Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today.
Watson developed her theory influence by the Eastern culture, international travels, and experiences obtained from her sabbatical leaves. Caring theory, which has been developing over the years, serves as a guideline to educate nurses how to apply the theory in nursing practice. Later, Watson expanded her theory publishing her book Nursing: Human Science and Human Care to Human Caring Science: A Theory of Nursing. Watson’s job evolves “framing and naming caring science as the disciplinary foundation for nursing profession” (Watson, 2012, p. ix-xi). This theory has been used to help the new generation of nurses to view the human being as a whole with a connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment, understand transpersonal relationship, and create caring moments in nursing practice to improve patient care to obtain positive outcomes.
The report would give the recommendations for the nursing profession to create a plan that would enable all nurses to be well-positioned to lead change and advance health. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report that was produced by the committee after two years of research was conducted (www.thefutureofnursing.org). The report contained recommendations in areas such as training, education, professional leadership, and workforce policy in which would enhance the ability of nurses to care for patients in today’s health care system with all the changes. The committee recommended different ways for nurses to practice and better access and the delivery of care to patients. The recommendations that were suggested by the report would improve the nurses’ workforce and improve patient outcomes.
(According to University of Phoenix Week Two Supplement (2006), Developmental Historical of Nursing Timeline) 1961, 1990 – Ida Jean Orlando – Yale graduate who became a faculty member – Focus on relationship between the nurse and patient. (According to University of Phoenix Week Two Supplement (2006), Developmental Historical of Nursing Timeline) 1964, 1969 – Ernestine Wiedenbach – Yale graduate who became a faculty member- Focus on relationship between nurse and patient. (According to University of Phoenix Week Two Supplement (2006), Developmental Historical of Nursing Timeline) 1967 – Dickoff, James (Yale philosophers) and Wiedenbach( Yale nurse) all presented a definition of nursing theory and goals for theory development in nursing and it was published in Nursing Research. (According to University of Phoenix
The Future of Nursing Wendy DeHerrera Grande Canyon University Nursing History, Theories, and Conceptual Model Nur-430V March 14, 2015 The Future of Nursing In 2008 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) met with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to discuss the need to transform the nursing profession in order to keep up with challenges of a reforming health care system and meeting the nations’ growing health care needs (Institute of Medicine, 2010). A committee was formed and a 2-year initiative on the future of Nursing was established. The 2010 IOM report on the Future of Nursing was created by the above mentioned committee and outlined changes for the future of nursing including nursing practices, education and leadership. One of the recommendations of this report is that nurses should complete higher levels of education and training. There are several options for entry into the nursing profession.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss opportunities, challenges, and practice requirements that Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner has to overcome in order to address the needs and demands of the healthcare system in the state of New Mexico. The significance of utilizing nurses to deliver primary care comes from the late 1800s when nurses started visiting poor immigrants throughout the country (Hamric, Spross, & Hanson, 2009). Over the decades the demand for nurses who can provide primary care in underserved and rural regions only increased and their influence on the future of the healthcare system has risen. Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, as members of the health delivery network, practice family medicine, internal medicine, and geriatrics. They are prepared to diagnose, treat, educate, and council patients with acute and chronic illnesses.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report provides detailed information on careers as a registered nurse. It explains what a registered nurse is and provides a brief history of the occupation. A discussion of the duties and responsibilities of a registered nurse is included, as well as a description of the working conditions and possible work-related health hazards. The skills and educational requirements necessary for a successful career in registered nursing are also presented. Since the costs of becoming a qualified registered nurse are substantial in terms of both time and money, employment opportunities, career advancement, salary, and how to get started in the profession are also examined in the following pages.
The bachelors prepared nurse is taught to advocate for their patients’, and integrate their knowledge by enabling patients, families, and communities to continually progress toward the fulfillment of full human capability. At this level nursing judgment is
The roles of nurses in each phase of the nursing process will be discussed. Skills and qualities of nurses in delivering quality care, evidence-based practice, multi-disciplinary team approach, and effective communication will also be considered in relation to nursing process. ASSESSMENT Assessment is the first step of the nursing process. It is defined by Carpenito-Moyet (2007) as an organised technique to collect information about a patient from different sources. In this phase, evidence of the problem and risks for problems are being examined.
nRunning head: NURSING THEORY 1 Nursing Theory Akwasi Agyemang Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501: Theoretical Basis For Advanced Nursing Practice May 2015 NURSING THEORY Nurses can use nursing theory as tool to help guide their practice. I personally define nursing theory as the mechanism that guide nurses and provide explanation to nursing interventions. It is defined by Croyle (2012) as an organized and systematic articulation of a set of statements related to questions in the discipline of nursing. The theories guide nursing practice and provide a foundation for clinical decision making. In the past, nurses were seen as assistive personnels and were often described as handmaiden to physician (Croyle, 2012).