Karen D. Edwards Parent-Child Clinical Nurse Specialist Professional Portfolio Presentation California State University,

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Education. 1978 - Diploma in Nursing California Hospital School of Nursing1978 - Associate of Arts Degree Los Angeles City College2006 - Bachelor of Science in Nursing California State University, Dominguez Hills2010 ? Master of Science in Nursing (anticipated) California State University, Dominguez Hills .

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1. Karen D. Edwards Parent-Child Clinical Nurse Specialist Professional Portfolio Presentation California State University, Dominguez Hills October 4, 2010

2. Education

3. Experience and Goals Pediatric nurse for over 30 years: Positions: Staff to RN Coordinator Hospital and Home Health Pediatric Case Management Goals: Certified Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Pediatric CCRN

4. Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles

5. Foundation Courses MSN 502 Advanced Nursing Roles MSN 510 Theories for Advanced Nursing Roles MSN 530 Research Utilization in Advanced Nursing Practice Application of the CNS role: Young parents Clinical Expert: Family Assessment Educator: Parents, staff Consultant: Provide resources, support parents, diary Researcher: Correlation between low income families and parenting Leader: Developing patient/family education guidelines Theory: Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Nursing Deficit Theory (Orem, 2001) 1. Integrate knowledge, theory, research and skills into nursing practice

6. Application of the CNS Role: VAP Clinical Expert: Demonstrate oral care technique Educator: Instruct staff Researcher: Pediatric VAP Bundles, Chart Audits pre and post Consultant: Assist with adaptation of oral care Leader: Verifying implementation, follow-up with staff Theory: Lewin’s Change Theory (Kristonis, 2005) 1. Integrate knowledge, theory, research and skills into nursing practice (continued)

7. Foundation Courses MSN 514 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention MSN 530 Research Utilization in Advanced Nursing Practice MSN 541, 542, 543 CNS Role Option Courses Application of the CNS role: Childhood Obesity Clinical Expert: Provide information on behavior change, motivation Educator: Healthy lifestyle Consultant: Assess BMI, referral Researcher: Healthy People 2010/2020, childhood obesity Leader: Advocate for nurse’s to be healthy role models Theory: Pender’s Health Promotion Model (Wood, 2008) 2. Design culturally sensitive programs and systems of care and services that meet the needs of vulnerable populations

8. Application of the CNS role: Jehovah Witness, Muslim Clinical Expert: Caring for patient with severe anemia Educator: Educate staff on cultural, religious beliefs Consultant: Administer blood products at night Researcher: EBP to support bloodless programs, other treatment options Leader: Support parental choice, beliefs, “Knock and Wait”, adjust assignments 2. Design culturally sensitive programs and systems of care to serve vulnerable populations (continued)

9. Foundation Courses MSN 530 Research Utilization in Advanced Nursing Practice MSN 541, 542, 543 CNS Role Option Courses Application of the CNS Role: Evidence-Based Projects Clinical Expert: Bundles, NG tube placement verification Educator: Educate staff on VAP Consultant: Assist with adaptation of bundles to fit patient need Researcher: Critique of Research Studies Leader: Change agent, verification of implementation 3. Provide evidence-based, clinically proficient care using critical thinking skills in the CNS role

10. Foundation Courses MSN 502 Advanced Nursing Roles MSN 541, 542, 543 CNS Role Option Courses Application of the CNS Role: VAP, Skills Lab Clinical Expert: Skills labs, demonstrations Educator: Working with different adult learning styles, handouts, posters, power-points Consultant: Instructor, small group leader Researcher: Virtual Poster Leader: Follow-up with staff 4. Apply oral, written and technological communication skills in clinical, educational, and professional contexts and systems

11. Foundation Courses MSN 531 Nursing Ethics MSN 541, 542, 543 CNS Role Option Courses Application of the CNS Role: Bloodless Medicine, End of Life Clinical Expert: Culturally sensitive, evidence-based care Educator: Ethics in everyday practice Consultant: Referrals for staff, parents Researcher: Other treatment options available Leader: Support staff and parental decision Theory: Utilitarianism (Beauchamp & Childress, 2009) 5. Integrating ethical theory into clinical practice

12. Foundation Courses MSN 513 Healthcare Policy/Economics MSN 514 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Application to the CNS Role: Childhood obesity, Nursing shortage Clinical Expert, Consultant: Work with community leaders, meet with politicians Educator: Educate parents, staff Researcher: Healthy People 2010/2020, Nursing education-shortages Leader: Advocate for hospital and community programs for healthy lifestyle, funding for nursing students, simulation labs 6. Advocate for healthcare policies and financing that promote, preserve and restore public health

13. Foundation Courses MSN 530 Research Utilization in Advanced Nursing Practice MSN 542, 543 CNS Role Option Courses Application to the CNS role: Zap the VAP , Multidisciplinary rounds, QI committees Clinical Expert: Need for evidenced based practices Educator: Educate staff on VAP, QI projects, Consultant: Needs of patient, staff, unit Researcher: Evidence-based projects Leader: Change agent, worked with other disciplines 7. Provide leadership in collaborative efforts with other disciplines to influence improvement in healthcare systems

14. Obtained BSN 28 yrs after graduating from nursing school Started MSN program 2 yrs later Taking CCRN review course in preparation to take Pediatric CCRN exam Plan to become certified as Pediatric CNS Active in Versant RN New Graduate program as subject matter expert and mentor Attend critical care conferences, lectures Encourage fellow nurses to obtain BSN or MSN, certifications Considering courses for nurse educator 8. Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning for continued professional growth

15. Caring is the essence of nursing.  ~Jean Watson

16. Beauchamp, T. L., & Childress, J.F. (2009). Principles of biomedical ethics (5th Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. Healthy People. (2008). Healthy People 2010. http://www.healthypeople.gov/ Document/tableofcontents.htm#Volume2 Kritsonis, A. (2005). Comparison of change theories. International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity, 1, 1-6. Orem, D. (2001). Nursing: Concepts of practice (6th Ed). St. Louis: Mosby. Wood, M. (2008). Theoretical framework to study exercise motivation for breast cancer risk reduction. 36, 89-95 . Retrieved from Cinahl database. References

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