AACN: Novice Critical Care Nurses Needed for Study

  1. Calling all new critical care nurses, AACN needs your help!

    We are seeking new critical care nurses with less than one year of practice to respond to a written survey. IF YOU ARE A NOVICE CRITICAL CARE NURSE, OR IF YOU KNOW A NOVICE CRITICAL CARE NURSE WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN COMPLETING THIS
    SURVEY please respond immediately!

    Our goal in this study is to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities required of novice critical care nurses in the first year of practice, and compare those to the knowledge, skills and abilities tested on the NCLEX-RN in order to better delineate the competencies which new critical care nurses need to acquire in that first year of practice.

    Please email your name and address to mail to: CertCorp@aacn.org or fax your information to 949.448.5542 and put Novice Survey on the subject line.
    Thank you for your assistance in this exciting project.

    There will be six drawings for all those who complete the survey for a $50.00 gift certificate to the AACN Bookstore.
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  3. by   gwenith
    Hmm WE have defined the competencies for critical care nursing in Australia and have a ICU transition program running in QLD. Teh transition program is 1/2 an ICU certificate )post graduate) offered through the university. I might check it out but they are probably aware of the initiatives over here.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Thank you Karen!
    We have had a regulation for almost 30 years for 2 or fewer patients per nurse in California critical care units. The law going into effest January 1sr mandates competency also.
    Too many hospitals float any nurse with ACLS to critical care and say they are competent.

    In my opinion the AACN is the best source of training and information for competency for critical care units.

    So, I am sending a link to this forum to nurse friends AND giving out a hard copy to new nurses at my hospital as well as facilities where I occasionally work registry.

    I will be a good thing for nurses wherever the NCLEX is given. AACN prodicts are very helpful. I keep the laminated pocket cards in my fanny pack (sorry to those outside the US where it is slang for something else).
    There are med calculation, lab values, peds info, neuro & other assessment info in a small space.
    Many books and offerings for individual nurses and education departments to use.

    So Thanks again Karen.
  5. by   MelRN13
    Does the study pertain to new grads starting in CCU (such as myself, before taking boards) or new critical care nurses who have experience in other areas?
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    Sounds like you qualify Tele.... "IF YOU ARE A NOVICE CRITICAL CARE NURSE"
  7. by   pjck62

    I am a nurse with 12 years experience in a variety of settings. Three months ago, I transferred to the ICU/CCU. If I can help in any way just let me know.