Assessing an Academic Nursing Partnership for Acuity Adaptable Units

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620296
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Assessing an Academic Nursing Partnership for Acuity Adaptable Units
Author(s):
Kitchens, Jennifer L.; Keen, Peggy; Little, Amy; Blue, Lee Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Jennifer L. Kitchens, RN, ACNS-BC, CVRN, jennifer.kitchens@eskenazihealth.edu; Peggy Keen, RN; Amy Little, ; Lee Ann Blue, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: Purpose:� The purpose was to assess a school of nursing Bachelor of Science pre-licensure program and healthcare system partnership on Acuity Adaptable (AA) units. � Background: ��Western Governors University (WGU) is an accredited, online nursing school with a competency-based learning model.� Clinical education is comprised of learning skills and patient care competencies in simulation labs followed by agency-based clinical intensives.� One of the agency-based clinical sites is the AA units at Eskenazi Health where students are guided by expert AA staff nurses (Clinical Coaches) who provide coaching and clinical learning opportunities.� Eskenazi Health is a county safety net facility with 320 inpatient beds.� The Acuity Adaptable Units are located on 3 hospital floors with 144 capable beds.� All rooms are telemetry capable, private and have patient ceiling lift equipment. �� Description:� The Clinical Coaches (CC) and Clinical Instructor (CI) were trained by WGU and met school requirements.� The CI is a�Clinical Nurse Specialist at Eskenazi Health on the Acuity Adaptable Units.� Students attend clinicals on the AA units for 3 courses: CASAL I, CASAL II, and Chronic Care.� If available, students have the same CC and CI for all three clinical experiences.� Each clinical group has 10 students.� Students work the CC?s schedule and complete 60 hours of clinical for CASALI and II and 72 hours for Chronic Care.� Students are evaluated by the CC and CI.� Additionally, the CI evaluates the students? weekly journal and facilitates the online post-conference.� Outcome: ��The partnership began in 2012.� A total of 5 cohorts (3 clinical groups per cohort) were completed on the Acuity Adaptable units.� The sixth cohort will end shortly and�the seventh cohort will soon begin.� Students reported satisfaction with having consistency in CI, CC, and clinical site and enjoyed real-life learning experiences.� Three WGU graduates are currently employed as Eskenazi RNs.� Interpretation: ��The partnership should continue to be evaluated.� A formal evaluation process of CC and CI experiences should be included in future evaluations.�
Keywords:
academic-practice partnerships; student nursing clinical experiences; student nursing preceptors
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16PST133
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleAssessing an Academic Nursing Partnership for Acuity Adaptable Unitsen
dc.contributor.authorKitchens, Jennifer L.en
dc.contributor.authorKeen, Peggyen
dc.contributor.authorLittle, Amyen
dc.contributor.authorBlue, Lee Annen
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen
dc.author.detailsJennifer L. Kitchens, RN, ACNS-BC, CVRN, jennifer.kitchens@eskenazihealth.edu; Peggy Keen, RN; Amy Little, ; Lee Ann Blue, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620296-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: Purpose:� The purpose was to assess a school of nursing Bachelor of Science pre-licensure program and healthcare system partnership on Acuity Adaptable (AA) units. � Background: ��Western Governors University (WGU) is an accredited, online nursing school with a competency-based learning model.� Clinical education is comprised of learning skills and patient care competencies in simulation labs followed by agency-based clinical intensives.� One of the agency-based clinical sites is the AA units at Eskenazi Health where students are guided by expert AA staff nurses (Clinical Coaches) who provide coaching and clinical learning opportunities.� Eskenazi Health is a county safety net facility with 320 inpatient beds.� The Acuity Adaptable Units are located on 3 hospital floors with 144 capable beds.� All rooms are telemetry capable, private and have patient ceiling lift equipment. �� Description:� The Clinical Coaches (CC) and Clinical Instructor (CI) were trained by WGU and met school requirements.� The CI is a�Clinical Nurse Specialist at Eskenazi Health on the Acuity Adaptable Units.� Students attend clinicals on the AA units for 3 courses: CASAL I, CASAL II, and Chronic Care.� If available, students have the same CC and CI for all three clinical experiences.� Each clinical group has 10 students.� Students work the CC?s schedule and complete 60 hours of clinical for CASALI and II and 72 hours for Chronic Care.� Students are evaluated by the CC and CI.� Additionally, the CI evaluates the students? weekly journal and facilitates the online post-conference.� Outcome: ��The partnership began in 2012.� A total of 5 cohorts (3 clinical groups per cohort) were completed on the Acuity Adaptable units.� The sixth cohort will end shortly and�the seventh cohort will soon begin.� Students reported satisfaction with having consistency in CI, CC, and clinical site and enjoyed real-life learning experiences.� Three WGU graduates are currently employed as Eskenazi RNs.� Interpretation: ��The partnership should continue to be evaluated.� A formal evaluation process of CC and CI experiences should be included in future evaluations.�en
dc.subjectacademic-practice partnershipsen
dc.subjectstudent nursing clinical experiencesen
dc.subjectstudent nursing preceptorsen
dc.date.available2016-09-16T14:23:56Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T14:23:56Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
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