14-15). The associate’s degree nurse has a shorter duration of schooling than does the bachelor’s degree and takes about 2 years in a community college setting with additional prerequisites. After graduation, this prepares one for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), to become a licensed registered nurse (RN). Most of the associate degree nurses are hired for positions that have a hands-on approach to nursing care. The ADN degree also provides the groundwork for attaining more advanced nursing options in the future.
(Grand Canyon University, 2015) This program offered to reduce the shortage of nurses during war time. The baccalaureate degree in nursing requires four years to complete the program. A baccalaureate degree in nursing can be obtained in a university. Just as associate degree nurses, the baccalaureate graduates are also qualified to take the NCLEX to become registered nurses. The
Associate degree level nurses receive their nursing degrees in approximately 2-3 years and typically graduate from a community college. Their education includes a minimal number of additional classes related to math, science, English, and liberal arts. These nurses have been given clinical time to enhance the necessary skills and the classroom training to assist with critical decision-making. Baccalaureate programs are 4 years in length and are completed in the university setting. One difference between the associate degree nurse and the baccalaureate degree education is some of the classes outside of nursing such as additional science courses, statistics, liberal arts, and leadership.
The IOM report “offer[s] a glimpse into what the future of nursing could be” (Institute of Medicine , 2010). The following will point out the impact of the IOM’s report on nursing education, nursing practice and will also discuss the future role of nurses as leaders in healthcare. Since the start of the last century, nursing has evolved from a vocational training program to a degree program at community colleges and universities. In recent years there has been much discussion with regards to the differences in training and preparedness of those nurses trained at the diploma or associate degree level, as compared to their nurse counterparts trained at bachelor’s degree level or higher. The report put out by the IOM not only discusses the impact that nurses can have in the future of healthcare but also encourages higher education so as to be better equipped to meet the growing demands and challenges of healthcare that affect the American population.
To conclude, BHT will reduce complications and prolonged VA life compared to usual practice of RLT provided that the dialysis staff and patients should be educated on BHT and correct timing for changing from sharp to blunt needles. The problem of infected VA can be overcome by training of the dialysis staff about this procedure and after attending the course, they must do eco-training to other clinical staff and
Melissa Dominguez 5/30/12 Per# 7 Registered Nurse The career that I have chosen was to go into the medical field more specifically becoming a registered nurse. Registered nurses have so many different occupational specialties which mean they have a very busy and active job. I would be interested in this type of career for many reasons. I enjoy helping people and becoming a registered nurse is a great way to take care of many others and offer your services to them. The pay is excellent and would definitely help me in my future years.
It can be safely said that a baccalaureate degree nurse is more knowledgeable than an associate degree nurse. The curriculum of the associate degree and diploma program is fully covered in the baccalaureate nursing program and in addition to this they have another two years of in depth education in subjects like “physical and social science, nursing research, public and community health, nursing management and humanities”. (Rosseter, 2010). A baccalaureate degree nurse has better employability prospects and can put to practice the additional knowledge and training (Rosseter, 2010). In an hospital setting a new baccalaureate degree nurse can be employed in critical care units where they can work and interact with other medical practitioners like Doctors and ARNPs, they have the knowledge to analyze the medical care plan and can confidently question them if the care [plan or medication may look incorrect for the patient (Rosseter, 2010).
A discussion of the intervention and how it was delivered and the rationale behind it. The model of health promotion chosen to help promote the patients’ health is The information giving model, this model helps deliver health promotion providing education and facts to patients to help people make their own
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.
One of my areas of concern is evidence-based practice (EBP). This organization does not placed enough emphasis on EBP in home care considering the many risks that are involved in patients knowledge deficits in common areas like falls, preventing bed sores and the benefits that could be achieved with teaching them. EBP has been introduced to the United States years ago, however, many nurses have negative attitude towards research, in large part due to the manner in which they were taught research in their education program. In conclusion, I expect to gain a better understanding of this course, advance my knowledge skills, especially in EBP, demonstrate personal and professional integrity; concentrate on a more specific area of study. I enjoy researching topics of interest and making intellectual decisions.