Nurse Becoming a nurse is a career that I feel is the best fit for me. A nurse is someone that needs to be able to be trusted by others, you need to have qualities like; kindness responsibility, patience, and assertiveness. As a nurse you are responsible for taking care of sick and injured patients, that can very from babies to elders. A nurse is also required to take detailed records in order to help doctors with the progress of their patients. As a student I am most interested in becoming a nurse because of all the experiences that you intake and learn from, during your career as being a nurse.
Registered Nurse is to also respect and safeguard the property of patient/client and employer. Advanced Practice Nursing is a Nurse Practitioner, a Nurse Midwife, or a Clinical Nurse Specialists. They actually hold an RN license and are qualified to practice nursing in a specialist’s role. They are allowed to practice in a variety of settings. Some examples APN practices at are home institutions, office, industry, school, private practice, and hospital outpatient clinics.
P1: Explain the requirements for two different careers in the health sector. The job role of a midwife is to provide advice, care and support for women and their babies during pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period. They help women make their own decisions about the care and services they access. Their responsibilities are wide ranging and include; caring for new-born children, providing health education and parenting support immediately after delivery, until care is transferred to a health visitor. Midwives are personally responsible for the health of both mother and baby and only refer to obstetricians if there are medical complications.
Nursing Theorist Assignment Brenda Cornman 403/Theories and Models of Nursing Practice 3/12/2012 Shoni Davis Nursing Theorist Assignment I have chosen Dorothea Orem’s Theory of Self Care because it is a theory that can be applied to almost any instance or type of nursing. Having worked for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and now Kindred Hospital where a great portion of our patients are transitioning from the hospital setting with a higher level of involvement by doctors and nurses in their daily care to home where they will be responsible to take care of themselves. I became inclined to learn more about Ms Orem’s theory which centers on a person’s ability to care for their self and very applicable to the healthcare settings I have been involved in. Dorothea Orem was a nurse from Baltimore Maryland. Ms Orem began her career with a nursing diploma from the Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Washington D.C. sometime in the 1930’s.
Lastly, a reflection of findings will be discussed as to how nurses could contribute the information from the two interviews into their own professional growth and development. The first interview question pertained to the interviewee’s role in their current position and their educational preparation. The CRNA interviewed had an extensive emergency and critical care background, which applies greatly to his position today as he works in several areas, including the ICU, of the hospital where he is employed. The nurse educator was previously a nurse practitioner in a family practice office where she learned the patient teaching aspect that transitioned into her educational role today. Each interview participant explained the unique contributions they each made as nurses and brought to their interdisciplinary team.
Feb 2013 intake The role of the Nurse in Health Care This essay will give an insight into the role of a nurse in an ever changing profession and society. It will high light certain qualities required for nursing and focus on the importance of ‘Patient centred care’. Nurses require the ability to work autonomously and as a team member to deliver care to a variety of individuals, in a variety of settings. A nurse’s role is to support individuals to live as independently as possible, to prevent illness, to care for the sick and when death is inevitable, to support and improve quality of life till the end. It is also the nurse’s responsibility to act as an advocate for her patient, to provide a safe environment and to safe guard the patient.
The nurse practitioner role is essentially a nursing role but integrates medical interventions as well. The range of choices for the nurse practitioner is virtually limitless because of the variety of specialties. Nurse practitioners are highly valued by physicians and the high level of patient satisfaction repeatedly has been demonstrated in research. Evolution of Role The role of the nurse practitioner has been implemented across the globe as part of a reform effort to improve access to care and to address unmet care needs. The role originated in the United States during the 1960s with the nurse anesthetist, followed by the nurse midwife and the clinical nurse specialist (Savrin, 2009).
They do everything LPNs as well as hanging blood, administering pain medications and supervising LPNs. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners oversee both nurses and often give orders for what medications and care needs to happen with each and every child. 2. According to www.healthcareercenter.org[->0]., Pediatric Nursing duties are similar to nursing duties in other departments, other than there is more interactions with the patient’s family. Like nurses,
I believe that the focus of nursing is evidenced based clinical practice. I provide care for patients of all ages and backgrounds and use a holistic approach based on the patient’s emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and psychological needs. My vision for myself as a nurse is to complete my Bachelor Degree and then hopefully transfer within the VA system to a Case Management position. To live out my philosophy of nursing, every day I must remember this about the following: 1. My patients can expect to receive excellent care and be treated with respect and compassion.
The support that a nurse lends to doctors, patients, and the community is diverse and invaluable. It is the contribution of nurses that ensures that patients and their families receive excellent care and attain a good standard of treatment, compassion, and care. The five roles of nursing are communicator, teacher, counselor, client advocate, and caregiver, which involves the use of the "nursing process" (Scribd). A nurse is a communicator that has to collaborate with doctors and patients from different cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles. Nurses are teachers because they educate patients about how to efficiently care for themselves.