These goals ranged from critical thinking decision making, culture, growth & development, legal and ethical to clinical competence safety/holistic care, evidence-based practice, and professionalism lifelong learning. Critical Thinking and decision making Relate personal learning style to preparation for the NCLEX-RN: Critical thinking and being able to work together with the healthcare team is a key to be a successful nurse and providing the best care to the patients. A nurse should understand the disease process to fully understand how to care and organize a plan to care for assigned patient. This concept will also help me learn and understand better and eventually apply this knowledge toward NCLEX as well. My goal is to exhibit the use of my critical thinking skills throughout assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care (ADPIE).
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.
I plan to stay current on education by taking courses, attending conferences, obtaining certifications, as well as joining meaningful nursing organizations. I have a strong background in research as evident in working as a research assistant in graduate school and my current involvement in a research project with Dr. Lisa Bradzke for Honor’s Program. My research skills will facilitate my learning process by providing the best evidence based strategies and practices for nursing issues. Completing this goal will not only advance my career, but also expand my effectiveness as a competent
Also, it will identify the value of a nurse educator and the responsibilities undertaken in strengthening the competencies of the student involved. Nursing Process Simulation Scenario The simulation lab nurse educator pre-briefs the nursing student concerning verbalizing use of the nursing process model for a post-surgical appendectomy patient. Using the MetiMan human patient simulator, the nursing student will interact with the patient and verbalize in real time steps in the nursing process.
Continuing education and staff development are key components in ensuring that nurses stay abreast with best practices and current trends in nursing. In nursing, staff development is required for scientific development, social change and advancement in medical science. Staff development specialists play an important role within the hospital organization by providing instruction to hospital personal, including doctors and other ancillary staff. They also develop and teach curriculum and theory and provide continuing education programs for all of the hospital's nurses. When new products are introduced to the origination, they educate all healthcare professionals within that organization (Dorin Michelle, 2010).
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.
The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN’s) goal is to prepare future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) that are needed to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work. QSEN focuses on six main competencies; patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. As we have learned in earlier classes these competencies and their KSAs offer a base to help us and other nurses as we continue our education and become RNs. As we will learn in this class these KSAs go hand in hand with health assessment. Patient-centered care recognizes the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in
Nurses use evidence based practice and research to develop knowledge needed to practice in the nursing profession. Nurses use practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge in the many roles that nurses perform. As a provider of care and manager of care, nurses should use evidence based practice, research, and theoretical knowledge to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. Lifelong education in nursing is necessary to keep up with the changes in nursing practice and to reinforce ethical knowledge and the core values that nurses use in their everyday practice. The professional value of caring as a nurse is one of the most important values.
Learning Strategies and Methods: A Reflection As I look back upon this course, and the RN-BSN completion program as a whole, I am reminded that this is a process. There will be challenges and victories. I feel that each is meant to teach me something during this journey toward furthering my nursing education. I have always thought that as nurse, it was important to keep current with evidence based research, but returning to the formal school setting was a big step. As stated by Hood (2010) “A professional nurse should expect to commit to a life of continuous learning, growth, and development” (p.30).
Introduction The introduction paragraph gives information on communication and the impact that it has on patient-nurse relationships. It gives the reader an understanding of what is involved in true communication and how that it is a fundamental part of nursing and skills all nurses need. It leads those interested in delivering quality nursing to read on. Showing us the significance that communication makes in the