Introduction Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and recognized worldwide, Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategy development (ANCC, 2014). Through the Magnet credentialing programs, nurses that successfully complete their programs gain unprecedented notoriety within their specialized fields. He or she that is awarded this prestigious credentialing will gain insightful knowledge that will transform healthcare dynamics through cultural acceptance, lead efficiently by setting exemplarily examples, while maximizing and utilizing current technological resources. The Magnet program is said to be the world’s foremost prestigious credentials for all nurses. The unprecedented motivation of this program addresses many fundamental functions within the healthcare profession in which nurses will effectively gain.
ANALYSIS OF REVIEW FOR ENHANCING CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN NEW NURSING GRADUATES Cultural competency is indispensable knowledge and skill that allows nurses to deliver optimal care for patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Inadequate knowledge and skills of other cultural traditions have continued to increase racial and ethnic inequalities in healthcare for minority groups (Alpers & Hanssen, 2014; Dunagan et al. 2013; Long, 2012). As nurses interact with clients they provide nursing care, health education and advocacy at any point in need (Bearskin, 2011; Calvillo, 2009). Cultural awareness stands as the foundation for nurses to develop interest and continue to advance in knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent care (Alpers & Hanssen, 2014; Bearskin, 2011; Calvillo, 2009;
As a nurse leader, I think that it would have been helpful to educate my team of nurses to effectively care for the patient. Communication is the key to interaction between individuals. I feel that if nurses in the ICU, OR, PACU were providing good communication between one another and with the patient, the patient would have had a better understanding of the situation. This was the first triple bypass surgery that the patient had, and it is a major event in the patient’s life. After the surgery, they are often placed in the ICU to recover so that their heart, lungs are oxygenating and pumping effectively.
Education standards for nurses have improved in many different ways. Programs are an option throughout the country, and there are laws to back up the qualification and training standards for licensure. The nursing field is an important role as a part of the health care team, and can benefit one is so many ways. The history of nurses has changed from being a minor occupation to a major one. In today’s society people rely on nurses, doctors, and specialists more than ever.
As a Nurse Practitioner I will be positioned to improve the quality, access and value of health care. The lifespan focus will equip me to reach a more diverse population and underserved groups as the insured and aging population increases. The life span focus also addresses our need for long-term mental health care which has become a necessity. As a Nurse Practitioner I will be positioned to be one the nation’s answers to these encroaching healthcare issues. More diverse populations have begun to have unprecedented access to health care.
How can nursing as a profession best improve its power base? Why? There are many different measures that can be taken to improve the power base for the nursing profession such as, higher education requirements and nurses recognizing that they are leaders. Higher education and knowledge of nurses is substantial to increase the power base because the more educated a society is, the more power that society can hold. The distinctive outlook is also significant to improve the power base because of the critical thinking skills, scientific knowledge and sense of care that nurses provide.
Professional Nursing Education Requirements for Entry Into Practice Health care within the United States is changing at a rapid pace. Advances in medicine, life saving techniques, and technology, have drastically improved patient outcomes throughout the years (Taylor, 2008). As a result, nurses need to be able to think critically and provide higher levels of complex patient care in the health care industry (Taylor, 2008). In order to keep up with the advances in healthcare, nurses’ educational requirements should be increased from an associate’s degree to a baccalaureate degree in nursing as the entry into professional practice. Push for Increase in Education McEwen, Pullis, White, and Krawtz (2013) state the first major recommendation for a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) for entry into professional practice dates back to as far as the mid-1960s with little advancement made for the push in raising education requirements.
Nursing informatics can be applied to practice, administration, education, and research (Hebda & Czar, 2013). Along with the expansion in technology, nurse’s roles and patient outcomes have also improved. Changes Informatics has already transformed health care, and with new technologies, there will be even more changes. Nurses will have a vital r... ... middle of paper ... ...matics into my daily routine. These tools will allow me to make the most out of my days, and hold my care to a higher standard.
Concept Analysis Culture care as defined by Leininger are behaviors, values, and beliefs that were learned or transmitted from generation to generation enabling an individual or group to maintain their health, improve their well-being, and/or face illness or death (Alligood, 2015; Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2015). With a growing patient population in this day and age, there are multiple cultures to consider when providing patient care. It is now imperative that all nurses become culturally competent in order to adequately provide care for the multicultural patient population. Defining
I also gained a better understanding as to how critical public health is to the entire healthcare system; specifically how research and practice in the areas of community needs can make notable impacts. Working mainly in the nurse's clinic and birth and death records, I occasionally got the opportunity to help out in other areas such as the Black Infant Health Program. This program specifically caught my attention because of how valuable and requested it was for the African American community. They provided resources to empower and strengthen women throughout their pregnancy. Women were provided with information and classes so that they were informed to make better choices for caring and raising their children, in hopes that it would positively impact future generations.