The CNL assesses patient outcomes, assesses the possibility of loss or injury, brings the best practice evidence to the bedside, and improves the overall collaboration of care across the interdisciplinary team (Moore and Leahy, 2012). The CNL assumes a role as a source of support for the interdisciplinary patient care association. The degree of the CNL surfaced around 1999 at Maine Medical Center in an attempt to keep expert nurses at the patient’s bedside (Tabor, Quirk, Wilson, Gallant, Swan, and Manchester, 2008). The acknowledgement of the need for leadership at the point of care was pivotal in producing the CNL role guided by the AACN reports. (Baernholdt and Cottingham, 2011).
Details: Write a formal paper (750-1,000 words) that addresses the following: 1.Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level in nursing. 2.Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may differ based upon the educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree). For additional help finding research on this topic, refer to the GCU Library tutorial located at in the Student Success Center. Refer to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Fact Sheet: Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing Workforce (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/NursingWorkforce.pdf)as a resource. Refer to the assigned readings for concepts that help support your main points.
This paper will discuss a professional nursing organization in the nursing industry addressing a particular current political issue through the organization. In addition the discussion will review how nurse leaders can use professional organizations to maintain the awareness of political actions in the nursing and health care industry and why this is important for the nursing profession. The Professional Organization for Political Action Awareness The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a leading professional nursing organization representing over 3.1 million registered nurse’s nationwide (American Nurses Association (ANA) 2011 Annual Report, 2012). The mission of the ANA is to advance the nursing profession and improve the health of everyone. In 2011 the goals for the ANA were to focus on areas committed to excellence and continue to engage members to be strong advocates for patients and the profession.
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.
APN’s are also involved in the evaluation of research ﬁndings and determining the relevance of these findings in the practice area. They also assist in research utilization which involves integrating and implementing the findings of research studies into clinical practice. The APN also plays an important role in developing and promoting evidence-based practice guidelines through the use of research. Nurse researchers have the responsibility to safeguard the rights of participants who are involved in research studies. They act as advocates and ensure participants are safe and fully informed about the clinical trials and research study (Nieswiadomy, 2007).
Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom Walden University Transforming Nursing & Healthcare NUR 6051D-2 December 29, 2013 Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom The American Nurses Association states that “Nursing Informatics (NI) is a specialty that incorporates nursing science, computer science, and information science to control and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in the nursing practice” (2008, p.1). The use of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom is very essential to maintain nursing and informatics; for nurses to accurately perform in improving the quality of patient care. For instance in research, it is necessary to sort through data into valid information, and to transfer that information into knowledge, and then lastly to convert that knowledge into wisdom. The rationale of gathering significant data, information, and knowledge is to make sensible evaluations. The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader on the necessary steps it takes to conduct a research on a clinical question, how to organize that information, how to use that information to gain knowledge and wisdom, and lastly to utilize that wisdom in their practice.
Therefore, the nursing process is in the context of nurses planning the care of specific patients, but strategic planning is on the future direction of the agency in the context of their internal and external environments. The nurse’s role The nurse’s role in the nursing process to the nurse’s role in the strategic planning process is related. It has become a prevalent structure and process for nurses to use for the nursing process and in strategic planning as it is efficient in the use of data, information, and knowledge for patient care (Sewell & Thede, 2013) In general, nurse is primary decision
Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring Rose Jasper NUR/403 March 3, 2014 Marilyn Moorhouse Annotated Biographies Alligood, M. R. (2010). Watson's Philosophy and Science of Caring in Nursing Practice. In Nursing theory: Utilization & application (4th ed., pp. 111-136). Maryland Heights, Mo: Elsevier Mosby.
In this paper I will identify the key elements in the article Leadership Practices and Staff Nurses’ Intent to Stay: A Systematic Review (2011) and its potential on clinical practice. Key Elements Leadership practices can have a great effect on staff satisfaction and motivation in the work place. The looming threat of a future nursing shortage can have a direct effect on patient care, work place culture, and ultimately the decision to remain in a job. Leadership must be vigilant in retention efforts to keep nurses in the work place. This systematic review aims to gather information describing leadership techniques that have a positive effect on staff nurses decision to stay in the work place (Cowden, Cummings, & Profetto-McGrath, 2011).
Pressure placed on nurses from organizations, patients, as well as family members has the possibility to create ethical dilemmas. The long of it is that ethical dilemmas play a major part in healthcare and nursing management. “An ethical dilemma is a difficult moral problem that involves two or more mutually exclusive, morally correct courses of action” (Finkelman, 2012). There are many resources available to nurses to assist with ethical decision making. ANA’s Code for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2008) is a primary resource for ethical decision making (Finkelman, 2012).