BURN NURSE CERTIFICATION

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BURN NURSE

CERTIFICATION

LINDA GIBBONS, MS RN

NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL NEW YORK, NY

Martha A. Q. Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN Synergy: The Unique Relationship Between Nurses and Patients. The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

Former Chairman: American Association of Critical Care Nurses With AACN credentialing arm, developed the Synergy Model Professor of Nursing at UPenn & Nurse Scientist in Critical Care & Cardiovascular Nursing at Children's Hospital Boston.

Work r/t clinical management of critically ill infants, children & their families Received >$18M as PI and >$48M as co-PI in research awards of primarily federal grants

THANK YOU

What is certification?

Why should we want it?

How do we get it?

Role of the ABA?

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Certification

a program to verify a person’s knowledge,

skills, & abilities

(Typically done through a test)

WHAT IS CERTIFICATION?

WHY GET CERTIFIED?

Burn Profession/ABA •Attract new members

•Create/retain highly skilled workforce

•Prestige & credibility

•int. regulation/avoid ext. imposed regulation

•Stimulate Research

Our Employers •Identify qualified workers

Burn Nurses •Prestige & credibility

•Recognition (Magnet)

•Other disciplines recognize

•Career opportunities

•Prof. involvement

Burn-injured Patients •Health & safety:

•Est. prof standards

•Quality of services

NURSE CERTIFICATION STRUCTURE

American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)

↓ Accrediting arm

Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) ↓ Accredits

• 19 Certifying Organizations (ALL NURSING) – ex. ANCC

Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

↓ Accrediting arm

•National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) ↓ Accredits

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CERTIFYING ORGANIZATIONS - ANCC

American Nurses

Credentialing Center

(NCAA & ABSNC accredited, 47 certification programs) Nurse Practitioner

Acute Care; Adult; Family; Pediatrics; Primary Care; Diabetes Management – Advanced, Psychiatric Mental Health

CNS

Pediatric, Adult Gerontology, Public/Community Health, Adult & Child/Adolescent Psychiatric – Mental Health

Specialty

Nurse Executive, Nurse Executive Advanced, Cardiac, Vascular, Medical Surgical, Case Management, Pain, Management, School,

Ambulatory Care, Home Health

CERTIFYING ORGANIZATIONS - AACN

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation

(NCAA Accredited, 10 certification programs)

Specialty & Subspecialty Certifications

Acute/Critical Care; Tele-ICU Acute/Critical Care; Progressive Care; Nurse Manager and Leader; Cardiac

Medicine; Cardiac Surgery

Advanced Practice Certifications

Acute Care NP; CNS: Wellness through Acute Care; Adult Acute Care NP; Acute Care CNS

CERTIFYING ORGANIZATIONS – ABA?

American Burn

Association

Certification Corporation?

accredited by…ABSNC/NCAA? # certification programs…?

• Create a separate credentialing arm of ABA (like AACN, ENA)? • Must haves:

• Obtain ISO certification (get certified as a certifying body) • Pool of clinical experts

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WHO SHOULD ABA WORK WITH?

Work with Certifying Organization

Become Certifying Organization

ANCC American Nurses

Credentialing Center • Experience • Proven success

ABSNC American Board for

Specialty Nursing Certification

• Specializes in Nursing

AACN American Association

of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation • Experience

• Proven success

NCAA National Commission

for Certifying Agencies* • Broad base

• Collaborate with other disciplines?

Recommend: Create a Task Force to Assess

CREATING A CERTIFICATION EXAM

Step #1:

Needs Assessment Survey

Step #2:

Identify critical skills necessary

Step #3:

Create Exam Blueprint

Step #4:

Create Exam Items

STEP #1 NEEDS ASSESSMENT

SURVEY

Measure nursing interest in

obtaining certification through a

survey

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NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY RESULTS (N=414)

Question % Current certification? •Yes •No 38 62

If yes, which certification?

•CCRN

•Other (not PCRN, WOCN)

57 48

Hospital financial support?

•Don’t know •None

35 12

Why credentialing is valuable?

•Enhance credibility for knowledge in subject

•Est. standards for profession & enhance quality of products & services provided

•Recognition by other bodies (Magnet) 89 79 59

Separate peds/adult certifications?

•Combined •Separate 61 38 Question % Highest degree •Bachelor’s (nursing) •Master’s 51 19

Years of Exp: RN / Burn RN

• >10 •1-5 53/41 26/32 Current position •Staff Nurse

•Other (not NM, CNS, or senior leader) 60 22 Interested in certification? •Yes •No •Unsure 86 5 9 If yes, 1stchoice? •Certification exam •Certification through portfolio

53 36

A. Role Delineation Study (Study of Practice/Job Analysis)

• What nurses do & how much of it • Unique skills & knowledge

• Methods to collect/considerations: cost, ease • Compartmentalize work: exam match what RNs doing • Data Collection Tool – what to collect? AACN ex:

• Time spent performing a specific activity • How important to perform activity correctly

STEP #2 IDENTIFY CRITICAL SKILLS

STEP #2 CRITICAL SKILLS

?

B. Expert Panel • Diverse

•Lg & sm facilities

•Rural & urban

•Teaching & Non-teaching

• Includes members of those being certified

• Creates survey (if survey utilized as collection tool)

• Draws on experience/reviews additional materials • Textbooks

• Journal articles • Practice protocols

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STEP #3 CREATE EXAM BLUEPRINT

Based on:

Process (nursing assessment process:

assessment, dxn, implementation of plan)

OR

Model of Care (ex. AACN Synergy)

STEP #4 CREATE EXAM ITEMS

Individuals trained to write exam items

Sign confidentiality agreement

activities r/t work

STEPS TO CERTIFICATION - ANCC

Certification exam OR certification through portfolio Portfolio assessment: ANCC & Content Expert Panel (CEP) RN - evidence of specialty involvement

•high level practice •relevant CE

•professional development (research, presentation, teaching) Portfolio assessments & guideline recommendations

•American Educational Research Association •American Psychological Association •National Council on Measurement in Education

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KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

• What level of nursing practice to certify? • Finances: initial funding & then sustaining? • Administrative oversight/structure

• Resources needed & who provides? • What is the role of the ABA?

ROLE OF ABA

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