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OR Excellence Session Previews - June 2015

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J U N E 2 0 1 5 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 6 3 E nrollment in the nation's RN-to-BSN educa- tional programs increased 10.4% in 2014, according to survey data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. This rise in nurses earning baccalaureate degrees repre- sents more than just a staffing statistic, says James X. Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, the director of cre- dentialing and education at the Competency and Credentialing Institute in Denver, Colo. It could deliver patient care and economic benefits. Dr. Stobinski will explain how in his OR Excellence presentation, "The BSN Debate: How Does Nursing Education Impact Patient Outcomes?" • Change has come. The single most influential event in nursing education over the past 50 years has been the Institute of Medicine's 2010 report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," which proposed a lofty goal: for 80% of nurses to be The BSN Debate: How Does Nursing Education Impact Patient Outcomes? Find out how professional development efforts pay off where it matters most. Speaker Profile • Has more than 25 years' experi- ence working in ORs, including janitor, orderly, staff nurse and manager positions. Currently the director of credentialing and edu- cation at the Competency and Credentialing Institute. • Former employers include the U.S. Navy and St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, where he was director of surgical services. • His doctoral research studied how pre-operative nurses learn and acquire skills. James X. Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR

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