The Roles and Ways of Knowing for a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Through the practice of scholarship, theories, models and conceptual frameworks the Advanced Practice Nurse integrates clinical knowledge into evidence based practice. Healthcare reform has created a need for the advanced educated nurse at the Bachelor through Doctorate degree level. The nurse practitioner has become the norm in healthcare settings and is found in every specialty along the lifespan. Educational and clinical requirements defined by the APN Consensus Statement sets the standard for entry into clinical practice. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Position Statement on Defining Scholarship for the Discipline of Nursing (1999), the APN/DNP’s role of scholarship serves to benefit nursing research, teaching, education, and the practice of nursing itself.
DNP graduates will be prepared for a variety of nursing practice roles because the DNP Essentials addressed the foundational competencies that are core to all advanced nursing practice roles. For example, by integrating research into practice with the use of Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health. The implementation of clinical prevention and population health activities is central to achieving the national goal of improving the health status of the population of the United States. Consistent with these national calls for action and with the longstanding focus on health promotion and disease prevention in nursing curricula and roles, the DNP graduate has a foundation in
Ida Jean Orlando 1 RUNNING HEAD: IDA JEAN ORLANDO Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Process Theory Krystal Farley, RN, BSN Maryville University October 7, 2009 Ida Jean Orlando 2 Abstract The profession of nursing has a very rich history that begins with the most fundamental concepts of caring for and restoring health to those who are impaired. The initiation of providing care requires that information be gathered and organized in such a way that is expedient and effective. It is also required that a nurse’s efforts be used systematically with ease and that through repetition, this basic “framework” that is being formed, is able to be analyzed for its effectiveness, and changes can be made to improve the process or series of actions. Nursing is comprised of objective, measureable data, subjective data, concepts, philosophy, phenomena, and science, just to name a few. With so many components and such a broad scope of information, a framework is required to build ideas and give direction to the ideas that will begin to evolve with this cohesion.
Qualitative research and Quantitative research appears in nursing research and clinical journals, National Center for Nursing Research to develop basic and clinical nursing research outcome research, training to the care of patient or determining the changes in health status. Examining nursing research from the past to the present enables us to identify what accomplishments that have achieved and understand the need to continue research by using evidence-based research. . History of Nursing Research Worksheet History of Nursing Research Worksheet There have been many influential publications, agencies,
University of Phoenix Material Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet This is a philosophy of nursing that reflects the beliefs and values of Mumtaz Flohr. Today’s date is 7/12/12. I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is an honorable field that provides me with flexible hours and allows me to explore my skills and experience in a variety of areas within the nursing field. I believe that the core of nursing is to provide the highest quality of care according to the specific needs of the patients, families, and community. All this is achievable by communication, professional growth, teamwork, quality improvement, educational advancement, research, and the maintenance of legal and ethical responsibilities.
Systems Theory and Healthcare Delivery Healthcare delivery and nursing practice in the U.S. have always been challenged with respect to Knowledge Transfer. Knowledge Transfer is a necessary practice in healthcare delivery to ensure successful implementation of strategies and practices. Systems Theory introduces a method known as Knowledge Transfer by which information can be shared between scientists and researchers. The ability to have a Knowledge Transfer process in place allows scientists and researchers to make sense of system characteristics such as wholeness, differentiation and progression. By applying system theory to their problem, researchers were able to see that patients and families were in need of stability and balance in their life.
In my studies associated with this course, I have gained a greater appreciation for the history and evolution of our profession. I have come to appreciate that each professional nurse has an obligation to advocate for our professional practice as a means to ensure optimal patient care and outcomes. By sharing our specialized knowledge and understanding of healthcare and patient needs with politicians and legislators, we can shape the direction of legislative change and reform. I have also learned a great deal regarding nursing jurisprudence. As a young RN, I worked in a critical care setting.
Early efforts to study client outcomes began from quality improvement studies with nurses’ participation in the development of interdisciplinary care plans such as critical pathways and care maps that are still in use. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is using the best available evidence on hand to guide clinical decision making in order for nurses to provide the most current and best available care for their patients (Chitty & Black, 2010). EBP is a combination of knowledge to the research process, theory, clinical decision making and findings. The use of EBP requires that one must be aware of research that supports detailed and specific
With my extensive surgical and pediatric nursing background, I would like to continue to develop my expertise as a nurse practitioner by working in a preoperative surgical area performing the necessary preoperative screenings, testing and physical assessments for same day surgical candidates. I am also interested in working in the community helping underserved populations in various settings of health care. I believe that UVa’s nurse practitioner program will best equip me with the theoretical knowledge and expansive clinical experience necessary to meet the health care challenges facing the 21st century. As a master's-prepared Family Nurse Practitioner, I will be able to help meet the growing demand for primary care and preventive care in settings where the service of health care professionals is desperately needed. Professionally I am interested in providing primary care to families and persons of all ages, particularly those in rural areas, working in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers to provide health maintenance, disease prevention ,counseling and patient education.
However, more nurses need to learn how to identify issues strategically; work with decision makers; understand who holds the power in the communities, state and federal level organizations; and understand who controls the resources for health care services. In health care policy development, nurses are essential in ensuring quality health care that is accessible and affordable for all. More nurses need to actively work as leaders in the health policy arena. (cite sources for the above statements) With their well-earned public respect and their strength in numbers, nurses exert considerable influence on health care policy, policymakers, and Congress in general. The health status of Kentucky’s children is one that will continue to effect generations to come.