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Mentoring Issues in Nursing Professional Development

Presented by: Sharon Kovzelove

This session explores the role of hospital-based nurse educators in supporting mentoring in the clinical practice setting. Nurse educators should be both mentors and mentees all while supporting the systems and structures that support a mentoring culture in a healthcare organization. Common issues in mentoring and resources for nurse educators are explored. View Now

Enduring material expires: 03/06/2021

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Leaders with the right combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes can help enhance employee performance and, ultimately, organizational success. To understand these essential leadership competencies, it is important to define their various components and identify the tools to master them.

In this empowering webinar for rising leaders, Walden DNP faculty member Dr. Carolyn Sipes provides viewers with a basic overview of the competencies of successful leaders and shares actionable steps to reach them.

Enduring Material Expires: 12/2/2021

A projected shortage of registered nurses is expected to intensify as the baby boomer generation ages and their healthcare needs increase. Despite increasing applications for enrollment, U.S. nursing schools struggle to expand capacity due to a faculty shortage.

Healthcare reform has shifted the demand for care delivery from the acute care hospital to ambulatory care settings. Nursing schools, policy makers, nursing organizations, and the media bring attention to this healthcare concern.

Learn about contributing factors and identify strategies to address the shortage during this webinar.

Enduring Material Expires: 5/21/2021

In response to the continuing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose, Walden University is collaborating with the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) to bring NPs and RNs important and effective continuing education related to pain management and opioids. This webinar includes practical clinical content as well as illustrative case studies to challenge your critical thinking.

Enduring Material Expires: 05/20/2020

Proper nursing education is the first step in reducing nurse fatigue. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the causes and consequences of fatigue and strategies to help build resilience. Hear from Pamela Spivey, a Nurse Builders career coach, who will explore techniques and skills that can help improve your well-being and your ability to provide safe, effective patient care.

You'll learn:

  • The Triple Aim framework to improve performance in healthcare, and how to obtain joy in work.
  • The factors that increase stress for nursing professionals.
  • The strategies for building resiliency, and how to incorporate them into your life and workplace.

Enduring material expires: 05/06/2021

Dr. Grossman will explore how mentoring creates a structurally empowering work environment for nursing excellence. People need leadership to develop as leaders. The workplace provides an environment that fosters leadership development, encourages taking on leadership roles, and sets a positive image of leadership in clinical practice. Mentoring programs can serve as a succession-planning tool aimed at supporting a healthcare organization philosophy of having the right kind and number of diverse leaders to achieve mission success.

Enduring material expires: 02/13/2021

Presented by:
Karen Ouzts, BSN Program Director, Walden University
Mary Clarke, Vice President Nursing Excellence, Analytics, HealthLinx

The Institute of Medicine (2010) The Future of Nursing: Leading Change report, the American Association of College of Nursing, and nursing excellence recognition initiatives (i.e., ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathways to Excellence®) encourage pursuit of formal education (e.g., increase BSN workforce and number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020) and nursing specialty certification.

Nurses at all levels and in all settings have a varied understanding of the key drivers for and the benefits of a BSN (or higher) and specialty certification prepared workforce.

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to self-report knowledge of:

  1. Factors influencing the call for an increased percentage of BSN prepared (and higher) nurses and nursing specialty certification,
  2. Facilitators and barriers to the pursuit of formal education and/or certification, and
  3. Benefits of formal education and specialty certification to professional practice.

Enduring material expires: 04/22/2021

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is a major public health challenge. There is a global effort to stop new HIV infections and ensure that people living with HIV have access to treatment. This session explores contemporary management approaches.

Enduring material expires: 03/25/2021

Presented by: Pamela Spivey, Faculty Neonatal and Mentoring, Nurse Builders

This session explores the role of mentoring in the career of an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) as well as practical strategies for APRNs to engage in mentoring. Common issues in mentoring as well as resources for APRNs are explored.

Enduring material expires: 03/26/2021

Presented by: Sharon Kovzelove

This session explores the role of hospital-based nurse educators in supporting mentoring in the clinical practice setting. Nurse educators should be both mentors and mentees all while supporting the systems and structures that support a mentoring culture in a healthcare organization. Common issues in mentoring and resources for nurse educators are explored.

