CHANGING ROLES OF THE NURSE Introduction Nurses are a central resource in the National Health Service (NHS) and are crucial to the delivery of 21st century healthcare. They are in a powerful position to improve the experience of patients, the quality of care and health outcomes across the whole range of health services. Society is changing and so is the NHS and the need for expert nursing care has never been greater. The challenges facing society and healthcare mean that there is a need for a different kind of nurse in the future and an important agenda for change that needs to be seized. Some have questioned whether nurses have lost their way while navigating the complexity of the increasingly technical environment that is contemporary health care.
Advanced Nursing Roles Advanced practice nursing can be described as the future of nursing practice. Nurses who are trained to take on advanced nursing roles bring their creativity, intuition, and dedication to affect and change the healthcare system (Blais & Hayes, 2011). The number and demand of advanced practice nurses dramatically increased in the last decade. Despite the need for the higher level of nursing practice, there are many challenges that advanced practice nurses face every day. The purpose of this paper is to discuss opportunities, challenges, and practice requirements that Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner has to overcome in order to address the needs and demands of the healthcare system in the state of New Mexico.
This specialty internship program will also assist with retention of nursing staff. Career development programs such as internships are an effective retention strategy. Purpose The purpose of this internship is to expose the student to the outpatient environments of hemodialysis. As most undergraduate nursing programs lack dialysis-specific clinical experience, nurses are in need of a strong educational program (Singer, 2006). As the number of patients on dialysis increases, so does the demand for hemodialysis nurses (Dunbar et al., 2012).
The level of education needed to become a registed nurse must be a bachelors of science degree I nursing , and associate degree in nursing, or a diploma in nursing . BSN programs are offered by colleges and universities , to earn your BSN, you usually take up four years in college. Associate degree in nursing are usually offered by community and junior colleges, and it will take up to two to three years to complete. Diploma programs also takes three years and are administrated by hospitals. Registered nurses who graduate from the bachelors of Science in nursing programs may high advancements than the associated degree or diploma holders.
Historical Development of Nursing Timeline NUR/513 January 27, 2014 Historical Development of Nursing Timeline The history of nursing has change within the last two decade with the help from nursing theorist. Nursing theorists has paved the way on how care is given and the treatment that is given to each patient. The main focus from each theorist was focused and center on comforting, caring and nurturing the patient back to optimal health. Nursing today has changed dramatically due to the many theorists that have paved the way. Nursing has adopted their concepts to fit the changing of modern time.
Differences between nurses prepared at the associate level versus the Baccalaureate level in nursing. Differences between nurses prepared at the associate level versus the Baccalaureate level in nursing. 3 different schools are associated with nursing education, one can decide to go through the 2 years associate degree program, 4 years college program which awards the baccalaureate degree, or the diploma degree program, a 3 year hospital based training that has been discontinued in the united states of America. These schools produce nurses that take the same Nclex certification examination, to be able to practice nursing which is “ 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 population” as defined by the American nurses association (2013). The need for more nurses after world war 11, the advances in medical practice, with new skills and knowledge for nurses made it apparent that the practical method of nursing education was negatively affecting the standard of care provided to patients and it was felt that this method of teaching nurses was not meeting the standard of modern teaching theory and practice.
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.
This research resulted in the healthcare industry taking great strides to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses. This paper will discuss some strategies put in place by healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and government legislation to help encourage diploma and associate degree nurses obtain their Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN). Continuing education is vital to the development and maintenance of strong nurses. Baccalaureate education for practicing nurses is the way to retain the best and brightest nurses (McGrath, 2008). Healthcare facilities throughout the country have realized the need for higher educated nurses and have placed both strategic barriers and incentives in place to obtain the most educated nurses.
This calls for a change in the training processes for nurses. It is agreeable that nursing training has been undergoing several changes in the last years. Over the same period, the role of nursing has increased in some areas while reducing in others. Such changes have constantly been associated with the nursing profession, methods used in the selection of new nurses and the impacts when providing patient-based education in the traditional learning (Carr 122). The training process for nurses has been often affected by specific factors such as problems faced by teaching faculties, models used to training them, and the characteristics attributed to the career.
The Importance of Higher Education in Nursing Kristy Snyder Grand Canyon University: NRS 430V July 6, 2014 Nursing, like many professions, requires formal training and education, but it is the level of education in the nursing profession that sets on exceptional nurse apart from others. Safer patient outcomes and reduction in patient mortality and secondary insults of illness has decreased with an increase of staffing Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) nurses over a staff consisting mainly of Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) nurses. This paper focuses on the educational differences and competencies between nurses with an ADN and BSN respectively and the experience and skill sets that form the clinical decisions made by these nurses and how their decisions affect patient care and outcome. Mildred Montage was a nurse educator in the 1950’s and was the leading advocate and creator of the ADN in reaction to the stark shortage of nurses in the years preceding World War II (Creasia & Friberg, 2011, p.14-15). This degree was designed to decrease the shortage of nurses and the adequate level of clinical nursing skills and successful pass rate of graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) were all taken into accountability for measuring the success of the ADN programs.