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1 Life After Graduation: Continuing Education & Professional Development Lan P. Nguyen Continuing Education & Professional Development Lan P. Nguyen

2 Expressed Concerns December 2008 graduates at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing are not aware of continuing education services that are provided by the vast number of clinical agencies in Atlanta December 2008 graduating class expressed concerns associated with lack of knowledge and competency in the real world. December 2008 graduates at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing are not aware of continuing education services that are provided by the vast number of clinical agencies in Atlanta December 2008 graduating class expressed concerns associated with lack of knowledge and competency in the real world.

3 Continuing Education & Professional Development What is it? Why is it important? How will it benefit you? What is it? Why is it important? How will it benefit you?

4 Piedmont Hospital Clinical Levels Purpose: to encourage and support the personal and professional growth of staff nurses All registered staff nurses enter as level one nurse and are required to fulfill annual requirements for level one. Level I – Staff Nurse Level II – Advanced Competence Level III – Proficient/Expert http://www.piedmont.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH000083 Clinical Levels Purpose: to encourage and support the personal and professional growth of staff nurses All registered staff nurses enter as level one nurse and are required to fulfill annual requirements for level one. Level I – Staff Nurse Level II – Advanced Competence Level III – Proficient/Expert http://www.piedmont.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH000083 Contact: Beth Nault Beth.Nault@piedmont.org 404.605.3735

5 Piedmont Hospital Objectives of Clinical Levels: To support personal and professional growth. To promote accountability, autonomy, and collaboration between health care professionals. To afford the clinical bedside nurse an opportunity to advance professionally in his/her career. To provide increased levels of compensation and rewards for leveled staff nurse. To improve the process, the system and outcomes of patient care, staff education and compliance on the units and within the hospital. Objectives of Clinical Levels: To support personal and professional growth. To promote accountability, autonomy, and collaboration between health care professionals. To afford the clinical bedside nurse an opportunity to advance professionally in his/her career. To provide increased levels of compensation and rewards for leveled staff nurse. To improve the process, the system and outcomes of patient care, staff education and compliance on the units and within the hospital. Contact: Beth Nault Beth.Nault@piedmont.org 404.605.3735

6 Children’s Health Care of Atlanta (CHOA) Children’s Career Advancement for Nursing (CAN) – helps raise and support professional excellence with a clinical ladder that allows nurses to define their own career path through 5 levels of nursing. 1. Novice 2. Colleague 3. Resource 4. Leader 5. Expert http://www.choa.org/default.aspx?id=317 Children’s Career Advancement for Nursing (CAN) – helps raise and support professional excellence with a clinical ladder that allows nurses to define their own career path through 5 levels of nursing. 1. Novice 2. Colleague 3. Resource 4. Leader 5. Expert http://www.choa.org/default.aspx?id=317 Contact: Marie Gay marie.gay@choa.org

7 CHOA Top 100 Learning Organization for 4 years in a row. Continuing Education opportunities on campus Tuition Assistance Patient Care Provider Orientation Great FAQ section on website: http://www.choa.org/default.aspx?id=3 348 Top 100 Learning Organization for 4 years in a row. Continuing Education opportunities on campus Tuition Assistance Patient Care Provider Orientation Great FAQ section on website: http://www.choa.org/default.aspx?id=3 348 Contact: Marie Gay marie.gay@choa.org

8 CHOA The Patient Care Provider Orientation offers new clinical hires discussions and lectures on the following information: Family-centered care Interpreter Services Patient Education and Family Library Services Nursing Care Pharmacy, Lab and Radiology Documentation The Patient Care Provider Orientation offers new clinical hires discussions and lectures on the following information: Family-centered care Interpreter Services Patient Education and Family Library Services Nursing Care Pharmacy, Lab and Radiology Documentation Contact: Marie Gay marie.gay@choa.org

9 Northside Hospital Encourages life-long learning Budgeted education hours based on number of hours worked. Tuition reimbursement “Northside University” Mentoring Program Nurse Re-Entry Program http://www.northside.com/careers/main.aspx Encourages life-long learning Budgeted education hours based on number of hours worked. Tuition reimbursement “Northside University” Mentoring Program Nurse Re-Entry Program http://www.northside.com/careers/main.aspx Contact: Patrick Shaul patrick.shaul@northside.com 404.851.8181 -Leadership -Customer Service -Teambuilding -Conflict Resolution -Diversity & Clinical Leadership Development -Core Competencies (BLS & ACLS)

10 St. Joseph’s Hospital Nursing Spectrum CE Unlimited Access to over 400 ANCC accredited online courses Nursing Levels Allows nurses more control over their careers, enter at Staff Nurse (Level I) and can pursue professional, clinical, educational and leadership skills. http://www.stjosephsatlanta.org/human_resources/development/index.html Nursing Spectrum CE Unlimited Access to over 400 ANCC accredited online courses Nursing Levels Allows nurses more control over their careers, enter at Staff Nurse (Level I) and can pursue professional, clinical, educational and leadership skills. http://www.stjosephsatlanta.org/human_resources/development/index.html Contact: Karen Cyres KCyres@sjha.org 404.851.7025

