In order to honor the requests, they must be submitted two weeks in advance. Carol references to nursing policies and hospital’s rules. She distributes a copy of this policy to all the nurses in presence. Carol informs the staff of the immediate counseling procedure and references the HR department’s role and function for this purpose. Carol also hands out the nurse’s job description adding that hiring of new nurse is always expensive and her preference to work with all
Scarce Resource Article Hazel Hofer NUR 531 September 16, 2013 Tracey Lane Scarce Resource Article Registered nurses (RNs) are an important part of the health care environment, without them delivering quality healthcare would be very difficult if not impossible. The nursing shortage was originally projected that by 2020 there will be approximately a 36% nursing vacancy rate in the United States (National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, 2013). A more recent article estimates a nursing shortage of approximately 300,000 to 1,000,000 nurses by 2020 with the largest deficits in California, Florida, and Texas (Juraschek, Zhang, Ranganathan, & Lin, 2012). In the 2008 book written by Buerhaus, Staiger, and Auerbach it is estimated
RNs spend time walking, bending, stretching and standing. Nurses that work in 24- hour care institutions may work night, weekends and holidays, and may be on call available too work on short notice. RNs who do not work 24-hour care work regular business hours. About 21 percent of RNs worked part time in the year 2006 and 7 percent held more than one job. A college student should consider Nursing as a major because median annual earnings of Registered Nurses were $57,280 in May 2006.
On-the-job training for many health care occupations is being replaced by formal classroom education. 5. Moving up the career ladder usually requires getting additional education in one’s occupational area. 6. Finding the time to study is a problem for many adult learners who have returned to school.
An example of this, when evaluating a patient I determine how many hours of a personal care assistant they will receive per week. I always think about the patient first before thinking about what is going to save my job money; and this is my constant struggle. Altruism is something I believe is the reason I became a nurse. Autonomy The state of existing or acting separately from others. My current job autonomy is necessary.
There are many challenges that students will face as they enter graduate level education, and one of those challenges will be staying motive and remembering why students purse a graduate degree. For some students, “graduate students suffer from insecurity, anxiety, and even boredom” (How To Succeed In Graduate School: A Guide For Students And Advisors , 1994). From experience, one way to help stay motivate would be to create a calendar with all of the class
Interviews were conducted with RNs who were no longer practicing clinically. I n the United States, nursing workforce projections indicate the registered nurse (RN) shortage may exceed 500,000 RNs by 2025 (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2010; Cipriano, 2006; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2002). In 2008, the national RN vacancy rate in the United States was greater than 8% (AACN, 2010). Evidence suggests experiences as a newly licensed RN directly impact individual perceptions related to the profession (Cowin & Hengstberger-Sims, 2006). An estimated 30%-50% of all new RNs elect either to change positions or leave nursing completely within the first 3 years of clinical practice (AACN, 2003; Aiken, Clarke, Sloane, Sochalski, & Silber, 2002; Cipriano, 2006; Cowin & Hengstberger-Sims, 2006).
Becoming a CNA was easy for Daphne, but the career had its disadvantages. When after one year as a CNA, in a nursing home, she was accused of an act she did not commit. With an abuse offense behind her license, she was terminated and had to find another job. Always being written up for the negative things that take place on the job is another obstacle Daphne faced. Daphne had been written up and reported several times for having to leave the job to get to her kids for whatever reasons.
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.