Identify at least two nursing-sensitive outcomes and/or quality outcomes you can realistically audit to evaluate the impact of certification.
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
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.