The field of nursing has evolved tremendously. According to Hiroko et al. (2014), nurses are charged with connecting updated theories with patient care for advancing the practice of nursing. Having an evidence based practice is instrumental in accomplishing this task. Research has allows new information to be gathered pertaining to different health care issues.
Quality Nursing Care - Summative Essay Abby Smith A8a Introduction I will be using Driscolls model of reflection (2007) to look back and reflect on how my concept of Quality Nursing Care (QNC) has advanced and also how that has adapted me for practice. Reflection is a crucial tool to help achieve continuous lifelong learning in the nursing profession because by using this tool Nurses can collate both their academic understanding and nursing practice. (Fawcett, 2006). Reflection can be used to educate ourselves by looking back on previous care given and seeing how it can be improved. (Peate, 2016).
They need to have the knowledge and skills to improve both the safety and quality skills - that they will learn in nursing school. "The mission of QSEN is to address the challenge of assuring that nurses have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work (Tolansky & Moore, 2013)." QSEN is making sure that the nurses provide high quality, safe care and it helps them to meet the challenges of healthcare - that is improving - as they move from applying the six QSEN competencies. "The major QSEN contribution to healthcare education was the creation of six QSEN competencies (modeled after the IOM reports) and the pre-licensure and graduate-level knowledge, skills, and attitude (KSA) statements for each competency (Cronenwett et al., 2007)." The six competencies of the QSEN is patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and
How will you incorporate this knowledge into your practice? Evidence-based nursing practice is essential to the delivery of high-quality care that optimizes patients’ outcomes (Norton, 2015). Studies continue to help nurses improve outcomes when best evidence is used in the delivery of patient care. First of all, the relationship between patient and primary care is very important; performing assessment of risk factors, a physical examination, and a diagnostic evaluation are some of the ways nurses can identify patients who are vulnerable. For instance, when performing a physical examination, nurses should pay specific attention to conditions associated with increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI).
Robinson et al. (2002) mentioned that APN with wide knowledge in disease progress, research, health promotion and prevention of major illness who are keen to share knowledge to patients will help patients to understand more about their conditions. Koh and Ang (2005) states that with comparison to the doctors, the APNs are more likely to spend extra time to educate patients on health promotion and life style changes and are proven with better compliance with treatments. Karnusammy (2006) also mention that in addition to educating the patient and nurse, the APN also actively involve with patients family and initiating discharge. Nurses will also gain more knowledge and build a positive relationship with the APNs.
In the educational curriculum for nursing students, the focus has been to present problem-based learning and evidence-based practice concepts to help increase critical thinking skills. Critical thinking is the foundation in nursing to provide
I am currently completing my certified nurse program to proceed with a job as a patient care technician. I believe a job as a certified nurse assistant will give me a better insight while working beside nurses and observe what set of skills nurses use. My strengths that best suit my personality and this program are determination, effort, caring, critical thinker, discipline, and enthusiastic. These qualities would reflect on a nurse and would make caring for the patient easier. I believe that I belong in the nursing field, because ever since I was a child, I always wanted to make a positive influence in people's lives.
This term as remembered was taken from an industry practice which measured quality, time and cost. This was also called “best practice benchmarking” which allowed organizations to plan, compare, and adopt best practices. With further development of this concept, nursing has progressed to EBP, which is unique to nursing practice. Educators must look to pedagogies that use constructivist experiential learning, not just in the class room, but as a clinical learning experience. With the changes in healthcare, shortages of nurses, increase in technology educators are now in the position to create a new atmosphere of learning that inspires inquiry and a quest to further develop EBP.
My purpose in pursuing my Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) was to enhance my knowledge of the nursing profession in order to become a more effective nurse and leader in my field. For the past two years I have explored the realms of critical thinking, communication, diversity and therapeutic nursing interventions, working towards these goals. The BSN curriculum has supported these four areas of nursing knowledge and has provided me the opportunity to adopt new skills and resources that will improve my nursing capabilities and expand my horizons into new dimensions of nursing. Critical Thinking Critical thinking is an essential skill that I practice daily in my profession and continuing education. The courses in this Bachelor of Science
Evaluation can take many forms and helps promote quality in education practice (Hughes and Quinn, 2013); it enables nurse educators to ascertain whether their teaching is having a positive impact on patients learning and how (if anything) the steps nurses need to do to improve their evidence-based practice teachings (Ramsden, 2003). As a result, monitoring and evaluating can provide information concerning; the need for modifying the programs, process of implementation and overall program outcomes. This can help support the relevance of the educational pilot program for; empowerment, responsibilities of a nurse educator, leadership, and future research. The consistent use of the assessment of core competencies and questionnaires in nursing education will facilitate the ability to compare nurse educator competencies and the performance of inmates with mental
Being a Cook Children’s nurse resident has been a dream of mine since I started nursing school. I feel that the nurse residency at Cook Children’s will aid in transitioning me from being a novice nurse to becoming a more confident and competent nurse. I wish to be a Cook Children/’s nurse resident because I want to take part in the preparation that is received to facilitate the shift that is needed to provide excellence in quality and safety in extraordinary care. At the completion of the nurse residency I expect to have been given to opportunity to better the charting and documenting that is necessary for each patient. Also, because this is a magnet hospital I would start seeking certification in the area that I will be working at.