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Staff Nurse Perception Of Professional Role Modeling For Student Nurses In The Clinical Learning Environment, Tamara Montgomery 2017 Otterbein University

Staff Nurse Perception Of Professional Role Modeling For Student Nurses In The Clinical Learning Environment, Tamara Montgomery

Doctoral Theses

Acute care settings continue to be the primary setting for undergraduate nursing education clinical experiences. Staff nurses in acute care settings are expected to provide nursing care with pre-licensure nursing students at their side (even though there are little to no incentives for staff nurses to provide mentoring leadership), which most often takes the form of professional role modeling. In addition, there is no clear evaluative expectation that motivates staff nurses to provide contextual role modeling. Without stated expectations, staff nurse perception of the significance of role modeling for pre-licensure non-precepted nursing students may be deficient.

Because fifty-six percent of ...


Poster: Communication Strategies For The School Nurse Mentor: A Pilot Training Program, Amy Hotler DNP, RN, LSN, APHN-BC 2017 Otterbein University

Poster: Communication Strategies For The School Nurse Mentor: A Pilot Training Program, Amy Hotler Dnp, Rn, Lsn, Aphn-Bc

Doctoral Theses

Mentorship has widespread support among many disciplines for the impact on improved job satisfaction, decreased job turnover and decreased costs to organizations. Ongoing support through mentorship is critical to nurses transitioning to a new role and nurse mentors must be prepared for the role with relevant education tailored to their needs . Though literature describing training programs for mentors is limited, some studies have reported an increase in confidence among mentors after training. In addition, improved mentoring skills (that includes communication) is in literature.

In one large urban school district in Ohio, a school nurse, mentorship program was developed and implemented ...


Reiki: Regulatory Status And Impact On Nursing Practice, Alyssa Gibson 2017 Kent State University

Reiki: Regulatory Status And Impact On Nursing Practice, Alyssa Gibson

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The utilization of complimentary therapies in nursing practice reduces stress in patients in post-surgical and oncological areas. Patients rely on nursing support to advocate for the provision of these therapies. While research has established benefits of these therapies, many states do not license or regulate the practice. Because there is no regulation of Reiki practice in most states, the ability for the nurse to advocate for the patient can become compromised. This review of the literature is a first step in identifying legal responsibilities of nurses involved in this dilemma.

The literature review, using CINAHL, shows that reiki has been ...


Screening, Brief Intervention And Referral To Treatment Implementation In The Emergency Department, Arvind Venkat MD, Gary Shank PhD, Sherry Rickard-Aasen, Janice Pringle PhD, William Johnjulio MD 2017 Allegheny General Hospital

Screening, Brief Intervention And Referral To Treatment Implementation In The Emergency Department, Arvind Venkat Md, Gary Shank Phd, Sherry Rickard-Aasen, Janice Pringle Phd, William Johnjulio Md

The Qualitative Report

We sought to qualitatively evaluate impediments in implementing a novel Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) protocol into normal emergency department (ED) workflow for patients with at-risk drug/alcohol behavior. From 2010, administrative and nursing champions trained nurses at a single ED (census: 50,000 visits/yr) in SBIRT and incorporated SBIRT into normal ED nursing workflow in 2012. To qualitatively analyze impediments in SBIRT implementation, we created a semi-structured questionnaire for protocol champions with subsequent follow-up. Investigators analyzed responses using qualitative methodology based on a modified grounded theory framework. In 2012, 47693 visits by 31525 patients met ...


Improving Patient Safety Through High Reliability Organizations, Jared Padgett, Kenneth Gossett, Roger Mayer, Wen-Wen Chien, Freda Turner 2017 Pepperdine University School of Law

Improving Patient Safety Through High Reliability Organizations, Jared Padgett, Kenneth Gossett, Roger Mayer, Wen-Wen Chien, Freda Turner

The Qualitative Report

Preventable medical errors result in the loss of 200,000 lives per year with associated financial and operational burdens on organizations and society. Widespread preventable patient harm occurs despite increases in healthcare regulations. High reliability organization theory contributes to improved safety and may potentially reverse this trend. This single case study explored the introduction of a safety culture and subsequent improvements in patient safety in a reliability-seeking organization. Fourteen participants from a subacute nursing facility were selected using purposeful sampling criterion. Data were collected through participant interviews, document reviews, and group observation. Five themes emerged from an analysis of collected ...


