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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601547
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy
Author(s):
Vlasich, Cynthia; Minnie, Karin C.S.; Clevenger, Kay
Author Details:
Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN, cynthia@stti.org; Karin C.S. Minnie, RN, RM, Karin.Minnie@nwu.ac.za; Kay Clevenger, RN, kay@stti.org
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: Celebrating over 10 years of success, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, has advanced the leadership skills of maternal and child nurses and nurse midwives in its 18-month Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCH). This academy was developed and continues to be supported in partnership with Johnson & Johnson. MCH is designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills gained and apply them in health systems for long term and sustainable impact. Over the duration of the academy, mentees are paired with mentors and faculty advisors to plan and implement an inter-professional project. These nurses and nurse midwives involved in the academy work with mothers and babies up to age 5 in a variety of health care settings across the globe. Two hundred and ninety six (296) nurses and nurse midwives have taken part in the MCH academy from 6 countries, to date. During this presentation we will discuss the MCH Academy model, and present the results of the cohorts. At the conclusion of the 18-month academy the mentees demonstrate the leadership knowledge skills and abilities learned through dissemination of project results according to the principles of evidence-based research at an international conference. Examples include a MCH project at a public hospital in North West Province South Africa providing training on correct use of pantograms. The initial training led to a 58% reduction in inappropriate admissions. The training is now a permanent seminar and has been expanded across the hospitals' feeder clinics and district wide. Another MCH project was developed to conduct an educational needs assessment, identify a breastfeeding curriculum, execute the mandatory breastfeeding training, and track nurse and patient outcomes pre- and post- the educational intervention. A nurse-driven breastfeeding educational intervention has the potential to increase nurse knowledge, patient satisfaction, and the overall reputation of a hospital. Based on the success of the North American Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy a pilot Academy was established in South Africa in 2012. The first cohort of the Africa Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCH) was launched in 2014; MCH and the projects of the mentees have been successfully implemented and shown to be sustainable. The faculty involved in the Africa MCH, along with their partners from STTI North America and J&J, continue to modify the program and content to fit the African cultural context. The process to adapt MCH to the African context is complex and an ongoing exercise. The way in which the various aspects of the Africa MCH have been adapted to this point and the lessons we learned will be shared during this presentation. Based on the reports of the MCH participants, 90% of the academy projects are sustained at their institution because of policy changes and improved patient care. The MCH academy experience instills individual leadership knowledge in nurses and nurse midwives, enabling them to expand their scope of influence, lead multidisciplinary teams and facilitate health care systems changes in order to improve the quality of patient care.
Keywords:
International Leadership Institute; Leadership; Maternal Child Health
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15M01
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMaternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academyen
dc.contributor.authorVlasich, Cynthiaen
dc.contributor.authorMinnie, Karin C.S.en
dc.contributor.authorClevenger, Kayen
dc.author.detailsCynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN, cynthia@stti.org; Karin C.S. Minnie, RN, RM, Karin.Minnie@nwu.ac.za; Kay Clevenger, RN, kay@stti.orgen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601547-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: Celebrating over 10 years of success, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, has advanced the leadership skills of maternal and child nurses and nurse midwives in its 18-month Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCH). This academy was developed and continues to be supported in partnership with Johnson & Johnson. MCH is designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills gained and apply them in health systems for long term and sustainable impact. Over the duration of the academy, mentees are paired with mentors and faculty advisors to plan and implement an inter-professional project. These nurses and nurse midwives involved in the academy work with mothers and babies up to age 5 in a variety of health care settings across the globe. Two hundred and ninety six (296) nurses and nurse midwives have taken part in the MCH academy from 6 countries, to date. During this presentation we will discuss the MCH Academy model, and present the results of the cohorts. At the conclusion of the 18-month academy the mentees demonstrate the leadership knowledge skills and abilities learned through dissemination of project results according to the principles of evidence-based research at an international conference. Examples include a MCH project at a public hospital in North West Province South Africa providing training on correct use of pantograms. The initial training led to a 58% reduction in inappropriate admissions. The training is now a permanent seminar and has been expanded across the hospitals' feeder clinics and district wide. Another MCH project was developed to conduct an educational needs assessment, identify a breastfeeding curriculum, execute the mandatory breastfeeding training, and track nurse and patient outcomes pre- and post- the educational intervention. A nurse-driven breastfeeding educational intervention has the potential to increase nurse knowledge, patient satisfaction, and the overall reputation of a hospital. Based on the success of the North American Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy a pilot Academy was established in South Africa in 2012. The first cohort of the Africa Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Maternal Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCH) was launched in 2014; MCH and the projects of the mentees have been successfully implemented and shown to be sustainable. The faculty involved in the Africa MCH, along with their partners from STTI North America and J&J, continue to modify the program and content to fit the African cultural context. The process to adapt MCH to the African context is complex and an ongoing exercise. The way in which the various aspects of the Africa MCH have been adapted to this point and the lessons we learned will be shared during this presentation. Based on the reports of the MCH participants, 90% of the academy projects are sustained at their institution because of policy changes and improved patient care. The MCH academy experience instills individual leadership knowledge in nurses and nurse midwives, enabling them to expand their scope of influence, lead multidisciplinary teams and facilitate health care systems changes in order to improve the quality of patient care.en
dc.subjectInternational Leadership Instituteen
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.subjectMaternal Child Healthen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:39:23Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:39:23Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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