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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308679
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leading change in a distance-based baccalaureate program
Author(s):
Williams, Amber Proctor; Poslusny, Susan M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Xi
Author Details:
Amber Proctor Williams, DNP, MSN APRN, proctora@mailbox.sc.edu; Susan M. Poslusny, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Nurses are vital to the healthcare in rural areas and rural areas have greater shortages of nurses than urban areas. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses (BSN) are needed to address the increasingly complex healthcare and community needs in rural counties. Publicly funded universities have a mandate to provide access to education in needed disciplines across the state.

Purpose: The purpose of this research utilization study was to assess the feasibility of expanding the current distance-based rural BSN program from a systems level and implement major change within a system.  

Method: Using Kotter’s eight stage change process, organizational assessment served to deconstruct the complexity surrounding the feasibility of expansion. A strategic plan using logic models and system-specific metrics guided decision-making regarding the allocation of scarce resources to expand BSN enrollments and add a simulation lab at the regional campus.

Results: The study found that an effective way to recruit and retain nurses in rural areas is to educate them where they live. Distance education (DE) was an effective means of educating nursing students in rural areas. Enhanced technology revolutionized DE and allowed expansion of an already effective nursing education program to a rural area. Collaborative partnerships  helped to address the interdependent needs of academia, service, and the community.,

Conclusions: This partnership demonstrated a cost-effective way to provide affordable baccalaureate education in rural areas and enhance the mission of a state university system to serve its citizens. This project illustrated how leaders prepared at the PhD and DNP levels  in nursing education can collaborate to lead change within a complex state university system.

Keywords:
leading change; nursing leadership; organizational change
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeading change in a distance-based baccalaureate programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Amber Proctoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorPoslusny, Susan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsAmber Proctor Williams, DNP, MSN APRN, proctora@mailbox.sc.edu; Susan M. Poslusny, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308679-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Nurses are vital to the healthcare in rural areas and rural areas have greater shortages of nurses than urban areas. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses (BSN) are needed to address the increasingly complex healthcare and community needs in rural counties. Publicly funded universities have a mandate to provide access to education in needed disciplines across the state. <p>Purpose: The purpose of this research utilization study was to assess the feasibility of expanding the current distance-based rural BSN program from a systems level and implement major change within a system.   <p>Method: Using Kotter’s eight stage change process, organizational assessment served to deconstruct the complexity surrounding the feasibility of expansion. A strategic plan using logic models and system-specific metrics guided decision-making regarding the allocation of scarce resources to expand BSN enrollments and add a simulation lab at the regional campus. <p>Results: The study found that an effective way to recruit and retain nurses in rural areas is to educate them where they live. Distance education (DE) was an effective means of educating nursing students in rural areas. Enhanced technology revolutionized DE and allowed expansion of an already effective nursing education program to a rural area. Collaborative partnerships  helped to address the interdependent needs of academia, service, and the community., <p>Conclusions: This partnership demonstrated a cost-effective way to provide affordable baccalaureate education in rural areas and enhance the mission of a state university system to serve its citizens. This project illustrated how leaders prepared at the PhD and DNP levels  in nursing education can collaborate to lead change within a complex state university system.en_GB
dc.subjectleading changeen_GB
dc.subjectnursing leadershipen_GB
dc.subjectorganizational changeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:40Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:40Z-
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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