(2015) states that researchers have shown that nurses have a significant interest in furthering their professional education. However, nurses will need assistance from their nursing leadership and management to be successful. Employers need to provide easily accessible information regarding returning to school and communicating the availability of supportive initiatives. They also need to be advocating for nurses returning to school at the administrative level by allowing for flexible scheduling for those enrolled in school (Sarver, et al., 2015). Strategic Planning Process Analysis of the Current State Currently at ABC Healthcare Center (2015), less than 50% of their nurses have a BSN degree which is significantly below the IOM recommendation.
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.
The various middle-range theories are preferred over grand theories, as researchers need the generation of testable hypotheses. (McEwen, 2014. pp. 213-214). This discussion will identify how the middle-range theory Interpersonal Relations and how it is applicable in solving nurse fatigue. The assumption is that only nurses who work in the hospital setting are subjected to nurse fatigue, but this problem affects in the rehabilitation facilities, home care nursing, specialized clinics.
The purpose of this posting is to discuss ageing adults and gerontological nursing, why fewer nursing students are choosing gerontological nursing as a speciality, and what can be done to increase the interest in this area of nursing. My definition of gerontological nursing is the nursing profession that refers to older adults. By collaborating with them and their families, gerontological nurses offer support to healthy ageing, improve and maximize functioning, and enhance the quality of ageing. It is obvious that there is world aspect of population ageing. The world society is growing older and existing longer (Osuji, 2014).
The Effects of Working the Night Shift, written by Julia Tortorice, is an article about it affects health or nurses and how it affects their families. The author also mentions that currently acts are pending to improve staffing and the overall health of nurses. The author successfully uses humor and the logical appeal of pathos to make it easier to understand. She also gives advice of what a nurse can do which will help me brain storm my solutions in my paper. For instance, Tortorice (2014) says, “Studies have suggested that napping nurses suffer from less fatigue than non-napping nurses” (p. 3).
Many theories exist in nursing today and are used as a guide to practice, and as well as providing a framework for nursing research. The purpose of theory in nursing is to provide an improvement in practice and positively to influence the health and wellness of persons, families and the community. In nursing, there should be a mutual relationship between theory and practice, practice providing the basis for nursing theory development where theory is validated in practice (McEwen, 2014). The problem of nurse fatigue continues to plague healthcare organizations worldwide because of long working hours, accepting extra assignments and sleep deprivation that can be dangerous for both nurse and patient. These inadequacies cause compromises patient
The Age of Dignity book helps us understand the aging process and encourages us to appreciate the multi-disciplinary approach to health of the elderly. Moreover, the discussion in the book includes the social justice and ethical issues associated with care of elderly in the US such as low wage for workers, insecurity among undocumented workers, and lack of financial support for elderly
Reporting medication errors is beneficial to improve the learning process for nurses. The factors of workload, ineffective communication, and distraction all contribute to medication errors (Sears et al., 2013). Nurses often excuse the behavior of colleagues when a medication error occurs, or nurses will pass the buck to a senior nurse to report the medication error (Haw, Stubbs and Dickens, 2014). Implementing a no blame policy for reporting medication errors, and providing nurses with the knowledge and training to report medication errors will result in an increase of medication errors reported. References Haw, C., Stubbs, J. and Dickens, G. (2014).
We all have different careers that we look into and we all have something we want to be when we are older. Having to pick just one thing that you want to be when you are older is probably the hardest things you have to choose. I was really into the medical field for the longest time so Nursing Assistants is something I look into doing. Also I look into to being a Registered Nurse that was one of my main topic. Being surgeons is also something i would want to do, looking at different things and seeing how much it relates to what I’ve being looking into.
This clinical experience has really helped me to sharpen my communication skills and realize just how important it is to understand mental health. We are told multiple times in class that mental health issues can be seen on any floor and that is the truth. I’ve seen patients in my older adult clinical on the pulmonary floor suffer from issues that range from anxiety to bipolar disorder and depression. Being able to understand how to approach people that suffer from these types of illnesses, allows us, the nurses, to give the patient the best care that we can. It helps to build a trusting relationship and get to know them on a personal level.