Running Head: The Same Goal in Mind The Same Goal in Mind Zakiyyah Beyah The Same Goal in Mind Abstract Higher education has been the determining factor for better patient outcomes in nursing. Life events have prevented many nurses from pursuing education advancement. With new found support this goal is becoming more attainable for all nurses to achieve. The Same Goal The Same Goal in Mind There is much debate on the correlation between baccalaureate educated nurses and better patient outcome. Some feel that higher educated nurses are vital to meeting the demands of our ever changing healthcare needs.
Nursing education with its multiple routes for entry level licensure make it one of the most distinctive in the United States today. From colleges to hospitals, nursing education needs to change to fit how health care is delivered today in the 21st century, meeting the needs of patients with increased complexity. The Future in Nursing report discusses available research on improved patient outcomes when comparing a BSN prepared nurse to an AND prepared nurse. This enforces the IOM”s message of “lifelong learning”. Nurses should always be striving for higher level of education.
Running head: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR SPECIALTY INTERNSHIP Curriculum Development for Specialty Internship Joyce Ivie The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing In partial fulfillment of the requirements of N5302 Curriculum Development and Education Sharon Judkins, RN, PhD, NEA-BC March 17, 2014 Curriculum Development for Specialty Internship Many nursing internship programs allow interns to choose a specialty, which would ultimately be the specialty they select for their careers. Both the ongoing changes in the delivery of health care and the specialized and technical nature of the dialysis setting demand that new graduates and experienced nurses who choose nephrology nursing as their specialty receive comprehensive training (Singer, 2006). Specialized programs give nurse interns maximum exposure to the field that interests them the most. Specialized education programs for nurses require extensive human and facility resources to be successful (Hall, 2006). This specialty internship program will also assist with retention of nursing staff.
Circulation with hemorrhage, a nurse must assess the level of consciousness, such as the Glasgow coma score and AVPU which are “alert, voice, pain and unresponsive” to control hemorrhage, check the radial and carotid pulses, check for another external bleeding. 4. Disability asses’ neurological status, and Glasgow coma score. 5. Exposure or environment control the nurse should maintain a safe environment to the patient if the patient shows some symptoms or signs of weakness, pain, dizziness or confused and shaking.
The core concept of nursing is the diversity in healthcare settings dealt with the disparity between theorist of Florence Nothingale and Jean Watson. Florence Nothingale environment theory and metaparadigms will help establish the criteria which identify where and when nurse apply the core concept of nursing practice on a daily basis. Jean Watson theory is the philosophy and science of caring which is interrelated theories of Florence nightingale concepts. To understand these theory we have to understand the core concept of knowledge that will establish the path of explanations and give the meaning of a phenomena of nursing practice. These nursing practices must base on nursing theories we are using in the clinical setting of practice.
Transforming Nurses Practice, Education, and Leadership to Meet Advancing Healthcare Grace Wood Today’s nursing lacks smooth transformation to higher education in order for nurses to advance their practice. Research completed in 2010 by the Institute of Medicine, (IOM) who provide policy makers, health professionals, private sector and the public with an independent, objective, evidence –based comprehensive report to assist in addressing needs to meet the advancing healthcare, (Tanner, 2012, pp. 347). The major concern cited by the IOM is the stumbling block found existing for nurses transferring forward from associate degree nursing (ADN) to baccalaureate; then going on to obtain their doctoral level in nursing, (IOM, 2010). The IOM’s goal is to have 80 percent baccalaureate degree nurses (BSN) in the workforce by 2020 and have double the number of doctoral level nurses from the current number, (IOM, 2010).
Learning one’s strengths and weaknesses, and understanding goals are essential in meeting the demands of graduate school. Goal Setting It was a daunting task for me to arrive in my decision to pursue advance-nursing education beyond my busy career and family life. After careful analysis and consultations, I realized that the advantages I would get from completing Family Nurse Practitioner Program outweighed its disadvantages. I utilized Specific, Measurable, Action related, Realistic and Time based (S.M.A.R.T.) Objectives in setting my goals to ensure my success in my chosen “battle” (Pugsley, 2009).
And how all the studies had been influenced by politics of the time. The future of nursing study was done in the same manner as the other studies and some groups in the society who influenced the studies made their reports according to how they valued nursing work. The report showed similarities with the last major study on nursing that was done by IOM in 1983 that nurses need to be well educated and remove barriers to nursing practices. The circumstances in the past and circumstances in future that we cannot predict shape how nursing work is done and defines what it means to patients. Because the values and responsibilities of nurses is shaped by history the report was based on this idea, and was developed as a historical evidence grounded modern data.
The glue that holds the hospitals together is the first line manager. Nurse managers are caught in the crossfire between multiple needs of patients, staff and administration, ethical issues, and the issues of shortages of nurses. A nurse manager is responsible for multiple units and challenged to maintain the needed blend and balance of both clinical and business management, which is essential to staff nurse retention. Hospital administrators, including nurse executives, must be proactive in seeking ways to preserve professional staff employed in the hospital setting. The executive team needs to finds ways to make hospital work more appealing to registered nurses (RN), and with a shortage of nurse managers
One thing is clear, when it comes to choosing a career, nursing is more in-demand than operations manager. Getting a student to finish nursing is not going to be easy. In the course of researching this assignment, I’ve found that employees are deeply attached to taking care of their patients. The Board of Registered Nursing protects the health and safety of consumers by promoting quality registered nursing care in the State of California. To work in the nursing profession, all nurses hold one or more credentials depending on their scope of practice and education.