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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603064
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Service Learning in RN to BSN Leadership Service Learning
Other Titles:
Developing Nurse Leaders Through Service Learning [Session]
Author(s):
Conway, Cheryl Moseley
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Psi
Author Details:
Cheryl Moseley Conway, RN-BC, NE-BC, cmconway@email.wcu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing Report, there need to be innovative strategies to meet the goals to attain the education percentages set forth by 2020. The Western Carolina University RN to BSN Program includes a leadership practicum in which the student spends 60 precepted hours with a preceptor with his/her BSN or higher nursing degree in a nursing leadership role. Background The leadership practicum has a dual course component which includes a professional synthesis project that is an approved service learning course by the University and completed during the semester. Miller and Anderson (2007) describe service learning as a student educational experience with participation in community partnership for academic credit. The model is based upon transformational leadership and the facilitation of the relationship between the preceptor and the student during the semester. The leadership professional synthesis project focus is a leadership topic that is both needed by the site and a learning opportunity for the student. Description of Innovation The RN completing the RN to BSN program engages in the experience of collaborating with his or her preceptor to establish a leadership project topic that is of service to the site and a learning opportunity. This experience provides the opportunity to build skills in finding evidence-based resources, communicate, and foster time-management. The student documents weekly field notes toward completing the project and shares experiences during the semester. Implications for Practice The leadership practicum experience creates a new awareness for many students. During synchronous sessions, students share comments about presenting for the first time, seeing leadership roles “from a new perspective”, enjoying the work on projects, and a feeling of empowerment that was not felt previously. During the semester, there are emerging leadership skills that develop as students seek information and present findings. Previous project topics have included: seeking evidence-based information for a grant; participating on a role-description planning team; gathering evidence-based data for a  new orientee guide; finding evidence-based information for policy revisions/guideline revisions; participating in audits/preparation for accreditation; preparing for Magnet designation; gathering information for Beacon Award preparation; education RNs about nursing incivility, and many other ideas. These emerging BSNs have shared comments about being empowered through the process of being precepted/mentored and creating a project that would be used in the practice setting.
Keywords:
Service Learning; Emerging Leader; RN to BSN
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15B13
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.titleService Learning in RN to BSN Leadership Service Learningen
dc.title.alternativeDeveloping Nurse Leaders Through Service Learning [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorConway, Cheryl Moseleyen
dc.contributor.departmentEta Psien
dc.author.detailsCheryl Moseley Conway, RN-BC, NE-BC, cmconway@email.wcu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603064en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing Report, there need to be innovative strategies to meet the goals to attain the education percentages set forth by 2020. The Western Carolina University RN to BSN Program includes a leadership practicum in which the student spends 60 precepted hours with a preceptor with his/her BSN or higher nursing degree in a nursing leadership role. Background The leadership practicum has a dual course component which includes a professional synthesis project that is an approved service learning course by the University and completed during the semester. Miller and Anderson (2007) describe service learning as a student educational experience with participation in community partnership for academic credit. The model is based upon transformational leadership and the facilitation of the relationship between the preceptor and the student during the semester. The leadership professional synthesis project focus is a leadership topic that is both needed by the site and a learning opportunity for the student. Description of Innovation The RN completing the RN to BSN program engages in the experience of collaborating with his or her preceptor to establish a leadership project topic that is of service to the site and a learning opportunity. This experience provides the opportunity to build skills in finding evidence-based resources, communicate, and foster time-management. The student documents weekly field notes toward completing the project and shares experiences during the semester. Implications for Practice The leadership practicum experience creates a new awareness for many students. During synchronous sessions, students share comments about presenting for the first time, seeing leadership roles “from a new perspective”, enjoying the work on projects, and a feeling of empowerment that was not felt previously. During the semester, there are emerging leadership skills that develop as students seek information and present findings. Previous project topics have included: seeking evidence-based information for a grant; participating on a role-description planning team; gathering evidence-based data for a  new orientee guide; finding evidence-based information for policy revisions/guideline revisions; participating in audits/preparation for accreditation; preparing for Magnet designation; gathering information for Beacon Award preparation; education RNs about nursing incivility, and many other ideas. These emerging BSNs have shared comments about being empowered through the process of being precepted/mentored and creating a project that would be used in the practice setting.en
dc.subjectService Learningen
dc.subjectEmerging Leaderen
dc.subjectRN to BSNen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:42:33Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:42:33Zen
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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