Warmth And Competence Traits: Perceptions Of Female And Male Nurse Stereotypes, Randolph E. Gross 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Warmth And Competence Traits: Perceptions Of Female And Male Nurse Stereotypes, Randolph E. Gross

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

A nursing shortage looms ahead; 1.03 million new nurses will be needed by 2022 to meet society's healthcare needs. A major barrier to recruitment of women and men are nurse stereotypes. The literature suggests four female and four male stereotypes exist; however, no quantitative research exists that explores perceptions of non-nursing undergraduate students. Approximately, 90% of college students do not consider nursing as a career option, and 72% have misconceptions of what nurses do in reality.

According to social cognitive theory's Stereotype Content Model (SCM), perceptions are viewed through a combination of two dimensions: warmth and competence ...


Safety Culture And Fall Prevention: A Collaborative Effort, Cecilia Cortina 2016 Seton Hall University

Safety Culture And Fall Prevention: A Collaborative Effort, Cecilia Cortina

Seton Hall University DNP Final Projects

Patient falls in the United States (US) range from 700,000 to one million annually and one third of those falls can be prevented (Du Pree, Fritz-Campiz & Musbeno, 2014). Twenty to 30% of falls are moderate to severe (Schimke & Schimke, 2014). As of 2009, The Joint Commission’s (TJC) (2015) Sentinel Event databank held 465 reports of hospital falls with injury; deaths that resulted in those injuries were reported as 63 percent. Common denominators resulting in patient falls with injury are poor assessment, lack of communication, failure to follow protocols, insufficient training and supervision, staffing levels, unsafe environments and lack of leadership (TJC, 2015). The average cost per fall in hospitals is $17,293.00 (Trepanier & Hillsenbeck 2014). CMS categorizes patient falls as a healthcare acquired condition (Du Pree et al., 2014). The cost of injuries from falls occurring in acute care facilities is not reimbursed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (Du Pree et al., 2014). Preventing patient falls is multifaceted and necessitates commitment from all staff within acute care facilities.

Care improvement is noted in the literature through use of a Safety Culture, thus this DNP project was designed to improve care by developing a falls prevention education program within a Safety Culture. The DNP project of discussion was piloted in a 475-bed acute care facility. The neurological-medical unit suffered higher fall rates than other units in the facility; therefore, it was an ideal candidate for a falls prevention education program within a Safety Culture framework. Three ...


Developing An Electronic Health Record Training Program For New Employees, Crystal D. Figlietti 2016 University of San Francisco

Developing An Electronic Health Record Training Program For New Employees, Crystal D. Figlietti

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

In May 2015, an electronic health record (EHR) was implemented at an urban, long-term care facility. This facility is part of the county Department of Public Health (DPH) and was one of the last locations to implement the designated EHR system. The unique nature of the facility compared to the smaller, health care centers within the DPH network necessitated development of a customized training and onboarding program for new employees. It was not possible to duplicate an existing training program. The registered nurse (RN) informaticist assigned to the EHR used data from nursing staff surveys and information collected through a ...


Patient Care Sitter Reduction And Fall Safety Improvement, Timothy J. Bock 2016 University of San Francisco

Patient Care Sitter Reduction And Fall Safety Improvement, Timothy J. Bock

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

The financial constraints imposed upon operational budgets by the frequent use of patient care sitters is well known among hospital leadership. Despite the high labor costs associated with direct and continuous observation, this intervention is routinely deployed by frontline care teams in an effort to preserve patients from harm, particularly from accidental falls. This reality creates an opportunity where significant budget savings can be achieved by supplanting the use of patient care sitters with more effective fall prevention strategies. This quality improvement (QI) project implemented a non-psychiatric sitter reduction and fall prevention initiative in two high volume adult acute care ...


