The findings in this article propose that the first year at work continues to be challenging for new graduates. The participants changed jobs during their first year, and others were sincerely considering leaving. This article delivers a comprehensive understanding of the motives for new graduate nurses chose to leave and defines approaches that may help in retaining this important group of healthcare providers. New graduate nurses must learn to resolve the expectations held during nursing school with the stressful challenges of practice. When a new nurse is employed in an acute care setting, many challenges are encountered both by the new nurse and the facility.
Running head: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR SPECIALTY INTERNSHIP Curriculum Development for Specialty Internship Joyce Ivie The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing In partial fulfillment of the requirements of N5302 Curriculum Development and Education Sharon Judkins, RN, PhD, NEA-BC March 17, 2014 Curriculum Development for Specialty Internship Many nursing internship programs allow interns to choose a specialty, which would ultimately be the specialty they select for their careers. Both the ongoing changes in the delivery of health care and the specialized and technical nature of the dialysis setting demand that new graduates and experienced nurses who choose nephrology nursing as their specialty receive comprehensive training (Singer, 2006). Specialized programs give nurse interns maximum exposure to the field that interests them the most. Specialized education programs for nurses require extensive human and facility resources to be successful (Hall, 2006). This specialty internship program will also assist with retention of nursing staff.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report provides detailed information on careers as a registered nurse. It explains what a registered nurse is and provides a brief history of the occupation. A discussion of the duties and responsibilities of a registered nurse is included, as well as a description of the working conditions and possible work-related health hazards. The skills and educational requirements necessary for a successful career in registered nursing are also presented. Since the costs of becoming a qualified registered nurse are substantial in terms of both time and money, employment opportunities, career advancement, salary, and how to get started in the profession are also examined in the following pages.
Being the manager of all these specialties is time consuming and requires that I am organized. I am in charge of scheduling, training, recruiting, and preparing department budgets. My role seems to be forever growing. Preparation for my role: nursing school for four years, Bachelors to Masters an additional two years. I am also required to attend leadership conferences and a lot of additional training to follow out my role.2.
Last but not least, a registered nurse must be able to be emotional stable with human suffering, emergencies and other stresses. A nurse can work in hospitals, schools, camps, at home healthcare services or with the military. Working in a hospital or nursing care facility means that nurses are needed round-the-clock. Nurses in these environments usually work in rotating shifts, covering all 24 hours. They may work in nights, weekends and or during holidays.
After getting your registered nurse diploma you will be able to work. Students who earn a diploma in nursing are qualified to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) and apply for licensure as a registered nurse. The NCLEX-RN exam is designed to test the knowledge, skills , and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at entry level. Most nurses can generally find entry-level positions in a hospital or inpatient facilities.
Also when I was in the hospital I saw what the nurses did and I thought it was pretty interesting. After all this I decided this was something I knew I wanted to do. Nurses have many daily activities that they must follow in order to perform their duties. The activities or roles the registered nurse may change depending on the day or the patient. All nurses have a scope of practice they must follow but depending on the patient will tell them what procedures to perform.
I researched nursing school programs and selected one with a night/weekend program that would allow me to continue working full-time during my studies. I have a family that I needed to continue to provide for and this seemed to be the best fit. My nursing school decision was fortified when I was selected for an award by the nursing faculty from all four semesters for excellence in the clinical setting. After graduation, I began my nursing career working as a case manager for orthopedic worker’s compensation patients. During this time I gained critical knowledge of the importance of
Objectives in setting my goals to ensure my success in my chosen “battle” (Pugsley, 2009). I wanted to satisfy my burning passion to learn and advance my knowledge in the filed that I am in. It is to my understanding that graduate studies will require enormous amount of paper works in APA format thus I intend to master this writing style by the end of this year. I would like to be able to adapt to the changes with my schedules and routines due to this additional responsibility while fulfilling my duties and obligations at home and at work. Ultimately, I would like to graduate MSN/ FNP program on time and become an expert Family Nurse Practitioner who provides quality health care to the underserved populations.
Reflective Journal This week in clinical before the start of my shift, I discussed the goals that I wanted to achieve with my preceptor. My first goal was to have my own patient assignment with minimal help from my preceptor. Also, I needed to perform all the charting on my patient and plan the care for the day. My rationale for this week’s goals is that having my own patient will help me to learn the whole nursing process. In addition, I will learn how to work as a critical care registered nurse.