• Achieving Specialty Certification at a Community Hospital 

      Goodlett, Deborah; Redfearn, Stuart (2017-12-01)
      <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 ...
    • Animating NPD Scope and Standards: Generalist and Specialist Roles 

      Hairfield, Christopher S.
      NPD’s 2016 scope and standards were operationalized by a nursing professional development department. Follow the journey from role delineation to implementation.
    • Applying the Revised NPD Practice Model: Strategies and Lessons Learned 

      Cobb, Susan C. (2017-12-01)
      The revised NPD Practice Model provides NPD practitioners with a conceptual framework for NPD practice and an opportunity to apply the model in their institution and individual practice. Use of the model can help to clarify ...
    • Aspire to Inquire: Launching a Joint Accreditation Application for Interprofessional Continuing Education 

      Smith, Patricia (2017-12-04)
      The organization’s Blueprint for Quality and Patient Safety is the framework driving initiatives for improvements in clinical care, safety, and the patient experience across the continuums of care. The Unit-Based ...
    • Aspire to Lead: Developing Clinical Coaching Plans 

      Boyer, Susan A.
      Clinical Coaching plans provide clear, consistent and concise information pertaining to standardized knowledge and specific performance criteria required in the specialty. While the tools are significant assets for ...
    • Aspire to Leadership 

      Bulmer, Jean
      This session describes our succession planning process and how we developed a pool of aspiring leaders using two types of leadership fellowships.
    • Aspire to New Heights in Patient Safety: Elevate the Quality of Transports 

      Smith, Patricia; Bennett, Frances (2017-12-01)
      <p>The Telemetry Transporter Orientation program was created to prepare inpatient Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) with the competencies for ECG interpretation, airway management, and recognition of the signs/symptoms ...
    • Battling Substance Use Disorder – The Silent Epidemic in Nursing 

      St. Cyr, Sheila
      Imagine that one in 10 nurses abuses drugs or alcohol. This session provides NPD practitioners with the tools to develop education programs to battle the silent epidemic.
    • Beyond Checking the Box: Developing Meaningful Introductory Competencies 

      Warner, Nikki; Hoerl, Kristina
      Orientation checklists are traditionally lengthy, and are often missing measurable statements or sufficient verification methods to validate an employee’s competence. Additionally, checklists focus on technical skills and ...
    • Breaking the Cycle of Horizontal Violence 

      Brunt, Barbara
      Horizontal violence (HV) in healthcare has been extensively documented and has negative outcomes for registered nurses, their patients, and health care employers. Individual impact includes emotional aspects, such as ...
    • Bridge to Practice: Connecting Online Courses with Institutional Practice 

      Mikula, Megan (2017-12-04)
      Online instruction is an established teaching method in academia and an emerging format utilized by Nursing Professional Development practitioners in the hospital setting. Commercially available online courses have wide ...
    • Bridging the Gap by Supporting Our Future 

      Sweeny, Andrea; Coyne, Danielle (2017-12-01)
      According to Kramer (1974), novice nurses transition through three phases during their first year including a period of reality shock. Between 35-60% of new graduates change their place of employment during the first year ...
    • Class is Over, Now What? Transform Quaility with Microlearning Refreshers 

      Campbell, William David; Crawford, Kathy (2017-12-01)
      As a group, Nurse Professional Development specialists do an extraordinary job of creating meaningful learning events to advance hospital goals. However, NPD specialists can become frustrated when education projects do not ...
    • Conquering Time and Space with Webinar Technology 

      Webber, Megan; Hauge, Melissa (2017-11-30)
      NPD practitioners at a large academic medical center identified a gap in the attendance at their monthly Nursing Grand Rounds education. In attendance were those whose primary work location was the main hospital campus, ...
    • Creating Orientation Competencies: From Academic to Community 

      Carraher, Jean; Concannon, Jason (2017-12-01)
      Realignment of multiple hospitals within a larger system resulted in two community hospitals with a shared clinical practice/education team.  Re-development of nursing orientation was undertaken through examination ...
    • Creative Patient Tracers for Accreditation Preparation 

      Grey, Mitzi (2017-12-01)
      Patient tracers can be an invaluable tool in the accrediation preparation process. Patient tracers can highlight potential compliance issues and prepare staff for the survey process. The idea of using patient tracers for ...
    • Developing NPD Practitioners: An Enduring Approach to Orientation 

      Rus, Linda; Grimm, Khristina
      Providing creative, innovative, and enduring educational materials to the novice NPD practitioner bridges the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to deliver effective teaching.
    • Developing Quality Questions for Various Applications 

      Laughlin, Deborah; Nedeau-Cayo, Rosemarie
      Quality questions enable the nursing professional development (NPD) practitioner to evaluate knowledge, assess critical thinking and obtain data. Best practices have been identified for writing meaningful multiple-choice ...
    • Developing Those Who Develop Others: Quarterly Educator Symposiums 

      Opperman, Cathleen S. (2017-12-04)
      Professional Development Nurse Specialists are uniquely qualified to teach, mentor and provide networking opportunities for all roles that develop other employees in the organization. Many different roles provide employee ...
    • Development and Program Evaluation of NPD Practitioner Peer Review Process 

      Basiliere, Ryan; Wilkinson, Laura (2017-12-01)
      Our hospital performed a cultural assessment of nursing practice using Nelson and Burns (2005) framework of high performance programming model. This framework consisted of four levels of development based on characteristics ...

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