The matriarch of nursing, Florence Nightingale, was the first nurse to create... ... middle of paper ... ...ursing care. This process permits health care providers to utilize critical thinking when comparing scientific findings to traditional nursing interventions. Overall, EBP is advancing the health care system and benefiting the health care industries, personnel, and most importantly the patients. Works Cited Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2009). Igniting a spirit of inquiry: An essential foundation for evidence-based practice.
Nurses are not just to pass medications or provide bedside care, nurses can be leaders and primary care providers. Because of the on-going research of finding new ways to improve health for the patients, nurses, while functioning what they know, add on what is new. The nurses, who have given opinions about the presentation, understand the reality of a nurse’s job in multiple positions. As a result, their impressions to my research of patient care delivery systems are
The QSEN has initiated a taskforce to focus on nursing research to improve the quality of nursing education. Since Nursing Excellence is to promote holistic patient centered care, quality and innovation, education, evidence-based practice, and nursing research, QSEN plays a pivotal role in teaching new nurses these competencies. It provides educational institutes and educators with resources and training needed for producing well-trained nurses for future (QSEN Institute, 2014). The QSEN consultants are available throughout the country for nursing schools to guide them in improving quality and safety education. I am a clinical nurse educator and am very passionate about teaching.
Educators must be lifelong learners, and flexible enough to adapt curriculum and teaching methods in response to innovations in nursing science and ongoing changes in the practice environment” (Bartels, J., Jan. 2005). It is a role that Florence Nightingale, who is so ahead of her time, has envisioned for nurses so long ago. In one of her excerpts, she summarized: “Training is to teach a nurse her business, that is, to observe exactly, to understand, to know exactly, to do, to tell exactly, in such stupendous issues as life and death, health and disease. Training is to enable a nurse to act for the best in carrying out her orders, not as a machine but as a nurse; as an intelligent and responsible being”.
Having advanced nursing knowledge and being able to apply it into appropriate healthcare settings is key when caring for various patient populations (Christensen, 2011). Through my course of study I have been able to study past nursing theories and research in order to formulate a plan that is evidence based and best for my patient. While working with critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) I have been able to take the knowledge gained from research and incorporate it into plann... ... middle of paper ... ...ety is very important. As a practicing registered nurse I have discovered that patients as well as healthcare nurses need education on improving safety. In the clinical setting, patients should be educated on all topics that are related to their specific disease process or medical condition.
The SNAP's domain of evidence-informed practice describes the challenges of nurse practitioners that needed to promote patient care through scientific review and integrate evidence-informed practice into patient care (WRHA, 2016, pg 8-Research_). According to practice standard by CNO 2002 pg 8, registered nurses and nurse practitioners ensure that nursing practices are based on evidence and best-practice guidelines to address client concerns and needs. They also integrate research findings into direct patient care (CNO 2002). Moreover, nurse practitioners are able to engage and implement research-based innovations for promoting patient care. They are able to lead and work together with other healthcare members to support research (WRHA,2016, pg 8-research).
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Nurse is a person who feels and thinks about the patient in addition to work (Sante, 2011). Nursing theory helps managers, executive level, nurses and other health care team to understand about nursing and its contribution in healthcare sector. Nursing theory helps to guide and solve problem in a clinical practice. Also, nursing theory is crucial for educators, acad... ... middle of paper ... ...uis, Missouri: Mosby. Cragin, L. (2004).
Patricia Benner’s clinical practice was based on a wide array of specialties which included medical-surgical, critical care and home health care nursing. She started out her career working as a registered nurse and moved on to focus much of her post graduate work on research. Benner applied the Dreyfus Model of Skill and Acquisition as a framework to her Novice to Expert approach to patient care. Patricia Benner has been greatly influenced by Virginia Henderson, recognizing that Virginia’s theory focused on the “how” of nursing while her own theory concentrated on how nurses learn to be nurses and how they progress in their practice, using clinical development in addition to clinical experience. Her framework suggests that nursing use an always moving forward practice to deliver patient care and that knowledge accrues overtime and through different experiences.
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