Precepting involves a commitment on both the preceptor and the new nurse. The precepting period ends at the completion of orientation period, although the preceptor is usually the support nurse who the new nurse turns to with questions after orientation period ("Precepting," 2010). A2. Guidelines Using a competency-based approach is important in assessing a new nurse’s readiness to work solo on the nursing unit. Even though the new nurse has the potential ability to function, it is NNT2 TASK 5 3 important for the preceptor to evaluate the competency of their skills.
I believe by achieving this goal it will help me to become a better student and employee. I know that in my career path as Registered Nurse I will encounter communication methods each and every day that will require me to get outside my comfort zone. This discomfort is something I have to divide and conquer
“Two consensus reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) which calls for greater interprofessional education of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, as well as new methods of improving and demonstrating competency throughout one’s career (IOM, 2003b, 2009)” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of nursing research network is estimate costs of nursing education for different degree levels. Although nurses are rapidly adapting to new technology and their ability to give exceptional care to their patients. “Nurses have great potential to lead innovative strategies to improve the health care system. However, a variety of historical, regulatory, and policy barriers have limited nurses’ ability to contribute to widespread transformation (Kimball and O’Neil, 2002).” There are numbers of health care institution have put limitation and regulation on their nurses, some of this regulation are imposed by state law. Here are few of the examples of limitations.
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.
Registered Nurse Do you remember being a child and constantly being asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Well I was the kid that always gave a different answer every time. I was always undecided regarding the career that I wanted to pursue. As I got older I realized that I wanted to have a career in the medical field. Being a nurse interests me because it requires the study of the human body, it is respected and because I find fulfillment in being able to help those who are in need. Once I started researching a career in nursing I realized that there were a lot more types of nurses then I had originally imagined.
Critical thinking is the core of education and must be evaluated as an outcome when evaluating nursing education. Since the implementation of the 2 year associates degree there has become a shortage of nurse educators. Nursing schools turn away an unimaginable amount of qualified nursing students due to the lack of qualified faculty to teach them. We are in a nursing shortage and by not having the qualified educators to teach; this is only compounding the problem. There needs to be focus on achieving a baccalaureate degree and further, just to maintain the ability to educate and continue to produce nurses.
According to Employment Equity and Diversity (2004), the mentor needs to be a person who is aware of their responsibilities in supporting staff and require training and resources to support them in their role. I assigned be a mentor to a new qualified midwifery nurse. I called her Nurse A (Appendix A). Even thought she has experience working in the surgical and medical unit before, she still need an experience and knowledgeable staff to guide and mentor her in a new clinical area .She is a very proactive person and willing to learn. Identifying learning needs, planning and managing the .student experience Plans of action formulated in order to achieve the learner's objectives.
Strengthening the Orientation Process Elizabeth Midiri Kaplan University NU420: Leadership and Management in the Changing Healthcare Environment Jeremy Lewis MSN February 11, 2014 Staff development specialists understand that the way new employees are oriented to an organization has a significant effect on their job satisfaction and retention. Antiquated orientation programs can leave new nurses feeling unsure and disconnected once they leave the safety and structure of orientation. During the orientation process, new nurses are inundated with new material and can find the time frame for absorption and application is not adequate. Inadequate orientation programs can set new nurses up for failure and, ultimately, the organization can lose a valuable asset through lack of investment and mentoring. New nurses can experience “transition shock” due the pace of reasoning and level of engagement expected of them and the knowledge they are now professionally responsible and accountable for their actions (Price, 2013).
What influenced my decision to attend graduate school? The purpose of this paper is to discuss what influenced my decision to return to school to pursue a graduate degree; some facilitators/barriers; educational goals; expectations of this course and how it will prepare me in becoming a nurse administrator. During my 20 years as a Registered Nurse with an associate’s degree, I have worked in practically every area of nursing. Some areas posed more challenging than others but all have played a major role in my decision today. I realize that an undergraduate education and years of experience alone will not afford you the necessary skills to participate in the global economy.
Mentorship Competency The success of any nursing student in any program in any clinical setting is multi-faceted enhancing the complicated nature of education and the perception of competencies whether student or educator. This is an important concept to be sensitive to as the process of moving forward with the knowledge and skill-sets needs to be supported and nurtured in order to facilitate the standard of care that is safe, accountable, and competent. The expectations of students within academia and within the staff mix on units can vary giving students a sense of role ambiguity diminishing the sense of belonging and taking away from the clinical learning experience. According to Higgins, Lathlean, Levett-Jones, & McMillan (2009),“Nursing