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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308311
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Giving Back: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Author(s):
Briseno, Alejandra; Gibling, Gena M; Rowlett, Cindy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Sigma
Author Details:
Alejandra Briseno, BSN, RN, abriseno@chla.usc.edu; Gena M Gibling, RN, BSN; Cindy Rowlett, BSN, PHN
Abstract:

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

Purpose:  Professionalism and understanding what it means is an important concept in the journey from novice to expert for preceptors and RN Residents as well as insuring a future of high professional standards.  As role models for our new nurses, preceptors are in a position to exemplify and teach the different guises of professionalism.  As past RN Residents we wanted to foster professionalism and elevate the preceptor role in an effort to give back.

Methods: One cohort of RN Residents was given the preceptor evaluation prior to implementing changes.  In our subsequent Preceptor Workshops we had a lecture emphasizing Preceptor Best Practices as outlined by our RN Residency Program.  We also implemented a Preceptor Application to be completed in order to attend the workshop including, manager approval, peer recommendations and active involvement in unit committees.  Lastly, we gave a Preceptor Evaluation to each RN Resident after completion of the Residency Program.

Results: Since implementing our changes, we have noticed improvement in the professional practices of our preceptors.  Since 2011, we have improved in many areas.  For example our personal cell phone use went from 41% “using seldom” to 95% “using never”.   Referencing Policy and Procedures with teaching improved from 55.9% “frequently” to 68.4% “always.”  Socializing with other staff remained “occasionally” from 55.9% to 80%, but was accompanied by a note from the RN Resident that it was usually at the end of their orientation and that they did not feel neglected but rather part of the team.

Conclusion: Based on these results, the addition of the Preceptor Applications, and Emphasizing Preceptor Best Practices in our workshop were effective interventions towards professionalism.  We expect as we continue to evaluate our preceptors that we will continue to see the same results so that we continue to deliver safe, high-quality, professional nursing care.

Keywords:
Role Modeling; Professionalism; Precepting
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.titleGiving Back: Actions Speak Louder Than Wordsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBriseno, Alejandraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGibling, Gena Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorRowlett, Cindyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAlejandra Briseno, BSN, RN, abriseno@chla.usc.edu; Gena M Gibling, RN, BSN; Cindy Rowlett, BSN, PHNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308311-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Purpose:  </b>Professionalism and understanding what it means is an important concept in the journey from novice to expert for preceptors and RN Residents as well as insuring a future of high professional standards.  As role models for our new nurses, preceptors are in a position to exemplify and teach the different guises of professionalism.  As past RN Residents we wanted to foster professionalism and elevate the preceptor role in an effort to give back. <p><b>Methods:</b> One cohort of RN Residents was given the preceptor evaluation prior to implementing changes.  In our subsequent Preceptor Workshops we had a lecture emphasizing Preceptor Best Practices as outlined by our RN Residency Program.  We also implemented a Preceptor Application to be completed in order to attend the workshop including, manager approval, peer recommendations and active involvement in unit committees.  Lastly, we gave a Preceptor Evaluation to each RN Resident after completion of the Residency Program. <p><b>Results:</b> Since implementing our changes, we have noticed improvement in the professional practices of our preceptors.  Since 2011, we have improved in many areas.  For example our personal cell phone use went from 41% “using seldom” to 95% “using never”.   Referencing Policy and Procedures with teaching improved from 55.9% “frequently” to 68.4% “always.”  Socializing with other staff remained “occasionally” from 55.9% to 80%, but was accompanied by a note from the RN Resident that it was usually at the end of their orientation and that they did not feel neglected but rather part of the team. <p><b>Conclusion:</b> Based on these results, the addition of the Preceptor Applications, and Emphasizing Preceptor Best Practices in our workshop were effective interventions towards professionalism.  We expect as we continue to evaluate our preceptors that we will continue to see the same results so that we continue to deliver safe, high-quality, professional nursing care.en_GB
dc.subjectRole Modelingen_GB
dc.subjectProfessionalismen_GB
dc.subjectPreceptingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:39Z-
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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