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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.
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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. If nursing practices were devoid of research, it would remain reliant on tradition, authority, trail and error, personal experiences, intuition, and borrowed evidence. Nurses should be equipped with the skills to read, evaluate, and apply nursing research to progress in higher quality treatment in care. Clinical expertise subjects nurses to use logical reasoning to conduct critical thinking and decision making. The matriarch of nursing, Florence Nightingale, was the first nurse to create... ... middle of paper ... ...ursing care.
The Usefulness of Nursing Theory Nursing theory is the foundation in which the nursing profession stands on. Nurses learn about nursing theories and determine which theory or theories is a best fit. Those theories guide their profession, and nurses study to put those theories into practice. Doing so ensures the welfare of the patients, and the integrity of the profession is protected as well. Is Separation of Nursing Theory Possible?
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Quality of care and patient outcomes rely heavily on practice based on evidence found in systematic reviews of randomized-control trials. While administration often-times implements core measures that involve EBP in their regulations, it is ultimately the nurse’s responsibility to include EBP into their care of patients. Nurses have an obligation to include EBP into their care because “it leads to the highest quality of care and the best patient outcomes” (Melnyk & Overholt, 2015). The nurse leaders really have a responsibility here because it is their responsibility to stress the importance of EBP as well as reviewing research to determine the best possible findings to implement into their unit’s care. Careful monitoring must be performed to assure compliance because “despite the multitude of positive outcomes associated with EBP and the strong desire of clinicians to be the recipient of evidence-based care, an alarming number of healthcare providers do not consistently implement EBP” (Melnyk & Overholt, 2015).