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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623633
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Transforming NPD Practice by Increasing Certification Rates
Author(s):
Shonka, Nicki; Clarke, Susan; Baske, Lisa
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Nicki Shonka, MS, RN-BC, CPN; Susan B. Clarke, MS, RNC-NIC, RN-BC, CNS; Lisa Baske, MS, RN-BC
Abstract:

<p>Ongoing professional development is essential to maintain the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for current nursing professional development (NPD) practice. Specialty certification delineates the Professional Development Specialist role in the latest edition of the NPD Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd ed. A team was inspired after attending the Association for Nurses in Professional Development 2016 conference to transform all NPD practitioners into specialists. This presentation will focus on one team’s efforts to increase NPD certification rates at a pediatric academic organization.</p>
<p>This team employed a leap to NPD certification campaign. One of the engaging interventions to increase certification rates was to host an onsite two-day certification preparation course led by expert faculty. The course included an extensive review of foundational concepts and test taking concepts, including a practice exam. Another intervention was to develop confidence by designing monthly group study activities. Finally, a NPD certification mentor was made available to guide practitioners on their certification journey.</p>
<p>There are 29 NPD practitioners with a current NPD certification rate of 28%. The goal is to increase the rate to 50% by June of 2017. The NPD leap to certification campaign was designed to support the role development of the NPD practitioner. NPD practitioners are leaders in the promotion of certification and lifelong learning. It is critical for practitioners to role model this certification competency by advancing the NPD profession. Specialty certification in NPD also promotes the value of NPD practice in the healthcare setting.</p>

Keywords:
Professional development; NPD Certification
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.titleTransforming NPD Practice by Increasing Certification Ratesen_US
dc.contributor.authorShonka, Nickien
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorBaske, Lisaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsNicki Shonka, MS, RN-BC, CPN; Susan B. Clarke, MS, RNC-NIC, RN-BC, CNS; Lisa Baske, MS, RN-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623633-
dc.description.abstract<p>&lt;p&gt;Ongoing professional development is essential to maintain the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for current nursing professional development (NPD) practice. Specialty certification delineates the Professional Development Specialist role in the latest edition of the NPD Scope and Standards of Practice, 3rd ed. A team was inspired after attending the Association for Nurses in Professional Development 2016 conference to transform all NPD practitioners into specialists. This presentation will focus on one team&rsquo;s efforts to increase NPD certification rates at a pediatric academic organization.&lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p&gt;This team employed a leap to NPD certification campaign. One of the engaging interventions to increase certification rates was to host an onsite two-day certification preparation course led by expert faculty. The course included an extensive review of foundational concepts and test taking concepts, including a practice exam. Another intervention was to develop confidence by designing monthly group study activities. Finally, a NPD certification mentor was made available to guide practitioners on their certification journey.&lt;/p&gt;<br />&lt;p&gt;There are 29 NPD practitioners with a current NPD certification rate of 28%. The goal is to increase the rate to 50% by June of 2017. The NPD leap to certification campaign was designed to support the role development of the NPD practitioner. NPD practitioners are leaders in the promotion of certification and lifelong learning. It is critical for practitioners to role model this certification competency by advancing the NPD profession. Specialty certification in NPD also promotes the value of NPD practice in the healthcare setting.&lt;/p&gt;</p>en
dc.subjectProfessional developmenten
dc.subjectNPD Certificationen
dc.date.available2017-12-01T19:46:49Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-01-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01T19:46:49Z-
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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