Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) is essential to enable all nurses to provide the most current up to date practises for their patients. This process involves research, systematic review of current practises, critical thinking skills, evaluation and application to the clinical setting. In addition to this, the nurse must take into account the patients’ preferences. For nurses to have professional autonomy they must be able to justify their actions and demonstrate an understanding of why they perform the tasks they do. This defines them as unique professionals judged by their knowledge and not simply by their hands on skills.
In the last section of this paper, I will discuss some of my personal experiences in example and support why I value the characteristics by referring back to peer reviewed articles. Preceptors are essential and irreplaceable in the nursing profession and in this paper will describe how they are active in every nurse’s life and profession. Characteristics of a Preceptor The qualities I think that is essential to be an excellent preceptor for someone in the nursing field is support/motivation. The preceptor must be an individual who has the senses to know when a nurse is struggling and give them the support needed to continue and push pass the obstacles they are facing because there are daily challenges that every nurse must face. The next characteristic that is important is the nurse must be knowledgeable in their area of nursing.
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Nursing theories came about as an explanation, reasoning or through research and practice as a way to explain and come up for procedures of healthcare. The best way to look at nursing theories is like the foundational block. Nursing theories are important set the tone of how a nurse will practice. A nurse will use intuition, practice, past expertise and events, and couple with learned theories to work every day in order to give the best patient care. it is all the more important to appreciate what first advanced nursing beyond mechanisms of practice to becoming a knowledge-based force in healthcare: That force is nursing theory and the theoretical thinking and research that generate theory.
She defines nursing as a profession that focuses on life processes (Punjani, 2013). Nurses in the adaptation model contribute to health, quality of life, and dying with dignity. Nurses effectively assist patients to adapt by using the nursing process, assessing the patient, the stimuli, determining, along with the patient and their support group, the goals, and the most effective way to reach those goals. The nurse takes a holistic approach to achieve successful adaptation. Some examples of how a nurse might do this include; taking care of physical pain, helping the patient resolve family conflicts, determining if the patient could benefit from a counselor, helping the patient with feelings of
I would like to incorporate my education from State University’s master’s program to assist hospital staff and patients in their learning process, with the use of new technology to facilitate the learning and understanding. My long-term goal is to obtain experience and proficiency as a Nurse educator to become a nursing educator instructor. As a Nursing educator instructor I will be able to build new educators in Graduate programs for th... ... middle of paper ... ...es mentioned above provide the skills and proficiencies of a novice nurse educator. In my journey as an educator, I feel that developing complete competencies in all areas is a life long process, and I will work to substantiate excellence in these competencies. Reference Halstead, J.
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Nursing theories are the support of nursing practice today. They are significant to nursing practice, education and scientific research because they help to determine, what is already known, and what additional knowledge and skills are needed. Nurses are usually first exposed to nursing theories during nursing education and further exposure comes from hands on training. The gained knowledge, about nursing theories, through education and training enhances better outcomes for patients and caregivers, allows application of professional boundaries, and assists in decision making. In this paper I will attempt to analyze, in general, the importance of nursing theory to the nursing profession; discuss middle-range theory, furthermore Benner’s model of skill acquisition, and how this theory addresses nursing’s metaparadigm; and how this theory views nursing education.