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Inside scoop from our experts: Show how community programs are supported by nurses

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, April 28, 2009

This week, a reader asks how to demonstrate in the written documentation that community educational programs are supported by nurses, which falls under Component II: Structural empowerment. Read the response from Katherine Riley, MSN, RN, CNA,BC, ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® coordinator for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Q: How can I demonstrate in the written documentation that community educational programs are supported by nurses?

A: For this narrative, discuss educationally-focused mission trips in which teams of physicians and nurses provide healthcare or train providers from other cultures. For example, there are many exchange programs in which nurses from one country come to the United States to learn how to assist with diagnostic and surgical procedures. The mission team then validates those skills by observing the trainees in the practice setting in their own country.

Overall, you want to provide examples of community collaborative educational endeavors (e.g., guest lectures for affiliated agencies) and profile educational opportunities for nurses to improve expertise in educating patients, families, and staff.

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