Date of Graduation
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Executive Leader DNP
K T WAXMAN
Problem: Hospitals in an integrated health system, are experiencing low levels of oncologic admissions to their medical surgical units. This is creating a challenge for the organization to maintain nursing competencies for this subset of patients.
Context: In low volume, high risk acute care environments, where chemotherapy is to be provided, seasoned registered nurses grapple with maintaining their competencies, professional confidence and feeling safe enough to administer, monitor and care for this patient population (Muehlbauer, Parr, & Perkins, 2013). The purpose of this project was to ensure that both new and seasoned acute care oncology nurses have access to the education and hands on training needed to demonstrate oncologic competence and competency, through using computer-based learning and simulation-based learning and competency evaluation.
Measures: Pre and Post Evaluation Survey tools will be used to measure impact of project
Results: This project positively impacted the percent of competent oncology nurses as well as improved their confidence in delivering care to the oncologic patient.
Conclusion: Preliminarily, the project design and impact has been positive. Though there are some limitations, the project structure is sustainable and can be generalized to other areas of nursing
LITTLEPAGE, DANA N., "Using Simulation for Oncology Nursing Competency Evaluation in Hospitals" (2020). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects. 224.