VA nurses assess, provides nursing diagnoses, plans, implements, and evaluates (ADPIE) care based on maturational focused components. Undertakes accountability for the management of care concentrated on the patient’s process through the range of care, patient and family education, patient self-management, and accompanying circumstances that influence the patient’s satisfaction. The VA nurse considers all attributes of the individual, including age and stages of life, presence of health, race and culture, values, and prior experiences. Administers medications and procedures per policies and procedures. The VA nurse effects patient care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Core fundamentals of performance include know-how and participation in the units’ program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as client service
promoting a high standard of patient care. During my time as a healthcare provider, I have
As autonomous health care professionals that are accountable for their practice, nurses must make informed decisions to make sure that they respect and protect the confidentiality of patients at all times. It is therefore vital that nurses continually evaluate their practice, and ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date, so that their care is evidence based, and in the patients best interests. This is important as it ensures that care is delivered that is of the highest
I provide all the information necessary which allows each patient to accept or decline care. NPs are in a position to empower patients with health knowledge, not only do I view myself as a medical provider, but also as a partner in health to influence healthy behaviors to increase positive health outcomes. The family component is crucial to improving health, as an NP I evaluate the family unit to assess for moral support. Families are encouraged to ask questions and seek assistance in dealing with complex medical issues. As a novice NP in adult/gerontology primary care and occupational health, the Shuler model will play a crucial role in my professional development as its constructs address all the essential components of an advanced practice nursing model that are important to my practice: person, health, environment, nursing and NP role. For the future, I will continue to use the Shuler model, as well as diligently assess patients, and listen to their specific needs to gain a higher level of expertise, which will only come with time and
The act contains the scope of nursing practice. They are meant to establish qualifications for the practice to protect patients from incompetent and unqualified nurses. NPA ensures the practice of nursing is safe and competent. The practice of nursing is a right granted by any state to protect those who are in need of nursing care. The ‘scope of practice’ for Nursing sets out the procedures, standards, conditions, and limitations for any licensed and professional nurse (ANA 2010). The states delegate the practice of RN by establishing state nurse practice act that states the responsibilities and authority of nurses and their answerability to
Nurse Practitioners is a nurse holding a specialist certificate that provides advanced nursing care and performs medical activities authorized by a regulation of the CMQ to manage acute and chronic health problems in a particular area of specialization (neonatology, cardiology, nephrology, primary care). Nurse Practitioners must possess expertise in this clinical area acquired principally through a graduate (master’s-level) education program in nursing. The core role of the nurse practitioner was identified as having three components: dynamic
In this paper, the roles of specified nurses in various care delivery models are discussed. The discussion is as outlined by the charge nurse who is on duty that day when an LPN (Licensed practical nurse), two RNs, (Registered nurse) and a nursing assistant (NA) are present. The roles of these nurses tend to vary depending on the model that is being utilized to deliver patient care. Furthermore, the models utilized for delivery of patient care have advantages and disadvantages that are also incorporated here.
The role of a nurse as a patient advocate is an important one. The main purpose of this role is to respect patient decisions and boost patient autonomy. Nurses must advocate for their patients and facilitate optimal health, functioning, and wellness. These patient advocacy responsibilities include assuring that patients understand their medical diagnosis and treatment regimen, listening to the patient's’ concerns, and respecting their healthcare decisions (Ronnebaum & Schmer, 2015). Providing patient advocacy will continue to enhance healthcare encounters and
The scope of practice is an RN’s job description including nursing assessment of health status, development of plan of nursing care, administration of medication, delegation of interventions to implement the plan of care, maintenance of safe and effective nursing care, being a patient advocate, evaluating responses to interventions and the effectiveness, etc. A lot of these pieces of the RN scope of practice are the steps of the nursing process. As a nurse, it must be remembered that if you do anything outside of the scope of practice and your job description, it will haunt you and there will be
Key attributes that help in identifying qualities and characteristics of a professional nurse are knowledge, spirit of inquiry, accountability, autonomy, advocacy, collaboration and ethical values. Advocacy is the ability to comprehend the client’s perspective, educating them on the key areas surrounding their treatment and being knowledgeable of policies that will impact delivery of quality healthcare. Innovation requires fostering a culture that enhances client/family understanding of different outcomes, and showing initiative in new actionable ideas that will better treatment provided. Collaboration requires nurses to work hand in hand with other healthcare professionals in ensuring quality service are provided to a patient (Laws & Rules,
Appropriate health care continues to be one of the major challenges throughout the nation. Financial and educational hindrances can produce negative health effects on individuals and communities. Advanced practice nurses can implement their evidence based knowledge and skills within any environment to increase the knowledge and health of the surrounding populations. However, nurse practitioners must comply with the protocols and laws mandated by the board of nursing. This paper will discuss the setting in which nurse practitioners practice in, along with the laws and limitations that they must adhere to at all times.
An advanced practice nurse is a registered nurse who has developed and accomplished extensive practical experience and theoretical knowledge in critical decision making, and practice in their different areas of practice (Joel, 2013). Advanced practice nursing is a level of practice for such nurses who have acquired a certain level of educational and practical knowledge. The APNs play a major role in the healthcare industry, providing services such as patient assessment, patient history taking, physical and clinical examinations, ordering lab tests for patients, referring patients for specialized care if need be, performing diagnosis, and prescribing medications (Zaccagnini & White, 2013). They work at the primary care level, where they act as the first line of respondents for the patients.
Registered nurses (RN) play a very important role in the medical field. They do a lot of the charting for the doctors. Being a nurse is not a simple task you have to be able to take orders and make sure that they are done in a very quick and clean way. Something that a lot of people don’t know is that registered nurses can get treated very badly sometimes. If we didn’t have nurses as good as our RN’s then the doctors would have do a lot more work. Don’t get me wrong, being a RN is hard and it’s hard work to get there. The schooling it takes to get there is very difficult but when you’re done it’s so worth it. In my opinion RN’s don’t make as much as they should for all the work that they do. I want to be a RN because I love
My interest in nursing developed while pursuing a career as a clinical child psychologist. After taking a psychology class as a high school elective and later on moving towards advanced placement psychology, my career path was pointing to the fascinating science of behavior. Having an inspiring professor led me to take the challenge to volunteer at a facility where I could experience children’s behavior during one of the most difficult time of their lives: during times of sickness. At the time Miami Children Hospital gave me the opportunity to volunteer at the Respiratory Unit, which was an experience that changed my life and career choice.