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TSAM™ Essentials- 2021 Online CNE Course Series Tiered Skills Acquisition Model
This online CNE course series is designed to provide tools and strategies to transform your organization's nursing orientation and preceptor programs using the TSAMTM Model.
Session topics include stakeholder buy in and change management, preceptor development, TSAMTM orientation record development, and consultation time with our experts. You will receive education products for TSAMTM implementation including videos, orientation record templates, and preceptor toolkits.
This online CNE course series is a blended learning model with live facilitated sessions, enduring modules, learner assignments, and discussion groups.
Group Registration Discount: email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a group registration discounted rate.
The course series begins on September 8, 2021. Click the Program tab for details about the live sessions.
Course Director: Denise Rismeyer
View the short video trailer below about this course series.
This online CNE course series is designed for Nursing Professional Development Specialists, Nurse Educators, Nurse Leaders, Preceptor Program Directors, Nurse Residency Program Coordinators, and Orientation Program Directors.
*This course is for non Mayo Clinic learners.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the key components and benefits of the TSAMTM Model
- Use change management principles to transform clinical orientation to a model consisting of simple to complex objectives designed within tiers
- Develop effective strategies for preceptors to use to support orientee clinical knowledge development, critical thinking, and clinical judgement
- Create successful teaching/learning tools of the TSAMTM model for implementation at your organization
- Identify appropriate clinical orientation outcome measures for program evaluation
- Design a TSAMTM implementation plan to use within your organization including timeline, key stakeholders, evaluation plan, and principles for sustainment
Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.
TSAMTM Live Sessions
Welcome to the TSAM™ Course Series
|Live Zoom Meeting|
Sept. 8, 2021
|TSAMTM Learner Q & A Session One: FAQs, Barriers & General Questions||Live Zoom Meeting|
Sept. 29, 2021
|TSAM™ Orientation Record||Live Zoom Meeting|
Oct. 14, 2021
|TSAMTM Learner Q & A Session Two: Preceptor Development||Live Zoom Meeting|
Nov. 2, 2021
|TSAMTM Learner Q & A Session Three: Outcome Measures||Live Zoom Meeting|
Nov. 17, 2021
|Consultation With TSAM™|
|Live Zoom Meeting||Dec. 8, 2021|
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
US Central Standard Time
This TSAMTM course is only presented via online Zoom meeting and self-paced recordings and online modules.
M. Ellen Joswiak, DNP, NPD-BC
Ms. Joswiak is a Nursing Education Specialist currently supporting surgical inpatient and outpatient clinical areas. Ms. Joswiak graduated from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2017. Ms. Joswiak is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Previously, Ms. Joswiak was an adjunct faculty at Augsburg University and Luther College teaching in the undergraduate nursing program. Ms. Joswiak has worked as a staff nurse for 21 years in various settings including ICU, telemetry and surgical nursing. Ms. Joswiak is board certified in Nursing Professional Development and has a passion for curriculum development, novice nurse transition, evaluation methodology, and evidence based practice and innovation. Ms. Joswiak has presented on the Tiered Skills Acquisition Model™ for clinical orientation locally, regionally and nationally.
Dawn M. Nelson, MS, RN, NPD-BC
Dawn M. Nelson is a Nursing Education Specialist and Assistant Professor of Nursing for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where she has worked for 33 years. Ms. Nelson currently coordinates the Department of Nursing Preceptor and Mentorship Programs. Prior to this, she supported the Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Specialty as a Nursing Education Specialist, worked as a Discharge Planning Specialist and as a staff nurse in the Pediatric, Occupational Health and Surgical specialties. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Winona State University and the University of Minnesota. Ms. Nelson received her BSN in 1988 from Bethel University in St. Paul and her MS from Winona State University in 1998. She is board certified in Nursing Professional Development and has presented on the Tiered Skills Acquisition Model™ for clinical orientation locally, regionally, and nationally.
Jenny M. Bauer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Carol A. Figi, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
|JoAnn Munski, MSN, RN|
Director-Nursing Education & Clinical Practice Development
Northbay Healthcare, Fairfield, CA
Course Director: Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 12.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or professional associations.
- 12.00 ANCC
- 12.00 Attendance
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
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If the cancellation is made prior to the start of the activity, a refund less an administration fee of $25 will be issued. If the cancellation is made after the start of the activity, no refund will be issued. Refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment.
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