Transitioning from nursing school to working in a hospital setting can be a challenging time for a new graduate. Due to the nursing shortage, new graduate nurses are being hired with little to no experience. This is overwhelming for new nurses, especially when they are not getting adequate support or training from the hospital. The amount of stress, pressure, and lack of training is leading to a high turnover rate for new graduate nurses. With patient acuity on the rise, new graduate nurses that are filling these vacancies in the hospitals, need to be competent nurses to provide proper and safe care to the patients.
The employer is also beginning to have a large impact on the importance of a BSN degree in order to practice. Hospitals are now striving to achieve national recognitions through awards such as Magnet (McEwen, 2013). Magnet requires a certain percentage of nurses employed to have an education level of a BSN or higher. Those hospitals are looking for higher educated nurses to meet the need of rising complexity among patient care. However, many external ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion…” It is nursing’s responsibility to keep up with these advances by ensuring nurses are well prepared for change and the ability to thrive in the field when caring for the increasingly complexity of patient needs.
Leadership is forward reaching, commitment, and innovating in bringing teams together driving to the same shared goals. It is imperative for great leaders to look ahead into the future of nursing and predict the trend of nurse shortages and the negative impact on national health (Keenan, 2006). Thus, finding solution would be the greatest focus and the leaders would play a big part in changes. It is imperative for leaders to encourage current nurses to pursue higher education to so that they may achieve satisfaction, and self-actualization. Leaders should positively encourage more nurse educators so as to recruit more nursing students to educate for future nurses.
• Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. • Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States. • Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure (Institute of Medicine[IOM], 2010, p. 1). Advanced practice registered nurses(APRNs) , such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives faces the rules and regulations of the state and federal government, which hinder them from practice to the full extent of their education and training. For an example: in some states nurse practitioners are allowed to see patients and prescribe medications without a physician’s supervision, whether other states does not allow that.
The demand for nurses, as well as the art of nursing, will always be a major topic when it comes to health care reform, trends, and advancement. Our field is always evolving for the betterment of our patients. Therefore, it is only logical that nurses evolve to keep up with their ever changing environment. Nurses are a vital component to the health care system and work hand in hand with physicians and other healthcare providers. Therefore, having nurses educated at higher levels, working to the fullest extent of their license, and taking on leadership roles are current trends to promote the betterment of the patients as well as make the transition from school to the work field seamless.
This paper examines the nursing shortage in the health care industry, the use of collaborative team approach in care delivery using a study that aims specifically to this problem and offer recommendations for employee retention. Many health care professionals are wondering why shortage transpired when managed care cost initiatives, implemented throughout the country, are dramatically decreasing the length of patient stays (Upenieks, 2003). In fact, such a situation should be resulting in a nursing oversupply. As the nursing shortage ensues, the need for recruiting and retaining highly skilled nurses committed to the organization will become necessary to maintain high-quality patient care. The recent national nurse shortage has resulted in higher nurse workloads; fewer support resources, greater nursing dissatisfaction, and burnout, making it more difficult to provide optimal patient care (Upenieks, 2003).
The success of today’s nurses cannot be fully appreciated until history is taken into consideration. There have been enormous changes in the role of the nursing profession and the healthcare system. A significant amount of this success can be credited to a woman named Florence Nightingale. Going against the wishes of her family, Nightingale followed her calling to the nursing field and had major influence that helped society show more respect to the vocation than ever before. One of these changes includes the influence of education on nurses.
They were to develop competency and critical thinking in the novice nurses to a higher level of professional thinking. Thus, a coaching concept model was developed by the nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, and nursing education specialist Preparing to initi... ... middle of paper ... ...ng job satisfaction are significantly enhanced where critical thinking skills are fostered and promoted. In today’s environment of nursing staff shortages, budget constraints and a higher patient acuity, this is no small task to accomplish. However, it is still our primary responsibility in our profession to take the actions necessary to enhance our practice. Rather than being discouraged over the reality of our situation, we should become more creative in our solutions.
I’m excited about finding unique ways to educate patients in the management of acute and chronic illnesses which will allow me to use my creative abilities. Serving as a Nurse Practitioner not only means my scope of practice will change but that I will have a huge impact on reducing hours of resident physicians. Becoming a PMHNP grew from a desire to improve patient safety, to provide greater access to specialty care and quality of life. Becoming a Nurse Practioner simply creates a win-win for our patients! Practicing at the advance level will require more critical thinking, more compassion, and more respect for the human body and its limitations.
Higher education is a highly encouraged aspect in today’s society. The higher degree a person has, the more knowledgeable they are said to be. The education and degree that a registered nurse acquires affects not only the nurse, but their patients and their fellow coworkers as well. It is crucial to consider how different education levels of registered nurses will impact the patients, the nurse, the medical field, and the view on nurses as a whole. A nurse with a BSN rather than an ADN could perhaps provide more knowledgeable care that is consistent with the advances of today’s society.