CLDP Volunteers Needed

  • Posted on: 6 December 2019
  • By: AMSN

Volunteer positions available for AMSN’s Clinical Leadership Development Program. Content review, item writers, test form review & item analysis, standard setting & cut score.
AMSN's Clinical Leadership Development Program (CLDP) is a valuable educational resource for front-line medical-surgical nurses to develop their leadership abilities and behaviors. AMSN, in partnership with MSNCB, is in the process of converting the CLDP to a certificate program and are in need of volunteers to make this happen!
We’re looking for 20-25 volunteers to participate in one of four volunteer groups. Meetings may take place virtually or in-person and you can participate in more than one group. AMSN and MSNCB will cover travel expenses when attending in-person meetings.

See below for more information about each volunteer group including where and when the meeting will take place and the time commitment needed to complete each project.

Qualifications for all 4 Volunteer Groups:

Full member of AMSN for at least 2 years
BSN or higher degree
Have at least 5 years of medical-surgical nursing experience
Currently practicing in a Nurse Manager/Coordinator/Director or other nursing leadership capacity for a medical-surgical unit for a least 2 years (Content Review Team only)
Have completed CLDP course, preferable
Able to meet project completion timeline

Content Review Team
We are looking for nursing leaders to review the content for each module to ensure the content is up to date and relevant. Each team member will be expected to review 2 of the 10 modules to update content and references. This will take approximately 5-10 hours to complete.
Volunteers Needed: 20 people
Where: Virtual review
When: Work will begin in January with the completion date of February 29, 2020.

Content Item Writers
Volunteers will be charged with writing 100 questions in total for all CLDP modules. Experts will provide training and guidance during the entire item writing process.
Volunteers Needed:10-12 people
Where: 2-day in-person meeting held in Pitman, NJ (Philadelphia, PA airport). A 1-2-hour follow-up virtual call will take place 2-4 weeks after the in-person meeting to review the beta test form.
When: There are 3 anticipated dates set aside for the in-person meeting:
January 11-12, 2020
January 18-19, 2020
January 25-26, 2020
A Doodle poll will be sent to determine availability for virtual follow-up.

Test Form Review & Item Analysis
After writers build the questions, a group of individuals are needed to review the test form prior to beta testing. After beta testing is completed, this group will reconvene to analyze each question and its performance during beta testing. Experts will provide training and guidance during the entire process.
Volunteers Needed: 3-5 people
Where: 2 Virtual Meetings
When: Form Review 1-2 hours February or March
Item Analysis 3-5 hours March or April
A Doodle poll will be sent to determine availability for the final virtual meeting dates.

Standard Setting & Cut Score
The final step to the entire process is setting a passing score for the CLDP certificate. Experts will provide training and guidance during the entire process.
Volunteers Needed:5-7 people
Where: Virtual meeting
When: 3-5 hours April or May
A Doodle poll will be sent to determine availability for the final virtual meeting dates.

If you are interested in one or more of the CLDP volunteer groups, please complete an application and submit your CV or resume in OpenWater by Friday, 12/13/2020.  Application can be found here: https://amsncbaward.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/login/2?returnUr...

If you are selected, we will notify you as soon as possible.
 Your time, talent, and expertise guide the organizations and advance the specialty of medical-surgical nursing. Your participation is invaluable!