Your organization is interested in applying for Magnet status and will be required to submit data on the percentage of nurses who are certified in a nursing specialty. The nursing specialty certifications rates at your entity are low. You have been asked by your Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to submit a summary of the impact of nursing specialty certification. The CNO will present this information to the Executive Leadership Team in a proposal to reimburse nurses for obtaining and maintaining certification. Create a 1-2 page proposal for your CNO summarizing the following:
Step 1: Locate published evidence (2-4 primary research articles and national/state web references) that supports the concept that certification improves overall nursing care.
Step 2: Identify at least two nursing sensitive outcomes and/or quality outcomes you can realistically audit to evaluate the impact of certification.
Step 3: Select one specialty certification and summarize the projected cost for a staff of 60 RNs to become certified.
Step 4: Perform a cost and benefit analysis and return on investment of certifying 60 RNs
Part 2: Note: The Impact of the Nursing Specialty Certification Proposal Assignment will be given to your CNO. It should (1) be written in bullet points -whenever possible; (2) must not exceed 2 pages and (3) Include a cost/benefit analysis and ROI (4) List key references at the bottom of the proposal.
Comments or questions are welcome.