Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) – a master’s degree educated RN who assumes accountability for client care outcomes through the assimilation and application of research based information to design, implement, and evaluate client plans of care. The CNL is a provider and a manager of care at the point of care to individuals and cohorts or populations. The CNL designs, implements, and evaluates client care by coordinating, delegating, and supervising the care provided by the health care team, including licensed nurses, technicians, and other health professionals. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – a practice focused doctoral degree in nursing. The degree that is recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for all advanced practice nurses by 2015.
This paper will provide understanding of the theory of nursing, key concepts of the theory of comfort, and how these concepts and theories are relatable to current nursing leadership. The Importance of Nursing Theory Nursing theory is a key component of effective nursing. Nursing theory establishes principles, rationales, and helps enhance overall knowledge of nursing (Davidson, 2012). The common question that arises in nursing school is “Why do we need to learn nursing theories?”. Although it may seem cumbersome to learn, having a firm understanding and knowledge of nursing theory will one day allow the student nurse to develop a nursing theory of their own.
As a nurse administering high alert medications it is important to follow protocols and guidelines set in place to maintain the safety of the patients in our care. After observing a coworker administer the wrong high alert medication due to the similar packaging, it became evident there was a flaw in the process that was set in place. The role I took as acting charge nurse on the unit was to notify management and suggest two nurses must verify high alert medications prior to administration to prevent this issue from reoccurring. Stakeholders Full cooperation and engagement from key stakeholders is crucial in developing a multidisciplinary team that can create an effective plan of action to correct the issue of medication error. Stakeholders include nursing management, nurses, pharmacy, and risk management.
(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. Research has shown that lower mortality rates, fever medication errors and positive outcomes are all linked to nurses prepared at the BSN level and graduate level. (AACN, 2012) Nursing education is a continuous process, if she / he are working as a bed side nurse, or as an educator. To work as competent nurse knowledge in the nursing field is essential and has to update through ongoing education. BSN prepared nurse poses competency in providing direct care with different nursing diagnosis, practice with in structured or non- structured setting using independent nursing decisions.
Through the use of the nursing process all professional standards can be adhered to and patient care can be safely tended to. This essay will discuss planning and delegation of a nursing shift. The registered nurse has responsibility for delegating nursing intervention and remains accountable for those interventions delegated. Appropriate delegation will occur when the registered nurse is aware of professional standards and individual scope of practice of their co-workers. Additionally, the paper will highlight critical thinking and decision making which are important attributes the registered nurse will need to develop along with the ability to provide a suitable handover to appropriately delegate nursing
New knowledge is applied into practice through evidence based decision making, quality improvement processes, instituting policy changes, and providing patient and community education opportunities. With background in OB/GYN, my interest is the role of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. My aim involves collaborating with other healthcare professionals to provide high quality individualized care, promote health education, disease prevention, advocacy, and counseling to women in a community setting. WHNP certification is provided by the National Certification Corporation
Concept Comparison and Analysis across Theories Lori Hamilton NUR/513 October 14, 2013 Georgia Swank Concept Comparison and Analysis across Theories As a profession, nursing theorists have come up with different theories that support and guide nursing practice. This paper will discuss the role of nursing in both Virginia Henderson’s Need Theory and Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Theory. The premise of each theory is the nurse will care for the patient until the patient can care for his or her self. By comparing and analyzing each theory, one will be able to get a better understanding of how to best apply the nursing theory in practice. In both, Henderson’s Need Theory and Orem’s Self Care Theory, the ‘role of nursing’ is the core concept.
There were quiet a number of areas that were touched on. Below is an illustration of some of the specific areas in nursing that were touched on by the report and the impacts that they had on the nursing profession. Education There is the conventional understanding that for a nurse to attain the RN status, there is the need to have attained the right educational qualifications. The IOM Report (2010) asserted this fact but gave a deeper insight into the nursing education. Since the medical profession is constantly changing nurses need to receive continuing education and training.
I will take gravely the importance of the nursing profession, as an oversight on behalf of a nurse can have severe consequences to the patient. I take this very seriously, and I would hold myself as a practicing nurse to high esteem for doing such an important and meaningful job, and doing it well. My next goal after completion of the entire program, once I attain my BSN, is to secure a job in the field of my choice. In speaking with a recent graduate of UC’s Accelerated Pathway program, a friend, she articulated that while she was sure she wanted a career in pediatrics, through some of her hands-on experience in the program she learned that she in fact did not want to work with kids; now she loves her job at University Hospital on the transplant service. I am aware that what I know about nursing will develop, deepen, and broaden, and I look forward to finding out where my passion lies in the field of nursing.
Integration of Evidence-Based Practice into Professional Nursing Practice In this paper we will discuss the integration of evidence based practice into professional nursing practice. Scott & McSherry (2008) define evidence based practice as the combination of individual, clinical, or professional expertise with the best available external evidence to produce practice that is most likely to lead to positive outcomes for a patient. Despite literature surrounding what evidence based nursing is and isn’t, nurses struggle to get evidence into practice. Many reasons have been reported including a lack of understanding about evidence based nursing means. Scott & McSherry (2008) also define evidence based nursing is a process by which nurses make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient outcomes.