This method of reflecting on my own personal experiences in a specific set of circumstances promoted thought-provoking questions and ideas. It also helped me to realize the importance of having all the data prior to making a decision on a plan of care. It becomes obvious while attempting to answer questions on case studies when there is not enough information. Case studies are a great way to put yourself into the clinical situation so that as nurses we may have a greater understanding of critical thinking (Asselin, 2012). Challenges as an Evolving Leader Today’s nurse, as an evolving leader, must be compassionate, professional and treat the patient as a whole.
Educators must be lifelong learners, and flexible enough to adapt curriculum and teaching methods in response to innovations in nursing science and ongoing changes in the practice environment” (Bartels, J., Jan. 2005). It is a role that Florence Nightingale, who is so ahead of her time, has envisioned for nurses so long ago. In one of her excerpts, she summarized: “Training is to teach a nurse her business, that is, to observe exactly, to understand, to know exactly, to do, to tell exactly, in such stupendous issues as life and death, health and disease. Training is to enable a nurse to act for the best in carrying out her orders, not as a machine but as a nurse; as an intelligent and responsible being”.
This essay will argue that reflective practice as a tool enables graduate nurses to develop their professional, personal and emotional abilities. Reflective practice gets an impressive attention in the higher education of nursing and is generally acknowledged as an essential skill for successful graduate proficient practice (Smith & Trede, 2013). A proficient anticipation of reflective practice is frequently observed among novice level of health professionals. It has been mentioned as interrelated aspect for developing professional skills such as experimental learning, continued learning process and capacity to trial current practices (Mann, Gordon, & MacLeod, 2009; Horton-Deutsch & Sherwood, 2008). This has been further supported by a qualitative research conducted among new graduate nurses with a journa... ... middle of paper ... ...of critical reflection to evidence learning in professional practice.
The third topic of discussion was the keys to being successful within the first few years as a nurse educator. The number one key to success is to know the culture of the education environment; this included having a mentor. A nurse educator also need to understand who their students are, know legal and institutional procedures and policies,... ... middle of paper ... ...ducation. Journal of Nursing Education, 47 (8), 359-370. Institute of Medicine.
It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts. (Masters, 2005 (p.186) Working with new graduate nurses has instilled in me the goal to share my knowledge and expertise with others and to teach others the art of nursing. My short-term goals are to complete the Master’s program by the summer of 2014. My second goal is to secure a job as a nurse educator at a hospital and work with my nurse manager to provide program like in-service to the hospital staff and students. 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.
Nurse is a person who feels and thinks about the patient in addition to work (Sante, 2011). Nursing theory helps managers, executive level, nurses and other health care team to understand about nursing and its contribution in healthcare sector. Nursing theory helps to guide and solve problem in a clinical practice. Also, nursing theory is crucial for educators, acad... ... middle of paper ... ...uis, Missouri: Mosby. Cragin, L. (2004).
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The character of a preceptor is just as important as knowing the role of a preceptor. Character can change learning and teaching styles and create or destroy a learning environment. Characteristics of a preceptor include nurturing student nurses, honesty, leadership, sensitivity, open communication, and being understanding (Henderson et al. 2006). Preceptors are nurses who have passion for nursing and the patients being taken care of and want other nurses to feel and gain that same passion.
To be a successful nurse you need to possess all of these qualities and have a good attitude towards your job to be able to enjoy and excel in your field. How would you describe your philosophy of nursing? What do you think nursing is? 2 Philosophy of nursing is when the nurse cares for a patient in the hospital or in a home setting. When the nurse is caring for the patient in the hospital or at the patients home, it is his/her job to listen to each request by the patient and care for them accordingly (Öresland, Lutzén, Norberg, Rasmussen, & Määttä, 2013).
(2008, July). Increasing RN-BSN Enrollments: Facilitating Articulation Through Curriculum Reform. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 39(7), 307-313. Retrieved from EBSCOhost Warren, J. I., & Mills, M. E. (2009, May). Motivating Registered Nurses to Return for an Advanced Degree.