Scene and heard.Our Voice in the Media
The Wall Street Journal (Dec. 13, 2006)--"Why Quota for Nurses Isn't Cure-All." Mary Pat Aust, AACN AACN American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
AACN American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
AACN American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACN Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (General Motors) clinical practice specialist, was quoted as saying, "Mandated staffing ratios are a quick fix to a very complex issue ... Preset ratios can't address the specific needs of a specific group of patients at a specific time."
Men in Nursing (December 2006)--"Sky's the Limit: Certification: Get It Now" addressed the benefits and history of certification and included a quote from Lt. Col. John Nergas, an Army nurse. He said, "The AACN Certification Corporation's clinical nurse specialist clinical nurse specialist
A nurse who has advanced knowledge and competence in a particular area of nursing practice, such as in cardiology, oncology, or psychiatry. certification exam has a significant impact on my overall readiness and preparation. I was more focused and confident in my ability to treat patients." The article concluded that "his sentiments describe the true benefit of certification."
Arizona Business News (Dec. 8, 2006)--"Project at ASU's College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation Targets Better Patient Care." "In addition to creating a new 'Center for Professional and Clinical Excellence' based on the AACN Synergy Model, nurses' practices and patient outcomes will be enhanced through a variety of activities."
Star-Ledger (Dec. 21, 2006)--"Morristown Memorial ICU ICU intensive care unit.
intensive care unit
see intensive care unit.
ICU Wins Top Award" announced that this hospital's ICU received AACN's Beacon Award for "its work in treating patients and their families." The article also listed the criteria for earning a Beacon Award.
Hospitals & Health Networks (December 2006)--"Staffing Watch" included a paragraph about Critical Care Nurses' Work Environment: A Baseline Status Report, a national survey of critical care nurses conducted by the Bernard Hodes Group, Nursing Spectrum and AACN.
Advance for Nurses (Dec. 18, 2006)--"AACN Announces Local Beacon Awards" noted that the adult ICU at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. and the B10I/CCU at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. were recipients of this award and that they "demonstrate the very best in nursing practice."
CHOC Foundation for Children (October 2006)--"Making a Mark" included a section on retention and noted that "in a recent national survey conducted by AACN, nurses ranked 'a healthy work environment' and 'enduring optimal workforce development and staffing' as the two most important workplace issues."
Kansas City Nursing News (Dec. 5, 2006)--"30 Years as CCRN CCRN Critical Care Registered Nurse
CCRN Certification In Critical Care Nursing : Research ICU Nurse Is One of 42 CCRNs in the U.S. to Maintain Credential Since It Was Established." "For her entire 33-year career, Peggy Sandels, RN, BSN BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing , CCRN, has worked in ICU at Research Medical Center" (Kansas City, Mo.), and she has consistently maintained her CCRN certification since 1976.
St. Anthony's e-Newsroom (Dec. 1, 2006)--"St. Anthony's ICU Receives Beacon Award" included a quote from Barbara Meacomes, RN, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , ICU nurse manager. "What makes the Beacon Award so special is that it was a team member-driven initiative ... This award demonstrates the team's dedication to our service excellence standards and our values of Trust, Dignity, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence." Patricia Sizemore, vice president of patient services, said "St. Anthony's is honored to have received this prestigious award."
Medical Ethics Advisor (Dec. 1, 2006)--"Nurse Presence Growing on Hospital Ethics Committees." The article noted that a manual developed by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH ASBH American Society for Bioethics and Humanities ), 'Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation,' in use by hospital ethics committees nationwide, was created by a task force that included members of AACN."
Dermatology Nursing (Dec. 1, 2006)--"Authentic Leadership." The concept of authentic leadership was addressed in detail, and included several references to AACN's Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments. "AACN recommends that organizations provide education for leaders to grow and mature in ways that will help them to be authentic leaders. Also, leaders should be appropriately positioned to accomplish this work. The perception of lack of authenticity can be precipitated by an organization that does not facilitate and support the movement toward healthy workplaces."
