Building partnerships, building a future: Alumni, Sigma Theta Tau, & adjunct roles in the school of nursing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308078
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building partnerships, building a future: Alumni, Sigma Theta Tau, & adjunct roles in the school of nursing
Author(s):
Chichester, Melanie; McBeth, Lisa; DeCaire, Anne M.; Drake, Patricia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Xi
Author Details:
Melanie Chichester, BSN, RNC-OB, mchichester@christianacare.org; Lisa McBeth, MSN, RN; Anne M. DeCaire, BSN; Patricia Drake, MSN, RNC
Abstract:

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

Purpose:

Nursing programs continue to experience faculty shortages. We demonstrate how, using Sigma chapters and alumni networks, nursing programs can draw on experienced clinicians to ease classroom load.

Methods:

Nurse clinicians who choose to remain at the bedside possess a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help expand opportunities for students to apply learning to real life situations. Nursing program alumni are a good fit to adjunct/clinical teaching by understanding the uniqueness and rigor expected of their own Alma mater. Further, alumni who are Sigma members are often the clinical experts who can bridge theory and clinical expertise for BSN students. Sigma chapters can draw on these clinicians to teach specialty topics in baccalaureate programs. When faculty/active Sigma chapter members are on hospital floors or at professional meetings, they should seek expert clinicians and invite them to present to students. This provides nurse clinicians with an opportunity for professional development, as well as the opportunity to become engaged with their local Sigma chapter.

Results:

Since 2003, a nurse clinician has been teaching a specialty lecture on perinatal loss in our nursing program as part of the maternity semester. The relationship has grown to where the Sigma chapter inducted the expert clinician into the chapter and has mentored her within the chapter to consider officer roles. She has since taken on a second specialty topic (postpartum hemorrhage), which also includes simulation lab time.

Conclusion:

  Networks are built through hands reaching out and offering opportunity. Alumni serve as role models for current students in career foci and direction. Collaboration between nurse clinicians and Sigma chapters/educators promotes giving back to the next generation, while also introducing the role of nurse educator to direct care providers, contributing to moving forward in professional growth, responsibility, and accountability.

Keywords:
Adjunct faculty; nurse clinicians; nursing program
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.titleBuilding partnerships, building a future: Alumni, Sigma Theta Tau, & adjunct roles in the school of nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChichester, Melanieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcBeth, Lisaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDeCaire, Anne M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDrake, Patriciaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsMelanie Chichester, BSN, RNC-OB, mchichester@christianacare.org; Lisa McBeth, MSN, RN; Anne M. DeCaire, BSN; Patricia Drake, MSN, RNCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308078-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><p align="left" dir="ltr">Purpose: <p><b><b><b><span><b><span><span lang="EN"></span></b>Nursing programs continue to experience faculty shortages. We demonstrate how, using Sigma chapters and alumni networks, nursing programs can draw on experienced clinicians to ease classroom load.<b></b></span></b></span></b></b><p align="left" dir="ltr">Methods: <p>Nurse clinicians who choose to remain at the bedside possess a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help expand opportunities for students to apply learning to real life situations. Nursing program alumni are a good fit to adjunct/clinical teaching by understanding the uniqueness and rigor expected of their own Alma mater. Further, alumni who are Sigma members are often the clinical experts who can bridge theory and clinical expertise for BSN students. Sigma chapters can draw on these clinicians to teach specialty topics in baccalaureate programs. When faculty/active Sigma chapter members are on hospital floors or at professional meetings, they should seek expert clinicians and invite them to present to students. This provides nurse clinicians with an opportunity for professional development, as well as the opportunity to become engaged with their local Sigma chapter. <p>Results: <p><b><b><b><span><b><span><b><span><b><span></b>Since 2003, a nurse clinician has been teaching a specialty lecture on perinatal loss in our nursing program as part of the maternity semester. The relationship has grown to where the Sigma chapter inducted the expert clinician into the chapter and has mentored her within the chapter to consider officer roles. She has since taken on a second specialty topic (postpartum hemorrhage), which also includes simulation lab time. </span></b></span></b><b><b><span><b><span></b></span></b></span></b></span></b></span></b></b><p align="left" dir="ltr">Conclusion: <p><b><b><span><b><span><b><span><b><span></b>  Networks are built through hands reaching out and offering opportunity. Alumni serve as role models for current students in career foci and direction. Collaboration between nurse clinicians and Sigma chapters/educators promotes giving back to the next generation, while also introducing the role of nurse educator to direct care providers, contributing to moving forward in professional growth, responsibility, and accountability.</span></b></span></b></span></b></span></b>en_GB
dc.subjectAdjunct facultyen_GB
dc.subjectnurse cliniciansen_GB
dc.subjectnursing programen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:36Z-
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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