Comparison Both baccalaureate degree and associate degree in nursing play an important role in patient care but in two different ways. The associate nurses are practically very involved with patient bed side care. The associate nurses administer medications, do the treatment and very involved with discharge teaching. The baccalaureate degree nurses will go deeper in patient education and care plans. Baccalaureate degree nurse (BSN): a nurse with a four year academic degree offered from senior colleges and universities that include general education requirements along with courses that provide a broad liberal arts background in addition to clinical nursing courses (Gooding, 2005).
It is the most essential elements of information to guide the clinician the necessary care for the patient. Collecting or gathering a patient’s health history is the most important to begin the patient’s medical intervention. According to Lloyd and Craig (2007), providing a comprehensive health history will enhance the care of a patient. The article discusses the process of taking a patient’s history to provide a beneficial guide to nurses and clinicians who can use this approach when performing an assessment. The authors were concise of explaining the process or rationales of taking a patient’s history.
The Four-Step Continuum and Informatics Sean Leonard Walden University Nursing 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare August 25, 2015 Wisdom with Informatics Nursing informatics plays an important role in managing healthcare for patients with degenerative disorders of the central nervous system. Managing complex medical issues for patients with Parkinson’s disease involves applying previous knowledge or wisdom in treatment (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2012). Continuum of care approach uses previous wisdom gained in outcomes to deliver patient care through a defined period of time. Better coordination of patient care helps to produce best possible outcomes. According to Laureate Education (2010) nursing informatics is a major player in continuum of care and it consists of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom.
5. To provide educational opportunities within the facility for staff through an ongoing participation in professional organizations. 6. To improve the highest quality care services available through the coordinated plan of medical and nursing treatments to patients. Short term 1.
Faculty Interview of A Health Care Educator Joey Millis, RN CEN HSN/548: Role of the Health Care / Nursing Educator February 20, 2012 Rebecca Gesler Faculty Interview of A Health Care Educator The role of the faculty educator encompasses a multitude of special talents, that provide the educator the opportunity to provide outstanding educational opportunities for the students they teach. Clinical instructors merge their clinical knowledge and a enthusiasm for training into prosperous and fulfilling careers. These professionals, whose vocation is in the classroom and the health care setting, are accountable for cultivating and mentoring present and potential generations of nurses. Educators take part in the primary role in the growth of the nursing workforce, helping as role models and only if to give the guidance needed to implement the evidence-based practices that will be used in today's health care world. According to Graff and Hansman, "Curriculum designers need to work collaboratively across the disciplines, so that the health education fields ensure proper training of future health care educators who are equipped to meet the ever-changing needs of the adult learner"(1999).
The framework is combination of 4 main concepts: the environments, role legitimacy, advanced practice nursing, and outcomes; and 17 specific concepts within the main concepts. Brown goes on to define APN through five characteristics: focus, orientation, domains of activity, scope, and competencies with focus on the patient population and a combination of other related factors. Brown is a proponent of autonomy through graduate education (p. 156-157). This author’s chosen path, the DNP degree, meets the criteria of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACC) consensus initiative. The consensus of the AACN aims to transform nursing education.
Theory Based Exemplary Article: Implementing Pender's Health Promotion Theory into the Post Partum Setting Kim Freitas Liberty University NURS 502 Dr. Kim Little October 7, 2012 Abstract As a medical professional it is important to impact the patient population in such a way as to treat the condition in which they are seeking attention for, educate the patient on how to care for the condition, along with treatment options and curing factors. In an effort to prevent disease processes or conditions it is important to teach the community at large health promoting behaviors. This is exactly what Nora Pender sought out to do. She realized that the patients she encountered were being treated after a diagnosis, but nothing was being done
Incorporating NP case management of cardiovascular disease risk factors into clinical care settings is an efficacious and cost-effective strategy to help patients achieve their cholesterol goals and improve outcomes. Watts, S. 1) This article is a report of a study designed to examine the role of ward-based APNs and their impact on patient care and nursing practice. 2) An ethnographic approach was used to explore the advanced nurse practitioner role. Participant observation and interviews of five ward-based ANPs working in a large teaching hospital in the North West and were complemented by formal and informal interviews with staff and patients. 3) The predominant concept that ran through the data analysis was that of APNs as a cornerstone, using their expertise, networks, and knowledge of healthcare not only to facilitate patient care but to develop a pivotal role facilitating nursing and medical practice.
Running head: TYMITHA’S NURSING PHILOSOPHY Tymitha’s Nursing Philosophy Submitted by Tymitha Barnes, RN In partial fulfillment of the requirements of Transition to Professional Nursing N3645 Jeanean Boyd, MSN, RN July 13, 2014 Tymitha’s Nursing Philosophy The daily role of a nurse is a very complex one. As a registered nurse, I impact many lives. Therefore, my nursing philosophy is critical as I interact with my patients, their family members, and other medical professionals in providing quality healthcare at all times. My personal nursing philosophy has been greatly influenced by the environment in which I was raised. Excellent morals and beliefs were instilled in me at an early age by my grandparents and mother.
Once completing my bachelors of science in nursing, I can continue my long-term goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. The skills required of a nurse practitioner are skills that I have been practicing throughout my career as a nurse. I will listen to my patient’s needs and concerns, and provide them with information in a way they can understand it. I will have better critical thinking and reasoning skills for when problems or situations arise. I will have the knowledge and information needed to diagnose and treat.