What Is Your Definition Of Nursing Excellence? Nursing excellence is defined in various ways. I believe that nursing excellence is demonstrated when nurses are involved in promoting holistic patient centered care, quality and innovation, education, evidence-based practice, and nursing research. Nursing organizations plays a pivotal role in promoting nursing excellence. For this discussion post, I will be discussing the role of two organizations; the National League of Nursing (NLN) and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), in promoting nursing excellence and nursing practice.
EBP enables nurses to “make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient preferences” (Razmus 2008). The EBP paradigm involves organizational culture that is devised into three components, known as context of caring, that form a clinical decision, which results in high-quality patient outcomes. The three components of context of caring include research evidence and evidence-based theories, clinical expertise, and patient preferences and values. Research evidence and evidence-based theories provides information for nursing practice. Nursing research notes persons, health, nursing practice, and environment as top priorities that nurses can use to generate new understanding or validate and verify, as well as modify, existing knowledge that effects nursing practice.
Evaluations by researchers may be the essential in developing proper modeling examples for future nursing practice and assuring health care team practices are according to the highest of ethical standards. Contrasting two Grand Nursing Theories Virginia Henderson: The Principles and Practice of nursing Practice Henderson’s major concepts were to relate nursing, health of patient and environment. She believed “the unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities con... ... middle of paper ... ...derson - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing. Retrieved from http://nursingtheories.weebly.com/virginia-henderson.html Gonzalo, A. G. (2011). Florence Nightingale - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing.
Nursing Models Nursing theories are significant to the nursing practices since they offer assumptions, hypotheses, and ideas which can be utilized in different situations of patient care. The models provide a wide range of conceptual structures that nurses can base their practices. This paper shall discuss two nursing theories including Betty Neuman Systems’ Model and Roy Adaptation approach about their application on patient care. The theories are described in detail and compared regarding the nursing metaparadigm which comprises of person, environment, health, and nursing (Branch et al. 2016).
The SNAP's domain of evidence-informed practice describes the challenges of nurse practitioners that needed to promote patient care through scientific review and integrate evidence-informed practice into patient care (WRHA, 2016, pg 8-Research_). According to practice standard by CNO 2002 pg 8, registered nurses and nurse practitioners ensure that nursing practices are based on evidence and best-practice guidelines to address client concerns and needs. They also integrate research findings into direct patient care (CNO 2002). Moreover, nurse practitioners are able to engage and implement research-based innovations for promoting patient care. They are able to lead and work together with other healthcare members to support research (WRHA,2016, pg 8-research).
Nursing excellence sets a standard for health care organizations across the world. Nursing excellence is a continuous endeavor to strive for the best outcomes by continually pursuing education in nursing practice, optimizing health and well-being, advancing research in nursing through evidence-based practice (EBP), advocating for patients, serving as an exemplary role model in mentoring fellow nurses, and contributing to nursing organizations, political affairs, and the local community. Many nursing organizations champion nursing excellence by promoting nursing education and research, political activism, advocacy, and serving as a resource for health care systems. This discussion board will discuss two organizations that endorse nursing
According to the interviewees, nursing leadership may refer to the nurses’ having a passion for nursing and possessing critical thinking skills (MrDjaskari, 2013). A nurse leader manages the interactions between all departments in an organization to ensure a smooth running of the operations. Nurse leaders strive to make productive changes in health care policy and procedures to provide care that best benefits the patients. A nurse leader should be politically involved and should participate in the enactments of health care related laws that are beneficial for patients (MrDjaskari, 2013). Nursing leadership may also involve empowering other nurses and mentoring them to become active leaders.
An advanced practice nurse is thought to be intimately linked to advanced knowledge and skill. In defining the advanced practice nurse and giving insight on the principal foundation of advanced practice, the International Council of Nurses states that an advanced practice nurse is a registered nurse who has developed the skilled knowledge base, multifaceted decision making skills, and clinical proficiencies for extended practice. Completing an advanced nursing degree increases and develops advanced nursing knowledge. Using this knowledge can help spur change in the healthcare field by offering healthcare organizations with skilled nursing professionals and ultimately stimulate optimal patient care. As a graduate student it is essential be able to integrate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing into healthcare practice.
Nursing theory frameworks serve as powerful guides for expressing, investigating, and announcing nursing concepts and activities. Ray (2011) said that theories help nurses to accomplish their goal of delivering the best quality nursing care. It is also my philosophy of nursing practice and it can help me to be the best APN providing safe and effective patient care. The two concepts that I find relevant to my role as an NP are evidence based Practice and health
Extensive use of the word transition in nursing literature signals that it is a significant concept (Ralik, Visentin, Van Loon, 2006). It is essential for nurses to possess knowledge and understanding of transition. The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive examination and explore the definitions and key elements of the concept of transition and show how gaining knowledge of transition can positively impact client care and the nursing profession. Understanding transition will help improve client care by teaching nurses how to assess for, and facilitate transition and develop health promotion initiatives. Ultimately, the goal is to have better outcomes for clients going through transition.