I decided to choose one of my junior staff nurse as my learner. Hana (not real name), she is qualified State registered nurse (SRN) from Private Nursing College. She has been working in our hospital for six month and her appointment has been confirmed as staff nurse in organization. Hana look familiar with the ward facilities and common procedure in ward such as receive new admission, transfer out patient, writing nursing report and assist doctor whenever needed. Hana show interest in learning and willing to be my learner for the purpose of these assignment.
Ms Orem began her career with a nursing diploma from the Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Washington D.C. sometime in the 1930’s. Ms Orem continued her education until she received her Master’s Degree in 1945. During this time she worked in the operating room, emergency room, private duty setting, pediatric and medical nursing units and eventually became a director. She became interested in improving the quality of nursing in general hospitals in her state and subsequently became a consultant to the office of education and it was during this time period that she developed and published Orem’s Self Care Deficit Theory for the first time in the “Guides for Developing Curricula for the Education of Practical Nurses”. In 1976 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Georgetown University.
She saw a correlation between hand washing, clean linens, and daily bathing as a means to bringing her patients to a better health status. Several of her theories, even though 150 years old, are used today in the in-patient setting. Personal hygiene and clean linens are offered each day because of Nightingale. From the time of Nightingale until the Civil war, there was no formal education for nurses. The term nurse was used for anybody who administered care to the needy, the sick, or the poor.
A childhood dream of Mrs. Samuel’s was nursing, as a matter of fact, it was her childhood passion. She recalled, “I used to admire the nurses that worked at the hospital adjacent to my middle school in the West Indies.” Her educational journey of earning a Bachelors of Science in Nursing was suggested by her father; however she decided instead to pursue an Associates of Science in Nursing. Nurse Samuel reports having to change her major from Nursing to Psychology as the courses were extremely difficult in her second year of college. She decided to revisit her Nursing major after feeling uneasiness and sadness of abandoning her childhood dream. Having obtained her Associates degree, she later earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
In 1998 the NHS Executive claimed that pre-registration nursing programs are not equipping nurses with the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality care. However Fitness for Practice (UKCC 1998) states that the sequencing and balance between theory and practice should promote an integration of knowledge, attitudes and skills. This could suggest that nurses have the experience and so during my time as a student I should learn the skills of a handover like a trained nurse has. Reiley and Stengrevics (1989) believe that a written handover cannot only reduce report time but can also serve as a valuable catch up tool for part time staff and agency staff. Writing the report beforehand has also been proposed by Donaghue and Reiley (1981).
I told E.M. that I was collecting data in order to provide myself with the opportunity to identify my strengths and weaknesses, and integrate my interviewing and communication skills learned in semester one of Practical Nursing. Once again, I reminded E.M. about the confidentiality between us, and that she did not have to answer any questions that she did not feel comfortable with. I reassured E.M. that I was using initials only in my assignment, and that the only other person viewing this interview would be my Nursing Practice teacher. During this time, I demonstrated professionalism by arriving on time, well dressed, and had all materials prepared and ready for the interview. During the working phase of the
Nursing Theory: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory and Patient Care Casey Ziegler Chamberlain College of Nursing NR-501: Theoretical Basis of Advanced Nursing March 2015 Nursing Theory: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory and Patient Care Nursing theory is the backbone of the nursing profession. Nursing theory can be described as the organization of concepts and propositions that are designed for the guidance of nursing practice (Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort, 2013). The concept of nursing theory was first introduced early in nursing school. The basic theories/theorists were introduced to help provide a foundation for nursing students. Once schooling is over, many nurses tend to forget that nursing theory should be incorporated into daily nursing life.
Shortly after receiving her diploma, Henderson worked for her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University and began teaching immediately. In 1934, she became a part of the staff at Teachers College and taught for fourteen years. “During that period, she revised Bertha Harmer’s Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing, which was published in 1939 and has been widely adopted by schools of nursing” (American Nurses Association, 2012). In 1953, Henderson switched roles from teaching to becoming a research associate at Yale University School of Nursing. She worked on a project that was constructed to survey and assesses the status of nursing research in the United States.
model of structured reflection will be used (Driscoll, 1994). To keep in compliance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct (NMC, 2008 patient confidentiality, all names used within this essay have been changed. Driscoll (1994) suggests reflection begins with a factual description of an event that has happened. The district nurse and I saw a patient, Sarah, an eighty-five year old lady when we went to her home to change a venous leg ulcer dressing. The care plan was read and then the necessary equipment to continue with treating the wound was brought to where Sarah was sat.
They can go two years at a community college to get an Associate Degree in Nursing, or three years for a Diploma, or go to a four years college or university to get a Bachelor of Science or extend their studies on to get a PhD. Whatever a person decide in this profession, they must be patient and accurate about it. Nursing is developed in two major types, one is a registered nurse, and the other one is a licensed practical nurse. A registered nurse (RN) is the primary nurse of a patient care, and they write out the patient care plan of the patient, and initial the patient chart for other nurses can follow their care plan for that patient. Also a registered nurse is a graduate trained nurse who is licensed by the state after passing the state exam.