Advancing the Science of Nursing Practice”, promoting a philosophy and methods of practice-based knowledge development. Reed is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a member of a number of professional organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association, and the Society of Rogerian Scholars (Masters, 2012). She serves on the editorial review boards of numerous journals and was a Contributing Editor for a Nursing Science Quarterly column, Scholarly Dialogue (Smith & Liehr,
Advanced Practice Competencies There are many roles and areas of practice available to graduates with a master’s degree in nursing. Changes in healthcare resulting from the passage of the Affordable Care Act offer new and innovative roles for nurses. Among these roles are direct care practice roles as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in family care, gerontology or adult health. Indirect care roles as a Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, or Nurse Informaticist are also options graduates of master’s program may choose. Regardless of the path chosen, there are core competencies that must be met for each, in addition to specific competencies related to the area of practice chosen.
Culturally Competent Nursing Care: Criticism of a Paper Background In the United States, nurses are caring for an increasingly diverse population. Minority groups, namely Hispanic, black, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, constitute one third of the patients seeking cares in the United States. Therefore, it is necessary to diversify the nursing workforce to reflect this underserved population in order to deliver effective quality care and improve satisfaction and health outcomes. So called, the ability to provide culturally competent care is especially important in critical care setting.
Problem Recognition According to the Institute of Medicine (1999) 44,000-98,000 people die as a result of errors made in the healthcare system. System level failures and human error are often identified as causes of harm (Institute of Medicine, 1999). Patient safety is a focal point for healthcare organizations across the country (Ulrich & Kear, 2014). Many organizations strive to develop and maintain a culture of safety.
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick author of “Cultural Competence in Nursing Education Revisited” claims that having a week long cultural competence course is not adequate enough to competently care for a patient of another culture. She thinks that nursing students need a more enriched program on this issue and that one way to get a valuable learning experience is to join the international student exchange and travel to a different region. Likewise, Tracey Longs’ article “Influence of International Service-Learning on Nursing Student Self-Efficacy toward Cultural Competence” also talks about the positive impact travelling aboard had on sixteen nursing students. Longs’ article talks about the positive impact continuing cultural education had on the nurses’ ability to provide confident care the patients deserved. However, this was only for a select few students who could afford the cost of this experience while being able to leave their job and families for an extended period of time.
Clinical Nurse Leaders are part of an interdisciplinary team members working together to plan and implement most effective patient care. There are differences in terms of leadership. Family Nurse Practitioners act as a leader related to patient care in terms of patient diagnosis, treatment modalities for the wellbeing of the patient and community. Registered Nurses with their work experiences can work as clinical nurse leaders and monitor the care provided by the nurses on the unit. They participate in other nursing organizations or committees and provide suggestions to improve health care system.
Clinical question The clinical question for my article was based on quantitative search, nurse to patient ratios must increase to improve safety and the clinical question that is identified in the quantitative research article is how to increase nurses to patient ratio in order to improve patient safety and quality of life especially in older adult patients. Description of the Problem The problem description in this article identified is that when there are too many patients assigned to a nurse there will not be an effective and well done job by the nurses and the patient will not be save.
Introduction Since Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing was published in 1859 (Polit & Beck, 2012), nursing research with a focus on evidence-based practice has driven patient care practices and policies within healthcare facilities. At my facility, practice changes are driven through the Practice Council of the Shared Governance Council with support from the Research Council. Within the Organization The concept of these councils is to empower the nurses to lead change within the facility.
According to our case presentation I am going to discuss in this assignment the difference between specialty nurses and advanced practice nurse (APN) in my clinical setting. What are the positive changes that an APN can contribute to nursing practice in peri-anesthesia and discuss about the issues and challenges, moreover, discussing the difference between APNs in Singapore and United state of America (U S A). APN is a registered nurse who is expert in her clinical area with knowledge base, decision-making skills and clinical competencies (Singapore Nursing Board,2014). Master of nursing program started at National University of Singapore in 2003. At the year of 2006 established APNs registration and nine certified APNs successfully registered
AACN Baccalaureate Essentials The AACN Baccalaureate has nine essentials, essential number two “Basic organizational and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety” applies to baby boomer nurses retiring and leaving a big gap in the workforce. With baby boomers leaving the workforce, there will be a demand for nurses and the supply of nurses available will be short, young, and inexperienced. This will affect the quality of care and safety of the patient, which is why this issue needs more attention. Working towards preventing this issue needs to start now as nurses can’t wait till it happens.
Roberson U Joseph Miami Dade College – Medical Campus RN-BSN Program NUR 4667: Globalization in Nursing Practice Reach Out Paper Assignment What is his/her scope of practice? How does this compare to yours? According to Suze-Wilda Eline, who works at the hospital of Bienfaisance de Pignon located in Nord Haiti, having a professional nursing license allows her to perform a number of duties such as: Collecting all available information pertaining to the patient, including the pathology of the disease and the patient’s risk factors Checking the patient’s vital signs prior to administering prescribed medications Informing the Physician of a change in the patient’s status Taking their vital signs, inserting an IV, repositioning
The person who I was assigned for my black history month paper was Estelle Massey Osborne. She was born on May 3, 1901 in Palestine, Texas. She was one of eleven brothers and sisters. At first, Estelle went to school for teaching. She studied at Prairie View State College for her teaching degree.
The faculty member I interview was Mary Menninger-Corder, a nursing professor. Mary was born and raised in California. She studied History at Berkeley University, then came to Washburn University in August of 1976. She started studying Nursing because they had an accelerated program for that. She then moved to New York City, and worked at the 1800 Bin hospital for awhile, then she moved back to Topeka, KS to find her job.
Nurse’s role has a unique contribution in the interprofessional team. The interprofessional team are group of individuals in a various healthcare disciplines communicating and working together towards common goals to provide quality, individualized care for patients. Each team members from different profession and occupation collaborates, supports, enhances, and provides knowledge, skills, and attitudes to coordinate processes and interventions. Nurse’s offers specialized service to society to meet the health care needs of their clients.