Vision: To facilitate the establishment of a nursing education platform that is accessible and evidence-based.
Mission: The Education Council encourages and supports the development of RN professional practice in the role of educator and advocate in all health care settings. By the establishment of a standardized framework for the development of education programs, the council ensures patients, families, staff and the health care community receive appropriate and individualized health care education.
2009 Education Council
Angela Calvert, RN, CCRN
2008 Education Council
Angela Calvert, RN, CCRN
Angela Calvert, RN, CCRN has been a WellSpan employee for 15 years and is currently a clinical nurse III in the trauma surgical ICU. Angela began her WellSpan nursing career in 1993 on 5 South. She progressed to a clinical nurse III in 1998. TSICU has had the benefit of Angela's dedicated service since 2000. She is a CCRN as well as FCCS and ATCN certified. Angela is a recognized member of the AACN. Angela has been on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua where she brought much needed medical services to the remote, underserved community. She has volunteered with the York County Senior Games and Children Wellness Days. Angela chaired the TSICU Education Committee from Jan '07-Jan '09. The committee's focus was nursing excellence and positive patient outcomes. She also has dedicated the last 2 years to the surgical service line panel as a representative. She currently serves on the hospital wide Organ/Tissue Procurement Committee.
Education Council Accomplishments 2008-2009
- Sponsored nursing grand rounds, with topics related to the annual nursing needs assessment
- Sponsored bi-monthly Relationship Based Care education alternating between Session A (ANA Code of Ethics, ANA Staffing Principles, PA State Practice Act, overview of professional practice integrated with RBC and shared decision making) and Session B (the Caring Model©, teamwork, assertiveness, delegation and lateral violence)
- Revised NNEO to add simulation lab segment
- Internship program provides education for the novice nurse to focus on equipment, safety devices, patient transfers/lifts and basic skills.
- Provided education based on the off-shift needs assessment (PCA, heart failure, chest tubes, central lines, and eCare)
- Conducted a comprehensive annual nursing needs assessment
- Developed an on-line evaluation form for preceptors
- Collaborated with education services to provide 120 on-line PSNA accredited education modules for experienced nurses
- Orchestrated activities recognizing National Nurse's Week
- Donated money to the Bev Malloy Nursing Scholarship Fund in lieu of providing a Nurse's Week gift to all nursing staff (in light of current economic constraints)
- Reviewed and updated policies ADM 080 and ADM 100
- Utilized Education Council communication plan to coordinate the sharing of information
- Developed an orientation checklist for the primary nurse
- Developed brochure for continuing education requirements, for PA professional re-licensure
- Launched SDM education webpage
2007 Education Council
Jennifer Katindig, RN, BSN
Jennifer Katindig, RN, BSN, knew she was meant to be a nurse since Career Day in second grade. After graduating from Chambersburg Area Senior High School she received her bachelors degree in nursing from Messiah College. She began her career at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in the Transitional Nursery and after three years came to York Hospital, where she works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has been an active member of the Education Council for two years and is now the Chair of Education Council.
Jennifer Katindig, RN, BSN, kneJennifer Katindig, RN, BSN, kne2007 Education Council Accomplishments
- Sponsored monthly Nursing Grand Rounds.
- Co-sponsored a leadership class, charge nurse class and preceptor class with Education Services.
- Developed an education plan to support the implementation of Relationship-Based Care.
- Evaluated and purchased a website that offers the option of obtaining CEUs, www.ceulectures.org.
- Coordinated off-shift needs assessments and planned education accordingly.
- Developed an outline for a Shared Decision Making Class for new council members.
- Planned Nurses' Week activities.
- Collaborated with IT and Education Services to develop a process to complete mandatory education prior to the arrival of traveling nurses at York Hospital.
2006 Education Council
Joan Luce, BSN, RNC
Joan Luce, BSN, RNC has been an RN at York Hospital for 29 years, graduating from York Hospital School of Nursing in 1978. She has been a Clinical Nurse III Pediatric Nurse here and has maintained her certification in Pediatrics since 1981. While working full time, Joan attended York College of PA part-time from 1993-1997 and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing.
Education has always been an important part of Joan's life as she has been an adjunct faculty for York College, Messiah College and HACC. Learning is important for staff and patients and the best way to get the point across is to make it fun! Joan developed the hospital-wide competency for PCA use.
Besides nursing, Joan enjoys: swimming, snow and water skiing, bicycling, travel and photography.
2006 Education Council Accomplishments
- Organized Nurses Week activities- Professional Day, JDS Conference along with recruiting a national speaker for the occasion, Nursing Excellence Awards and Nursing Excellence Dinner/Dance. Also organize the ice cream social delivered to the depts. and the gift for Nurses Week.
- Facilitated Nursing Grand Rounds and obtained approval for the PSNA credits. Topics include: Palliative Care October 2006, Violence in the Workplace in December 2006, Cardiovascular: Bill Nicholson and Brian Shuller in February 2007, Legal Documentation in March 2007. Wound Healing Center will present in June 2007 and GI presentation in August of 2007.
- Developing a York Hospital Nursing Calendar for nursing events, meetings, classes and conferences to be displayed on the INET home page. Nurses will need to look in one place only to find all of the relevant topics they would like to attend.
- Provided opportunities for nursing students to observe shared decision making in action by attending Education Council meetings.
- Began a journal club within our council for articles relevant to topics related to Education Council.
Offered recommendations regarding education of nurses related to changes in treatment plans based on EBP, ie insulin protocol, and use of the insulin pens.
- Reviewed nursing policy #ADM-080 Nursing Education Requirements and ADM-100 Orientation Programs.
- Updated NNEO, preceptor education, nursing internship and externship programs.
- Supported the Forces of Magnetism: Force #11 Nurses as Teachers. Updated the orientation program
- Provided education to nurses related to new goals and requirements for the National Patient Safety Goals.