Introduction Since the ancient age of medicine till the present times, nurses and their professionalization through the exposure to advanced education and latest techniques has been a subject of very many significant debates. Worldwide, nurses have developed themselves into professionals with a great deal of knowledge, as witnessed by the development of nursing protocols and guidelines. Despite these progresses, it has been concluded by many studies and a thesis that nurse are not able to avail the fair recognition that comes with these advancements by the masses. Smith & Mackie identify and define stereotyping as ‘a cognitive representation or impression of a social group that people form by associating particular characteristics and emotions
The Core Competencies should be integrated into the nurse’s everyday work experience alongside continuous education. According to the diagram The Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies: The Art and Science of nursing the 10 core competencies are aligned
Joining a professional association for nurses is one of my short-term goals. In this association, I aim to identify mentors to spearhead my learning patterns. Similarly, I frequently attend specialty conferences besides getting involved in different exchange programs that improve my communication skills. On the other hand, one of my priorities in forming my long-term goal is to advance in educational career. Climbing up the ladder to achieve a master degree in nursing will be the first commendable achievement.
These skills include nurse-patient relationship skill, interactional skills, basic physical examination skills, clinical encounter across the life span, therapeutic communication skills, positive attitudinal skills etc. Assessing the development of nursing skills in students should be done often and acquiring of these nursing skills should also be a continuous learning process. This indicates that extensive experiences and supervision from mentors, preceptors, supervisors, teachers, considerable time on task and involvement of students are necessary to achieve a considerable nursing skill performance. The students’ interest in practice and the environment also influences the development and acquisition of nursing skills. In this case, students’ goals should include increased self-knowledge and scientific awareness in addition to their gradual improvement in professional nursing practice.
Nursing education provides the nursing theories and practical training for the students to help them learn the knowledge of nursing and their duties, in order to protect patient safety and the safety of the public. Nursing school education also set up the classes of the nursing professionals that share their own experience in nursing life. It let the nursing students acknowledge how influential the take care of the patients is that little mistake will make huge damage/harm to patients or to the public. In order to ensure that students have the competence and are ready to be in work, the school has the exam process to test the students. All the education programs help to produce the professional nurses for the public and all take the responsibility of teaching and testing the students
Both American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Quality and Safety Education developed nursing competencies for Nurses. In The Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, this report requesting advanced education for nursing, and improvement in nursing education process. Nurses today are being asked to participate in quality, to further education, and to develop skills and abilities to lead. As nurses we need to be competent in many varied areas, information technology, patient centered care, and inter-professional collaboration to mention a few. Leadership skills must encompass providing high quality improvement initiatives, team coordination, culturally responsive oversight and accountability.
To be an effective social worker, there are ten core competencies which a professional practitioner must embody. There are no competencies which are valued more than others, but all should be used in conjunction with each other to have a professional, informed practice. For this journal, the main competencies which will be focused on include the ability to apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments, the ability to apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, and the ability to respond to contexts that shape practice. These are all crucial to the developing social worker, and to enable the professional to continue to improve their practice. Competency three involves the ability to apply critical
As an integral part of the healthcare team, nursing has evolved tremendously. In Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies a picture was painted of what the future of nursing looks like. From my own opinion I do feel that a reform or evolution in nursing education is required to create competent nurses of the future. Current nursing school programs are academic heavy with an emphasis on skills. While growing competency in clinical skills is necessary, there is much more to the future of nursing than being highly skilled.
“The focus on outputs rather than on inputs to learning is central to the competencies perspective.” (Richards and Rodgers, 2001: 141). Competency based learning is an objective-based learning. It has a number of advantages. It focuses learners, especially on learners ' target needs (necessities) with the application of criterion reference assessment, therefore learning takes place in effective and efficient ways since objectives and materials are based on learners ' need, because of well-defined objectives in course descriptions.” (Drs. I Made Sujana,