Florida Center for Nursing (September 2006)--"The Value of a Healthy Work Environment" is an in-depth look at five programs that address the work environment. The Fourteen Forces of Magnetism, the Nine Principles and Elements of a Healthful Practice/Work Environment, and the Twelve Nurse-Friendly Hospital Criteria, as well as AACN's Six Essential Standards were explained and compared. The report concluded that "with an honest, open approach, determine the organization's strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. If resources are limited (human and/or financial) it may be necessary to address the opportunities using a phased approach."
Our Voice at the Table
Karen Harvey, RN, MSN, AACN certification specialist, attended the NDNQI NDNQI National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Data Use Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. This was ANA's first National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) conference, and the latest research from NDNQI was presented to the more than 900 participants. Other issues included the differences between Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals, characteristics of the nursing workforce and patient outcomes, and RN satisfaction and retention.
Beth Hammer, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, AACN board member, was a guest lecturer at Concordia University Wisconsin Concordia University Wisconsin is a higher education institution and an affiliate of the 10-member Concordia University System, which is operated by the second-largest Lutheran church body in the United States, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). , on the topic of "Assessment of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems." Her presentation included references to educational tools available through AACN. The audience consisted of graduate students in the adult, geriatric and education tracks.
Mary Holtschneider, RN, BSN, MPA MPA
medroxyprogesterone acetate. , immediate past AACN board member, spoke about the "AACN Healthy Work Environment Initiative & the Beacon Award" at the Lessons in Leadership Series: The Healthy Workplace Imperative conference at the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. Also known as The University of North Carolina, Carolina, North Carolina, or simply UNC . She co-presented with AACN members Rebecca Johnson and Cory Miller, who also discussed AACN's Beacon Award.
Maria Shirey, RN, MS, MBA MBA
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CNAA n abbr (Brit) (= Council for National Academic Awards) → , BC, FACHE FACHE Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives , AACN Certification Corporation board member, presented "Creating a Magnet Workplace Culture: Evidence-based Nursing Leadership Practice" to the MSN students in nursing administration at Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis. Her presentation emphasized the leader's role in advocating for the value of certification as a key component of the professional practice model required to meet the Magnet standards.
Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, ANP ANP atrial natriuretic peptide.
atrial natriuretic peptide.
ANP Atrial natriuretic peptide, see there , ACNP ACNP American College of Nurse Practitioners
ACNP American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
ACNP Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
ACNP American College of Nuclear Physicians
ACNP Archivio Collettivo Nazionale delle Pubblicazioni Periodiche , past AACN board member, represented AACN at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's National Stakeholders' Meeting to revise the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. The purpose of this meeting was to define the competencies that are necessary for baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice in the 21st century.
Holtschneider, Jan Teal, RN-BC, MSN, CCRN, chapter adviser for Region 5 (N.C./S.C.), Beth Martin, RN, MSN, CCNS CCNS Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
CCNS Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences
CCNS Cape Cod National Seashore
CCNS Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
CCNS Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist , CNRN CNRN Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (American Association of Neuroscience Nurses)
CNRN Comitato Nazionale per le Ricerche Nucleari (Italy) , former AACN Certification Corporation board member, and Debby Greenlaw, RN, MS, CCRN, NP-C, AACN Certification Corporation board member, presented an AACN national update at the 4th annual Down by the Boardwalk conference, presented by the Coastal Chapter and held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. They discussed healthy work environments, certification news, the Beacon Award, NTI and practice alerts.
Holtschneider represented AACN at a board meeting of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services. The board reviewed policy changes and also finalized "Accreditation Standards--7th Edition 2006," which is available for download on the CAMTS CAMTS Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems Web site; www.camts.org.
Holtschneider spoke on "Creating Healthy Work Environments: Applying the AACN Standards to Everyday Practice" at the 16th Annual Cardiac Teaching Day, sponsored by The Rochester Heart Institute, Rochester, N.Y.