On March 6, 2019 nurses and nursing students from Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) attended SHET’s education event titled "Quality, Safety and Competency: Connecting the Dots" at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ. The program was presented by experts in nursing professional development and education. Dr. Martin Manno presented an overview of "QSEN" (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) and its relevance and application to professional nursing practice. Annette Keller, MA, RN, CEN, CNL and Diana Tocko, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC led the participants through a journey of competency development and implementation with their presentation, "Competency – A Process with Many Building Blocks." The afternoon session was a "Competency Development Workshop." Participants engaged in this active learning workshop by rotating among three actual competency activities led by nursing professional development experts. The program concluded with a dynamic debriefing of the workshop where nurses experienced in nursing professional development and senior nursing students from RCBC engaged in discussion from the perspectives of competency program developer and learner. Feedback from all participants was overwhelmingly positive and commented on how the information and hands-on workshop can be applied to their own practice. Students commented that the knowledge gained from the hands-on experience gave them a realistic perspective of their own upcoming transition to professional nursing practice.
On November 28, 2018 nurses and several other healthcare team members attended SHET's Annual Meeting and education event titled "Leveraging the Power of Emotional Intelligence for Success" at the Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, NJ. The program was presented by Cheri Clancy, MSN, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP, a board certified nurse, patient experience leader, author, speaker and entrepreneur. The program focused on understanding basics of Emotional Intelligence (EI) such as emotional awareness and management as well as engaging in one's own EI for better decision making in practice and relationship management. Participants provide overwhelmingly positive feedback and commented on how the information gained can be applied to being a better communicator, identifying stress triggers early, and using new strategies to effectively manage stress.
SHET held a program on June 8, 2018 entitled, "Identifying your HUNCH to Transform Research and Evidence-Based Practice." The Board was delighted to feature once again Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FAAN and Martin Manno, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC as our speakers. This program was to help professional nurses transform ideas to research and evidence-based practice. Participants learned how a 'hunch' leads to research and evidence-based practice. Role transition of the new nurse in becoming consumers of research and incorporating use of evidence into practice was also explored. Both presenters' warm and humorous style kept the program light and fun!
The role of Nursing Professional Development is undergoing a transformation! This program was to reconnect, engage, and enlighten educators regarding the revised Scope and Standards of Practice published by ANPD in 2016. The focus was on how to utilize a number of tools for assessment, evaluation, performance improvement and outcomes, leveraging understanding of Human Performance Technology. The importance of belonging to a Professional Specialty Organization was discussed, along with emphasizing the importance of being connected to the specialty of professional development. Additionally, participants were offered ideas for aligning their practice with the current standards. Our presenter was Martin Manno, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC. This program took place at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ on December 8, 2017. Participants were awarded 4.25 contact hours.