Strategies for an Effective Workplace
Marriott Ballroom 8
On-Boarding Adjunct Faculty in Nursing Programs
MKathyann Marsh, PhD, RN, CNS
The purpose of this presentation is to engage the audience in the discussion about the lack of qualified nursing faculty. The lack of sufficient numbers of qualified nursing faculty to prepare nursing students for entry into the field of nursing is of national and international concern. Rising enrollments in schools of nursing have increased the demand for qualified nursing faculty. Recruiting expert clinicians and preparing them as clinical teachers is one approach to addressing the faculty shortage. Adequate training for this new role is paramount to promoting job satisfaction and decreasing attrition. Purpose: Beginning with the interview process, a potential adjunct faculty undergoes a holistic interview approach to ascertain if an organizational fit is compatible. In the model presented, adjunct faculty participate in a holistic interview process and receive a four hour orientation to the university. Topics covered are: Quality Safety and Education for Nurses (QSEN Competencies), Clinical Reasoning information, Technology Strategies and Examples of common clinical scenarios. In addition, faculty are oriented to the culture of the university as well as the demographic composition of the nursing class. Methods: All adjunct faculty receive the four hour orientation as well as a faculty "To- Do List" which must be completed prior to hiring All faculty are required to attend a monthly adjunct faculty meeting during the semester. Results: The take away message for nursing schools is this method works for adjunct faculty. The author is happy to share methods and templates with other universities and program coordinators/directors. Implications: The increasing number of adjunct faculty and their need for orientation to the faculty role presents a challenge to schools of nursing and departments of nursing. The University of San Diego approach is to embrace, educate, and mentor the adjunct faculty.
Effective Strategies to Promote Generational Cohesion in the Workplace
Amanda L. Veesart, MSN, RN, CNE; Margaret B. Hammersla, MS, BSN, RN, CRNP-A; and Holly A. Buchanan, DNP, MS, ANP-BC, RN
The purpose of this presentation is to share these strategies and guidelines to assist nurse leaders to implement effective problem solving skills and improve generational cohesion within their workplace.
Strategies for Online Learning
Marriott Ballroom 9
A Daunting Dilemma: Providing Simulation for Online Distance Nursing Students
Kathleen Marie-Anne Huun, PhD, MS, MS, BS, BSN, RN
The purpose of this presentation is to provide education regarding the integration of simulation entities (e-simulation, video simulation, telepresence simulation) into fully online medical-surgical clinical nursing courses and the alignment with Quality Matters standards to ensure quality assurance.
A Unique Academic Leadership Modality and Mentoring Model in an Online, Competency-Based, Graduate Nursing Program
Carole D. Liske, PhD, MSN, RN; Traci J. Starkey, PhD, MS, BSN, RN; and Donna M. Austgen, MSN, RN
The purpose of the presentation is to examine an academic leadership modality in a competency-based graduate nursing program with a unique mentoring model that enhances the development of leadership skills in nursing students to serve as effective change agents in their healthcare-focused organizations.
Transformational Leadership for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Marriott Ballroom 10
The Relationships Among Education, Leadership Experience, Emotional Intelligence, and Transformational Leadership of Nurse Managers
Ilia M. Echevarria, PhD, MS, RN, CHES, CCRN, NEA-BC; Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF; and Anne Marie Krouse, PhD, MSN, MBA, BSN, RN-BC
The purpose of this presentation is to present findings of a predictive correlational study that examined the relationships among education, leadership experience, emotional intelligence, and transformational leadership of nurse managers.
APRN Transformational Leadership: Implementation of Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership Structure Within an Academic Medical Center
April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, and Pam Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
This purpose of this presentation is to describe an academic medical center’s experiences in transformational APRN leadership for >800 APRNs.
Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON): Recommendations, Strategies, and Outcomes
Cathy D. Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN
GAPFON's purpose will be discussed, as will the initial outcomes and recommendations from the global regional meetings held to date. Strategic action plans based on measurable outcomes will be shared, along with recommendations developed for the consenus-building process for stakeholders to identify key regional issues from cultural and political perspectives.