4011-16: Nurses Initiating Change: Engaging Nurses in Development of Unit Orientation Pathways and Processes at an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital

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Recorded On: 10/22/2016

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4011-16: Nurses Initiating Change: Engaging Nurses in Development of Unit Orientation Pathways and Processes at an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital

Due to mental-health nursing shortages, an effective orientation program is paramount to retention and nursing satisfaction. This session will discuss nurse empowerment resulting from an orientation program driven and developed by nurses.  It will review strategies of continual best-practice based on identified needs of new staff and the ever-changing mental healthcare system. 

Presenters: Gina M. Miglore, BSN, RN; Marissa E. Boeding, BSN, RN; Jennifer K. Barut, PhD(c), MSN, RN-BC; Lori Harris, BSN, RN-BC

Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 

Session Length:
 44 minutes

Target Audience: RN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Outline literature supporting the importance of excellent orientation programs to increase nurse retention, staff morale and confidence.
  2. Describe mutual empowerment strategies using shared governance that promote nurse driven orientation pathway development.
  3. Discuss the results of a pilot program championed by nursing that supports the implementation of unit specific processes and pathways. 

Keywords: Shared Governance, Orientation, Turnover, Onboarding, Leader Engagement, Preceptors

Continuing Nursing Education

0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Saturday, October 22
10:15am - 11:00am

Release Date: May 30, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019



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