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1. INTRODUCTION OF NURSING INNOVATION
Aspects and need of innovation
Process for implementation of new innovation approach
3. CLASSIFICATION OF INNOVATION OF NURSING
Innovation in nursing practice
Innovation in nursing education
Innovation in nursing care
Innovation in nursing management
4. INNOVATION IN HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE
5. INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN NURSING EDUCATION
6. RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE
7. “TOP TEN LIST”
MISCONCEPTION PREVENTING INNOVATION
8. TIPS FOR PLANNING NURSING EDUCATION
9. INNVATIVE APPROACHES
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Innovation is an imperative for nursing education programs as valiant efforts are made to prepare a
sufficient number of competent nurses for the 21st century. Education programs are challenged to
implement new innovative strategies to expand educational capacity to meet the workforce needs for the
future. The word “innovation” has commonly been associated with revolutionary ideas, current trends,
technology, creativity and excellence, and is usually goal-directed. Innovation in nursing education involves
either developing something new to nursing or to a particular nursing program. Innovation may involve a
simple change or a radical redesign of the system, but it is using something different that seems to be the
answer (Warner & Burton, 2009).
What is needed now is dramatic reform and innovation in nursing education to create and shape the
future of nursing practice. All levels of nursing education, undergraduate and graduate, are obligated to
challenge their long-held traditions and design evidence-based curricula that are flexible, responsive to
students' needs, collaborative, and integrate current technology. Like the National League for Nursing's call
for Curriculum Revolution in the 1980s, this current challenge demands bold new thinking and action.
Faculty, students, consumers and nursing service personnel must work in partnership to design innovative
educational systems that meet the needs of the health care delivery system now and in the future.
Innovation must call into question the nature of schooling, learning, and teaching and how curricular
designs promote or inhibit learning, as well as excitement about the profession of nursing, and the spirit of
inquiry necessary for the advancement of the discipline (Die kelmann, 2001). For too long nurse educators
and nursing service personnel, although cordial and respectful of each other, have not been fully engaged in
collaborating to prepare a workforce that can practice effectively in new healthcare environments. New
pedagogies are required that are research-based, responsive to the rapidly-changing health care system, and
reflective of new partnerships between and among students, teachers and clinicians. Our students and
recipients of nursing care deserve no less.
Nursing department, international university of health and welfare, the innovation of nursing education
conducted a through review of the literature in nursing, higher education, business, and other field and
engaged in extended discussion before formulating the FOLLOWING DEFINITION:-
“Innovation is using knowledge to create ways and service that are new in order to transform system.
It require deconstructing (challenging) long held assumption and values. The outcome of innovation
in nursing education in nursing practice and the development of culture that support risk taking,
creativity and excellence.
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All innovation begin with creative ideas we define innovation as the successful implementation of
creative ideas with in an origin. In this view, creativity by individual and teams is a starting point for
innovation, the first us necessary but not sufficient for the second.
When devising the definition for innovation, the group recognized that the etymology of the word
derives from the Latin word innove are, which means “to renew or change” (Online Etymology
• Innovation - A dynamic, systematic process that envisions new approaches to nursing education.
• Regulatory barrier - Real or perceived regulatory parameters that hinder innovation in nursing education.
ASPECTS & NEED OF INNOVATION
A NEW IDEA, METHOD OR DEVICE
Doing something altogether different
Usually involves a need for resources
May be new to the nursing program or new to nursing education in general
Responds to explosion in knowledge
WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH INNOVATION
Innovation and excellence – implementing some new process while maintaining quality
ON-GOING PROMOTION FOR INNOVATION IN NURSING EDUCATION
Maintaining Quality in Nursing Education
Flexibility in Regulation
Collaboration with other Agencies
Participation in State andNational Initiatives
Dissemination of Information
THE ERA OF PATIENT SAFETY: NURSINGIMPLICATIONS
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Blame Free environments that serve as learning organizations
New Leadership skills
New knowledge of safe practices
HEALTH CARE SHOULD BE…
WHAT WE MAY FIND…
Culture of Blame
Inefficiency and Waste
Health care Disparities
CURRICULUMS OF THE PAST…
Past focus in nursing education was on nursing process and the nurse‐patient relationship may have
made graduates less prepared for today’s world which emphasizes outcomes and new work settings which
are now learning organizations complexity is at the heart of care today.
Overloaded with content
Covering everything in class
Faculty adding in content
Information that students need to know is often not distinguished from nice to know
Not enough information pulled from previous learning
Lack innovation and use of e‐tools for learning
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PROCESS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW INNOVATIVE APPROACH
STANDARDS FOR APPROVAL
REVIEW OF APPLICATION AND BOARD ACTION
REQUESTING CONTINUATION OF THE INNOVATIVE APPROACH
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GOALS OF INNOVATION IN NURSING
To maintain the quality of care.
To improve the quality of care.
To find new information.
