The hospital had a hard time retaining employees and one motive for the class was helping new nurses feel more comfortable and helping us have meaningful, fulfilling employment. In this class we learned about a lot of things but we learned about Julia Brenner’s theory and it has always since stayed with me. I now work in the recovery area of a much larger hospital and have worked in several departments. I have gained a lot of great experience and I have seen my growth described by Brenner’s model. Most importantly though, is probably the fact that I borrowed ideas from that class and from Brenner’s model and have instituted parts into the orientation of new staff-members within my current department.
Nursing Theorist Grid Use grid below to complete the Week 4-Nursing Theorists assignment. Please see the “Nursing Theorists’ Grading Criteria” document, located on the Materials page of the student Web site. Theorist Selected: Florence Nightingale Description of Theory: Nightingales theory encourages that maintaining the environment can directly and indirectly restore a patient’s health. Nightingale’s theory is explained as the environment, patient and the nurse interact with one another. She believed that the environment can in-directly and directly effect a patients health and it has great benefit on the healing process when controlled and managed to patient recovery Her theory encouraged collaboration and cooperation as the focus of the nurse-patient relationship.
Higher education also became available allowing for women like Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor, to play a role in the workplace as well as society. Colleges like Oberlin were also founded specifically for women to learn. Once a belittled housewife, after altering developments and movements, women began to hold stable jobs and be more properly educated thus benefiting the United States economy. Secondly, women and family life changed in part by the Second Great Awakening. This religious revival inspired reform movements among women, like more rights and a higher status in
Megan Hawkins Management 5590 Case 2.1 March 22, 2014 1) I’m not used to nurses, but I am used to socializing new hires in my field of work and therefore, I would start it all in the interview process. They need to have realistic expectations for the culture and environment they will be working in, but also how to proceed from there. Then, I would have a structured training program to build them into our training culture, including a type of mentorship between seniority and new hires. I really love including the idea of on-site daycare for busy moms on the go, excellent health care benefits, potluck events, annual dinners in honor of the staff, and of course offering educational and professional development classes. I think all of
Ms. C. felt that she utilized her BSN degree in a multitude of ways by applying the foundational elements to her nursing practice, the administrative education with budgeting and financial needs of her department, and the effective leadership skills needed to manage the staff, physicians and the patient. Ms. G. felt that her many years as a nurse and obtaining her BSN prepared her for educating new staff as well as current staff in development and growth as new procedures and technology were introduced into the nursing profession. She also felt challenging the certification exam in her specialty made her highly qualified to perform her job as an educator. How would you explain the unique contributions you as a
She influenced others by helping with her husband’s presidency and showing woman that it was ok to stand on their own and be independent thinkers. “Her (Eleanor Roosevelt) determination and willingness to work hard to make a difference for people resulted in many positive changes for the American society, as well as the world” (Dryden, 2007) Her efforts to help women step out of their traditional lives and step into the working world made an impact all over the country. Women were stepping out of the house and helping with the wounded soldiers and even help running business while their husbands and sons were off fighting World War II. “Not only had they gained new opportunities in higher education and the professions, but greater numbers also entered the workforce and the trade union movement; to boot, their political power increased through the work of women's clubs and organizations and a reinvigorated and ultimately successful women's suffrage movement.” (McDevitt, 2003) Eleanor Roosevelt was a different kind of woman, she lead woman to think the way we do now. As women our place is not just in the kitchen and bearing children.
For example, in Mc Laughin's piece, Vietnam Boat Person, she interviews a woman named Nancy Pham who reached her dream of starting her own business. Nancy Pham saves money and oppens a hair salon from help from a community group . We see here that Nancy did reach her American Dream, but she didn't do all this by herself. She had support from a community group which helped her in reaching her American Dream. Now lets be real, what are the chances of a family today getting a loan from a group or the bank and being able to have a successful bussiness?
I feel this committee was able to work out all of our differences and make a better diversity in the workplace. I really enjoyed the last part of this article that stated, “Success is not going to be handed to them on a plate,” I feel that is the case in any situation you come across, you are the only person that has to take the first step in making yourself better. In my life I use my faith to push me even harder and stronger to overcome those situations. In comparison to my personal example, “Alix Carbon has been encouraged by her managers to push herself to up her nursing diploma to a degree qualification and attend other courses that she might not have believed she was capable of with encouragement.” I feel in this situation Alix used her managers to uplift and motivate her to better herself to show to others she was capable of doing what she thought she was unable to
The YWCA offers many resources to women that find themselves battling abuse and many other resources for women and children. Since domestic violence in a frequent problem in families the YWCA also offers transitional housing for women and children which includes private rooms, HUD subsidize, and childcare to the women that live there. The YWCA mission and vision is “YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all” www.ywcancin.org. They also offer groups that focus on chemical dependency, economic empowerment, and sexual assault. Because they offer so many resources I decided to focus on the domestic violence program and explore the group and it foundation.
I loved going with her and see what she was doing like taking care of other people and help them get well. That is when I realized my passion for nursing and I wanted to be like my mom, a nurse, to help and care of others. When we look up the word “nurse” in the dictionary, we will read something like “somebody who cares for a sick person.” I believe that there is more into that simple definition. Nursing is a very powerful profession, it allows people to influence and touch lives. I am very willing to achieve this big responsibility.