Professional Development of Nursing Professionals

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Professional Development of Nursing Professionals Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V September 30, 2012 Professional Development of Nursing Professionals Nursing is one of the fastest growing careers in the U.S., according to study done from 2004 to 2008, there was a 40% increase in various level-nursing programs. The article also claims that there will be an 80% increase in the BSN program by end of 2020. To achieve this goal, we have to follow the four key components. 1. Nursing career is a life long agreement of learning. 2. Nurses should partner with physicians in the healthcare setting. 3. Nurses should get effective workforce planning to get more data and information. 4. Nurses should practice and get higher level of education and training. The nursing education primary goal is patient safety. “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. Health care nurses, who are fully capable of providing patient center care, but they are
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