Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today.
They are prepared to diagnose, treat, educate, and council patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The author of this paper is a resident of the state of New Mexico. Providing quality care to the rural and tribe population was the main factor that determined the goal of obtaining the Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree. The scope of practice for the Nurse Practitioners fluctuates from state to state and is one of the challenges they are facing. The New Mexico Nurse Practice Act defines the role and responsibilities for advanced practice nurses.
It’s also frustrating to hit a ceiling in your career, not being able to advance any further in that profession without additional education. I watch the nurses I work with in the rehabilitation setting and they have so much more freedom to really work with educating the patient on a one-on-one level, use the tools they’ve learned as a nurse to find the root of a patient’s reason for being in rehabilitation, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals in a discharge plan. I look forward to using the nursing
This specialty internship program will also assist with retention of nursing staff. Career development programs such as internships are an effective retention strategy. Purpose The purpose of this internship is to expose the student to the outpatient environments of hemodialysis. As most undergraduate nursing programs lack dialysis-specific clinical experience, nurses are in need of a strong educational program (Singer, 2006). As the number of patients on dialysis increases, so does the demand for hemodialysis nurses (Dunbar et al., 2012).
Watson’s Theory of Human Caring University of Phoenix NUR 403 29 July 2014 Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Nursing has a vast history, and throughout time nursing has adapted and grown to meet the needs of the people and society. Being that nursing is such an old and ever-growing profession, there are nurses who have come throughout the years and left their marks. These nurses noticed something missing and attempted to fill that gap with theories that are unlike those available, and aim to change the ways things are done. Because no two people are exactly alike, the theories offer different ways a nurse can identify and attempt to meet the needs of his or her patients. Jean Watson is one who helped fill in a gap in nursing care, by promoting nurses to assist patients with adapting to, and accepting changes in their health statuses.
Certain formal training is required for licensure which is checked by the Nursing practice act. Each state board of nursing in the U.S. develops different NPA for that state. What is the Definition of Advanced Practice? Advanced practice nurses are registered nurses who receive specialized training that allows them to practice independently or in partnership with doctors. Many concentrate in primary care services, though there are many advanced practice nurses who specialize in a particular field.
Even though nurses work together as a unit, it always helps to have a leader. The leader is a more experienced nurse then other member of the nursing team. This gives other nurses someone to look up to and feel comfortable going to during a difficult situation and when you need assistance. Leadership Transitioning In the article The Future of Nursing Leadership: A Commentary, by Kenneth R. White, FACHE, he describes how nursing leaders play a larger role then only on the units. According to White, K. R. (2014) “Nurse were the original servant leaders—at the patient’s beside and in communities- and now they are perfectly positioned to take their experience with leadership to a heightened level.
Teachers and Nurses Teachers, professors, nurses, or doctors are there ever really enough of these professionals? I chose to compare two careers options, nursing and teaching, for my informative essay. It is impossible to statistically compare these two careers. This is why I conducted interviews with a registered nurse and an elementary school teacher. During the interview process, I developed a series of questions I felt would be beneficial in comparing these two careers such as nature of work, salaries, and qualifications.
Transitioning from the role of senior nursing student to registered nurse, with new workplace expectations and professional accountability has become a reality shock for most NGN. This paper examines the importance of adequate orientation time to help facilitate the transition from NGN to the registered nurse role, and how it benefits not only the NGN but also health care organizations hiring NGN. Preparation for transitioning from NGN to competent RN should begin during the last year of nursing school. According to Hatler, Stoffers, Kelly, Redding and Carr (2011) Nursing school faculty need to develop ways to more accurately shape students expectations and skill regarding their abilities and to provide time and guidance for discussion and reflection related to the often overwhelming aspects of actually working as a nurse. Experiences in the workplace often prompt different priorities
I have wanted to become a Nurse from an early age, and along the way I have experienced working in different fields which has helped me to develop some of the interpersonal skills required for nursing. One of the areas that I am interested in is mental health nursing, a post that require patience and empathy. Family members who have worked as mental health nurse have given me an incite of what work in this area really entails. This was further fostered whilst helping my son’s development. I attended many workshops and sessions that relate to psychology (I did a course in psychology) and speech therapy.