Evidence based practice holds a high level of importance in the field of professional nursing. Nursing research adds to the current knowledge base and simultaneously supplies trustworthy data that can be used as the basis for practice (Kearney-Nunnery, 2016, p. 79) . The implementation of the practices gained through research, and proven through evidence, contribute to the profession of nursing, the welfare of the patient, and the health industry. In the field of nursing, evidence based practice provides the nurse with the most up to date and proven interventions. It increases the nurses overall knowledge and expertise, which makes them a higher quality provider of care.
Introduction Advance practice Nursing origins date back more than a century. Advance practice nursing roles do not stand apart from nursing rather it builds on foundation and core values of nursing discipline (Hamric, Hanson, Tracy & O’Grady, 2014). Advance practice nurses (APN’s) are distinctive of other healthcare professionals such as doctors and physician assistants because of their holistic approach and its nursing framework at its core. Barbara J Safriet’s article ‘Health care dollars and regulatory sense: The role of advanced practice nursing’ highlights the effectives of APN’s in terms of both quality and cost effectiveness and challenges barriers to practice. This paper is the reaction to the article and will identify the two issues
APN Role and Leadership Competencies Julliet A. Thomas Grantham University Abstract There are many different aspects of Advance Practice Nursing (APN) make that make the nursing profession unique and valuable. The competencies that comprise each advanced practice nursing discipline are vital in creating a solid foundation for clinical nursing. They prepare you to conquer challenges in the clinical setting and cultivate innovation to establish processes for clinical practice. Advance Practice Nursing is recognized as 4 nursing roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), the Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and the Nurse Practitioner (NP). While the main focus of APNs is clinical practice and direct patient care,
The great importance of being prepared for our future role as an advanced practitioner nurse is to enhance our knowledge, the proneness to participate in the new world, and understanding that praxis no only cares for the concern of the facts but also how people involved in such facts, what we can learn from them and assist in their transformation. This means that the practices not only seeks to improve practice nursing but also teach to participate in building the knowledge and thus achieve freedom, independence and autonomy of the profession in the health area (Kagan, Smith, Cowling & Chinn, 2009). As the transformation process is known take time and it requires courage, patient, knowledge, perseverance and professional commitment; so nursing
Nursing is a dynamic profession and needs confident leaders at all levels, it is therefore vital that nurses develop leadership skills at an early stage in their career in order to fit into any position in the nursing profession. Management and leadership skills should be considered a priority for all healthcare professionals. NURSING MANAGEMENT Management is simply the process of decision making and control over the action of human being for the express purpose of attaining predetermined goal (Stanely Vancee 1959). Nursing service administration is a coordinated activity, which provides all of the facilities necessary for the rendering of nursing service to clients. Nursing service administration is the system of activities directed towards the nursing care of clients, and include the establishment of overall goals and policies within the aims of the health agency and provision of organization, personnel and facilities to accomplish this goals in the most effective and economical manner through cooperative efforts of all members of the staff, coordinating the service with other departments of the institution.
The growth and development of our health care services are improving continuously from day to day. As this condition continues, we as a part of the health care providers should take the patient’s autonomy as an imperative issue so that a good quality of service can be rendered effectively and at the same time falls beyond their expectation level. Recently, patient’s right is the most popular term that has been mention in most of the health sciences literature and practice which make it become an important part to be prioritized throughout this modern health care practice (Almoajel, 2012). Therefore, every patient who receives treatment from a health care provider should realize and understand regarding their rights to obtain information that relates with their condition. Sometimes, certain treatment which involves invasive procedures such as surgical interventions, kidney biopsy, and even a blood transfusion procedure needs the patient to sign a consent form in order to show that they are agree and understand with all the consequences that might occur later.
Nursing, perhaps more than any other health care profession, claims caring as fundamental to its practice. Professional vigilance is the essence of caring in nursing. This article uses historical and theoretical bases to define professional vigilance and discuss its components. Two types of nursing diagnoses, central and surveillance, are proposed. Central diagnoses indicate the need for the nurse to plan and implement interventions for the achievement of outcomes.
2.3 Professional Context: It is important for me to do more skillful and be competent in my quality of care rendered to my patient. Professional must ensure that my record is accurate and accessible, reliable since it serves as useful information for quality of care rendered. 2.4 Current Research on Quality control in Nursing Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
To enhance patient outcome quality is always a goal of the health care industry. One way to achieve this is therefore to encourage and facilitate nurses’ participation in clinical judgment. As demonstrated, true empowerment is the antecedent of good clinical judgment. This means a structurally empowering environment, a belief of self-efficacy and autonomy to provide valuable quality care, and a nurse-patient partnership. Unless nurses feel empowered, they will however rely on physicians’ order or the bureaucratic system rather than their ability and creativity to make
Knowledge In group deliberation, knowledge was seen to be a vital quality within nursing. We agreed that nurses must have a sufficient knowledge in order to provide competent patient care, and that nurses needed to have the ability to apply their knowledge so that they could benefit their patients. In our Coat of Arms, knowledge was characterized as an infinity sign made of green vines. Our interpretation was based on the belief that knowledge within nursing was ever growing, and that the pursuit of knowledge was always relevant within nursing.