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.
A great nurse is one who has high knowledge and skill levels, but also utilizes professionalism in his or her interactions with patients, patient’s families, and other healthcare providers. A great nurse is someone who treats all patients with honor, dignity, and respect; exhibiting the professional values in all that they do. As I reflect on my own path and progress within my own professionalism, I notice that my professional communication skills need sharpening. Throughout my nursing education, I wish to further develop communication skills that will be reflected in my relationships with those around me. As one can imagine, the values of professionalism within nursing are crucial.
These goals ranged from critical thinking decision making, culture, growth & development, legal and ethical to clinical competence safety/holistic care, evidence-based practice, and professionalism lifelong learning. Critical Thinking and decision making Relate personal learning style to preparation for the NCLEX-RN: Critical thinking and being able to work together with the healthcare team is a key to be a successful nurse and providing the best care to the patients. A nurse should understand the disease process to fully understand how to care and organize a plan to care for assigned patient. This concept will also help me learn and understand better and eventually apply this knowledge toward NCLEX as well. My goal is to exhibit the use of my critical thinking skills throughout assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care (ADPIE).
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”.
It prepares a novice to be able to perform basic skills throughout their career. Learning is related in the classroom by simulation labs and clinical instructors. Educators consider nursing education to be serious. Their role in preparing nursing students is to convey safe practice for patients. They focus on educating students to learn the knowledge of essential care for different patients.
Bachelor Nurse Role Transitioning from the role of a registered nurse to that of a BSN nurse requires little change is the overall nursing scope of practice. However, it more clearly prompts a change in how one applies and implements the Knowledge (K), Skills (S), and Attitudes (A) reflective of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies. Aimed at preparing nurses to have the necessary KSAs needed to help improve the quality and safety of healthcare, the competencies of patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI) and informatics where generated to develop these nursing traits. For every competency, there are corresponding KSAs that guide the learner to
Preceptor roles are vitally important in the orientation and support for student nurses in the professional nursing setting. The importance of preceptors is that the preceptors help student nurses learn skills, policies and procedures, know protocols, and learn the nursing practice, and become familiar with cultural diversity. The role and effective characteristics of a preceptor is to motivate and lead student nurses in bedside manner, confidence and positivity, and becoming familiar with a healthcare setting. The goal of a preceptor program is to give orientation that helps focus on a preceptor’s performance and ability to teach the student nurse with the organization’s culture, procedures, policies, and protocols. “A successful orientation
As a nurse, caring for patients is one of their primary responsibilities. Education for nurses emphasizes the need to show care and empathize with the patient besides providing competencies and knowledge for the nurse clinician (American Associations of Colleges of Nursing, 2014). While care is something intrinsic, educators strategize on learning situations and teaching designs
Curriculum development ought to proceed according to a clear curriculum development strategy. Such a strategy could be established through a curriculum development model. A curriculum development model will guide nurse educators through the curriculum development process to ensure that curriculum development is conducted systematically and comprehensively. The majority... ... middle of paper ... ...e for specific palliative care scenarios that students will encounter during clinical placements. Teacher-based instruction, discussion, on-line and tutorial case-based learning Conclusion Palliative care concepts need to be integrated into nursing curriculum to produce nurses with graduate capabilities to deliver a palliative approach and to better meet the needs of the growing numbers of people who are living longer with chronic illnesses and rising consumer expectations.
A profession is more than just learning a set number of skills or acting in a particular way. Even though nurses do not have complete autonomy in decision-making and practice, Nursing should be considered a profession because it requires an extended education and has a theoretical body of knowledge. No one factor can delineate a job from a profession. To act professionally, means to administer care in a conscientious and knowledgeable way without impeding harm on others. The nursing profession remains committed to the care and nurturing of both healthy and ill people, individually, or in groups, or communities (Cherry & Jacob, 2008).