• The strategic planning process- This is an important part in an organization. In this process, the employees or staff in all sections of the health care organizations is involved in planning and making decisions. The challenges are identified and solved then ways to improve the services are employed in order to bring great outcomes to the organization. The nurses’ responsibilities to make successful strategic planning include; • Involving head of other healthcare personnel in strategic planning. • Identify the major problems of the healthcare organization • Determine and conclude how and when to solve
APN Role and Leadership Competencies Julliet A. Thomas Grantham University Abstract There are many different aspects of Advance Practice Nursing (APN) make that make the nursing profession unique and valuable. The competencies that comprise each advanced practice nursing discipline are vital in creating a solid foundation for clinical nursing. They prepare you to conquer challenges in the clinical setting and cultivate innovation to establish processes for clinical practice. Advance Practice Nursing is recognized as 4 nursing roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), the Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and the Nurse Practitioner (NP). While the main focus of APNs is clinical practice and direct patient care,
The concept is an exceptional way of being human, a unique way of being contemporary, observant, mindful, and calculated as the nurse operates with another person. These viewpoints have importance for medicine as well as for nursing or other health professions. The complete practice of human caring theory is most fully realized in a nursing theory because nursing allows for the constant caring factor that medicine does not have;
It is evident that some professionals have sought out ways to reduce nursing theories and make them a thing of the past, but they are still highly regarded in professional healthcare. As noted by McCrae, “The Magnet Recognition Program (American Nurses Credentialing Center 2008) is an international accreditation of excellence in nursing, and a key requirement for organizations is to describe and implement a professional practice model” (p. 223). It is an aspiration of all hospitals to achieve Magnet recognition because of their nurses; this very achievement cannot be made without the hospital’s implementation of a professional nursing
Nursing has become a very dynamic role as it is constantly changing and evolving. The number of people entering the nursing field continues to increase. The responsibilities nurses are held accountable for are very diverse and demanding. Mental health nursing is one of the many diverse fields a nurse must be educated in. A nurse must be competent in attending to a patient’s mental health as it is something that pertains to all patients regardless of race, origin, or religion.
Nursing bedside care in an acute setting has made recognized the importance of preventive care and aspire a level of advance practice exclusively achieved by becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. As a family nurse practitioner, I will acquire the necessary knowledge to not just treat the patients’ symptoms at the bedside, but also to diagnose, conduct physical examinations, order and perform diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmacological treatments and most importantly focus on wellness and prevention. The advantage and uniqueness of the Family Nurse Practitioner program is that it will give me the knowledge and opportunity to work holistically with the family unit, covering all the different lifespans making me a lifelong learner. This program will also help me combine my lifelong passion for pediatrics and my current experience with adults in the acute care
(Community Health Nurses of Canada, 2011, pg. 10) In the nursing practice we look at more than just the physical components of health, we look into the patient’s mental, emotional, environmental and physical health. Community Health Nurses (CHN) look at the individual, community or sociality issue with a wide lens and attempt to identify and understand how the social determinates of health are impacting the issue. Nurses also work in collaboration with individuals, families, communities and sectors to provide the necessary support to allow these individuals, families or communities to build the necessary capacities to facilitate an increase in “knowledge, influence and control” over their own health determinants (Community Health Nurses of Canada, 2011, pg.
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
A Nurse Practitioner is a higher trained registered nurse that has completed more advanced schooling, and has a minimum of a master 's degree. These type of nurses have a very broad understanding of the medical field, and the services required. They aid and support patients of all different ages, and have a very broad education. Nurse Practitioners are able to diagnose patients, collaborate with other professionals, educate and counsel families, and even prescribe medications. Not only can they do a variety of different tasks, they can also work in many different environments such as Community clinics, health centers, Health departments, Hospitals, Hospice centers, Nurse practitioner offices, Nursing homes, Private offices, walk-in clinics, and many more (healthcommunities.com).
Nurses are the single largest component of the health care workforce. The rapidly changing health care environment requires nurses with strong critical thinking and analytical skills as well as the ability to provide professional and compassionate care. These critical thinking and analytical skills are required to acquire and assimilate data in order to make appropriate patient care decisions. Nurses need interdisciplinary competencies supported by backgrounds in the sciences as well as the humanities. In order to ensure patient safety, provide quality care, and deliver patient care efficiently, nurses must be able to gather and synthesize new information and address needs as they emerge.