56). Competency is an expected level of knowledge that allows the nurse to perform practice as an expected level. In order to continue to remain competent it requires a lifelong learning process. Continued reassessment of what is to be learned is required to continue to function at this level. “Key message #2” in the IOM report states nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression”("Institute of Medicine of the National Academies(IOM)," 2011, p. 163).
Vision for the Future of Nursing Health care reform and technology are contributing factors affecting the future of nursing. The need for increased and continued education is becoming evident; nurses can no longer use the former mind- set that the correct way to perform a task is that it is tradition. Nurses need to be more flexible and be willing to incorporate new treatment options into their care. Nurses will continue to be guided by the use of nursing theories to promote quality care. Nurses need to become proactive in their education and in developing their leadership skills to remain competitive in their changing roles.
The ADN degree also provides the groundwork for attaining more advanced nursing options in the future. Bachelor Degree Level Nursing The bachelor’s degree nurse learns the same fundamentals as the associate’s degree nurse; however, the BSN nurse has additional education, which empowers one to research topics, teach others, communicate better, and examine all aspects of a healthcare issue. An article by Grand Canyon University observed these traits, “Baccalaureate nursing
One of the largest differences in these degrees is the years of education required to complete the program and the knowledge based education taught. An associate degree in nursing requires two years to complete the program. A diploma in nursing can be obtained at a community college and the graduate is able to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse. The associate’s degree was founded by Mildred Montag due to a shortage of nurses following World War II. (Grand Canyon University, 2015) This program offered to reduce the shortage of nurses during war time.
Therefore Ashford General Hospital will began to close the huge gap of the nursing shortage by implementing a education assistance program that would allow nursing students and graduates an opportunity to receive education funding and clinical training in return for a commit to work for the organization. Ashford General Hospital will began to close the gap of the nursing shortage by joining forces with nursing schools and universities as an incentive to offer top notch clinical training from experienced nurses in return for the new nursing graduates to commit to working for the organization. This will provide top quality hands on training, education, and help boost the confidence of new nurses in training by combining clinical experience with classroom experience which will aid in decreasing the nurse burn-out rates. Ashford General Hospital will also implement quality improvement to ensure that the new strategizing to fill the nursing shortage is providing the organization with the support needed to address patient satisfaction, patient safety and the organizations finances. The quality improvement will support the administrators and leaders to ensure that Ashford General Hospital is financially able to continue to expand on their collaboration efforts with nursing schools and universities as well as offer tuition assistance to nurses that commitment to working for the organization.
(Creasia, J., & Friberg, E (2011). The health care industry is developing rapidly. In modern society, the sophisticated technical advancement and the increasing demands of patients’ calls for highly educated workforce in the nursing field .The professional baccalaureate level and higher degrees are notably well-suited to meet the requisition of today’s complex health care system. “Competency is an individual’s actual performance in a particular situation, described by how well the individual integrates knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors in delivering care according to expectations’ ”. (Trisha, M., Shawna, D., Mary Ann A., & Pamela, H.) Education has very important role to update knowledge in nursing field and does affect the competency of the nurse clinician to provide care for the patients.
Increasing Register Nurse-BSN Enrollments: Facilitating Articulation through Curriculum Reform Sheryl Quinn University of Detroit Mercy Increasing RN-BSN Enrollments: Facilitating Articulation through Curriculum Reform Introduction People often think of a nursing career as a way to help clients in a meaningful way. Having a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing allows the nurse to practice in many levels of nursing and also a stepping stone for higher education that helps to specialize in many exciting fields of client care. Increasing enrollment in nursing programs is one method to deal with the shortage of nurses. The need to increase the number of nurses educated at the baccalaureate (BSN) level is very significant. The viable way to increase the volume of BSN graduate is to promote state wide and mandated articulation agreements and create an environment where academic progression is facilitated.
Nurses also are being called upon to fill expanding roles and to master technological tools and information management systems while collaborating and coordinating care across teams of health professionals. To respond to these increasing demands, the IOM committee calls for nurses to achieve higher levels of education and suggests that they be educated in new ways that
Integration the Use of Evidence-Based Practice Shela C. Harris Chamberlain College of Nursing NR351: Transitions in Professional Nursing Spring 2011 Integration the Use of Evidence-Based Practice “The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe” (Nightingale). Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the wave to the future of practicing nursing. Researching prior to each task is not a logical task to perform during nurses’ daily activities, however there must be confidence that all information is current and from EBP. It can take almost 20 years for research generated knowledge to move into field. This is an extremely large gap that requires narrowing; bridging this gap can be done through
It can be said that no matter what type of education we have, “that both ADN and BSN programs contribute to building a strong nursing workforce.” (AACC) I think that the future of nursing will continue to depend upon the ADN trained nurses. However, we need to push for higher education using employer assistance and incentives for educational advancements. Many clinical settings across the country are differentiating practice and advertising positions that either require or prefer the BSN for employment. In conclusion, what I am trying to say is that I am not against obtaining a BSN. I think that the ADN needs to remain an important place to start if you cannot afford the huge university bills and need a job to get further ahead.