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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338372
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Recruitment and Retention: Embracing Technology
Author(s):
Lawrence, Wanda; Holland, Cecil A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Lambda
Author Details:
Wanda Lawrence, PhD, RN, MSN, lawrencew@wssu.edu; Cecil A. Holland, PhD, EdD, MSN, MEd, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, and Thursday, September 25, 2014: Improving Recruitment and Retention: Embracing Technology. BACKGROUND: In conversation with chapter leaders, several barriers have been identified regarding member participation in local chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI). In 2011, the participation of our local chapter decreased tremendously. The executive board was concerned with this and strategies were implemented to improve recruitment and retention of members. Generally when students graduate, they were not regularly participating in the chapter. It was also challenging to get faculty or nurse leaders to the meetings due to scheduling conflicts. Participation is essential for achieving the goals and objectives of the organization. Thus it was apparent that recruitment and retention needed improvement. SIGNIFICANCE: The local chapter had several goals for community service as well as to prepare members for leadership positions. The chapter needed to engage more members in order to achieve the call to action as recommended by the STTI president. If members did not participate, the chapter would not be able to achieve the objectives of the organization. DESIGN: In 2012, the executive board of the chapter established goals to improve recruitment and retention of members. We designed T-shirts for current members to display the spirit of the organization. We visited classes of undergraduate and graduate nursing students to introduce the chapter and its goals and vision. We also made arrangements to organize display tables at two of the local hospitals to attract interest of our nurse leaders. Other strategies were also implemented. In 2012-2013, we implemented virtual chapter meetings. We included the use of COLLOBORATE so that chapter members could attend meetings even if it was not face-to-face. Members received the virtual link prior to the chapter meetings and could log in 15 minutes prior to the meeting time. Members were able to participate in the discussions, even if they were not in the physical location of the meeting. CONCLUSION: The chapter has demonstrated effective and precise communication through various forms of technology and media usage to enhance communication among our chapter members. The recruitment and retention strategies demonstrated effective outcomes and member participation improved. This presentation will discuss the challenges, strategies implemented and the outcome.
Keywords:
Recruitment; technology; Retention
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST6
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleImproving Recruitment and Retention: Embracing Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Wandaen
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Cecil A.en
dc.contributor.departmentRho Lambdaen
dc.author.detailsWanda Lawrence, PhD, RN, MSN, lawrencew@wssu.edu; Cecil A. Holland, PhD, EdD, MSN, MEd, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338372-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, and Thursday, September 25, 2014: Improving Recruitment and Retention: Embracing Technology. BACKGROUND: In conversation with chapter leaders, several barriers have been identified regarding member participation in local chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI). In 2011, the participation of our local chapter decreased tremendously. The executive board was concerned with this and strategies were implemented to improve recruitment and retention of members. Generally when students graduate, they were not regularly participating in the chapter. It was also challenging to get faculty or nurse leaders to the meetings due to scheduling conflicts. Participation is essential for achieving the goals and objectives of the organization. Thus it was apparent that recruitment and retention needed improvement. SIGNIFICANCE: The local chapter had several goals for community service as well as to prepare members for leadership positions. The chapter needed to engage more members in order to achieve the call to action as recommended by the STTI president. If members did not participate, the chapter would not be able to achieve the objectives of the organization. DESIGN: In 2012, the executive board of the chapter established goals to improve recruitment and retention of members. We designed T-shirts for current members to display the spirit of the organization. We visited classes of undergraduate and graduate nursing students to introduce the chapter and its goals and vision. We also made arrangements to organize display tables at two of the local hospitals to attract interest of our nurse leaders. Other strategies were also implemented. In 2012-2013, we implemented virtual chapter meetings. We included the use of COLLOBORATE so that chapter members could attend meetings even if it was not face-to-face. Members received the virtual link prior to the chapter meetings and could log in 15 minutes prior to the meeting time. Members were able to participate in the discussions, even if they were not in the physical location of the meeting. CONCLUSION: The chapter has demonstrated effective and precise communication through various forms of technology and media usage to enhance communication among our chapter members. The recruitment and retention strategies demonstrated effective outcomes and member participation improved. This presentation will discuss the challenges, strategies implemented and the outcome.en
dc.subjectRecruitmenten
dc.subjecttechnologyen
dc.subjectRetentionen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:36:27Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:36:27Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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