To find new ways of promoting health.
To find new ways for preventing illness.
To find better ways of care and cure.
To comfort to the regulation.
INNOVATION IN NURSING
WE CAN BROADLY CLASSIFY THESE INTO THE FOLLOWING:-
Innovation in nursing practice.
Innovation in nursing education.
Innovation in nursing care.
Innovation in nursing management.
INNOVATION IN NURSING PRACTICE
Innovation in the clinical practice occur across the continue of care. Advance in medical equipment and
technology have formed a significant driver in change in clinical practice, demanding new skill and
technique as well as the new ways of working. Similarly change in the availability and effectiveness of drug
based treatment have also brought about significant shifts in the clinical in the practice.
INNOVATION IN NURSING EDUCATION
Development of computer assisted thinking : in order to enhance student active thinking, faculty member at
international university of health welfare develop the CAT ( computer assisted thinking ) programme. The
CAT programme is different from CAI ( computer assisted instruction ) which mainly ask user to choose
correct answer. there are two two function in the CAT programme.
1.one is to keep the student action log each time they use the programme.
2.The other is to serve as medical dictionary.
The innovation of nursing to help advance the ideas of substitute innovation of nursing, task group
developed four strategies are as follows:-
Distribute an online survey that ask faculty o share their perception about the current state of
innovation in nursing education.
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Formulate specific question shared with dean, director, and chairperson of nursing programme, that
are designed to stimulate thoughtful dialogue at any for where faculty engage in conversation about
thinking and learning
Develop an electronic community where educators can share on innovative practice and engage in on
The purpose of the focus group was to gather baseline date about how nurse educator are beginning
to frame ideas surrounding innovation and strategies reforms in nursing innovation.
INNOVATION IN THE NURSING CARE
Difference between primary and secondary care oriented counties in the kind of innovation
implemented are discussed.
Health care system are increasingly being confronted with chronic patient who need complex
intervention tailored to their individual needs.
However it seems that today healthcare professional, organization and budgets are not sufficiently
prepared to provide this kind of care. As a result health care policy in many countries targets
innovation which reduce healthcare costs and at the same time, improve the quality of care.
Frequently these innovation are related directly to the substitution of care phenomenon in which care
is provide by the most appropriate at the lowest cost level and encompass advanced nursing practice
hospital at home care and integrated.
The conclusion of this is that integrated care innovation are implemented in both primary hospital at
home care and integrated care.
Innovation in hospital at home care and advanced nursing practice are primary care as well as in
secondary care oriented countries.
INNOAVATION IN NURSING MANAGEMENT
There are many changes in national health service t the same time, not just to economic and funding policy,
but also at the very heart of nursing care delivery. The introduction of managerialism into the senior clinical
grades of nursing, midwifery and other professional staff has characterized the past few years.
INNOVATION IN HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
The realm of health promotion and disease prevention provide a range of example of the influence of
nursing in the improving population health status. Nurse are uniquely positioned to identify risk factor,
provide information about how to manage these risk and promote o health their lifestyle, diet and avoid risky
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INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
A nursing education program may apply to implement an innovative approach by complying with the
provisions of this section. Nursing education programs approved to implement innovative approaches shall
continue to provide quality nursing education that prepares graduates to practice safely, competently, and
ethically within the scope of practice as defined in jurisdiction’s statutes.
a. To foster innovative models of nursing education to address the changing needs in health care.
b. To assure that innovative approaches are conducted in a manner consistent with the Board’s role of
protecting the public.
c. To assure that innovative approaches conform to the quality outcome standards and core education criteria
established by the Board.
a. The nursing education program shall hold full Board approval without conditions.
b. There are no substantiated complaints in the past 2 years.
c. There are no rule violations in the past 2 years.
The following information with a 1-page executive summary shall be provided to the Board prior to a Board
A. Identifying information (name of nursing program, address, responsible party and contact information).
B. A brief description of the current program, including accreditation and Board approval status.
C. Identification of the regulation(s) affected by the proposed innovative approach.
D. Length of time for which the innovative approach is requested.
E. Description of the innovative approach, including objective(s).
F. Brief explanation of why you want to implement an innovative approach at this time.
G. Explanation of how the proposed innovation differs from approaches in the current program.
H. Rationale with available evidence supporting the innovative approach.
I. Identification of resources that support the proposed innovative approach.
J. Expected impact innovative approach will have on the program, including administration, students,
faculty, and other program resources.
K. Plan for implementation, including timeline.
L. Plan for evaluation of the proposed innovation, including measurable criteria/outcomes, method of
evaluation, and frequency of evaluation.
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M. Additional application information as requested by the board.
