(Hillery, 1991)These are an important aspect of being a nursing professional, due to changes that occur almost overnight. Networking, on the other hand helps to make you as the nurse feel more a part of a family rather than just a career professional. It also gives you the opportunity to meet with fellow nurses and share stories about the good, the bad, and the ugly. This form of socialization allows you to gather ideas and opinions of other nurses working in all areas of nursing and prepare yourself if such arises. Enrolling in a Nursing Association not only as a student but also as a professional can provide you with nursing related information and networking opportunities that you would not normally experience in the workplace.
Therefore, the clinical part can be considered as crucial and critical part of the nursing education (Aghamohammadi-Kalkhoran, Karimollahi, & Abdi, 2011). Before entering the nursing profession and become a registered nurse, the student 's nurse will be exposed to the clinical learning environment because it play a vital role in the acquisition of professional abilities (Jonsén, Melender, & Hilli, 2013). Moreover, the acceptation or rejection nursing as a profession by nursing student is based on their clinical learning environment that they have been through for their first time during clinical placement (Jonsén, Melender, & Hilli,
Helps in explaining how things are thought to be like they are basing on a matter at hand. Theories provides complex and comprehensive conceptual understanding of things that could be pinned down now societies work and why people interact in certain ways. CURRENT RESEARCH APPLICATION TO THE CURRENT JOB Theories are important to nursing since they help us understanding some certain concept and explain why things are the way they are .They give knowledge data that could be helpful in day to day activities at work and help in the research conducted around . 1. Theories guide the research process.
Introduction In my assignment I have been asked to analyse and reflect on learning a clinical skill that I gained experience in, in the clinical skills laboratory. As a student of the BSc. Nursing (General) programme I have completed a module on, The Art and Science of Nursing. Throughout this module, we explored the historical advancement of nursing and how it has evolved since the time of Florence Nightingale. We also discussed how to be professional in the hospital setting and also how to deliver good quality care, by taking part in the practical tutorials each week.
A learning theory incorporates principles which aim at explaining changes in human performance, providing a set of instructional strategies, tactics, techniques to select from and the foundation for how and when to choose and integrate the strategies5. Learning theories offer insights into “what promotes learning effectiveness and how students learn”. Learning theories are based on principles that can guide effective teaching practice and facilitate deep versus surface learning”. Thus, to have the disposition that is required to be acquired by the learner, curriculum designers need to consider relevant and appropriate learning theories during curriculum design and implementation. The more learning theories are integrated in the curriculum design process; the more likely learners can be accommodated within the programme.
Firstly, medical students chose any chronic disease and created a plan for their case study. Secondly, they found more information about the patient, such as financial issues, family coping, and other health problems. Finally, participants finished the recovery of the patient and completed the survey about their experiences during the online case study (Yousey 2013, 24). According to the results, all undergraduate nurses completed the course with medium and high marks, and in the survey they stated that they have gained more knowledge and experience in constructing unfolding case studies (Yousey 2013, 26-27). The future nurses commented that their abilities to sort useful data from the large amounts of information became better (Yousey 2013, 27).
The project was implemented based on the students need assessment to facilitate their learning needs and styles. Moreover, students verbalize that they need help in the skill of catheter insertion, removal, and maintenance because they will be tested in the lab for their medical, surgical course and they need more in-depth knowledge in caring for clients with a Foley catheter. Participants were asked basic questions as it relates to catheter insertion, removal, and 50 percent, of the participants, lacks the necessary knowledge as it relates to appropriate catheter insertion, removal and maintenance and needs further education. Therefore, this teaching initiative for catheter insertion, removal and maintenance are relevant to this project to enhance student’s competency as it relates to the
According to Li, Chen and Tsai (2008), learning styles are considered to influence students’ ability to learn. However, one learning style does not apply to all students and no one style is deemed better than another. Li et al. (2008) further mention that “understanding the various styles of learning that are used by nursing students is important so that educators are able to adapt their mode of teaching to meet the needs of the students.” It is imperative for instructors to have a working knowledge of critical thinking dispositions as they are required for making judgments about patients’ complex health problems (Zhang & Lambert,
In summary, self-directed learning is regarded as any study form in which a person has the elementary duty for planning, implementing, and even evaluating the effort. A number of people, when questioned, will give a preference for taking-up such responsibility anytime possible. A lot of things are known about self-directed
It can be conducted by the either the head nurse of a particular ward or the clinical instructor. Student nurses get an opportunity to observe, analyze and be a part of decision making in nursing care and because of this they remember the nursing measures for longer time periods since they are directly involved. Nursing Care Conference is almost identical to the bedside clinic but is different because the patient does not have to be present for the class. When the group has themselves familiarized with the patient, this method is usually chosen. Both methods can be instrumental in the evaluation the students and should be planned earlier for maximum effectiveness.