Introduction Since the ancient age of medicine till the present times, nurses and their professionalization through the exposure to advanced education and latest techniques has been a subject of very many significant debates. Worldwide, nurses have developed themselves into professionals with a great deal of knowledge, as witnessed by the development of nursing protocols and guidelines. Despite these progresses, it has been concluded by many studies and a thesis that nurse are not able to avail the fair recognition that comes with these advancements by the masses. Smith & Mackie identify and define stereotyping as ‘a cognitive representation or impression of a social group that people form by associating particular characteristics and emotions
With almost 15 years of experience of working in an acute hospital has been rewarding for me and the benefit of showing empathy has further reinforced my desire to pursue a registered nurse degree . My love for children that are helpless and unable to take care of themselves especially during illness , has further stimulated my desire for becoming a registered nurse . The premature birth to my daughter , coupled with my work experience caring for the sick and needy people have solidified my desire to peruse a career in Registered Nursing even more . My clinical exposure has also allowed me to mature as a person . Even though working with the sick can be challenging at times , it is infinitely gratifying .
It is essential to me to be a patient advocate, provider, teacher, manager, and leader because I think that we as nurses should deliver the highest quality nursing care in order to accomplish excellence in patient 's outcomes. To me nursing is about compassion and trying to understand human beings on all emotional, physical, and scientific levels. As a professional nurse, I feel a personal commitment toward life-long learning, through formal education and hands-on experience to better myself and my nursing knowledge. Of all the things that make up nursing, nobody can truly understand or know what it means to be a nurse until they have actually lived it. The first thing that comes to mind when someone asks me why I want to be a nurse is because I just love to take care of people.
This theory defines nurses developed skills and the understanding of patient care over the years, with a combination of educational background and personal experiences in the clinical area. This theory has five levels of Nursing; Novice, Advanced Beginner, Competent, Proficient, and Expert. . A novice-is a beginner with no experience, they are bound by rules to assist in performing tasks. They simply follows instruction and under continuous supervision.
Some reasons might be plain to recognize by the nurse, but sometimes the reasons might linger in the subconscious. Therefore, people might not always be aware of all the reasons for choosing the profession. However, developing great skills at the nursing profession requires the knowledge of why the particular profession appeared appealing to the individual. Personal philosophical statement Nursing is rooted in the caring attitude to help people in need to become healthy again with regard to the patient’s cultural standard of health, mentally as well as physically. Furthermore, nursing means knowledge of the current evidence-based practice to help a patient with the highest quality of care, but respecting patient’s wishes, if the wishes differ from current evidence-based care.
What does it take to be a registered nurse? What are the qualities you need to become a nurse? The nursing profession is as much about kindness and caring for the whole person as it is about medical and technical knowledge. When considering a career as a registered nurse the qualifications can appear to be never-ending, however, with dedication, determination, and support, these qualifications are easily met. But it is the numerous traits and skills that enable a person to become a successful registered nurse.
However, the challenges associated with advancing the research agenda in nursing are complex and varied. Schools of nursing are not sufficiently focused on the scholarship and science of nursing as top priorities, and, although graduate degrees in nursing have become more common, doctorally prepared nursing professionals are not being produced in large enough numbers to meet the growing need. In addition, there is a need for enhanced mentorship for new researchers to strengthen skills and capacity to conduct meaningful nursing research. Significant opportunities exist for schools of nursing, especially those affiliated with academic health centers, to address these challenges and enhance the research contributions of nursing
Nursing education became revolutionised and became recognised at tertiary level. Nursing education migrated from nursing schools and colleges offering certificates and diplomas to universities. At first, the course and training were considered to be a part of the School of Medicine but later became recognised as an independent speciality or department. Baccalaureate courses were then later implemented in universities, Minnesota School of Nursing in America being the first. Meanwhile in South Africa, the University of Witwatersrand becomes the first university to offer diploma course in nursing despite facing a lot of controversy from some members of the medical community who still linked nursing to women´s service work.
8 EXPERTISE IN NURSING High demand for nurses to give quality and standard care has led to an increase in innovative nursing practice. How can these standards and innovations be maintained progressively to meet the dynamics in health care? .The only way is to continue to develop nurses knowledge and skills to the point where they become experts. According to Patricia Benner a nurse theorist, it is by the nurse practitioner gaining experience to the point where they become experts. Experience is one of the attributes that helps the profession to grow and knowledge is developed.