Learning Needs Assessment NUR588 May 26, 2014 Learning Needs Assessment Learning does not cease once a nurse receives a diploma and license. Continuing education (CE) should be a priority of registered nurses (RN) and their medical facilities because it helps improve the care given to patients. Many RNs share this sentiment because according to Timmins (2008), “The importance of ongoing continuing education and professional development for nurses is increasingly recognized” (p. 59). Some medical facilities require nurses to have CE, but some nurses understand the value of receiving further education that will improve their practice without the behest of management (Timmins, 2008). Continued education is not without controversy, however.
Furthermore, the education should not be an intermittent process. Rather, it should be planned in such a manner that the nurses have a lifelong chance of improving their knowledge. There should be smooth transition through the learning stages. This provision ensures that nurses can advance their studies as new information comes in. they were also provided with a platform through which they could have the relevant experience, since this is a mandatory
(Trisha, M., Shawna, D., Mary Ann A., & Pamela, H.) Education has very important role to update knowledge in nursing field and does affect the competency of the nurse clinician to provide care for the patients. Research has shown that lower mortality rates, fever medication errors and positive outcomes are all linked to nurses prepared at the BSN level and graduate level. (AACN, 2012) Nursing education is a continuous process, if she / he are working as a bed side nurse, or as an educator. To work as competent nurse knowledge in the nursing field is essential and has to update through ongoing education. BSN prepared nurse poses competency in providing direct care with different nursing diagnosis, practice with in structured or non- structured setting using independent nursing decisions.
In this way, the patient-centred care can be ensured, and in doing so, the nurse would derive satisfaction in meeting the patient’s needs. As nurses have the unique privilege to be there for patients at their time of need, by using effective listening skills, the nurse is able to demonstrate understanding and acceptance: this intimate experience enables them to build up mutual trust, which is a prerequisite to a therapeutic relationship. The real interpersonal level of connection is only deemed to commence when the patient feels understood by their carers. Although listening has a passive or an active form, it makes a fundamental difference to the interpersonal relationship. A passive listener doesn’t offer their full attention to the speaker, and often shows little interest in what is being said, which can result in the speaker feeling less connected (Appendix 2).
The definition of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is “professional understanding and action that is based on the thoughtful use of knowledge and information from available, reliable, and dependent sources” (Brown, 2002). The definition also includes the balance of clinical experience, proven evidence from scientific studies with patient input. This input from patients will incorporate their culture, values and other preferences.. Evidence Based Practice is a fluent process that requires nurses to be current and correct on information as it pertains to their daily practice. The intent of EBP is to improve the quality of the care that is delivered to the client.
Florence believed it was the nurse’s job to put the patient in the best possible condition for healing, I believe this to be true as well, but do not feel it is a job just for the nurse. We have so many more professional types that specialize in various areas that I feel it is the “teams” job to put the person in the best possible condition for healing. Florence believed in community health nursing and working with the government. I believe this to be a part of the nurse’s job as well. In my definition I also stated to empathize with the patient and to listen to the patient.
Jean Watson is recognized for her theories on human caring and the way nurses give care. Her theories are used to educate nurses on the integration of care and compassion within the discipline and technology of today’s healthcare organizations to better serve patients. Watson believed that human caring is “not just an emotion, concern, attitude, or benevolent desire. Caring is the moral ideal of nursing whereby the end is protection, enhancement, and preservation of human dignity” (George, 2011, p. 29). With this idea in mind, assessment tools are used by the nurse and physician to protect, enhance, and preserve human dignity (George, 2011).
Effective communication is essential to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes, as is effective communication between nurses and the multidisciplinary team. Contents Abstract 2 Introduction 4 Delegation and the registered nurse 4 The importance of handover 8 Delegation and the enrolled nurse. 9 Effective communication 10 Conclusion 11 References 13 Appendix A 14 Introduction Planning and delegating nursing care is a skill all registered nurses should learn and become proficient in. The nursing process is an efficient method for registered nurses to use to collaboratively plan and delegate nursing interventions to provide a positive patient experience and outcome. Through the use of the nursing process all professional standards can be adhered to and patient care can be safely tended to.
The use of empathy, unconditional positive regards and acceptance is important and if used correctly can achieve positive outcomes, assisting the nurse-patient relationship (McQueen 2000). Interestingly Rodgers (as cited by Wilkins 2001) emphasised when discussing the characteristics of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, the three core conditions are hard to separate from one another as to communicate
Thereby patients’ lives are guarded from stake of harm. Advantages of nursing theories are, they provide standardization of nursing whilst the nursing processeses are recognised as a problem solving approach. These theories also signify the individual as a whole hence personalised care is rendered. Other advantages would include expansion and development of nursing, positive effect on nursing students, professional and increased quality of care which is contributed by systematic approach. Rationale of work and having analytical knowledge on patients’ care are undeniable strenghths of nursing theories.