Presentation on theme: "Being A Nurse Planner: What Does It Mean? Part I: Overview of the Role"— Presentation transcript:
1 Being A Nurse Planner: What Does It Mean? Part I: Overview of the Role Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN, BC, FAANStephanie Clubbs, MSN, RN-BC. CNS
2 DisclosuresPurpose/Outcome: Participants will effectively function as nurse planners in approved provider units.Criteria for Successful Completion: Participate in the entire webinar. Complete the evaluation and registration information and return to ONA as directed.Conflict of Interest: There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter for this activity.
3 Overview of the Series Part I: Part II: Part III: Roles, responsibilities, accountabilityThe approved provider unitThe National accreditation systemPart II:Planning learning activitiesPart III:Dealing with challenging situationsLearning activities in context with the provider unit
4 Session 1 ObjectivesDescribe the role of the nurse planner within the accreditation system of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).Identify resources available to support the nurse planner.
5 Your Experience What is your length of experience as a nurse planner? Less than one year1-3 years3-8 yearsMore than 8 years
6 Your Comfort LevelHow comfortable do you feel in your nurse planner role?Not at allSomewhatVery
7 Areas of DiscomfortIf you answered somewhat or not at all for the previous question, what is your major area of discomfort?Leading a planning committeeKnowing what to documentKnowing what forms to useContributing to provider unit evaluation
8 Your Provider UnitHow many nurse planners are there in your provider unit?I’m it!2-56-1011 or more
9 Definition of TermsNurse Planner – RN with BSN accountable for planning, implementation, & evaluation of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activitiesPrimary Nurse Planner – RN with BSN accountable for provider unit operations and liaison with accredited approverApproved Provider Unit – the part of the organization that carries out the delivery of quality CNE
10 QualificationsTo be a nurse planner in an approved provider unit, you must:Have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursingHave a current unencumbered license as a registered nurseHelpful: Have some experience in adult education and knowledge of the teaching/learning process
11 RolesActive involvement in all aspects of planning, implementation, and evaluation of a continuing nursing education activity.Responsible for ensuring that appropriate educational design principles are used and processes are consistent with the requirements of the ANCC Accreditation Program.Participate with primary nurse planner in assessing and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the provider unit.
12 AccountabilityThe nurse planner is accountable to the primary nurse plannerThe primary nurse planner is accountable to the nurse peer review leader of the accredited approver unitUltimate accountability is to the learner – to deliver quality learning activities that will enhance quality patient care and the professional development of the nurse
13 Nursing Professional Development Scope and Standards of Practice Published collaboratively by the Association for Nurses in Professional Development (formerly NNSDO) and the American Nurses AssociationUpdated in 2010Articulate responsibilities of nurses working in the professional development role: standards of practice and standards of professional performanceFoundational document for accreditation program criteria
14 The Approved Provider Unit Designated by an Accredited Approver Unit when the organization is able to demonstrate processes to ensure continual adherence to accreditation program standards.Approved for 3 yearsAble to plan, implement, and evaluate own educational activities and award contact hours in accordance with accreditation program criteria and guidelines
15 Structure of the System: ANCC AccreditationAccredited ProvidersAccredited ApproversApproveApprovedProvidersEducational ActivitiesContact Hours
16 The Value of CNE in the Accreditation System Criteria are evidence-basedQualified leaders guide the processEducation is based on best available evidence and presented with integrityFocus is on outcomes
17 Accreditation Conceptual Framework Educational DesignProcessAssessment of Learning NeedsPlanning and FacultyDesign PrinciplesAchievement of ObjectivesStructuralCapacityCommitmentAccountabilityLeadershipResourcesNursing Professional Development: Continuing Nursing EducationQuality OutcomesEvaluation ProcessEvaluation ParticipationGoals for ImprovementValue/Benefit to NursingProfessional Development
18 Criteria Structural Capacity – addressed by primary nurse planner Educational Design Process - ** - key accountability of nurse planner – focus of our second webinarQuality Outcomes – addressed by the provider unit, looking at aggregate data
19 The Purpose of CNE Improve quality of patient care Enhance the professional development of nurse learners
20 The Definition of CNELearning activities designed to build on educational and experiential bases of the nurse for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development, to the end of improving the health of the public.Contact hours may be awarded for any activities developed under the Accreditation Program criteria that meet this definition.
