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. Their research offers the proposal that the necessary future reformation within nursing dynamics needs to, “(1) ensure that nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training, (2) improve nursing education, (3) provide
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
56). Competency is an expected level of knowledge that allows the nurse to perform practice as an expected level. In order to continue to remain competent it requires a lifelong learning process. Continued reassessment of what is to be learned is required to continue to function at this level. “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).
(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.
The main difference in study between an AND and BSN is the emphasis on additional education in leadership and management, wellness, and community nursing. BSN prepared nurses possess greater knowledge of health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction as well as illness and disease management and are prepared to assist individuals, groups, and communities to prevent disease and achieve optimum levels of wellness. As nurses expand their role and move further into providing more community based primary care delivery the need for BSN prepared nurses is apparent.”(Ellis, 2007, p. 1) Baccalaureate nursing curriculum include all of the course work taught in associate degree and diploma programs in addition a more in-depth handling of the physical and social sciences, nursing research, public and community health, nursing management, and the humanities. The added course work enhance the student’s professional progress, prepares the new nurse for a
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).
The focus of an ADN program is to focus on direct hands on patient care. If an ADN nurse decides to expand her education he or she must go back to school to pursue their BSN. With BSN degrees RN’s have a more direct and shorter route to attain their educational goals if they decide to expand their nursing knowledge. It offers the flexibility in education to pursue various types of nursing care degrees such as leadership roles or applying to graduate programs. BSN nurses have the ability and familiarity to use evidence based practice as their tool to make decisions which creates a broad way of problem
Evidence-Based Practice Annotated Bibliography Topic: Evidence-Based Practice Annotated Bibliography Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is a method of patient care that relies on research and clinical expertise when determining and implementing treatment. The idea of EBP is centered on continual education throughout one’s career. It encourages healthcare professionals to stay atop of new and emerging discoveries in the field and implement them on a clinical level. EBP is important to nursing because the healthcare landscape is constantly changing. Technologies and treatments are advancing at a rapid pace.
Module 1: Definition of Advanced Practice and the DNP Degree Christine Broadaway Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Module 1: Definition of Advanced Practice and the DNP Degree Question 1: Explain why you think the IOM and the RWJF concluded in their report, The Future of Nursing: Focus on Education that nurses need improvement in their educational preparation (DNP Essential #5: Healthcare Policy for Advocacy in Healthcare). The rapidly evolving world of health-care in the 21st century can be attributed to many factors, ranging from population changes to technological changes. It is inevitable that this transformation will bring about transition and broadening of many healthcare roles, specifically nurses and APRNs. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) make the connection that these ever changing roles, necessarily require improvements and reform in the fundamentals of education of nurses (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2010). The need for these broadened nursing roles is primarily brought about by the increase in the elderly population with chronic health problems, the changes that come with the affordable care act of 2010, and advances in technology and communication (IOM, 2010).
Increasing Register Nurse-BSN Enrollments: Facilitating Articulation through Curriculum Reform Sheryl Quinn University of Detroit Mercy Increasing RN-BSN Enrollments: Facilitating Articulation through Curriculum Reform Introduction People often think of a nursing career as a way to help clients in a meaningful way. Having a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing allows the nurse to practice in many levels of nursing and also a stepping stone for higher education that helps to specialize in many exciting fields of client care. Increasing enrollment in nursing programs is one method to deal with the shortage of nurses. The need to increase the number of nurses educated at the baccalaureate (BSN) level is very significant. The viable way to increase the volume of BSN graduate is to promote state wide and mandated articulation agreements and create an environment where academic progression is facilitated.