11 St. Joseph’s Hospital Tuition Reimbursement Compensation for education; extended to every employee with at least 6months of service and satisfactory job performance. 90% reimbursement up to $2500 depending on years of service (FT & PT). Shared Governance Nurses have a voice in performance improvement, practice standards, nursing education, and nursing leadership skills http://www.stjosephsatlanta.org/human_resources/development/index.html Tuition Reimbursement Compensation for education; extended to every employee with at least 6months of service and satisfactory job performance. 90% reimbursement up to $2500 depending on years of service (FT & PT). Shared Governance Nurses have a voice in performance improvement, practice standards, nursing education, and nursing leadership skills http://www.stjosephsatlanta.org/human_resources/development/index.html Contact: Karen Cyres KCyres@sjha.org 404.851.7025

12 Grady Memorial Learning Resource Lab Opened on April 20 th, 2004 Allows staff the opportunity to gain new and develop existing hands on skills using state of the art equipment and mannequins. Managed by the Department of Patient Care Quality Management & Education Open from 8A to 4:30p, daily. 11 simulated patient room areas, self-contained computer lab with internet access, & a TV/VCR with video library Nursing Continuing Education Encouraged and offered to nurses, both on campus and off campus. http://www.gradyhealthsystem.org/Nursing/education.htm Learning Resource Lab Opened on April 20 th, 2004 Allows staff the opportunity to gain new and develop existing hands on skills using state of the art equipment and mannequins. Managed by the Department of Patient Care Quality Management & Education Open from 8A to 4:30p, daily. 11 simulated patient room areas, self-contained computer lab with internet access, & a TV/VCR with video library Nursing Continuing Education Encouraged and offered to nurses, both on campus and off campus. http://www.gradyhealthsystem.org/Nursing/education.htm Contact: Terrie Summers tsummers@gmh.edu 404.616.5220

13 Grady Memorial Perioperative 101 Offered twice a year (February & September) 4-12 students, limited to make sure that all participants are provided with adequate opprtunities to interact with faculty. Targeting experienced RNs planning a career change to perioperative nursing, RNs with minimal experience nursing who seek to enhance their knowledge of theory and standards, & recent nurse graduates interested in specializing in perioperative nursing Fee $2500 http://www.gradyhealthsystem.org/Nursing/PDF/PerioperativeBrochure.pdf Perioperative 101 Offered twice a year (February & September) 4-12 students, limited to make sure that all participants are provided with adequate opprtunities to interact with faculty. Targeting experienced RNs planning a career change to perioperative nursing, RNs with minimal experience nursing who seek to enhance their knowledge of theory and standards, & recent nurse graduates interested in specializing in perioperative nursing Fee $2500 http://www.gradyhealthsystem.org/Nursing/PDF/PerioperativeBrochure.pdf Contact: Terrie Summers tsummers@gmh.edu 404.616.5220

14 Atlanta Medical Center Student Loan Repayment (up to $10,000 monthly Professional Certification Bonuses – Annually $1,000 FT; Part-time (prorated) for CCRN, AORN, TNCC, RN-C, AWHONN, etc STEPS: recognizes and rewards staff nurses for clinical expertise in delivering direct care to patients http://www.atlantamedcenter.com/CWSContent/atlantamedcenter/Careers / Student Loan Repayment (up to $10,000 monthly Professional Certification Bonuses – Annually $1,000 FT; Part-time (prorated) for CCRN, AORN, TNCC, RN-C, AWHONN, etc STEPS: recognizes and rewards staff nurses for clinical expertise in delivering direct care to patients http://www.atlantamedcenter.com/CWSContent/atlantamedcenter/Careers / Contact Cheryl Beasley Cheryl.Beasley@tenethealth.com 404.265.3341

15 Atlanta Medical Center STEPS STRIVING TOWARD EXEMPLIFYING PROFESSIONAL SATISFACTION Missy Sullivan 404.265.3709 http://www.atlantamedcenter.com/CWSContent/atlantamedcenter/Careers/ STEPS STRIVING TOWARD EXEMPLIFYING PROFESSIONAL SATISFACTION Missy Sullivan 404.265.3709 http://www.atlantamedcenter.com/CWSContent/atlantamedcenter/Careers/ Contact Cheryl Beasley Cheryl.Beasley@tenethealth.com 404.265.3341

16 Gwinnett Medical Center 1:1 Preceptor Positive feedback through peer/preceptor critiquing Individualized clinical orientation Didactic and case study in-services Support from the program coordinator Education reimbursement Continuing education http://www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/Nurse-Residency-Program.276.0.html 1:1 Preceptor Positive feedback through peer/preceptor critiquing Individualized clinical orientation Didactic and case study in-services Support from the program coordinator Education reimbursement Continuing education http://www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/Nurse-Residency-Program.276.0.html Contact: Lisa Pugsley lpugsley@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org

17 Online Resources Competency & Credentialing Institute http://www.cc-institute.org/ Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses http://www.awhonn.org/ Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses http://www.aorn.org http://www.aorn.org/Education/ContinuingEducation/FREE OnlineEducation/ American Association of Critical-Care Nurses http://www.aacn.org Continuing Education for Nurses http://www.nurseceu.com/ Competency & Credentialing Institute http://www.cc-institute.org/ Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses http://www.awhonn.org/ Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses http://www.aorn.org http://www.aorn.org/Education/ContinuingEducation/FREE OnlineEducation/ American Association of Critical-Care Nurses http://www.aacn.org Continuing Education for Nurses http://www.nurseceu.com/

18 Online CEUs: A Directory for Nurses http://www.nurseceu.com/

19 Conclusion

20 Congratulations, Graduates! You’ve made it this far. Keep going! You’ve made it this far. Keep going!


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