21 Roles of the Nurse Planner Consultant/FacilitatorNeed to use skills of teamwork, leadership, communicationShould be the expert in CE knowledge, criteria, and processShould lead the CE process for the planning committeeHow much will you need to be involved? Does the team need help with determining actual needs, planning for those needs, evaluating effectiveness and meeting outcomes?May Also Function as Educator/Content ExpertShould be expert in content/practice areaContent Expert vs Content ReviewerWill cover in more detail in Session 2
22 Roles of the Nurse Planner Collaboration with PNP R/T Overall PU FunctionsFor PU goals, processes, and outcomesFour parts of PU applicationOrganizational OverviewStructural CapacityEducational Design ProcessQuality Outcomes
23 Collaboration with PNP PNP needs to provide specific examples of how criterion are implemented in your PUBe aware of criteria and provide examples from your activitiesOrganizational OverviewWhat are your PU goals?What are your PU outcomes? Related to your PU? Related to Nursing Professional Development? How do you measure them? What kind of data do you need from your activities?PNP will document these, but NP needs to help provide data, and plan and provide educational activities to help achieve these goals and outcomes
24 Collaboration with PNP Structural CapacityHow PNP supports/advocates for learners, NPs, resourcesEducational Design ProcessHow NPs carry out assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational activities in accordance with adult learning principles, professional education standards, and ethicsProcesses are divided into 13 criteria that should describe, in clear detail, your processes for addressing each criteriaPaint a picture of what you doProvide one specific example of how you implemented the process for each of the 13 criteriaNPs can provide specifics R/T one educational activity you planned
25 Collaboration with PNP Quality OutcomesRelates to overall evaluation of PU, not individual activitiesHow did your PU meet it’s goals/outcomes (identified in organizational overview)?Do you have what you need to achieve this?What activities were related to your outcomes?Who are stakeholders that need to be involved in your overall evaluation process?Learners, NPs, facultyOthers? – administration, other external interested partiesHow do they help add value to your PU?How does your PU enhance nursing professional development?What activities supported this outcome?
26 Focusing on Outcomes Benefits of Quality CE Show value to your organizationHow do you contribute to strategic initiatives? Are you valuable to your organization? How do you show it?Make a difference in practice or professional developmentHow do you help affect patient quality or outcomes?Enhances nurses’ ability to provide quality careDo you help with recruitment & retention?Are nurses confident, and can they function as leaders in their professional practice?Is their practice (and your education) evidence-based?Time well spentPersonal satisfaction
27 Resources for Nurse Planners ONA Provider Manual / MNA Provider InformationONA website / MNA websitePU forms, sample resources and tools, PU newslettersVarious educational activitiesWebinars, independent studiesClasses – Provider Updates, Staff Development ConferencePrimary NP orientation of new NPAssign a mentor? Follow-up?Nurse Peer Review Leader of Approver UnitZandra Ohri – Ohio; Pam Dickerson - MontanaCouncil members
28 Resources for Nurse Planners Other EducatorsWithin your organization?Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)Local AffiliatesJournalsJournal for Nurses in Staff Development, Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, etc
29 Your Comfort Level Has your comfort level improved? How comfortable do you feel in your nurse planner role?Not at allSomewhatVery
30 References and Resources ONA Provider Manual / MNA Provider InformationONA web site:MNA web site:American Nurses Association (2010). Nursing Professional Development Scope and Standards of Practice. Silver Spring, MD. Author.