Getting to the Goal Krystal McKeever HCS/301 Undergraduate Nursing Studies September 17, 2012 Barbara A. Deets Getting to the Goal Developing goals and sticking with those goals helps to achieve success. According to Hills (2011), “effective goal setting is an important practice management tool and personal development strategy that many individuals credit for their success” (p. 159). Many people develop goals in their professional and personal lives; starting with a short- term goal and leading into a long-term goal. In setting these goals, I will determine the skills needed to achieve my goal, the milestones I will need to accomplish, what barriers I may run into, and how I will overcome those barriers. With set goals, I will learn
For Banner Health they have a unique vision for their nurses. It is that “Banner nurses are dedication to blending the art and science of nursing practice to create clinical and service excellence” ("2012 Nursing Division," 2012, p. 4). All in all nursing care is critical to providing excellent patient care and rendering positive patient
They also possess stronger leadership qualities. Critical thinking in nursing is an essential component of professional accountability and quality nursing care. Baccalaureate nurse’s leadership qualities enable them to work as a team with other health care professionals to improve quality of patient care and outcome. Due to this noticeable difference in competencies Chief nurse officers (CNO) in university hospitals prefer to hire BSN graduates. In a 2001 survey published in Journal of Nursing Administration support this statement.
The Differences between Associate Degree Nurses and the Baccalaureate Degree Nurses Nursing is a wonderful profession. And choose it for the right reason, which is because you love the art and science of caring for people. Get the best education you can and you will have a life time of doing what you love to do. When you do what you love each day, it never feels like work, it is an enjoyment. Nursing is a profession and lifelong learning to meet the health needs, and into the future.
Magnet hospitals have brought improved patient care, patient satisfaction along with nursing satisfaction to the forefront by using systems that foster evidence based practice (Saver, 2006). The use of evidence practice will only help further along the profession of nursing. Using EVP will help nurses provide improved patient care, better patient outcomes, improved nurse satisfaction and maintain credibility as a profession. Nursing has made great achievements in the last century that has lead to the recognition of nursing as an
What Nursing Means To Me According to Algase (2010), nursing is defined as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through treatment, and diagnosis” (p.148). Many years ago being a nurse meant wearing a starched, pristine white uniform with a matching white cap and shoes. That immaculate white uniform was a symbol of purity. When you saw a nurse wearing it, you automatically associated them with having compassion, being charismatic and caring, and following orders. Fortunately, the nursing uniform has progressed over the years as well as the attitude about the nursing profession.
Components of good documentation are the same as Watson’s theory and nursing process; assessment, plan of action, intervention, and evaluation. A caring nurse will want to be able to improve and become more efficient with documentation so that they are able to provide more direct nursing care to their patients. Carative factor number seven in Watson’s theory call for the promotion of interpersonal teaching-learning. This describes “the caring nurses as one that must focus on the learning process as much as the teaching process” (Current Nursing, 2012, para. 3).
Carla Poston Initial Post TD #2 Nurse Leadership Nursing requires strong, consistent and knowledgeable leaders who inspire others, are visible, and support professional nursing practice. Leadership is an essential element for quality professional practice environments where nurses can provide quality nursing care. Key attributes of a nurse leader include being a(n): advocate for quality care, collaborator, articulate communicator, mentor, risk taker, role model and visionary (Stanley, 2006). The nurse leader has an obligation to their clients, be it patients under their direct care, on their unit or the caregivers under his/her management, to demand practice environments that have the organizational and human support allocations
I am committed to excelling personally and professionally in all that I do and to serve as a role model by leading a healthy lifestyle. I believe that becoming a registered nurse will only be the beginning of my contribution to those I will help, and the medical field in general. After I get my BSN I plan to continue my education and get either my MD as an Orthopedic Surgeon or a masters as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. I feel as though I possess several characteristics that will positively influence my capability of successfully pursuing my goals as a healthcare provider. I have several strengths that will help my ability to connect with patients on a more personal level and not just business.
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).