Originally posted by Susy K
We will be having a site visit from an agency that our hospital has applied for an award from. I have been asked from my director to meet with this group to answer questions for them relating to our educational offerings. My director suggested that I have a written "education plan" that describes our department and what we do.
Are any of you familiar with this? What exactly is an education plan? Would this be something similar to a conceptual model?
Any and all suggestions welcome.
Include your departments mission and vision statements.
Include your departments P & P, as in your objectives, orientation schedule and format, criteria for competency, methods and frequency for educating and giving feedback.
Showing some flexibility in the learners desired methods of learning/demonstrating competency might be nice. For instance, I put out the years competency requirements every Sept. so that the nurses have the options of being "signed off" on any of the listed skills by actually performing it on/with a patient, on-the-job (witnessed by a qualified peer), by giving some type of education to their peers on the topic (includes step by step procedure with why's and how's included, along with recent references...the performance shy sometimes like this, but it is not frequently used), or in the skills lab I provide, with stations and all supplies needed to perform the task, towards the end of the year (the nurses like and use this the most).
If you are involved in following up on orientee's, include your schedule for evals, and how you are tracking progress/productivity/socialization/professionalism.