Optimizing Engagement In The Acute Care Setting: A Nurse Driven Staffing Model, Denise D. Fall 2016 The University of San Francisco

Optimizing Engagement In The Acute Care Setting: A Nurse Driven Staffing Model, Denise D. Fall

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Health care is on the threshold of major reform. Central to this reform will be the ability to maximize patient outcomes and resource allocation. The delivery of nursing care is essential to these concepts. Nursing care delivery impacts both patient outcomes and labor costs. Every aspect of care delivery has changed over time: length of stay, acuity, payment methodologies, documentation, technology, and regulatory requirements. Yet the model by which we allocate resources to the bedside is based on an archaic notion and forecasting model around one variable. The development of effective nurse staffing strategies will ensure those delivering care are ...


Innovation Through An Academic Practice Partnership: A New Clinical Nurse Leader (Cnl) Implementation Model, Nancy P. Taquino 2016 University of San Francisco

Innovation Through An Academic Practice Partnership: A New Clinical Nurse Leader (Cnl) Implementation Model, Nancy P. Taquino

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Problem

The IOM reports (1999, 2001) were catalysts for development of a new nursing role - the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). Academic practice partnership models are needed to integrate the CNL role in health care systems.

Context

A large integrated health care system in Northern California and a university Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program initiated a formal academic practice partnership, establishing a hospital based MSN CNL program.

Intervention

A CNL implementation model was developed that includes (a) academic practice partnership advisory charter; (b) academic practice partnership roles (MSN CNL program director, MSN CNL faculty liaison, and hospital-based CNL preceptor/mentor); (c ...


Improving Employee Engagement Through The Development Of An Enterprise Performance Management System, Carlton D. Abner 2016 University of San Francisco

Improving Employee Engagement Through The Development Of An Enterprise Performance Management System, Carlton D. Abner

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

There is ample evidence of our health care delivery system relying heavily on value-based outcomes. The increased focus on outcomes has required health care organizations to adjust how they approach data and how they successfully implement performance management systems. These performance management systems help the organization identify, measure, and report the organization’s performance at an enterprise level using key performance indicators clearly linked to the organization’s overall strategy. As one organization began implementing an enterprise performance management system, the goal of this project was to show how participating in projects with that level of strategic impact can lead ...


Transforming Self And Systems Through Implementation Of A Caring Coach Leader Program, Priscilla Javed 2016 University of San Francisco

Transforming Self And Systems Through Implementation Of A Caring Coach Leader Program, Priscilla Javed

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Assistant nurse managers and nurse managers, often referred to as middle managers, have a direct impact on daily hospital operations, clinical work environments, delivery of high quality safe patient care, and patient outcomes. The stressful demands of this role have caused turnover rates to soar above the national average on some of the inpatient hospital units. Instability of nursing management oversight negatively effects staff job satisfaction and delivery of high quality safe patient care. In reviewing the organizations initial orientation program for transitioning middle managers into their new role, it was missing the supportive guidance of a coach. A Caring ...


Nursing Student Work-Study Internship: Partnering To Bridge The Education-To-Practice Gap, Jonalyn M. Wallace 2016 University of San Francisco

Nursing Student Work-Study Internship: Partnering To Bridge The Education-To-Practice Gap, Jonalyn M. Wallace

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Abstract

Discussed for decades, the need for transitional experiences bridging educational and practice settings gained momentum in the mid-1970s with the release of Kramer’s groundbreaking book Reality Shock: Why Nurses Leave Nursing. Nursing student internship programs were developed in the 1970s as one effort to address this issue. The Northern California Region of Kaiser Permanente partners with five universities to conduct the Nursing Student Work-Study Internship Program (WSP). The program provides senior level nursing students with a paid internship in clinical practice settings, working under the supervision of RN preceptors. The aim of the program is to improve the ...