Enduring material expires: 03/06/2021

Presented by: Dorothy Dulko

Healthcare team members and nurses often find themselves in situations where they need to convey difficult messages to patients and families. The importance of good listening skills enhances the teams’ understanding of patient values and goals. Healthcare team members and nurses can function as the necessary link that provides truth and facts to improve communication to patients and families. Developing the skills to collaborate in an interdisciplinary process, understanding our ethical responsibilities, and developing open and honest communication enhance our patients’ abilities to focus their goals and needs in crucial life events.

Enduring material expires: 01/29/2021

Presented by: Dr. Louise Jakubik

This session explores the traits of effective nurse mentors and mentees in nursing practice including practical strategies for the clinical nurses to engage in mentoring. Common issues in mentoring in the clinical practice setting are reviewed.

Enduring material expires: 01/15/2021

Presented by: Dr. Michael Grossman

Dr. Grossman will explore how mentoring serves as a foundation for positive organizational change. Additionally, this session will highlight how mentoring can be used to enhance employee engagement and participation in shared governance.

Enduring material expires: 01/08/2021

Presented by: Fozia Ferozali

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that can occur in people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. While some risk factors are associated with increased risk of PTSD, resilience factors reduce the risk of PTSD. PTSD can be successfully treated using a combination of strategies. Listen as Dr Ferozali reviews the causes, signs and symptoms, risk factors and treatment of PTSD in today’s society.

Enduring material expires: 12/05/2020

Presented by: Dr. Louise Jakubik

This session explores options for developing and implementing mentoring plans and programs for nurses throughout their careers, including clinical nurses, nurse managers, nurse leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse executives.

This session is ideal for nurses working in Magnet® or Magnet Recognition-seeking hospitals that are looking to meet Transformational Leadership 6 (TL6), however, content is applicable to any setting where mentoring can occur. Specific mentoring needs of nurses in a variety of roles will be addressed, including innovative strategies for mentoring.

Enduring material expires: 11/06/2020

Presented by: Dr. Michael Grossman

Dr. Grossman will explore how nurse participation in mentoring contributes to a healthy work environment.

Nurse satisfaction and engagement thrive in a healthy work environment contributing to nurse retention. A health work environment provides an opportunity for mentoring culture to thrive benefiting individual mentors, mentees, and the organization.

Enduring material expires: 10/16/2020

Presented by: Dr. Louise Jakubik

This webinar session describes the benefits of mentoring for individual nurses and the organizations in which they work and is the first of eight webinars in Walden University’s and Nurse Builders mentoring series. Dr. Louise Jakubik will explore the definition, evidence basis, purpose, and timing of mentoring in the career trajectory of a nurse. Mentoring provides the building blocks for nurses to enrich, enlighten, and advance their careers while creating work environments that support employee engagement, retention, and succession planning.

Enduring material expires: 10/09/2020

Presented by: Debra Rose Wilson, PhD MSN RN IBCLC AHN-BC CHT

Being a nurse is extremely rewarding, but it also can be extremely stressful. Stress management is one of the most important self-care techniques that nurses can practice. In this engaging session, Dr. Debra Rose Wilson offers effective stress management strategies for both personal and professional settings.

Walden University invites you to assess stress in your life and understand the connections between stress and health.

Expiration Date of Enduring Material: 11/13/2020

Presented by:
Diane Whitehead, Walden University School of Nursing, Core faculty DNP program
Kay Lenhart, DNP, MSN (Ed.), CNE, RN-BCs

This presentation will review the basis of using evidence-based literature to answer questions and solve problems, so the nurse leader/manager can implement sustainable change. Following the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) model, the participant will be introduced to strategies that can be used to operationalize evidence-based practice (EBP) within a clinical unit to effect policy and procedure or begin EBP enculturation.

Enduring material expires: 04/02/2021

Presented by:
Debra Sullivan, Walden University, School of Nursing, Core Faculty, MSN Program
Deborah Weatherspoon, Walden University School of Nursing, Core Faculty, Leadership and Management Specialty

This presentation focuses on implementation methodologies and application of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the clinical arena. As a practice-focused session, multiple scenarios of clinical questions and the various implementation methodologies are provided to demonstrate the path to successful change and positive outcomes. The Magnet® designation component and force of Magnetism known as New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements will be applied with an emphasis on shifting from structure and process to outcomes.

