Engaging Nurses in Transforming Professional Advancement Programs

Track: 60 Minute Podium

Session Number: 905
Date: Sat, Apr 27th, 2019
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Description:

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Session Type: Leadership and Management

Session Description: Learn about the development and evolution of a Professional Advancement Program that recognizes the accomplishments of bedside nurses. This session will describe how nurses were engaged throughout the process, review the program components and provide tools that can be applied in implementing a similar program at their own institution.
Primary Presenter Bio: Sarah Murawski, BSN, RN is the Professional Advancement Program Coordinator for the Department of Nursing, Respiratory Care and Neurodiagnostics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Sarah has 10 years of leadership experience as a Clinical Supervisor on a Medical-Surgical inpatient unit and 16 years of pediatric nursing experience specializing in the care of General Pediatric, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunology patients as a bedside nurse, preceptor and charge nurse. She has been actively involved in the development and implementation of the Professional Advancement Program (PEAK) since 2012 and currently serves as the co-chair of the PEAK Steering Committee. As the PEAK Co-Chair, Sarah has played an instrumental role in implementing improvements to the program as well as the ongoing evaluation of the program.
Primary Presenter Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Presenter 2 Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Presenter 2 Bio: Maureen McCloskey BSN, RN, CPN is a Clinical Nurse Expert (CNE) on a 15 bed general pediatric inpatient unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and has served as the co-chair of the Professional Advancement Program steering committee for the last 6 years. As the co-chair of this committee Maureen has been actively involved in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the PEAK program as well as a coach to clinical nurses actively applying to the PEAK program. Maureen’s role as CNE allows her the opportunity to be a part of a leadership team within her unit as well as provide direct patient care.
Presenter 3 Bio: Kathryn Roberts, MSN, RN is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer – Innovation and Advancement at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In this role, she serves as the executive sponsor for the PEAK Program. Kathryn is also active in a number of professional organizations, and has served on the board of directors of both the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and the AACN Certification Corporation. She is a past-president of AACN and a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. She lectures extensively on leadership, pediatric critical care and resuscitation topics, has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has authored chapters in multiple pediatric critical care nursing textbooks.
Presenter 3 Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Session Type: Leadership and Management

Session Description: Learn about the development and evolution of a Professional Advancement Program that recognizes the accomplishments of bedside nurses. This session will describe how nurses were engaged throughout the process, review the program components and provide tools that can be applied in implementing a similar program at their own institution.
Primary Presenter Bio: Sarah Murawski, BSN, RN is the Professional Advancement Program Coordinator for the Department of Nursing, Respiratory Care and Neurodiagnostics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Sarah has 10 years of leadership experience as a Clinical Supervisor on a Medical-Surgical inpatient unit and 16 years of pediatric nursing experience specializing in the care of General Pediatric, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunology patients as a bedside nurse, preceptor and charge nurse. She has been actively involved in the development and implementation of the Professional Advancement Program (PEAK) since 2012 and currently serves as the co-chair of the PEAK Steering Committee. As the PEAK Co-Chair, Sarah has played an instrumental role in implementing improvements to the program as well as the ongoing evaluation of the program.
Primary Presenter Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Presenter 2 Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Presenter 2 Bio: Maureen McCloskey BSN, RN, CPN is a Clinical Nurse Expert (CNE) on a 15 bed general pediatric inpatient unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and has served as the co-chair of the Professional Advancement Program steering committee for the last 6 years. As the co-chair of this committee Maureen has been actively involved in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the PEAK program as well as a coach to clinical nurses actively applying to the PEAK program. Maureen’s role as CNE allows her the opportunity to be a part of a leadership team within her unit as well as provide direct patient care.
Presenter 3 Bio: Kathryn Roberts, MSN, RN is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer – Innovation and Advancement at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In this role, she serves as the executive sponsor for the PEAK Program. Kathryn is also active in a number of professional organizations, and has served on the board of directors of both the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and the AACN Certification Corporation. She is a past-president of AACN and a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. She lectures extensively on leadership, pediatric critical care and resuscitation topics, has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has authored chapters in multiple pediatric critical care nursing textbooks.
Presenter 3 Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia