Many people in our community think being a registered nurse simply means having the degree, working in a hospital and getting paid. Being a registered nurse implies all of these plus many other duties and responsibilities for taking good care of patients and their families as well as a good professional relationship with other health care personnel. In order to assess the professional role of a registered nurse in today’s health care system, one can ask questions from the nurse or the people they work with, or read some professional writings about what they do either our communities and hospitals.
I now that I have the knowledge to aspire to take up my role within one of the identified population foci. APRNs program developed my core competencies by allowing me to be more efficient adaptability with regards to newly emerging APRN roles or population focus. Furthermore, achieving my course objectives enable me to understand the specific APRN roles. For example, course objectives provide me with a better detail, and align my licensure goals with the responsibilities expected of each role. Licensure will provide me and my fellow APRN graduates with the full authority to practice. Also, certification is required to meet the highest possible standards as APRNs are expected to align knowledge, skills and experience with the standards of health care professionals. This field has very narrow margins for error, and it is therefore important, for APRNs to meet the highest and most stringent academic qualifications. In order to be a recognized as APRN graduate, one is required to complete formal education with a graduate degree or post-graduate certificate awarded by an academic institute and accredited by a recognized accrediting agency empowered by the relevant government education
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Just like any novice APN I would tend to be more focused on the clinical domain. Coaching and educating patients and family will be important to effect change in their lifestyle to be more compliant with the treatment plan. As we all know a patient’s care is not confined to nursing care but involves the other disciplines; doctors, therapist, social worker, nursing assistant, dietician, pharmacist, etc. and thus the importance of collaboration. Advocating for patient also requires expert communications skills and collaboration. As I continue with my journey to become an Advanced Practice Nurse, I hope to develop all attributes starting with the expert communication to the level where I can advocate for my patient’s needs in the health policy arena. I would also like to work on self-confidence. I know self-confidence comes in time with knowledge and experience. I believe that patients develop trust and confidence when they see confidence of their healthcare
For example, a DNP degree instructor can provide education to MSN or DNP students, therefore, making the student realize the increase level of confidence in clinical, leadership, and application skills that can be gained with a DNP degree. Evidently, this increases the number of DNP degree holders in the long run which subsequently improves patients’ care in nursing practice. DNP- prepared faculty members can act as a model for advanced practice education (Dunbar- Jacob et al., 2013, p.425). Since one of the roles an ARPN is leadership, which also involves with mentoring, other staff members may visualize the ARPN as a role model, thus, enhancing the self-concept of advance nurse
Promote the practice of professional nursing through leadership activities and advocacy (Texas Board of Nursing, 2010). Upon completion of this program, I want to implement working as a good leader as a charge nurse and lead my team through my professional knowledge and practice and not only be an advocate to my peers but my patients as
The difference and similarities in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level is a frequent topic of discussion for years. The focus of this essay is to compare and contrast the core competencies between an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and bachelor’s in nursing (BSN). Both degrees will qualify a person to take the same licensing exam NCLEX. According to (Friberg & Creasia, 2016), ADN programs provide registered nurses to have the skill set necessary to work in health care settings such as community hospitals and long-term health care facilities. In comparison, BSN prepared clinicians are trained to function on a broader scope of nursing practice which encompasses not only the
Role clarity and title confusion pose barriers to the amalgamation of advanced practice nursing roles. Colleagues and the public are unaware of the precise roles of the APN. Much of what the public knows about medicine is associated with a doctor, and the “doctor knows best” (Safriet, 2011). The public i...
Advanced practice registered nurses play a significant part in extending access to health care by providing primary care and specialty care services to clients. Advanced practices registered are mentors, educators, researchers, and administrators. According to Health Resources and Services Administration, “Ninety-six percent of the NP workforce reported being in clinical practice, providing direct patient care” (Health Resources and Services Administration 2016). Furthermore, “Nearly three percentages were in faculty positions and approximately one percent was in administrative positions”(Health Resources and Services Administration 2016).
An interview with one of the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in South Florida Baptist Hospital has been conducted. An ARNP is one of the fields in nursing that needs to have a master’s degree and considered as an advance practice in nursing. Throughout the paper, the insights from the interview of a master’s prepared nurse have been gathered which consist of her career overview, reason for seeking graduate education, description of her present position and role, usefulness of graduate education for her present role, and pearls of wisdom she shared.
Benner’s novice to expert theory describes competency progression throughout a nursing career regardless of practice level. Central to Benner’s theory is the acknowledgement that a change in role would correspond to a change in level of expertise; additionally the domains and competencies presented in the theory are pivotal components applicable to all levels of nursing, including the advance practice role of nurse