinicians from all specialty areas. The committee also worked collaboratively with the Information Systems team to design an electronic career ladder application to be utilized by committee members to conduct "blind reviews" of applications with participant identifiers removed. This program also generates reports relevant to certification rates, professional develoment activities reported by level, and committee participation.

After meeting bi-weekly for one year, a new Professional Development Program was implemented that is based on Jean Watson's Theory of Caring, as well as Patricia Benner's "From Novice to Expert" Model. ANA Standards of Professional Performance were also utilized to develop a customized, weighted "rubric" that clearly differentiates each practice level. An electronic portfolio is maintained by program participants that include all professional developement activities for the year, which is submitted as part of the electronic application process with the completed rubric.

The revised program fosters accountibility, and encourages participants to continuously broaden the scope of their professional development endeavors. Clearly, the design of this program could be utilized to standardize and further refine the nursing career ladder application process globally.

Keywords:
career; ladder; development
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegratingTheory, Standards of Performance, and Technology to Reach New Heights in Professional Nursing Developmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Joan A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Staci H.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Pien_GB
dc.author.detailsJoan A. Ellis, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, joan.ellis@womans.org; Staci H. Sullivan, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC, NEA-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307937-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>For many years, career ladder programs have been utilized by organizations to recognize excellence in clinical practice, as well as provide promotion opportunities for nurses at the bedside. These programs were not only adopted to recognize clinical expertise, but also to promote high standards of patient care. Unfortunately, competency assessment has been difficult to define in many cases, and advancement processes have lacked standardization in many career ladder initiatives. As part of our ANCC Magnet reaffirmation journey, our nursing division was committed to transforming our existing career ladder into a comprehensive professional development model grounded in theory, with clearly defined levels of prefessional performance. To reach our goal, a Professional Development Ad-hoc committee was established consisting of nursing administrators, educators, and clinicians from all specialty areas. The committee also worked collaboratively with the Information Systems team to design an electronic career ladder application to be utilized by committee members to conduct "blind reviews" of applications with participant identifiers removed. This program also generates reports relevant to certification rates, professional develoment activities reported by level, and committee participation. <p>After meeting bi-weekly for one year, a new Professional Development Program was implemented that is based on Jean Watson's Theory of Caring, as well as Patricia Benner's "From Novice to Expert" Model. ANA Standards of Professional Performance were also utilized to develop a customized, weighted "rubric" that clearly differentiates each practice level. An electronic portfolio is maintained by program participants that include all professional developement activities for the year, which is submitted as part of the electronic application process with the completed rubric. <p>The revised program fosters accountibility, and encourages participants to continuously broaden the scope of their professional development endeavors. Clearly, the design of this program could be utilized to standardize and further refine the nursing career ladder application process globally.en_GB
dc.subjectcareeren_GB
dc.subjectladderen_GB
dc.subjectdevelopmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:22Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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