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Professional Nursing Practice. Nursing theory is a set of thoughts, connections, and expectations technologically advanced from other nursing approaches and disciplines to define, forecast and illuminate a particular occurrence. Nursing theories predominantly are based on relevant developments and different strategies. The theory under analysis here is the Developmental theory which summaries the development and growth of humans in an orderly manner from conception to death (Masters 2010). Nurses get to understand the behavior and progress of individuals that are influenced by genetics, emotions, environment, and health.
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The advancement in medical science, technology and complexity of the current patient care, demands the nurses to be prepared with the knowledge and skills in Assessment and Intervention, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking, Patient Relationship, Leadership, Management and Teaching. As the required competency increases, the curriculum needs to prepare the nursing graduates to have these core competencies as outlined by COPA model (Competency Outcomes and Performance Assessment)” (Lenburg, 1999 a, b). The BSN curriculum is tailored to accommodate these professional development requirements, the modern era demands that incorporate a broad scope of practice, giving a better edge in competency compared to an ADN, especially in Critical Thinking. A noteworthy point is that the differences in clinical competencies of a BSN and ADN are few compared to management, leadership, decision making and communication competencies. The BSN course gives the students more exposure in nursing practices than an ADN.
Nurses need to be educated on EBP and its importance. Managers need to incite employees to be aware of EBP and take measure to improve and implement policies and procedures. Zeleníková, R., Beach, M., Ren, D., Wolff, E., & Sherwood, P. (2014). Faculty Perception of the Effectiveness of EBP Courses for Graduate Nursing Students. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(6), 401. doi:10.1111/wvn.12068 Koivunen, M., Niemi, A., & Hupli, M. (2015).