A career as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is a natural extension of my personal, educational, and research experiences. Although my path to nursing has not been a straight line, every experience that put me on this path has shaped my passion and dedication to psychiatric nursing.
In week 7 we had visited Wesburn Manor, the Long-term Care (Clinical Placement) setting. It was our first time there, therefore as a group, we oriented the place. At this time, we went to each nursing station on each floor and introduced ourselves from the organization we were from and how we will be providing patient care to the clients in this setting. We were educated by our clinical instructor on the different access codes in the building, the policies and guidelines, our assigned floor and the appointed personal support worker. Our role of professionalism as a nursing student was represented as we came prepared and greeted each healthcare and staff member. From the professional standards, I have learned throughout my clinical
During my clinical day three, I demonstrated entry-level competence in professional nursing practice in caring for patients with multiple and/or complex unmet human needs. I addressed safety needs, safety in medication administration, effective communication, and surveillance for my patients. First, I addressed safety needs my ensuring the appropriate safety measures were implemented for the patients. Some of the safety measures included, wearing non-skid socks, wearing a yellow armband which indicated fall risk, keeping the bed in lowest position, two side rails up, bed locked, and the call light within reach.
While working several shifts in an Alzheimer's unit in a local care facility, I had the opportunity to meet a registered nurse named Sarah. Sarah had plenty of insight on what it is like being a nurse in a facility. During my observations of her duties I witnessed many things that opened my eyes as to what I want in my future career choices.
Under state law, a patient may pursue a civil claim against physicians or other health care providers, called medical liability or medical malpractice, if the health care provider causes injury or death to the patient through a negligent act or omission (Malloy, 2015). In North Carolina, The Nurse Practitioner has different risks and premiums. The recommendations are to obtain as much coverage as the provider can afford, but no less than one million (Krauss, 2004). Some employers will carry the liability insurance but they strongly recommend obtaining one 's own policy for additional coverage. For family practitioners with no obstetric practice: a 115-percent increase to $9,000 per
Self assessment is a concept familiar to me however one that I am not very comfortable with for it further clarifies my realization that I have so much to learn in every aspect of my life. It does keep me grounded and able to learn from anything and everything on a daily basis. I work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and as a Neonatologist I am the team leader in a multitude of situations which require quick, precise and accurate decision making skills on a daily basis. These decisions are not always huge life altering moments but those that can have an impact on a baby and a family. It is very important to me that these decisions are made in a rational manner that uses all my skill sets ( knowledge, reasoning, critical thinking, ethics)etc.
The nursing profession has been self-regulating in Ontario since 1963. Self-regulation is a privilege granted to professions that have shown they can put the interest of the public ahead of their own professional interests. It recognizes that Ontario’s nurses have the knowledge and expertise to regulate themselves as individual practitioners and to regulate their profession through the college (“What is CNO?”, 2018). Proactive self-regulation involves establishing learning goals, strategies to address goals, monitor progress of goals, creation of environments conducive to learning, and maintenance of self-efficacy (Zimmerman & Schunk, 2011). Zimmerman and Schucnk explain that self efficacy
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. I describe my learning habits and how the plan of study that Ball State offers coincides with my current work life. I conclude by describing the skills I attain and connect those skills to the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration at Ball State.
In the leadership in care delivery course, we were assigned to a hospital to perform clinical hours and provide care to four patients. Additionally, the purpose of this paper is to explain and provide examples on how our patient care included the concepts of Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies, delegation, handoff reporting, and a reflection of the clinical experience.
I got to see several ways that nurses provide care for their patients. I observed ICU nurses care for their ill, elderly patients. I witnessed physical therapy nurses assist their patients to ambulate immediately post-surgery. I noticed how fast ER nurses work to triage their patients. I learned a lot from those nurses but could not decide which unit was meant for me. Nevertheless, I applied to the University of Texas at Arlington’s nursing program and was accepted in Fall 2014. That opened the doors to countless opportunities for me to find my spark.
Nurses are critical for promoting health in the society. The profession is highly flexible, since they specialize in diverse operations in the medical field. Registered nurses, for instance, are responsible for the administration of medicine and inoculations to patients (American Nurses ' Association, 2000). Additionally, these professionals observe, record, and enlighten doctors of any changes in a patient’s health. Nurses interpret and evaluate diagnostic examinations to determine an individual’s condition, as well as making the necessary adjustments in patient treatment plans on their health progress. In collaboration with other medical personnel, nurses engage in the development and enactment of patient care plans. Furthermore, they provide education to families and groups on various health issues such as disease prevention, among others.
Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) published in 1971 has been studied by numerous nursing students and continues to be used as a base for nursing care today (McEwen & Wills, 2014).
Reflecting on our strengths and weaknesses before starting our first practicum will be a good memento for our practice. It allows me to figure strengths that give me hope and confirm that I can do it. My written weaknesses will be a good tool to know what to improve in my practice right from the beginning. Our goals are a good way to see where our strengths and weaknesses fit in there and how taking care of our selves is of prime importance.
According to Stephen Covey, there are seven things a person must possess in order to be successful. In his novel The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People he addresses just that, ways to achieve success and effectiveness in all aspects of life. Often times, the word habit has a negative connotation; it is defined as a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up (Websters, 2014). The key words there are settled, regular, and practiced. Covey powerfully uses the word habit to ensure these seven pieces of advice are settled, regular, and practiced throughout daily life.
This paper will explore and discuss issues around accountability of registered nurses from legal, ethical and professional perspective. Relevant legal and ethical principles and theories will be explored and critically analysed. Statute law, case reports and professional guidance will be thoroughly examined as documents underpinning the subject of accountability in healthcare. Contemporary literature from peer-reviewed journals, text books and resources from professional regulatory bodies will be used to inform the discussion. Synthesis of the key issues and recommendations for practice will be offered in the conclusion. Accountability is an essential component of patient safety and effectively an essential component of professional nursing