Clinical and Professional Role Development Among Experienced Pediatric Nurses: The Pediatric Medical Nursing Certificate Program
Article first published online: 9 FEB 2005
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume 9, Issue 4, pages 113–122, October 2004
How to Cite
Jakubik, L. D., Grossman, M. B., Daly-Parker, M. O., Gaffney, L. M., Strauss, K. A. and Mars, P. A. (2004), Clinical and Professional Role Development Among Experienced Pediatric Nurses: The Pediatric Medical Nursing Certificate Program. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 9: 113–122. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2004.00113.x
- Issue published online: 9 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 9 FEB 2005
- Accepted for publication October 15, 2003.
- job satisfaction;
- nursing shortage;
- personnel retention;
- skill acquisition;
- staff development
ISSUES AND PURPOSE. The development of a multiunit-based certificate program to promote retention by increasing experienced pediatric nurses' knowledge, skills, and professional role development through a blend of didactic, clinical, and mentoring components.
CONCLUSIONS. The certificate group demonstrated an increase in knowledge and skill, advanced leadership role acquisition, promotion, certification, and graduate school matriculation, and achieved a 95% retention rate within the organization.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. With support from management and multidisciplinary team members, a certificate program like this can be implemented in a variety of settings and specialties.