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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623623
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Achieving Specialty Certification at a Community Hospital
Author(s):
Goodlett, Deborah; Redfearn, Stuart
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Deborah Goodlett, MSN, RN; Stuart Redfearn, MSN, RN
Abstract:

<p>Background: Specialty certification of nurses is linked to improved patient outcomes, such as quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction. Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioners struggle to promote nursing specialty certification in organizations due to common barriers identified by nurses, some of which include cost, test anxiety, lack of access to preparation courses and exam sites (Perlstein et al., 2014). In 2014, at a small community hospital, forty-five nurses held specialty certifications. The purpose of this evidenced based practice project was to increase the number of certified nurses at the facility by 10% in 2015 and again in 2016.</p>
<p>Methods: NPD practitioners will promote certification through education on certification process, benefits and reduction in barriers. The project started in January 2015. NPD practitioners provided education on the certification process through fact sheets and in-services. NPD practitioners presented information on a structured program to eliminate cost, process to facilitate journal clubs, and career planning sessions. The structured program includes a certification bonus, vouchers for examination cost and access to certification review information. The EBP team performed a literature review on certification, identified current and desired states.</p>
<p>Outcomes: In 2015, fifty-five nurses held specialty certifications, exceeding the project goal. Year to date 2016, fifty-nine nurses hold specialty certifications.</p>
<p>Conclusion: The increase in nurses certified in their specialty indicates success of this model. Opportunities included enhancing study group access and career development sessions.</p>

Keywords:
nursing certification; certification process
Repository Posting Date:
1-Dec-2017
Date of Publication:
1-Dec-2017
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
2017 ANPD Annual Convention
Conference Host:
Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Description:
2017 ANPD Annual Convention: Aspire to Transform. Held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleAchieving Specialty Certification at a Community Hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoodlett, Deborahen
dc.contributor.authorRedfearn, Stuarten
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsDeborah Goodlett, MSN, RN; Stuart Redfearn, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623623-
dc.description.abstract<p>&lt;p&gt;Background: Specialty certification of nurses is linked to improved patient outcomes, such as quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction. Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioners struggle to promote nursing specialty certification in organizations due to common barriers identified by nurses, some of which include cost, test anxiety, lack of access to preparation courses and exam sites (Perlstein et al., 2014). In 2014, at a small community hospital, forty-five nurses held specialty certifications. The purpose of this evidenced based practice project was to increase the number of certified nurses at the facility by 10% in 2015 and again in 2016.&lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p&gt;Methods: NPD practitioners will promote certification through education on certification process, benefits and reduction in barriers. The project started in January 2015. NPD practitioners provided education on the certification process through fact sheets and in-services. NPD practitioners presented information on a structured program to eliminate cost, process to facilitate journal clubs, and career planning sessions. The structured program includes a certification bonus, vouchers for examination cost and access to certification review information. The EBP team performed a literature review on certification, identified current and desired states.&lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p&gt;Outcomes: In 2015, fifty-five nurses held specialty certifications, exceeding the project goal. Year to date 2016, fifty-nine nurses hold specialty certifications.&lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p&gt;Conclusion: The increase in nurses certified in their specialty indicates success of this model. Opportunities included enhancing study group access and career development sessions.&lt;/p&gt;</p>en
dc.subjectnursing certificationen
dc.subjectcertification processen
dc.date.available2017-12-01T19:45:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-01-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01T19:45:38Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name2017 ANPD Annual Conventionen
dc.conference.hostAssociation for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)en
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen
dc.description2017 ANPD Annual Convention: Aspire to Transform. Held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.en
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