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NURSING CERTIFICATION AND COMPETENCY SUMMIT Setting the Stage
CCI Think Tank Strategy • A series of activities that reflects CCI’s commitment to convene great thinking, envision the future and bring together those with shared goals
Building a Bridge between Competency & Patient Safety – (CCI, 2005) • Included 50 invited thought leaders from across the healthcare industry, including nursing, medicine, academia and consumer groups. • Goal was to build the bridge or holistic vision that is central to connecting competency development in healthcare to actual patient safety and the quality of patient care
Continued Competence Leadership Forum: From Pieces To Policy (CCI, 2007) • Included 40 invited experts from all areas of nursing, including certification organizations, associations, regulatory bodies and academia. • Goal was to create a shared vision for a meaningful, relevant and patient-driven continued competency system for nursing.
Consistent Themes • The value of collaborating to address our areas of shared interest and concern • The need for research and evidence upon which to base competency assessment standards and initiatives. • The importance of shared ownership and ongoing commitment to the ideas generated during event.
ABNS & CCI Research Summit • An opportunity for CCI to continue its commitment to convene great thinking. • The innovative design, content and guiding principles of this event reflect the ongoing evolution of the conversation CCI began in 2005.
ABNS VISION SPECIALTY NURSING CERTIFICATION IS THE STANDARD BY WHICH THE PUBLIC RECOGNIZES QUALITY NURSING CARE.
ABNS MISSION PROMOTE THE VALUE OF SPECIALTY NURSING CERTFICATION TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS
ABNS Commitment to Research • SUCCESS MARKER V: • ABNS promotes research activities to advance knowledge regarding specialty nursing certification. • Establish a national nursing certification research agenda. • Encourage and facilitate the conduct and dissemination of research on nursing certification and continued competency.
ABNS RESEARCH INITIATIVES Prior to 2002: Nursing Credentialing Research Coalition (NCRC) 2002: ABNS restructured its Research Committee: Mission - Actively conduct and support research about nursing certification 2002: Survey of Nurse Managers 2003-2006: National Value Study 2009: National Research Summit
OBSERVATIONS • Coalition (Partnership) Model Works • Can accomplish more by working together than you can alone • Committed to the Need for Solid Research Basis • Committed to Providing Tools to Members • Collegiality versus Competition
The purpose of the Summit is to obtain consensus on a unified research agenda in support of nursing certification. Nursing Certification and Competency Research Summit
The findings from this review indicate: a growing number of descriptive studies that include nurses’ certification status. however, there is a need for research that will establish empirical evidence linking nursing certification to improved systems of care and patient outcomes. ABNS Research Committee conducted a comprehensive review of the nursing certification literature
Research Themes • After a thorough review of data sources, the ABNS Research Committee validated seven themes as representing current and future issues facing nursing certification. • In January 2009 an electronic survey was sent to all ABNS member organizations, who represent nursing specialty certification organizations, affiliated testing agencies and credentialing and consumer advocate groups to validate the identified themes. • Thirty-nine individuals responded to the survey and validated the themes proposed by the Research Committee.
Theme Validation • March 5, 2009, ABNS and CCI hosted a planning meeting to validate the research themes. • The meeting used scenario planning to elicit thoughts on the future of nursing. The factors impacting nursing were identified and scenarios created that focused on the delivery of safe, quality patient care. • The group compared these scenario research themes with the themes validated from the themes survey. • Through a series of facilitated exercises, the members of the planning group clarified and consolidated the themes into research priorities.
Research Priorities • Understand the relationship between nursing certification and patient outcomes. • Measure continuing competence in nursing. • Examine the relationship between the health care work environment and nursing certification/certified practice. • Determine stakeholder understanding of nursing certification and perceived value of nursing certification.
Content Expert Group • Nancy Dunton, PhD –Research Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, School of Nursing. Principal Investigator for the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. • Jim Henderson, PhD –Executive Vice President and Chief Psychometrician at CASTLE Worldwide. He is the Chairperson of the Research Committee at the National Association of Competency Assurance (NOCA). • Kathi Mooney, APRN, AOCN, PhD, FAAN – Professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where she holds the Peery Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing Research.
Content Expert Group (2) • Christine Penney, RN, PhD –Director, Policy & Quality Assurance at the College of Registered Nurses in British Columbia, Canada. • Mary Smolenski, RN, EdD, MS, FNP, FAANP, CAE – Dr. Smolenski’s immediate past position was Director of Certification Services at the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is currently a consultant whose work focuses on certification and credentialing.
Sponsor Group • Melissa Biel • Jacqueline Callahan • Shannon Carter • Carol Clothier • Michael Kaufman • Cynthia Miller Murphy • Bonnie Niebuhr • Mary O’Neale
Patricia Berry Melissa Biel Carl Brown Vicki Lundmark Pat Muenzen Leslie Anne Patry James Penny Dottie Roberts Kathryn Schroeter Maria Shirey Tancy Stanberry Jan Towers Research Committee
Summit Objectives • Identify research projects that address the research priorities. • Create opportunities for organizations to partner on research activities. • Establish plans for organizations to adopt the research agenda. • Design a communication and marketing plan to disseminate key messages about the international nursing certification research agenda. • Develop a funding plan for nursing certification research.
The Way Forward This group is the only group positioned and informed to move our shared agenda forward. Success will only be possible if we as individuals and organizations are engaged in and committed to carrying the work forward. Not just in reporting, but in planning, budgeting and identifying specifically how your organizations can participate.