3 Running head: NURSING PRACTICE ACT Nursing Practice Act Laura Pasnicki ITT Tech NU/100 1. The definition of nursing practice is the analyzing of human stimuli to indicate the actual or potential health issues. The nurse should also support and provide therapeutic care; nurses should be a patient’s counselor and educator in their health. The nurse will work together under a licensed doctor, dentist, advanced practice registered nurse and etc. The nurse shall stay within their scope of practice without exceeding the doctor orders.
Advanced nurses must strive to focus their competence and define their role for the medical community. In the role as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), competence is a valuable tool. Not only should the FNP be skilled in their role, but must be able to apply the overall knowledge of that skill. Competence covers the role as a whole. As the FNP treats the whole patient, the competence gained from previous care, researching the literature, and system changes should guide the treatment.
MRM incorporates concepts from various interdisciplinary theories, such as Erikson’s psychosocial, Piaget’s cognitive, and Maslow’s basic needs, Selye’s and Engels’s stress adaptation, and several energy based concepts. MRM also serves as the basis of nursing education. It is also a wonderful way for nurses to teach their students by following their examples. The articles I have chosen are: GERIATRICS IN SIMULATION: ROLE MODELING AND CLINICAL JUDGMENT EFFECT. By: JOHNSON, ELIZABETH A.; LASATER, KATHIE; HODSON-CARLTON, KAY; SIKTBERG, LINDA; SIDERAS, STEPHANIE; DILLARD, NANCY.
Nursing theories are concepts that define and guide nursing practice and nursing research. Guided by theories, nurses purposefully implement the nursing process systematically to deliver effective holistic nursing care efficiently. Nursing theories clarify and separate expert nursing profession from other profession that delivers care. It maintains the boundaries of the nursing profession. Nursing is a caring profession and caring endorses the profession and is central to nursing.
Importance of Theory Nursing theory is significant in the line of work that nurses perform. They are used to give explanation to the care provided, guide practice, and deliver groundwork for clinical decision making. Theory also provides assistance in the ability to use critical thinking skills. Nursing theories also improve patient care, patient outcomes, and nurse-patient communication. When a nurse uses these philosophies in practice, new information is collected which can impact the future of nursing performance.
The patient is an individual with a need, and nursing is an interpersonal and therapeutic process. This nurse-patient relationship is influenced by both the nurse’s and the patient’s perceptions and preconceived ideas” (p. 44). The key takeaways that struck me are the emphasis on patient-centered care, the therapeutic aspect of the nursing process and the relationship between nurse, client and family. As we have learned in other classes, these are critical components of today’s nursing practice. In Peplau’s theory, the elements of the nursing metaparadigm (i.e.
At my level of education, having an Associate’s Degree in nursing, “I help identify clinical problems in nursing practice, assist in the collection of data within a structured format, and in conjunction with nurses holding more advanced credentials, [I] appropriately use research findings in clinical practice” (Blais & Hayes, 2011, p. 187). Using nursing research and incorporating nursing theories into practice, makes nursing a well-rounded profession. Nursing research, practice, and theories are interconnected. In my own area of practice, the nurses as well as I apply nursing theory to everyday practice. I use Orem’s self-care deficient theory to establish my patient’s self care needs, and through assessments I plan a care plan to help maintain optimal level of functioning by promoting self-care activities.
In this way the nurse meets the ethical requirement of honoring a client’s right to self-determination (Funnel, Koutoukidis, & Lawrence, 2009). The American Nurses Association (ANA) includes advocacy in its definition of nursing as "the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations" (Nursing's Social Policy Statement, 2003, p. 6) Historically, patient advocacy has been considered a moral obligation for nurses, which is embodied in terms of specific nursing actions such as helping the patient to obtain needed healthcare, assuring quality of care, defending the patient’s rights Advocacy in nursing finds its theoretical basis in nursing ethics. Nurses work in recognized ethical and legal frameworks. For instance, the ANA's Code of Ethics for Nurses includes language relating to patient advocacy: the nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient. (Code of Ethics for Nurses - Provisions, 2001).
Research and Information used by professional nurses became part of nursing sciences. The new contemporary phase in nursing began and the use of theory in nursing practice became a core of a nursing profession. “Theories give nurses different ways of viewing reality, such as expanding awareness of concepts never before considered, organizing care activities, and providing opportunities for reflection and the formation of opinions”(Sitzman K, Eicheberger, 2011). Nursing theories are interrelating concepts that create a different way of looking at specific phenomena. “A nursing theory is a set of concepts, definitions,