Enduring material expires: 04/02/2021

Presented by: Christine Frazer, Walden University School of Nursing, Senior Core Faculty

As professionals, nurses need to turn to the literature when they want to discover a solution for an issue. Literature is essential to determine best practices or if policy change is in order, and to disseminate information to teams, organizations, units, and patients.

In this presentation, participants can gain insight into various methods used to critically evaluate resources and specific steps taken in the review of research literature.

Enduring material expires: 5/17/2020

Presented by: Robin E. Squellati, PhD, APRN-C

Nurses are so deeply invested in caring for their patients that it’s easy for them to forget about their own needs. This theme reminds nurses to take care of themselves to enhance their capacity to care for others. Walden University invites you to refill your cup—reset and recharge mind, body, and spirit.

Discover the key elements of a healthy and happy lifestyle, learn tips on how to achieve a rewarding work-life balance, and receive practical tools to assist and guide you.

Enduring material expires: 9/18/2020

Presented by:
Bobbie Sue Whitworth, PhD, MSN, RNC
Jeanne Morrison, PhD, MSN, RN

Healthcare organizations are no exception to bullying in the workplace. In fact, the American Nurses Association addressed the issue in its publication, Bullying in the Workplace: Reversing a Culture. Bullying can cause anxiety and depression and can result in decreased job satisfaction, lower morale, and reduced productivity across the workforce. Walden University invites you to watch this webinar to find out why evidence-based practices must be implemented in the workplace to prevent bullying.

Enduring material expires: 10/30/2020

Professionals working with children require knowledge of child abuse/neglect to fulfill their responsibilities for prevention, recognition, and reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect. This session will enhance your expertise and advocacy skills in recognizing signs of abuse/neglect, implementing appropriate interventions, identifying risk factors for child abuse/neglect, ways to provide a safe environment and emotional support for victims/suspected victims of abuse, and reporting requirements.

Enduring Material Expires: 4/16/2021

Presented by:
Dr. Pettis Perry, Core Faculty, College of Management and Technology, Walden University
Dr. Michael Gatson, Contributing Faculty, Master of Social Work Program, Walden University

Trauma is an epidemic in the U.S.* Physical and sexual assaults, suicides, and mass-casualty shootings are on the rise.These events harm those directly affected as well as vicarious victims. 53% of all employees have experienced trauma at work. Toxic leaders result in higher attrition—an expensive depletion of human capital. Yet attrition can be altered. During our free 90-minute webinar, discover the types of trauma and the impacts on your staff. From PTSD to compassion fatigue, trauma takes many forms. Discover resilience tips and ready-made tools to support trauma survivors in your workplace. 

Enduring Material Expires: 2/3/2022

Presented by: Dr. Dawn Julian, Contributing Faculty, Nursing Program, Walden University

Over the years, the perception of nursing has evolved from nursing as an occupation to nursing as a profession. There are a number of factors that influence whether the nurse is perceived as a professional by the public, other professionals, and through introspection. Despite the varying educational levels, advanced practice nurses, and diversity of roles seen in the nursing profession, there is an underlying set of core values and skill sets that make the nurse a professional. It is time that nursing is recognized as a profession and the nurse is recognized as a professional.

Enduring Material Expires: 11/07/2020

Presented by:
Dr. Jennifer Attonito, Faculty, Health Education Program, Walden University

What is termed “the opioid epidemic” is complex, and likely composed of a convergence of smaller failures in substance abuse treatment, healthcare, and public policy, as well as the nature of opioids themselves. More Americans died from a drug overdose in 2017 alone than died in the entire Vietnam War, and overdose deaths are higher than deaths from HIV during its deadliest year. Opioid overdoses accounted for more than 47,000 deaths in 2017 (67.8% of all drug deaths). This webinar will examine trends in the incidence rates of opioid overdoses in different regions of the U.S. We will also explore possible determinants of the epidemic and policy responses to the epidemic. Finally, this webinar will discuss a range of future targets in areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and policy, including wider use of naloxone to prevent overdose deaths, the adoption of medication assisted treatment (MAT) as standard care for people with opioid use disorders, and increasing acceptance for syringe exchange programs to reduce the infectious disease harms associated with needle sharing.

Enduring Material Expires: 1/22/2022

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