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The academic rigor that would be demanded by the nursing program is something that I have already experienced, and that I have been able to overcome. I have successfully completed a bachelor in Health science, which I feel has given me broad knowledge in health care and that would be the building blocks to excel in the nursing courses. I also succeeded through my Paramedic and Flight Paramedic course, both which were extremely demanding but rewarding. My work experience will also help me navigate through some of the difficult areas of the nursing program, these hands-on experience fortify the medical knowledge and the correlation between the theory and the positive results in patient care. Never the less, it is my motivation to be a better health care provider which pushes me to strive to be the best at what I do, and that attitude will continue while attending the nursing
How nurses view the patients and the kinds of problems that the nurses manage in practice while they engage in patient care? They need to be certain, precise and just in front of the patients. Their reasoning is sufficient for their expected purpose. All reasoning can be assessed considering these standards, plus as nurses reflect upon their quality of their thinking, they begin to detect when they are being imprecise, unclear, inaccurate or vague. Nurses utilize language to lucidly communicate exhaustive information, which is substantial to nursing care. Therefore, they cannot be focused upon the irrelevant or trivial. Nurses, who think critically, wage all their reasoning and views to these principles, and the assertions of others in that the nurse's thinking quality improves throughout time, therefore, eliminating ambiguity and confusion in the understanding and presentation of ...
This journal is a reflection of my experiences and lessons learned thus far within this course. Upon my reflecting, there were lessons that stood out the most. Also, there are nursing practices in my associate’s degree of nursing program (ADN) that correlates with the standard of care that was recently discussed. This reflection also prompt me to consider more in depth the necessary skills and attributes to become a competent nurse.
The role of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in health care has been identified as a critical role in the goal to provide high-quality health care. APRNs have a bigger role to play in the health care system and it is important that students are provided with relevant and valuable knowledge as well as experience that improve their abilities. Achieving course objectives are critical for APRNs with the goal of contributing positively to the health care system. As a future APRN, I place high priority on life-long learning and the development of other people’s skill sets. All duties associated with health care require a dedication to excellence and selflessness. These are two components of learning that will improve the capabilities of
In fact, some have said that the “BS” in BSN refers to bull feces because students are forced to take frill classes that have no bearing on their actual work as nurses. An RN with over 30 years of experience, Rohloof (2015) maintains that many BSN nurses to cannot perform basic clinical skills that require critical thinking, especially in specialty groups like rapid response and triage teams. Rohloof (2015) claims that recruiter for a Magnet hospital told her that most of the BSN candidate she interviews lack the skills of AND nurses. According the Rohloof, because BSN programs focus more on theory and humanities, the clinical skills of their graduates
After decades, the BSN degree is starting to become the primary path to entry-level nursing. The BSN degree graduate has many advantages over an ADN degree graduate. One of the main advantages is that unlike the ADN program, the curriculum of the BSN program is not only focused on nursing care, but also extends to physical and social sciences, nursing research, public and community health, nursing management, and the humanities (Gorrell, 2011). The additional course work enhances the students’ professional development, and provides the foundation for progression to advanced practices or specializations in different nursing fields (Gorrell, 2011). An additional advantage to a BSN degree is that it makes graduates more desirable to employers because they are looking to hire nurses who have an advanced education (Raines, 2008). While there are many advantages to earning a BSN degree rather than an ADN Degree, there are also reasons students choose not to take it. The BSN pathway can be more expensive due to a university’s tuition compared to a community colleges tuition. BSN programs also tend to be more competitive and have more admission requirements (Raines, 2008). The American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the American Nurses Association all now recognize the BSN degree as the minimum educational requirement
How you think what you will learn in this class (NUR 654) might impact your practice as an advanced practice nurse (CRNA) with a practice doctorate (DNP).