2). The research they conducted reveals the drastic, and undisputedly daunting, undertakings that will be needed to enhance the nursing profession, and enable growth in the evolving healthcare challenges ahead. The IOM reports that nurses need to be better educated, have a broadened scope of practice, one in which they can practice to their fullest extent, and they must be encouraged to take leadership roles, becoming active participants, and voices for change in healthcare reform. With so many changes that are already taking place, and more to come, the question about nursing remains, what is immediately needed for nurses to cope with the adjustments of healthcare, and how can we prepare the nursing community to better be able to navigate through the changes? According to the IOM report (2011), changes in nursing care must begin by having a direct impact on education, practice, and nursing leadership of today.
Introduction: In recent years, healthcare environment keeps on evolving. Thus, to adapt these changes, leadership skills are crucially required to create a guideline for the new generation of nurses (Zydziunaite 2012). It helps them to anticipate what is being expected from them in the clinical area. Leaders with appropriate skills could display their action and be a role model to empower others and influence them to follow (Jones 2007). Burke (2011) described that with appropriate support and leadership, the potential of all team members can be achieved.
These two additional years give the BSN nurse additional liberal arts and theoretical education (Cresia & Friberg, 2011, Chapter 1). When presented with a patient issue in practice, this will give the BSN educated nurse additional reserves to pull from when making care decisions and performing assessments. The AACN states that the RN “requires critical thinking and problem solving skills; a sound foundation in a broad range of basic sciences; knowledge of behavioral, social and management sciences; and the ability to analyze and communicate
The report put out by the IOM not only discusses the impact that nurses can have in the future of healthcare but also encourages higher education so as to be better equipped to meet the growing demands and challenges of healthcare that affect the American population. With an increasing number of an aging population, chronic illnesses, increased health disparities and increasing diversity, nurses have an opportunity to be used to their fullest potential, as delineated by their scope of practice. What impact does
In my studies associated with this course, I have gained a greater appreciation for the history and evolution of our profession. I have come to appreciate that each professional nurse has an obligation to advocate for our professional practice as a means to ensure optimal patient care and outcomes. By sharing our specialized knowledge and understanding of healthcare and patient needs with politicians and legislators, we can shape the direction of legislative change and reform. I have also learned a great deal regarding nursing jurisprudence. As a young RN, I worked in a critical care setting.
(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.
Essay Keiser University Admissions August 26, 2011 Health care has gone through various changes including challenges both professionally and ethically, as a nurse in the field for several years I have witnessed a reorganization and expansion influenced by the conditions and the changes in society. The development of science, medicine, the hospital industry as well as war has brought about conditions that help to carve the patterns of nursing education. With this in mind my pursuant of a Masters in this field will aid to better serve society and add to the theoretical and technical body of knowledge. The demand for a better educated faculty and supervisory staff is increasing. Also leadership roles in nursing are expanding as well as the competition for promotions and the ability to function at a higher level.
The law is trying to repair the resource allocation of health care, while compensating quality of care over quantity of care. To accomplish this, they are creating incentives for combined models of care delivery and distributing funds for proficient and quality care (Haas, 2011). Accordingly, because nurses take on an elaborate role of patient care and outcomes, they must adapt to the restructured health care system (Haas, 2011). The rationale for this speech is to describe the anticipated shift in nursing practice and to examine the models of continuum of care, accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and nurse-managed health care clinics. In addition to recognizing them as important contributors of primary care services, the PPACA acknowledges the prospective leadership responsibility for the advance practice registered nurse (APRN) in the innovative care system (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2013).
Therefore Ashford General Hospital will began to close the huge gap of the nursing shortage by implementing a education assistance program that would allow nursing students and graduates an opportunity to receive education funding and clinical training in return for a commit to work for the organization. Ashford General Hospital will began to close the gap of the nursing shortage by joining forces with nursing schools and universities as an incentive to offer top notch clinical training from experienced nurses in return for the new nursing graduates to commit to working for the organization. This will provide top quality hands on training, education, and help boost the confidence of new nurses in training by combining clinical experience with classroom experience which will aid in decreasing the nurse burn-out rates. Ashford General Hospital will also implement quality improvement to ensure that the new strategizing to fill the nursing shortage is providing the organization with the support needed to address patient satisfaction, patient safety and the organizations finances. The quality improvement will support the administrators and leaders to ensure that Ashford General Hospital is financially able to continue to expand on their collaboration efforts with nursing schools and universities as well as offer tuition assistance to nurses that commitment to working for the organization.
“Key message #2” in the IOM report states nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression”("Institute of Medicine of the National Academies(IOM)," 2011, p. 163). Education tracks are changing to make it easier and more convenient to achieve a higher level. There are multiple tracks to a nursing licensure, such as diploma, associates degree, and bachelor’s degree. Once these are accomplished there are many advancing education degrees or graduate degrees that are popping up everywhere. The push for further education is due to the thought that the ever growing population of aging people and the need for more care outside the acute care setting will cause a shortage of properly educated nurses.