The characteristics of the graduate baccalaureate in nursing that most impact my practice is number 7 and 8; participating with other health care providers and member of the public in promoting the health care and well-being of people and incorporating professional values as well as ethical, moral and legal aspects of nursing into nursing practice. These two stand out most because as a long-term facility nurse, we basically do an assessment of resident using ADPIE acronym and communicate directly with health care provider of the residents’ situation with any incident/situation for an adequate order for treatment. Incorporation of moral, legal and ethical values is held on the extreme in my practice because older adults are the most population
Professional socialization, a potential buffer to the effects of reality shock, includes the acquisition of knowledge, skills, identity, occupational traits, values, norms, and self-concept (Mamchur & Myrick, 2003). The process of professional socialization, from career choice to transition to enculturation to the practice setting is influenced by others, especially other nurses (Beck, 2000; Hinds & Harley, 2001). It is this initial professional socialization of nurses that will determine the success or failure of retaining new nurses in the healthcare workplace. The increasing complexity of health services and the acuity of patient care create an expectation by the healthcare organization that the new nurse will “hit the ground running”
This is a personal statement for my application to the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration in the Ball State School of Nursing. My personal statement provides details on my personal background and the unique impact that Family Nurse Practitioners have had on my life. I describe my undergraduate studies and how I firsthand gained interest as well as insight on the skills of a Family Nurse Practitioner. I go into detail about my aspiration to be a Family Nurse Practitioner to directly affect the patient care of a variety of patient populations. The personal statement connects qualities of my current practice as a Registered Nurse to the proficiencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Registered nurse jobs also require you to be detail oriented and have decent writing skills. For instance, registered nurse jobs in psychology will require a nurse to document (in detail) behavior, response to medication, and follow doctor directions carefully so that a patient receives the appropriate care. If you are qualified or looking to be qualified for registered nurse jobs, then you should be pleased that the job outlook for registered nurse jobs is very high. In fact, registered nurse jobs are expected to grow faster than the average growth for all other jobs through the year 2012. Registered nurse jobs in hospitals is expected to remain the same, though registered nurse jobs in nursing care facilities is expected to grow exponentially as the baby boomer generation ages.
Nurses, who are willing to help other coworkers, and patients, are seen as someone who can be trusted. In order to have a good teamwork in the clinical setting, each nurse must get rid of the selfishness less attitude. For example, on the clinical setting, if the nurse does his task on downtime and sees other nurse needs help, he or she has to step up and help the nurse who needs help. This is the kind of approach that shows a nurse is a team
Ones work environment plays a large role in the ability to provide quality care. The workplace atmosphere is extreamly important. It may impact everything from the safety of patients and their caregivers to job satisfaction. Nursing is not an easy job, but a supportive workplace can make all the difference. The ideal work environment for nurses is one in which there is enough staff on duty to assist all patients and meet their needs quickly.
Leaders have an ability to empathise with their colleagues, an effective leader will be followed by staff that feel supported by them. Nurses are now working with more accountability and autonomy, this means there is an increased need for leadership skill among all nursing staff. It is not only required by those in a position of management but also by staff nurses on the ward who have a responsibility to demonstrate leadership skills when dealing with nursing students and healthcare assistant staff (Harris et al, 2006). Leaders create a shared vision among staff and empower them to make their own decisions. Leaders empower other staff converting dutiful sub ordinates into the leaders of the future (Cutis, E et al., 2011).
The campaign is fostering appointments of well- prepared nurses to public policy and health care organization boards at the national levels. To better prepare for this roles, you can find helpful resources, Nurse Leaders in the Boardroom—T he Skills You Need to Be Successful on a board, at
Nurses around the world believe that their profession is more than just a job, but it’s a way of life. They indeed, play very significant roles in promoting wellness, treatment, recovery, and sustainability of patient’s health. As a practitioner themselves, they are in one heart towards one goal, but more often than not, they are a kind of a patient of their own as well. Nurses are same with other noble professions who have needs, thus, working in this field also calls for a healthy working environment and a sound professional growth to keep them going and to be the best as they can be.
My philosophy of nursing is a statement I will stand by as a nursing student and as a graduate nurse and will continue to incorporate it into my daily care. In my eyes, nursing is the ability to provide safe, holistic care to all people regardless of their age, race, gender, social status, or sexuality. Nursing is a profession in which it is essential to be caring and respectful of all patients in which they may be experiencing the most difficult health situations of their lives and to provide culturally safe care. My values of nursing shape my practice as a nurse and are affected by my views on health.
1) Currently I am working as a nurse supervisor for multiple nursing homes. My leadership practices are consistent with the changing goals of the nursing homes. We are continuously progressing toward a better patient care and our satisfactory rates are great. Based on feedbacks from directors, staff and patients; we continuously evaluate and re-evaluate our success and we adopt our new policy based on multiple factors such as state laws, accidents, and feedbacks and so on. For example, some of our patients from second floor escaped from our facility and police found them and returned them.
There would be situations to challenge my clarity of being a safe practitioner in the clinical learning and development practices. For example, even though there is time pressure when administering medications to my patient with a buddy RN, I have to ask to check MIMS about pharmacological action if the drug is new to me, or to check patient’s pulse rate for a full minute. As a student nurse, I have to practice to stand up for my limited clinical skills and knowledge. The best way to improve my leading and learning skill is to actively seek guidance from the clinical facilitator and feedback from incumbent nurses.