Date of Graduation

Summer 8-14-2017

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


Stanford Health Care- Valley Medical Oncology Consultants (SHC-VMOC) treats patients diagnosed with cancer or hematology disorders at multiple doctor’s offices and infusion centers across the Bay Area. Presently all five locations with nurses employed in the infusion centers are understaffed. The mentor program was created to train nurses to become mentors. Additional to train new hires and foster relationships between new hires and established nurses while investing in each individual. The clinical nurse leader theme that is being addressed is organizational and system leadership. The first step to implementing the program was to talk to management about the additional cost to create the curriculum and for hours needed to train. The additional hours for curriculum development would cost the company $2,000 and an additional $1,956 per nurse who participates in the training. Currently the curriculum is being developed and the training will start in September 2017. Since the program is still being developed, there is no evaluation yet, the expected result of the program is to decrease the number of offices that are understaffed, while developing new oncology nurses and invest in the nursing staff.

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