How to Excel at Evaluating a New Graduate Nurse Residency Evidence-Based Practice Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602435
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
How to Excel at Evaluating a New Graduate Nurse Residency Evidence-Based Practice Program
Other Titles:
QSENizing the Practice Setting: A Three-Part Presentation, Applying the QSEN Framework to Practice [Symposium]
Author(s):
Mogensen, Donnya E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Kappa-at-Large
Author Details:
Donnya E. Mogensen, RN-BC, donnya.mogensen@childrenscolorado.org
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is an integral part of nursing and needs to be included in any program that transitions new nurses into practice. New Graduate Nurse Residency Programs (NGNRP) are designed to build knowledge, skills and attitudes of new nurses during this transition. The NGNRP in this example is a year-long program featuring three distinct components; classroom learning, clinical precepted experience and an EBP project. The EBP component is designed to ignite the spirit of inquiry and advance best practices. The EBP component includes classroom EBP curriculum, a hands-on EBP project and outcome measurement of the assimilation of evidence into practice. This presentation will focus on how a large academic healthcare system developed an innovative method to evaluate the EBP components within the NGNRP.  Currently, individual classes in the NGNRP are evaluated using a level one evaluation of objectives. Anecdotal evidence indicated residents gained knowledge of EBP, but were not always comfortable with the process of integrating evidence into practice. As a means of measuring the new graduate nurses transition in knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to EBP it was determined that a more summative program evaluation was needed. After a search of the literature no evaluation tool was discovered measuring EBP knowledge, skills and attitudes in the new graduate nurse population.  An innovative program evaluation tool was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of the didactic content and project completion of the EBP component within the NGNRP. Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies related to EBP were used as a reference during the development of the thirty question Likert scale tool. In addition, questions reflect separate categories of knowledge, skills and attitudes of the new graduate nurse around EBP competencies.  EBP surveys are distributed at the beginning of the residency and re-evaluated at 6 months and one year. This tool was originally designed as a program evaluation tool. Initial data indicates residents value EBP but lack knowledge and skills related to EBP models. Based on this initial data, program curriculum has been modified to encompass more details around EBP steps. Further application of this tool will be discussed.
Keywords:
competency; evidence based practice; residency
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15G05
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleHow to Excel at Evaluating a New Graduate Nurse Residency Evidence-Based Practice Programen
dc.title.alternativeQSENizing the Practice Setting: A Three-Part Presentation, Applying the QSEN Framework to Practice [Symposium]en
dc.contributor.authorMogensen, Donnya E.en
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Kappa-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsDonnya E. Mogensen, RN-BC, donnya.mogensen@childrenscolorado.orgen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602435en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is an integral part of nursing and needs to be included in any program that transitions new nurses into practice. New Graduate Nurse Residency Programs (NGNRP) are designed to build knowledge, skills and attitudes of new nurses during this transition. The NGNRP in this example is a year-long program featuring three distinct components; classroom learning, clinical precepted experience and an EBP project. The EBP component is designed to ignite the spirit of inquiry and advance best practices. The EBP component includes classroom EBP curriculum, a hands-on EBP project and outcome measurement of the assimilation of evidence into practice. This presentation will focus on how a large academic healthcare system developed an innovative method to evaluate the EBP components within the NGNRP.  Currently, individual classes in the NGNRP are evaluated using a level one evaluation of objectives. Anecdotal evidence indicated residents gained knowledge of EBP, but were not always comfortable with the process of integrating evidence into practice. As a means of measuring the new graduate nurses transition in knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to EBP it was determined that a more summative program evaluation was needed. After a search of the literature no evaluation tool was discovered measuring EBP knowledge, skills and attitudes in the new graduate nurse population.  An innovative program evaluation tool was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of the didactic content and project completion of the EBP component within the NGNRP. Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies related to EBP were used as a reference during the development of the thirty question Likert scale tool. In addition, questions reflect separate categories of knowledge, skills and attitudes of the new graduate nurse around EBP competencies.  EBP surveys are distributed at the beginning of the residency and re-evaluated at 6 months and one year. This tool was originally designed as a program evaluation tool. Initial data indicates residents value EBP but lack knowledge and skills related to EBP models. Based on this initial data, program curriculum has been modified to encompass more details around EBP steps. Further application of this tool will be discussed.en
dc.subjectcompetencyen
dc.subjectevidence based practiceen
dc.subjectresidencyen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:28:51Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:28:51Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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