Increasing Chlorhexidine (Chg) Daily Bathing Compliance, Jonathan Lee 2016 The University of San Francisco

Increasing Chlorhexidine (Chg) Daily Bathing Compliance, Jonathan Lee

Master's Projects and Capstones

Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) daily bathing in hospitalized patients in the intensive care setting is one of many interventions implemented by institutions to reduce and prevent central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). These hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) plague and complicate treatments for critically ill patients in the acute care setting. CLABSIs and CAUTIs increase patient morbidity and mortality as well as place a financial burden with increased costs and hospital lengths of stay. The decrease of CHG compliance in our ICU unit can be associated with an elevated CLABSI rates. The focus of this CNL ...


Improving Preadmission Testing Nurses' Knowledge Of Aortic Stenosis And Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Alberta Lynn Canale 2016 University of San Francisco

Improving Preadmission Testing Nurses' Knowledge Of Aortic Stenosis And Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Alberta Lynn Canale

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

The purpose of this Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) project was to reduce gaps in nursing knowledge through staff education. Guided by the CNL theme of educator and information manager, the goals were to increase PreAdmission Testing (PAT) nurses’ knowledge of severe/critical aortic stenosis (AS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure and patient selection, and satisfaction with knowledge by 10%. Rapid growth of the TAVR program has contributed to a gap in nursing knowledge leading to inconsistent patient care and education. An educational program was developed and spread through a series of Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles. Pre- and post- implementation surveys ...


Standardization Of Body Imaging Huddle In Radiology, Margaret M. Browne McManus 2016 University of San Francisco

Standardization Of Body Imaging Huddle In Radiology, Margaret M. Browne Mcmanus

Master's Projects and Capstones

Mag Browne McManus

Clinical Nurse Leader Abstract

University of San Francisco

Abstract

Communication amongst healthcare providers is critical to reducing errors, and in procedural areas, the huddle can be used to standardized communication amongst the team before the beginning of interventional procedures (Goldenhar, Brady, Sutcliffe, Muething, & Anderson, 2013). Prior to the implementation of the revised huddle, a staff survey indicated none of the staff were satisfied with the current process. The objectives of the standardization of the body imaging huddle in the department of radiology were to increase staff satisfaction by 15% and reduce the time from patient arrival to ...


Leadership Practices Of Supervisory Employees: An Exploration Of Current Practices At A Southeastern Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Melissa M. Zimmerman 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Leadership Practices Of Supervisory Employees: An Exploration Of Current Practices At A Southeastern Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Melissa M. Zimmerman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As the nation’s healthcare system moves through the 21st century, unprecedented changes are occurring on both a local and global stage. Healthcare organizations are faced with creating and implementing leadership strategies to enhance the overall patient experience. When coupled with the need to ensure increased nurse job satisfaction, improved cost-effectiveness and healthy organizational cultures with fiscally sound budgets, improvement work has led efforts to ensure effective leadership techniques are used across an agency.

This task may be viewed as commonplace for some organizations, while others may perceive this process as a complete paradigm shift from historical practices related ...


Faculty-To-Faculty Incivility As Perceived By Nursing Faculty, Melinda Lofton Sills 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Faculty-To-Faculty Incivility As Perceived By Nursing Faculty, Melinda Lofton Sills

Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to determine the perceived presence of workplace incivility among nursing faculty in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs and whether there was a significant difference between workplace incivility behaviors, occurrence of incivility, extent of incivility, and engagement of incivility among the three groups. A convenience sample of faculty from nursing programs accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, and Tennessee completed the Incivility in Nursing Education-Revised (INE-R) survey. The final sample included 169 nursing faculty.

Based on the results of the study ...


Personal Protective Equipment Use For Patients With Clostridium Difficile, Mallory L. Compton 2016 Murray State University School of Nursing

Personal Protective Equipment Use For Patients With Clostridium Difficile, Mallory L. Compton

Scholars Week

In researching the literature on correct PPE by healthcare staff when a patient has C. diff. I have found that the policy on PPE for patients with C. diff at Baptist Health Paducah is compliant. The theoretical framework used for this research is that of Imogene King. Their policy is evidence based and is also cost effective when it comes to preventing the spread of infection from patient to patient. There is no need for change to this policy at this time because it is supported by evidence in the literature.


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