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. The NLN’s purpose is to promote excellence in nursing education (Mason, Gardner, Outlaw, & O’Grady, 2016). Good education is the foundation of stronger
CLASS: Nur 6050 WEEK #2 INITIAL DISCUSSION POST TOPIC: Research Priorities for Transforming Nursing Leadership Nurses as Leaders of quality improvement initiatives in Healthcare Setting Nurses are key member of today healthcare team. We play key roles in ensuring that patients receive high quality and safe care that will enable them return to active and productive lives. To ensure that nurses discharge this key responsibility effectively and efficiently, nurses need to competent and up-to-date in their practice skills and knowledge. Therefore, I chose the research priority identification of the personal and professional characteristics most important to leaders of quality improvement initiatives in hospitals and other settings as the
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
Equally, they are imperative to our nursing profession as they guide and promote clinical practices as well as influence the quality of those practices. Professional standards are utilized to provide structure for developing clinically competent checklists and proficiency evaluations (Davis, 2014). Furthermore, professional standards of practice aid in the development of safe practices by defining a scope of practice. The definition of “who, what, where, when, why, and how” (Finkelman & Kenner, 2016) that a scope of practice defines, helps determine safe nursing
The registered nurse (RN) is required to act as a leader in many situations, whether in an official capacity or non-official capacity. In addition, effective leadership demonstrates consistently superior performance; it delivers long term remunerations for those involved, either in the recipient of care or in the delivery of care (Makaroff et al. 2014). It is important for the RN to acknowledge that leaders are not only those who may control others; they are visionaries who help implement others with goals, leadership, organisation and planning of activities (James Ree, 2014). In the healthcare setting it becomes highly relevant for the nurse to have the ability to lead, as it is important to be able to work within or lead a team to facilitate quality and safe care for patients (Coelho Amestoy et al.
It provides interaction between team members allowing them to bring their individual expertise skills and experiences to function more effectively in pursuing goals to provide high quality health care. In this paper, I will differentiate between intra- and interdisciplinary teams and where the patient fits within these teams. I will also describe communication skills held by successful healthcare teams. I will then explain the role of teams in nursing and patient empowerment. Lastly, I will discuss the role of teams in professional nursing development.
That bond is also strengthened when the nurse shows interest in wanting to help the patient heal and get better. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website, “Historically, the nursing role has emphasized partnerships- whether individuals, families, groups, communities, or populations- in order to foster and support the patient’s active participation in determining health care decisions.” It takes a team when it comes to the care and well-being of a patient. Nurses are considered member of profession that helps contribute to the patient’s health care needs. Member of profession is also someone who takes the role of the patient’s advocate. To be the best provider of care and member of profession, evidence-based practice must be incorporated into everyday nursing care.
Action application is an ideal approach through which quality improvement can b achieved autonomously under nursing profession, innovation and advocacy are great factors capitalized under quality improvement as nurses are impacted with knowledge and skills which embraces on excellences patients outcomes at all levels (In Kelly, In Vottero & In Christie-McAuliffe,
To ensure the delivery of evidence-base and patient-centered care one has to stay current by taking courses, attending conferences, continuous online CEUs and obtaining certification. Professional growth will benefit the nurse and the patient in giving competent care. Church (2016) enumerated the consequences of nursing competence and development to include improved patient outcomes, clinical judgement, accountability and confidence. Church further asserts that “an environment that emphasizes a culture of continuous professional development is crucial, as it motivates nurses to develop their competence, improve their work environment, and deliver quality patient care” (p. E13). Professional development in nursing enhance the knowledge, confident and skills of nurses in caring for patient; promotes healthy work culture, high quality nursing care and positive patient outcome (Elder, 2017).
The CNO maintains a high level of communication and productive relationships with physicians and other healthcare personnel to collaborate in developing standard key processes and evidence-based practice standards. The CNO is accountable for nursing leadership and establishes an environment of professional nursing practice that empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient care. The CNO ensures alignment with nursing standards of practice, legal regulation and regulatory and accreditation