Nursing is a science and art . Nursing as a science is a knowledge of knowing the medications being able to assign nursing diagnosis and so on while in the other hand nursing as a Art are something Innate like respond to the patient’s needs,treat them with compassion and educate them patiently. “the art of nursing is more than a great deal of science. It is more than just knowing; it is doing. It bridges information from nurses to patients in a skillful way.
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.
By working together the medical staff are able to reach set health goals and help the patient more efficiently. Evidence-based practice integrates best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for the delivery of optimal health care (qsen.org). Like most medical professions, nursing is a constantly changing field. With new studies being done and as we learn more about different diseases it is crucial for the nurse to continue to learn even after becoming an RN. Using evidence-based practice methods are a great way for nurses and other medical professionals learn new information and to stay up to date on new ways to practice that can be used to better assess
Knowledge Worker in Healthcare Knowledge workers are valuable to any organization, but healthcare needs knowledge nurses to keep up with the organizations with which they work. Healthcare technology is what is keeping organizations constantly learning new best practices to keep with the changing world of healthcare informatics. Successful organizations are allowing all staff to participate in the direction of the hospital, this new way of thinking allows for more opportunities for good knowledge workers to help with innovations needed to keep the organization within the race to be the best. Today is a great day to be a nurse, gone is the nurse of the past who performed basic tasks without any autonomy. The new nurse is full of knowledge to not only grow as a person, but grow as a part of a team of people who are making a difference in the face of healthcare.
The role of the AD nurse encompasses many areas and requires multiple skills. The AD nurse incorporates many techniques in order to provide holistic care for the patient and that of the patient’s family. As an AD nurse you are at the front line of patient care and must demonstrate patience, skill, knowledge, compassion, and respect in all that you do. To be a good nurse you must continue to actively learn in order to provide the most current treatments for your patients. This includes continuing education, evidence based research, and knowledge gained from other health care professionals.
It is a science in that nurses must understand the disease processes that are affecting the patient’s health, they must also practice based on evidence that is defended by science, and know how to operate equipment and machines. However, it is an art because it requires unique care for each patient, and each nurse is going to provide care in a slightly different way. The nurse is responsible for following the health care providers plan of care, but the nurse provides the creativity that provides the individualized care. The ultimate goal of nursing is to provide care to facilitate the patient in retaining or maintaining their maximal level of
The nurse is able to support the patient by providing education for self care techniques. Nurse researchers participate in and conduct research to help increase knowledge and improve current standards (pg 11). Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of evidence based practice, is an example of how nursing researchers have influenced patient care needs based on current health care evidence. The nurse is also an advocate who protects the legal rights of the patient making sure they understand and agree with the decisions about their health (pg 11). The collaborator role allows the nurse to work with all of the health care team to provide the best care possible for the patient (pg 11).
In order to better serve the patient, the employer, and the nurse him/herself, the nurse should fully understand the demands this role has and make an informed decision. With this paper, we were able to show the reader what it takes to be a Surgical Nurse, the demands this role has, salary range and job availability, pros and cons, and why the patient must take number one priority. The research we have provided is just the doorway opened to the future for nurses looking for a potential specialty in this practice. There are many roles a nurse can fulfill so the best advice we can offer is to do personal research in the role of interest and always make a well rounded, informed decision.
For this reason, my plan is to constantly be involved in care of assigned patients, with the health care team. My future goal after starting my career is to join committees within my workplace and to stay on top of the latest research and suggest implementing some of these findings into practice and continually update my learning. Conclusion As a senior nursing student, capstone is a great opportunity to enhance the clinical decision making and nursing intervention skills of the senior student. The course designed to all of the knowledge and skills to come together and apply them to patient.
I always treat each person as a unique individual with unique life experiences. I treat my patients with respect and address their cultural beliefs and values. I pride myself with having a caring attitude and want to help and heal people from their illness physically and psychologically. I think nursing can be both science and art. I think to be a successful nurse; the nurse needs to master the art of caring and continually learn and apply knowledge of nursing science throughout their career.