APNs can facilitate the ability to practice both the art and science of nursing and reduce the chasm between theory and practice by using nursing theory as a foundation. According to Chism, nursing theory is made up of ideas brought together by associated expressions that characterize, clarify, and foretell phenomenon that are in accordance with nursing viewpoints (Chism, 2013). Nursing theory helps to identify what should shape the foundation of practice by clearly describing nursing. It is essential the APN use nursing theory in evidence-based practice, to provide better patient care, improve communication between nurses, and as a guide for nursing research and education. In addition, because the main champion of nursing, caring, cannot be quantified, it is crucial to have a theory to examine and spell out what the APN does.
New knowledge is applied into practice through evidence based decision making, quality improvement processes, instituting policy changes, and providing patient and community education opportunities. With background in OB/GYN, my interest is the role of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. My aim involves collaborating with other healthcare professionals to provide high quality individualized care, promote health education, disease prevention, advocacy, and counseling to women in a community setting. WHNP certification is provided by the National Certification Corporation
Historical Development The future of nursing: campaign for action is “rooted in the recommendations of the landmark Institute of Medicine report, the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”. (Campaign for Action, n.d.). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health addressed 4 key changes needed in the health care system such as: • “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training • Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. • Nurses should be full partners with physicians and other health care professionals in redesigning health care in the United States. • Effective workforce planning and policy-making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure.” (Campaign for Action, n.d.).
NPA The Nursing Practice Act Cody Gammons Nursing roles 1 Nursing Practice Act The Nursing Practice Act (NPA) is one of the most important state law governing nursing practice.it defines the scope and limitations of professional nursing practice. The NPA was written to protect the public, and to hold the individual nurse responsible for his or her actions. According to Cherry and Jacob (2014), “Once these administrative rules and regulations are formally adopted, they have the same force and effect as any other law.” Although NPAs vary from state to state they usually contain the following information: Definition of the term RN, description of professional nursing functions, standards of competent performance, behaviors that represent misconduct or prohibited practices, grounds for disciplinary action, and fines and penalties the licensing board may levy when a NPA is violated. Surprisingly, many nurses are not even aware that the NPA is a law. They are not familiar with the administrative rules and regulations enacted by the licensing board.
Abstract Planning and delegating nursing care efficiently and effectively is an essential skill for all registered nurses to develop and master. The nursing process will assist the registered nurse to effectively plan and implement nursing interventions as well as to appropriately delegate nursing interventions to co-workers. Additionally, following the professional standards for nurses will assist in safely managing a patient load. Equally important is the use of communication. Effective communication is essential to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes, as is effective communication between nurses and the multidisciplinary team.
Family Health Assessment Courtney Stansberry Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V August 25, 2013 Health promotion is at the fore front of healthcare today. As nurses we need to be able to assess families and educated them appropriately to help prevent illness and disease or prevent them from getting any worse. Gordon’s functional health patterns are used by nurses as a foundation to assess an individual or family that will help a nurse identify lifestyle patterns. “In addition to providing a framework to assess individuals, families, and communities holistically, functional health patterns provide a strong focus for more effective nursing interventions and outcomes” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). This stronger focus helps to enable the nurse to make more educated decision on what to focus on with an individual or family and prioritize so that the family is not overwhelmed.
Health Promotion Health promotion is an important part of a nurse’s role. To help prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyle options a nurse should encourage patients through educating them and communicating effectively to enable patients to adopt Health promoting attitudes and behaviours NMC (2008) This essay will be focussed on a patient cared for by the author, on a clinical placement and a description of how a situation of health promotion had been delivered by the student nurse. The names of the people have been change to protect confidentiality in accordance to the NMC (2008). As a Student Nurse it is imperative to recognise in depth and explore what health promotion is and how we can empower patients to make informed, healthy decisions regarding their health. The WHO 2011 states that “Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.
Assessment Tool Analysis Paper Assessment tools are used to evaluate and help with the intervention of a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They enable medical practitioners to help the vulnerable make informed and appropriate choices for a normal life. Assessment tools can be useful in improving family dynamics, building more cohesive relationships, and promoting healthier lifestyles. There are many different types of assessment tools, some are more effective than others and it is the responsibility of the practitioner to determine the tool that best fits the dynamics of their patient's particular situation. Jean Watson is recognized for her theories on human caring and the way nurses give care.
Professional Roles and Values Project !1 Professional Roles and Values Project Trisha Thorman Western Governors University Professional Roles and Values Project !2 Professional Roles and Values Project Not only is nursing calling and a passion, it is a profession. As part of a collaborative group of healthcare workers nurses must adhere to their professional role and also keep at the front of the mind the values of this role. The role of a nurse is broad and the values of a nurse are many, thus it is important to define one’s role as a nurse and to contemplate upon the multiple values of the profession. A. Functional Differences Professional nursing organizations (PNO), such as the American Nurses Association (ANA), exist to better the field of nursing by representing nurses country-wide. Nurses across the country can sign up to join the ANA in order to broaden their career by making an impact in the nursing profession.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Beverly’s Personal Philosophy of Nursing In order to write a philosophy of nursing, I believe that first one must decide what philosophy means to them. William R. Thomas (2011), director of programs for The Atlas Society, explains philosophy as an inclusive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in. Studies reveal that this system is a guide for living centered on the issues it addresses and determining the course we take in life and how we treat other people is determined by one’s philosophy. Based on this information a nurse’s philosophy of their responsibilities as a member of the health care profession is significant. As a nurse grows with knowledge and experience their philosophy is likely to yield some transformation.