Developing a rural advanced practice organization: a personal experience

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308503
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing a rural advanced practice organization: a personal experience
Author(s):
Presley, Chaundel L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Chaundel L. Presley, APRN, DNP, FNP-BC, cpresley2@sycamores.indstate.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose: To develop a local advanced practice nursing organization in a rural geographic area. Goals for the organization were to provide professional networking opportunities, to assess and encourage the use of evidence- based practice, and to focus on specific community health needs in the context of local health care providers.

Methods: Lewin’s change theory served as the foundation for this project. Hand delivered brochures and a verbal project introduction were given to all APNs, PAs and students in the county.  Anonymous pre- and post-participation surveys were distributed along with two established evidence-based practice assessment scales to determine group needs. Monthly meetings commenced and included facilities and meals provided by the local critical access hospital, community announcements, and a presentation of various topics with a consistent evidence-based theme.  After six months, a newsletter with organization highlights was distributed. Regular verbal and written topic evaluations were elicited during the project period.

Results: Twenty-two invitations to participate were extended, and 14 returned pre-participation surveys. Meeting attendance varied, with nine participants attending at least one meeting during the defined six month period. All original contacts were informed of upcoming meetings and pertinent group announcements. Means of communication were through email, text messaging, paper flyers delivered to practice settings, and the group’s newly developed website. No fees were charged for participation, and efforts were made to avoid presentations with any commercial sponsorship focus.

Conclusion: A small core group of attendees emerged over time. Those attending voiced excitement that the group had formed, and found attendance to be a worthwhile effort. Many ideas for future meetings were brainstormed, and a template was developed for members to develop clinical questions for discussion at future meetings. The group continues to meet and evolve based on participant needs and feedback as well as results from the evidence-based practice scales.

Keywords:
Evidence-based practice; Organization; Advanced Practice
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping a rural advanced practice organization: a personal experienceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPresley, Chaundel L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsChaundel L. Presley, APRN, DNP, FNP-BC, cpresley2@sycamores.indstate.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308503-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>To develop a local advanced practice nursing organization in a rural geographic area. Goals for the organization were to provide professional networking opportunities, to assess and encourage the use of evidence- based practice, and to focus on specific community health needs in the context of local health care providers. <p><b>Methods: </b>Lewin’s change theory served as the foundation for this project. Hand delivered brochures and a verbal project introduction were given to all<b> </b>APNs, PAs and students in the county.  Anonymous pre- and post-participation surveys were distributed along with two established evidence-based practice assessment scales to determine group needs. Monthly meetings commenced and included facilities and meals provided by the local critical access hospital, community announcements, and a presentation of various topics with a consistent evidence-based theme.  After six months, a newsletter with organization highlights was distributed. Regular verbal and written topic evaluations were elicited during the project period. <p><b>Results: </b>Twenty-two invitations to participate were extended, and 14 returned pre-participation surveys. Meeting attendance varied, with nine participants attending at least one meeting during the defined six month period. All original contacts were informed of upcoming meetings and pertinent group announcements. Means of communication were through email, text messaging, paper flyers delivered to practice settings, and the group’s newly developed website. No fees were charged for participation, and efforts were made to avoid presentations with any commercial sponsorship focus. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>A small core group of attendees emerged over time. Those attending voiced excitement that the group had formed, and found attendance to be a worthwhile effort. Many ideas for future meetings were brainstormed, and a template was developed for members to develop clinical questions for discussion at future meetings. The group continues to meet and evolve based on participant needs and feedback as well as results from the evidence-based practice scales.en_GB
dc.subjectEvidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectOrganizationen_GB
dc.subjectAdvanced Practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:12Z-
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
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