Category: Education and Curriculum

Versant Presents at American Academy of Nursing Health Policy Conference

We are pleased to announce three Versant team members will be presenting posters at the American Academy of Nursing Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Ashley Badders, MSN, RN, CCRN will be presenting her poster titled “Policy Engagement Among Staff Nurses” on October 27, 2022. This poster presents a pilot study looking at levels of policy engagement among staff nurses in Ohio. This study was done as part of Ashley’s DNP scholarly project through Case Western Reserve University with support from faculty mentors. Larissa Africa, MBA, BSN, RN, FAAN, Martha Grubaugh, PhD, RN, NE-BC, and Figaro L. Loresto Jr., PhD,

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Preceptor Role Development Program Announced

Greetings! I have the pleasure of announcing the newest addition to our residency offerings. Versant will begin to offer a professional development system for preceptors in the Fall of 2015! As always, Versant remains an outcomes-driven organization. Rather than just focusing on what a nurse must know to fit into his or her role, our competency-based model identifies specific outcomes that must occur for an organization to meet its own goals. Our approach in creating this program was no different. Through discussion with preceptors as part of a job analysis, we identified the competencies required for every preceptor to consistently

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Preceptor Development Article to be Published in Journal

We are pleased to announce the publication of an article in The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, written by Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC, Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing and Tammy Franqueiro, BSN, RN-BC, Assistant Vice President, Versant Holdings, LLC. The article, entitled “Preceptor Skills and Characteristics: Considerations for Preceptor Education,” will be available in the May 2015 edition of the journal. The article identifies the traits and characteristics necessary for an effective preceptor, explains the role of the nurse educator in the implementation of a successful preceptor program, and notes the necessity of an evidence-based

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