I also feel that there is not only medical help that patients ask for from nurses but attention, care and sympathy which I feel that I could distribute. I also have a genuine concern for the sick and the wounded. Taken together, these several factors clenched my decision to pursue nursing. I have chosen to pursue baccalaureate preparation in nursing for one it is a stepping stone to receiving a master’s degree in nursing which I am very interested in obtaining. Also having the baccalaureate degree in nursing gives me more opportunities in the competitive career world.
Personal and Professional Challenges Ugboduma Mercy NUR/391 January 10th, 2014 Personal and Professional Challenges There are many reasons why nurses return to school. Nurses go back to school to meet up with the ever changing healthcare system with its new technological advances and standard of practice in an evolving profession like nursing. Meeting demands at work and school will undoubtedly lead a very busy life personally and professionally. But, “Careful planning, scheduling, and communication are necessary to balance all activities in order to achieve success in both personal and professional career” (Chevron, LMS). Staying motivated by right reasons or values is also important in achieving one’s goals.
Running Head: The Same Goal in Mind The Same Goal in Mind Zakiyyah Beyah The Same Goal in Mind Abstract Higher education has been the determining factor for better patient outcomes in nursing. Life events have prevented many nurses from pursuing education advancement. With new found support this goal is becoming more attainable for all nurses to achieve. The Same Goal The Same Goal in Mind There is much debate on the correlation between baccalaureate educated nurses and better patient outcome. Some feel that higher educated nurses are vital to meeting the demands of our ever changing healthcare needs.
A George Washington University study published in Science Daily says, “If health care employers are serious about wanting a more highly educated workforce, they will need to go beyond the current ‘soft policies’ and adopt more forceful measures, such as requirements for degree completion and wages that reward nurses who have worked to get a BSN or advanced degrees” (George Washington University, 2013). The problem is that there is such a shortage of nurses that employers hire whomever they can get regardless of the type of degree. As long as the person is a licensed RN, s/he is right for the job. One reason that so many people support a
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).
Students may also gain clinical experience health care facilities in their last two years. Some registered nurses hold associates degrees in nursing . The associated degree only last two years, this program focuses on technical applications of nursing, and instructions take place in both classroom and clinical settings. The American Nurses Associated states that many registered nurses return back to school to earn their bachelors degree. After getting your registered nurse diploma you will be able to work.
Changes are inevitable, and both nursing and especially nursing education are in an excellent position to lead rather than follow. But that is not easy. It takes energy, ideas and commitment. This is our time of opportunity! It is crucial that nurses become involved in the political process and that we teach our students and future leaders how to do that.
Learning one’s strengths and weaknesses, and understanding goals are essential in meeting the demands of graduate school. Goal Setting It was a daunting task for me to arrive in my decision to pursue advance-nursing education beyond my busy career and family life. After careful analysis and consultations, I realized that the advantages I would get from completing Family Nurse Practitioner Program outweighed its disadvantages. I utilized Specific, Measurable, Action related, Realistic and Time based (S.M.A.R.T.) Objectives in setting my goals to ensure my success in my chosen “battle” (Pugsley, 2009).
The Importance of Higher Education in Nursing Kristy Snyder Grand Canyon University: NRS 430V July 6, 2014 Nursing, like many professions, requires formal training and education, but it is the level of education in the nursing profession that sets on exceptional nurse apart from others. Safer patient outcomes and reduction in patient mortality and secondary insults of illness has decreased with an increase of staffing Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) nurses over a staff consisting mainly of Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) nurses. This paper focuses on the educational differences and competencies between nurses with an ADN and BSN respectively and the experience and skill sets that form the clinical decisions made by these nurses and how their decisions affect patient care and outcome. Mildred Montage was a nurse educator in the 1950’s and was the leading advocate and creator of the ADN in reaction to the stark shortage of nurses in the years preceding World War II (Creasia & Friberg, 2011, p.14-15). This degree was designed to decrease the shortage of nurses and the adequate level of clinical nursing skills and successful pass rate of graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) were all taken into accountability for measuring the success of the ADN programs.
“If we take seriously the idea that caring is the future of all healthcare…it is not that we care which is moral, but how we care” –Marks-Maran (1997, pg 87) I feel that is why communication is so important to nurses. Of course nurses need to be academics at times and have excellent fine motor skills but all this would be lost if they communicate and express themselves inadequately to patients- and to each