In many professions, nursing especially, one can find rationale for every action. Rationale can be defined as the fundamental reason to account for something (Potter & Perry, 2006). While rationale may be present in many professions the importance of rationale may only be distinctly evident in a certain few. In nursing, rationales are used in everyday practice as nurses interact with patients (Potter & Perry, 2006). The way in which a nurse practices can greatly affect the outcome of the patient (Potter & Perry, 2006).
Historical Perspective Essay Shanda M. Ramsey NUR/518 June 9, 2014 Cindy Boyer Historical Perspective Essay Nursing research is widely used to produce evidence-based practices for nurses to use in practice with caring for patients. It is a “systematic inquiry designed to develop trustworthy evidence about issues of importance to nursing” (Polit & Beck, 2012). Nursing theorists such as Florence Nightingale introduced research to the nursing field in the 1850’s with her publication Notes on Nursing. Over the years, contributions to nursing research continued to come forward helping to grow and develop nursing research to what it is today. Theorists are not the only contributors to the development of nursing research.
Abstract Nursing informatics is an essential field in the nursing industry that deals with improvement of the processes of handling and managing health data and information with a view to increasing efficiency and objectivity in nursing care. Nursing informatics is a dynamic field and it comprises such disciplines such as computer science, information technology and nursing science. The specific aims of nursing informatics are to streamline skills in nursing practice and to minimize costs in nursing activities. Goossen’s nursing informatics framework model is a key focus as it has been in use for a long time and its high compatibility, efficacy and applicability have been evident. The framework consists of six elements namely: data; information; knowledge; decision; action; and evaluation.
Having knowledge of the foundations and history of nursing provide a context in which to understand current practice, and how it has evolved and developed as a profession throughout the centuries. By understanding the history and foundation of nursing, we the present day nurses has no choice but to appreciate the nurses of the past centuries for their effortless contributions that got us to where we are today. We have many theories such as Florence Nightingale and host of others to be appreciated for paving the way for us. One of the trends in the nursing practice demonstrated by the interactive timeline is nursing education. In the early stage of nursing, most of the people engaged in this profession were uneducated and unrecognized people in the society.
Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Monet J. Scott Chamberlain College of Nursing NR: 501 Theoretical Basis Advance Nursing June 2015 Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Theories guide the nursing practice in the sense that they may be used to express viewpoints and orientations to the foundational characteristics of the nursing profession. This has a profound impact on the way nursing is practiced in every clinical situation. Theories are also used to comprehend and analyze certain situations resulting in effective nursing approaches and essentials to carry out quality nursing care. Nursing theories are not exclusive to practical and tactile patient care situations but they are also valuable in problem solving. The ability of nurses to respond, preform, and resolve issues accordingly in nursing care situations can be attributed to the use of theory.
As “nursing is based upon a body of knowledge that is always changing with new discoveries and innovation” Potter and Perry (2005), nursing profession need to improve from its old fashioned bedside nursing. Report by IOM about future of nursing 2010 indicates need for “more highly educated, diverse nursing workforce”. In US one can become a professional Registered Nurse (RN) by studying Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or studying Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN, Bachelor of science in Nursing). Both degree gives eligibility to take NCLEX examination and to get license to practice as a professional Registered Nurse. A long standing discussion is in progress about the differences in competencies of BSN and ADN nurses.
My role as a student in higher education and my role as a future healthcare practitioner. Modern day nursing centres on research-based practice and evidence-based health care. According to Naidoo and Wills (2005) the competence of health care personnel is based on their education and knowledge and skills it provides. Contemporary clinical guidelines and practices provide a significant change from the apprenticeship styled learning system of the Florence Nightingale 18th century era. Nursing education has been radically reformed; both in theory and practice to meet up-to-date demands which comprises of rapid technological advancement, cutting edge research and knowledgeable patients who according to Mark, W., and Stanton, M.A.
(2009) also highlights the importance of linking the philosophical perspective of nursing, the disciplinary goals, theory and practice when expanding knowledge for the discipline. Nursing's philosophical basis for disciplinary knowledge is a synthesis of the individual and the common good (McCurry et al., 2009). Knowledge for the discipline expands when philosophy, disciplinary goals, theory and practice are linked together. Further directions of the discipline are revealed when linkages between philosophy, disciplinary goals, theory and practice are strengthen (McCurry et al., 2009). My philosophy of nursing includes three important factors (1) the patient, which may include a family, a community or individuals.
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
Introduction Nursing is a profession that was known even before our year count started. In history, nursing has been described as caring for those in need of support due to poor health. In the past nursing was not the task of professionals but of those surrounding the ill (Verberk and Kuiper, 2006). Around 1859 a description of nursing as a profession was created from the writings of Florence Nightingale. Due to Nightingale’s efforts to develop nursing into a profession and to provide those practicing with proper education, nursing was professionalised.