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Continuing professional development: evaluating a masterclass for band 5 children’s nurses

Continuing professional development: evaluating a masterclass for band 5 children’s...

Why you should read this article • To increase your awareness of the importance of continuous professional development for staff • To improve your understanding of the factors that can support children’s nurses to develop their career • To find out about a masterclass designed to support band 5 children’s nurses with their career development Background Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important factor in being able to recruit and retain staff. However, it is recognised that budget constraints make offering CPD difficult, and it often falls to local NHS organisations and higher education providers to develop CPD initiatives that are fit for purpose. Aim To evaluate the impact of a CPD masterclass on band 5 children’s nurses. Method Fourteen band 5 children’s nurses attended a CPD masterclass delivered as a series of workshops over one day. Participants completed questionnaires before, at the end of, and three months after the masterclass. The pre-masterclass and three-month follow-up questionnaires included the short version of the Occupational Self-Efficacy Scale. Findings After the masterclass, all participants had a plan (or a partial plan) for their career development, compared with 79% before it. Participants felt more confident at handling challenging situations at work after the masterclass. Participants appreciated the opportunity to focus on their CPD needs and discuss them with colleagues. Conclusion Time for CPD, career development opportunities, workplace culture, learning and development, and confidence are all important factors to consider when developing CPD opportunities for band 5 children’s nurses.

Can a clinical skills facilitator improve staff retention in a children’s hospital?

A supportive clinical environment is important to enhance practice

Congenital heart disease: factors influencing parents’ knowledge of their child’s condition

Congenital heart disease: factors influencing parents’ knowledge of a child’s condition

A literature review to identify factors influencing parents’ knowledge of their child’s CHD

Implementing music therapy in a Norwegian neonatal intensive care unit

Implementing music therapy in a Norwegian neonatal intensive care unit

Music therapy can reinforce family-centred care and promote parent-infant bonding

Using arts-based digital storytelling in neonatal care to enhance nursing students’ empathy

Using arts-based digital storytelling in neonatal care to enhance students’ empathy

Stories based on parents’ narratives can help nursing students learn about experiences

LGBT parents

Experiences of LGBT parents when accessing healthcare for their children: a literature...

A literature review exploring LGBT parents’ experiences to draw implications for practice

Addressing the psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

Psychosocial needs of people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

Role of children’s nurses in addressing psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia

Anorexia: a literature review of young people’s experiences of hospital treatment

Anorexia: a literature review of young people’s experiences of hospital treatment

A literature review on the experiences of young people who have received hospital treatment for anorexia

Children’s and adolescents’ experiences of living with cancer

Children’s and adolescents’ experiences of living with cancer

An analysis of interviews with 15 young people with cancer in Sweden

Improving how positive newborn screening results are communicated to parents of children with sickle cell disease

Communicating positive screening results to parents of children with sickle cell disease

Healthcare professionals should be confident and knowledgeable about the disorder

National Children’s Hospitals Bereavement Network standards for supporting families following the death of a child

Bereavement support standards for families following the death of a child

Introduction to the National Children’s Hospitals Bereavement Network’s support standards

Planning surgery for young people with learning disabilities

Planning surgery for young people with learning disabilities

Evaluation of the journey through spinal surgery of young people with learning disabilities

Improving practice in accessing haemodialysis central venous catheters

How a unit’s central venous catheter access guidelines were modified to prevent infection

Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (...

Resuscitative care for a child with suspected PIMS-TS associated with SARS-CoV-2

Maternal experiences of domestic abuse and effects on the mother’s approach to parenting

Maternal experiences of domestic abuse can have detrimental effects on mothers’ parenting

Use of subcutaneous fluids in palliative care with children: a case study

A discussion of subcutaneous fluid therapy in the children’s palliative care setting

Designing an adolescent safeguarding curriculum framework for preregistration nurse...

A proposed curriculum framework for adolescent safeguarding education

Factors contributing to parental ‘vaccine hesitancy’ for childhood immunisations

A literature review of factors contributing to ‘vaccine hesitancy’ among parents

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