Providence Receives Grant for Clinical Scene Investigators
March 26, 2009
Providence Medical Center has received a grant to participate in the inaugural program of the Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy being conducted by the newly launched Bi-State Nursing Workforce Innovation Center. Funding for this program is provided by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the REACH Healthcare Foundation, as well as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Partnership in Nursing grant.
The grant will make it possible for three members of the hospital’s Medical/Surgical nursing staff to participate in a 16-month project called the Clinical Scene Investigator Academy. Tiffany Day, R.N., 5 North; Sarah Miller, R.N., 5 South; and Tricia Howard, R.N., 4 North, have been selected to represent Providence as Clinical Scene Investigators (CSIs).
They will join other nurses from Johnson, Wyandotte, and Allen counties in Kansas; and Jackson, Cass and Lafayette counties in Missouri, in this initiative. The project’s long-range goal is to create an environment where staff nurses take a leadership role in identifying problems and initiating innovative change to improve patient outcomes and unit efficiency.
“This is just one of the many important steps we will be taking as we begin the journey toward achieving nursing magnet status,” explains Karen King, R.N., M.S.N., M.A., C.N.A.A., B.C., vice president of Patient Care Services/chief nurse executive at Providence. “We are thrilled to be selected and I know this will be a great experience for the staff that will have a significant impact on our nursing practice and patient care.”
The project will conclude with a Bi-State Nursing Workforce Innovation Conference in September 2010 where participants will share the results of their efforts.