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Professional Development resources

Professional Development resources. VA SIG 2017. AAACN RESOURCES. Career center - Job search, career resource articles, email newsletters ViewPoint - CNE Store - Certification study material Annual conference - Networking, learning best practices

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Professional Development resources

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  1. Professional Development resources VA SIG 2017

  2. AAACN RESOURCES • Career center - Job search, career resource articles, email newsletters • ViewPoint- CNE • Store - Certification study material • Annual conference - Networking, learning best practices • Online Library - Past conference education, archived publications • Email newsletter • Webinars • Orientation and competency guide

  3. CERTIFICATION • “Certification, as defined by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), is the formal recognition of the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated by the achievement of standards identified by a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes.” American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). (2004). Retrieved September 27, 2004, from NursingCertification.org.

  4. CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: • Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country • Have practiced the equivalent of two years full time as a registered nurse • Have a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice in ambulatory care nursing within the last three years • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in ambulatory care nursing within the last three years BENEFITS: • Professional growth and development • Recognition • Awards from employer/increased compensation TYPES: 1. AMBULATORY CARE (RN-BC) 2. CARE COORDINATION AND TRANSITION MANAGEMENT (CCCTM)

  5. VHA-CM Certification Program • What is the VHA Mentor Certification Program? • National certification program • This is an opportunity to continue professional/personal development • Core Mentor Training • Credit - 6 learning hours • Goals of the Mentor Certification: • Bring consistency, experience and uniformity to VHA mentor training • Enhance the quality of VHA mentors, coaches or preceptors • Recognize the contributions of VHA mentors, coaches and preceptors • Create a VHA learning culture • This is a fantastic opportunity to learn or enhance your skills as a mentor, coach or preceptor! • http://vaww.succession.va.gov/Employee_Development/MC/default.aspx • VISN specific

  6. VHA-CM Certification Program • The GROW Model • Recognition of Mentor Certification: • Apprentice level: Core Training (1.5 hours) and less than 25 hours • Resident level: CORE Training (1.5 hours) + 25 hours of practical experience • Fellow level: CORE Training (1.5 hours)+ 50 cumulative hours of practical experience

  7. Competency Development for Leaders • “Competency Development for Leaders in the 21st Century” (CDL) training program. • Purpose and intent - promote personal and professional leadership development • Based on the VA Leadership competencies • Creates greater opportunity for developing and practicing leadership skills • 6-month program, 8 modules, and close-out project • Topics reviewed: Personal Mastery/Critical Thinking/Creative Thinking; Results Driven; Leading Change; Building Coalitions; Leading People; Business Acumen

  8. National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI) • NNEI is a scholarship awarded to permanent full- and part-time • NNEI scholarships may also be used to pursue other advanced degrees in related fields. • Eligibility criteria • Covered Expenses • NNEI awards cover tuition and related expenses such as registration, fees, and books. • Scholarship funding limitations: The maximum funding that may be awarded to an employee enrolled in a full-time curriculum is $39,017.24 for the equivalent of 3 years of full-time coursework. • Full-time students have a maximum of 3 years to complete their education. • Part-time students have a maximum of 6 years to complete their education. • Service Obligation • Upon completing their educational program and licensure/certification, participants work as permanent, full-time VA employees in the occupation for which the scholarship was provided. • http://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/NNEI_VA_Careers_Page.pdf

  9. Office of Nursing Services (ONS) **Quick introduction to “Command Central” for VA Nursing ** • Chief Nursing Officer: Linda McConnell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE (currently working on her DNP in Executive Leadership • VA Nursing Strategic Plan 2014 - 2020 • Elite group of 85,643 (RN, LPN/VN, NA’s) as of 2014 • Succession Planning: 57% of Nurse Executives are eligible for retirement – Plan: • Programs: Nurse Executive Training and Mentoring

  10. Office of Nursing Services (ONS) • One of six priorities reflected in the strategic plan of ONS: • “Creating a scholarly practice environment with an infrastructure that supports the use of evidence, clinical expertise, and patient preferences at the point of care and by expanding the capacity for nursing research” • Strategy 5: “Foster an environment of continuous learning, responsible risk-taking, and personal accountability.” • 5a: “Increase and retain the proportion of BSN prepared nurses to 80% by 2020” • 5b: “Develop and standardize processes and resources that promote workforce development, professionalism, and continuous learning.” • Clinical Practice Program (CPP) – Field Advisory Committees – support nursing practice at the point of care • Aspiring Nurse Leader program – for new/up and coming nurse executives • Strategy 10c: “Promote recruitment, retention, workforce development and continuous learning for all nurses. • Double the number of doctoral prepared nurses by 2020

  11. Office of Nursing Services (ONS) • http://www.vacareers.va.gov/careers/nurses/advanced-training.asp • Nurse Executive Leadership Development Program • Currently in the pilot stage – offers three week-long sessions of VA-specific leadership training to nurse managers • Nurse Executive Mentor/Mentee Program – provides guidance and support to Nurse Executives new to their role and/or new to VA • Nurse Executive Rotation – VA nurse executives have the opportunity to work in VA Central Office or ONS for two to four-week rotations • Clinical Practice Program • Developed by ONS to support nursing practice at the point of care • Field Advisory Committees (FACs) – comprised of field-based nurses in all nursing roles and levels of education

  12. VISN Level Opportunities Best Practices are highlighted and shared at the VISN Level

  13. VISN Level OpportunitiesModel for Spreading Best Practices Identify Promising Practices Solicit practices nationally and engage staff at all levels, including projects from the VA Innovators Network and Communities of Practice, to evaluate them using a rigorous set of criteria Sustain and Improve Establish a strong operations center to manage and track outcomes in parallel with implementation Sustain Identify Find Champions Local champions, or ‘early adopters’ serve as Sharks in a ‘Shark Tank’ style event. Those selected as implementers identified local champions to lead Establish Consistency and Standardize Leverage national program office leader support to select those ready for national rollout and support standard development and scaling Standardize Champion Adapt and Replicate Leverage Diffusion Council governance structure to engage field staff and leaders during initial replication to support issue resolution. Use advanced technology tools and project management resources to track and monitor progress Replicate

  14. Model for spreading best Practices • Reference: • Diffusion of Excellence Summit UpdateJanuary 11-14, 2017Host: Orlando VA Medical Center

  15. Local level • Shared Governance Committee participation • Taskforce/Workgroup leadership • Ex. FLU Taskforce • Staff Development presentations • Assist CNE’s as a Subject Matter Expert • Preceptor for new hires • Lean-Six Sigma Training • Kathy Andersen will now share her experience with this program


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