Dr. Benner based her work on the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition (2001). Background and Origins Dr. Patricia Benner was born in Hampton, Virginia, but spent her childhood in California where she was formally educated. She attended Pasadena College, where she majored in nursing and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964. Her work as a nurse ranged from direct, bedside care as a floor nurse to Head Nurse in Kansas City General Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit, to Stanford University Hospital
* In 1929, Henderson determined that she needed more education & entered Teachers College at Columbia University where she earned her; * Bachelor’s Degree in 1932 * Master’s Degree in 1934. * Subsequently, she joined Columbia as a member of the faculty, where she remained until 1948(Herrmann,1998) * Since 1953, she has been a research associate at Yale University School of Nursing. * Died: March 19, 1996. Career and Achievements * Is the recipient of numerous recognitions for her outstanding contributions to nursing. * VH was a well known nursing educator and a prolific author.
With Orem’s theory the focus of nursing is the individual, more specifically the individual’s self-care requisites. The goal of nursing is to help people meet their own demands for self-care on a therapeutic and continuous basis” (p.369). Theory’s Historical background: Fawcett reports, (2001), “Dorothea Orem RN, BSN, MSN Ed., was born in Baltimore, Maryland 1914. Orem began to develop foundations for the self-care deficit theory of nursing in the 1950’s when the curriculums of most nursing education programs were based on conceptual models from medicine” (p. 34). According to Singleton, (2000), “Orem’s self-care has historic significance in nursing.
She has completed a Master’s in Business Administration, and another Master’s with two majors – Master’s in Business Management and Healthcare management. She is currently finishing her PhD in Nursing. She has learned that the foundations taught to a nursing student sets the stage for a life in the profession, not only with the skills that nurses do each day, but also with the example and expectation to demonstrate respectful interaction, responsibility, and dedication to the job we do as nurses. Description of a Leader Dawn went on to describe a leader as a person
Cole became one of the first "sanitary visitors" in the program and worked in this capacity for many years. D. After leaving Blackwell's hospital, Cole landed in Columbia, South Carolina where she practiced medicine briefly before moving on to Washington,
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.
Furthermore, she also tried to establish trust and build a connection with the patients and their families (Blackburn, 2004). For instance, once a patient was admitted in the hospital, her main responsibility was to care for them by ensuring that they took their medicine on time, had enough rest and had something to eat. Additionally, she kept the patient’s family updated on the condition of their patient and allowed them to see the patient. As a Registered Nurse, Ms. Jones worked with an array of patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Immediately after joining the hospital, she mostly worked with children admitted in the hospital.
Mrs. Mendez is a registered nurse in Pasadena, CA. She began her career in 1991 as she was employed in the field while still a student and working towards becoming a LVN. Once she became an LVN she attended nursing school at Pasadena City College and received her certification for registered nurse in 1998. She then continued on to Cal State LA where she achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. She has attained twenty-four years of experience and still loves her career.
The diploma which is obtained from hospital based programs after a year’s study, The Associate in applied science which is awarded by the Community colleges after two to three years of full time study and the Bachelor of science in nursing which is awarded by the tertiary institutions-universities after four year study. The diploma and associate trained nurse have training that focuses on nursing task with little training in the humanities, research, nursing leadership, community and public health. The BSN on the other hand undergo extensive training in the principles of nursing science , humanities, leadership, public and community health and nursing management. This training equips them with the skills needed to move into higher positions in nursing administration and other job opportunities away from bedside nursing. According to a 2008 National sample survey of registered nurses conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration HRSA), the breakdown of the numbers with various degrees or diplomas showed that 50% of RNs hold Baccalaureate or graduate degrees, 36.1%, associate degrees and 13.9% hold a diploma in nursing.
If you want to become a registered nurse, you should truly consider taking a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The next step is to get clinic experience. Nurses need to have a certain amount of hours of clinic work. By working in a clinic for awhile, you gain an understanding and the knowledge of how to work with the equipment and how to work with different types of patients which will help you a lot. The last step is to get licensed.