4. STANDARDS FOR APPROVAL
A. Eligibility criteria and application criteria are met.
B. The innovative approach will not compromise the quality of education or safe practice of students.
C. Resources are sufficient to support the innovative approach.
D. Rationale with available evidence supports the implementation of the innovative approach.
E. Implementation plan is reasonable to achieve the desired outcomes of the innovative approach.
F. Timeline provides for a sufficient period to implement and evaluate the innovative approach.
G. Plan for periodic evaluation is comprehensive and supported by appropriate methodology.
5. REVIEW OF APPLICATION AND BOARD ACTION
A. Annually the board may establish the number of innovative approach applications it will accept, based on
available board resources.
B. The board shall evaluate all applications to determine if they meet the eligibility criteria in 9.3.2.and the
standards established in section 9.3.4.
C. The board shall inform the education program of the approval process timeline within days of the receipt
of the application.
D. If the application meets the standards, the board may:
1) approve the application, or
2) approve the application with modifications as agreed between the board and the nursing education
E. If the submitted application does not meet the criteria in 9.3.2.and 9.3.4., the board may deny approval or
request additional information.
F. The board may rescind the approval or require the program to make modifications if:
1) the board receives substantiated evidence indicating adverse impact.
2) the nursing program fails to implement the innovative approach as presented and approved.
6. PERIODIC EVALUATION
A. The education program shall submit progress reports conforming to the evaluation planannually or as
requested by the Board.
B. The final evaluation report shall conform to the evaluation plan, detailing and analysing the outcomes
C. If any report indicates that students were adversely impacted by the innovation, the nursing program shall
provide documentation of corrective measures and their effectiveness.
D. Nursing education program maintains eligibility criteria in 9.3.2.
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7. REQUESTING CONTINUATION OF THE INNOVATIVE APPROACH
A. If the innovative approach has achieved the desired outcomes and the final evaluation has been submitted, the
program may request that the innovative approach be continued.
B. Request for the innovative approach to become an on-going part of the education program must be submitted <>
days prior to a regularly scheduled board meeting.
C. The board may grant the request to continue approval if the innovative approach has achieved desired outcomes,
has not compromised public protection, and is consistent with core nursing education criteria.
For consideration by the Nursing Council, the proposals of innovative changes have to include the following
A clearly defined need;
Sufficient valid research data to support the need;
Development of the proposed pilot program;
Identification of measurable outcomes;
Adequate financial support;
Resources to continue the pilot program if successful;
Data collection process; and
An evaluation plan.
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE
Collaboration and partnerships often are required for innovation in nursing education.
Innovation can occur at all levels of nursing education.
Nursing regulation recognizes the value of evidence-based innovation in meeting nursing education
Quality can be maintained amidst innovative changes.
The ultimate responsibility and accountability of any innovation rests with the nursing program.
Advances in technology may influence innovation in nursing education.
Nursing is a practice discipline requiring supervised clinical instruction.
Regulation criteria for nursing programs should reflect minimum requirements and be the least
burdensome criteria consistent with public protection.
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TOP TEN LIST
“MISCONCEPTIONS PREVENTING INNOVATION”
1. Don’t worry! Be happy! ( I can handle it. I don’t need any help!)
2. I’m not sharing my secrets!
3. Our pass rate will go in the toilet!
4. I don’t have time! (Doing things differently takes time.)
5. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! (Change is not necessary or good. We’ve been doing it this way forever
and it works!)
6. I don’t do windows! (I’m not teaching that content.)
7. Back off! This is my territory! (Change your own stuff. Leave my stuff alone! Don’t mess with my
8. The students won’t like it!
9. Nobody does it better! (I’m the expert. I’ve been doing this since Florence Nightingale was a nurse.)
10. #1 The Nursing Council won’t let us do it!
TIPS FOR PLANNING NURSING EDUCATION INNOVATIVE APPROACHES
Health care delivery in the U.S. is becoming increasingly complex, requiring the use of sophisticated
technologies and the need for systems thinking in order for nurses to practice safely. Further, more than ever
before nurses are caring for sicker, older, and more diverse patients with myriad chronic conditions. In order
to keep up with this these changes, innovative approaches in nursing education are being encouraged.
However, before educators begin to plan innovative approaches to nursing education, they might consider
Hargreaves (2008) suggests that it is important to think about consequences (intended and unintended)
before beginning to plan an innovative instructional strategy. Answering questions such as those listed
below will provide guidelines as decisions are made:
What are the likely outcomes of a given learning and teaching strategy?
Will it work for all students/staff/the institution?
What is the intention?
What is the worst possible outcome?
What is the best possible outcome?
On balance, how great is the likelihood that positive consequences will outweigh negative ones?
When the consequences are identified, then think about:
Would greater support make a difference?
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Which assessment tasks ensure students can complete the course/education without being
compromised by uncertain outcomes?
If the decision is made to go ahead with the innovative strategy, review your jurisdiction’s nurse
practice act and administrative rules. If your innovation constitutes a significant departure from the way a
nursing education program currently functions under the rule structure, contact your Board of Nursing about
implementing an innovative approach. Early consultation with your Board is highly recommended.
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