B J VanCura

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The department of medicine/oncology nursing of an academic medical center developed and implemented a comprehensive interactive competency program. The program proved to be valuable to the individual nurse and the organization. Part II of this two-part series describes the implementation, outcomes, and followup of the program.
  • B J VanCura
  • Journal of nursing staff development : JNSD
  • 1991
Providing educational activities and learning resources for professional nurses, particularly those who work off-shifts and weekend schedules, is a challenge for staff development personnel. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Professional Briefcases offer these self-directed learners an alternative to classroom instruction. The Briefcases can be used in a(More)
Five key components for effectively working with unlicensed assistive personnel are discussed. They include management support, role competency, appropriate delegation, teamwork, and effective communication. This article is based on the experiences of nurses in the medical/oncology department of a 750-bed academic medical center in Chicago.
Providing education and development to patient care personnel with minimal disruption to patient care activities is a daily challenge to staff educators. This article describes how a small nursing development department planned and coordinated the orientation to a new facility and the education and training on new equipment to over 1,000 nurses over a(More)
The department of medicine/oncology nursing of an academic medical center developed and implemented a comprehensive interactive competency program. The program proved to be valuable to nurses and the organization. Part I of this two-part series describes the process of program development and the resulting framework.
The recent enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act challenges health care institutions to provide facilities and services to persons with a variety of disabilities. A hospital-wide Sensory Assistance Program was developed and implemented to identify and assist patients with visual, hearing, or speech impairments. Preliminary evaluation of the(More)
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