One extract focuses on the process of clinical assessment and it begins by highlighting the significance of its application in the nursing practice. This significance has been emphasized in my studies as we have been gaining knowledge in preparation for our OSCA examinations and I am aware that we will continue building upon these skills throughout the remainder of this course. The most commonly used frameworks for nursing assessments are described in the text, and this information is a valuable foundation for me to refer to in future practice. The ability to assess a patient effectively will be vital in practicing as a nurse, so this knowledge is valuable for me to refer to. Assessment is ongoing and continuous in the nursing process; and involves a comprehensive collection of objective and subjective information in regards to the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual aspects of the patient.
The intensity of the care and challenges presented at the job excite and motivate me. However, I’m willing to start on a general floor such as medical-surgical to better prepare myself. I plan to obtain the certificate in the specialty of my choosing as soon as I fulfill the clinical hour requirement for application. After acquiring enough nursing experience, I would like to complete my Doctorate of Nursing degree to become a nurse practitioner with a specialty in Critical Care. I plan to stay current on education by taking courses, attending conferences, obtaining certifications, as well as joining meaningful nursing organizations.
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
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.
When new products are introduced to the origination, they educate all healthcare professionals within that organization (Dorin Michelle, 2010). For these reason, I chose staff development specialist as my preferred nurse educator role. Defining the Position Selected Including Educational and Experimental Requirements Staff development is a practice that is directed towards the professional and personal growth of a group or personnel after their employment by a healthcare agency. It involves education and training undertaken by the employer or professionals to improve skills, knowledge and employment attitudes (Jones, Benbow & Gidman, 2014). Most hospital-based staff-development specialists have an MSN degree, although some employers accept those with BSN credentials (Dorin Michelle, 2010).
A healthcare team is made up of many different disciplines. For successful patient outcomes, the teams need to come together, communicate effectively, and be open to new ideas and viewpoints. It is important not only for the nurse to work side-by-side with other nurses, but to collaborate with patients and other professions in the health care system as well. All members of the healthcare team can benefit from the teams different backgrounds and experiences, which results in better care for the patient. In this paper, I will discuss the importance of communication skills, patient and nurse empowerment, and professional development.
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.
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.
It helps guide nurses in focusing on the quality of patient care to provide for better outcomes. One of Parse’s models that I believe closely relates to nurses is the teaching-learning model. “Teaching-learning is a never-ending journey of giving-receiving in coming to know, and is an ever-changing unitary process that focuses on the individuals’ responsibility for learning and a belief in truth for the moment” (Parse, 2007, pg. 33). This model affects me as a nurse in a positive way.
However like most things you have to have educated and compassionate caring staff to enforce and follow the guidelines set in place. Management and leadership are very important skills to have as a baccalaureate nurse. Through this course I was able to identify and understand the different styles of leadership as well as the style that best fits the characteristics I can offer as a member of an interdisciplinary team. After completing the multifactor leadership questionnaire I was able to better understand my strengths and weaknesses. Collaborating with each other as a team helps complete each other and provides our patients with the most positive experience in their times of