Institute for Actualizing Intrinsic Nursing Values, Quality Nursing Care, and Professional Growth and Satisfaction

 

Presented by:

Dr. Susan Kleiman, PhD, RN, CS, NPP

 

Author’s Foreword

 

 

A Call from Humanity!

 

Today I hear a call from humanity resounding in the situation of a pregnant woman: “Instead of having to approach the woman, … to feel her breathing, you could now read the information [on her and her fetus] from across the room, from down the hall.”

The call I hear is for nursing -- to re-emphasize the humanistic nature of nursing -- which has been pushed into the background of consciousness by a techno-worship medical model. The call is to bring the truth of a human centered nursing experience back into presence, to re-emphasize and illuminate it on behalf of persons seeking services from health care professionals and, in particular, on behalf of nurses who provide those services.

In response to that call the members of the planning committee are pleased to present the Institute for Actualizing Intrinsic Nursing Values, Quality Nursing Care, and Professional Growth and Satisfaction. The Institute provides a context for celebrating and valuing nursing experiences as well as enhancing high quality nursing care.

 

Distinguished members of the planning committee who formulated the Institute:

 

Dr. Susan Kleiman, PhD, RN, CS, NPP

 

Dr. Josephine Paterson, DNS, RN

 

Dr. Loretta Zderad, PhD, RN

 

The Institute complements the continuing education objectives of scientific/technological competencies with those that focus on person-to-person human centered nursing care.

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the

American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. It has been awarded seventy-two (72) contact hours.

 

Institute for Actualizing Intrinsic Nursing Values, Quality Nursing Care, and Professional Growth and Satisfaction

 

The purpose of this institute is to:

  provide an innovative approach to enhancing nurses’ commitment to comprehensive quality care and increased patient satisfaction.

● provide a series of interactive seminars within which nurses learn to recognize and take advantage of opportunities for enhancing professional confidence and personal and professional growth.

● improve safety and reduce occasions of adverse incidents in clinical settings.

  encourage nurses to discover and describe the values and meanings inherent in everyday nursing experiences.

  engage nurses in the formulation of personal definitions of what it means to be a nurse.

  demonstrate how illuminating values and meanings of nursing experiences gives rise to personal and professional growth.

  promote job satisfaction thereby improving retention and recruitment.

Expected Outcomes:

Upon completion of the institute nurses will:

  report an increased sense of professional confidence and competence.

  identify, describe and articulate the meaningful aspects of  their nursing practice.

  report and demonstrate improved relationships with patients and families.

  report and demonstrate improved intra- and interdisciplinary relationships.

● report an improvement in the quality of patient care that they provide.

  report an increased sense of job satisfaction.

● receive an award of 72 continuing education credits as approved by the New York State Nurses Association.

Administrators will:

  report a significant improvement in recruitment and retention.

  note a reduction in the number of untoward events consistent with a safer environment.

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