The act of good mentoring can significantly impact the maturation of the nurse’s career and longevity in that position (Grossman & Valiga, 2013). The issue of nurse retention on the forefront of a nursing shortage is a critical issue that nurse leaders must address and manage to ensure the survival of their facility. Leaders must have open and ensure communication to address the questions and assist the staff with the preventable issues of fatigue and dislike for their employment. The high turnover rates with nursing affect the future nurse leaders. The potential nurses were not mentored and nurtured by the senior nurses as in the past leading to decreased job satisfaction and decreased staff
Workaround is another big barrier which occurs when nurses pass the medication without scanning the medication and the patient’s identification (ID) band, to save time and scan them later. Which is dangerous, and a high risk for making an error. The change agent or the nurse leader will need to use the driving forces that will help the project to be successful. Budget is the major barrier. Since the project needs adequate funding, the support from the administration and higher authority will be required.
Hello 901231637, Your interview along with your thoughts on how your interview impacts you was very interesting to read. Hearing about your NP 's struggles during her education was an unfortunate, but common, experience. It is good to know that professionals we look up to have also experienced the same feelings we have as new nurses. Some of the barriers NPs face are "limited number of clinical sites and preceptors, concentration of educational programs in urban areas, and limited funding" (Fitzgerald 2012). I would like to know if these, or any other barriers, were a problem for your NP and what steps she took to overcome them.
However, Jane’s excitement was short lived. She stated to become overwatered by responsibilities, felt sick whenever she going to work, and doubted her skills as a nurse. According to Joanna Zerwekh and Ashley Garneau, Jane is experiencing a reality shock. “This is a term often used to describe the reaction experienced when one moves to into the work force after several years of education preparation (Zerwekh and Garneau, 2015)”. The first phase of reality shock is the honeymoon phase.
It’s the quickest way and the correct way when it comes to anyresponsibilities such as; paper work or even a residents.Overall, organization within your group of nursing assistants and how accurately you doyour job it the most important thing you could do. Not being organized and not giving the correctcare to the resident could harm you as the nursing assistant or the facility itself. In my eyes, whatyou are told when you are trained should be the correct ways to do everything, if you are taughtone way but it’s done another way when you actually do the job, it is very misleading and shouldbe handled or else you will have an unorganized facility with plenty of chaos such the facilitiesin the
If something is wrong, they take action to correct the problem. They are also followers because they follow higher ups demands. It was interesting to read, “Managers see work as a task to be accomplished” (The New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nurses-4th edition, 2013). That is not a positive leader comment, which seemed like the manager was looking down on their team. Communicating effectively is a huge skill to nurse leadership.
Occupational therapists, once qualified join the HCPC (health and care professional’s council). A fee is included in return for stability and resources to aid with continuous and on-going support to gain more experience and knowledge, this is crucial for future care. More examples of positive gains when joining a professional body, the reassurance of being able to contact them when a professional does not agree or like certain factors of their work. Whistleblowing was previously seen as frowned upon, until recently people were being unfairly dismissed when speaking of poor care in their work place. This has changed and they can now have confidence due to new policies which protects people when raising
These patients are often complex with multiple medical problems that need to be managed. These growing patient needs require nurses to have excellent critical thinking skills and can make split-second life or death decisions. So, who is more prepared for these difficult decisions? Is it the nurse with the two-year education? Or is the Baccalaureate nurse better prepared to handle these increasingly difficult patient populations?
Undeniably, the risks that occur as a result of medical errors are transferred to the patient. Furthermore, nurses are also at risk of losing their jobs because they can become the subjects of legal suits, especially when patient injuries and deaths are linked to medical errors. On the contrary, implementation of an effective nurse staffing becomes a remedy that will greatly benefit nursing as a profession. Implications of Nurse Staffing on Nursing Practice There is a positive correlation between effective staffing of nurses and the quality of patient care and safety. As discussed earlier, nurses who work in safe and stress-free environments are more likely to keep their jobs, which leads to retention of the highly qualified and experienced registered nurses.
One division that appearances to be most seriously affected is that of home healthcare nursing. This is because of the large amount of baby boomers. Hospital in the U.S. and aboard are in severe need of health care workers. While the multitude of baby boomer is currently swelling the need for quality health care is growing. The nursing population is aging more and more nurses are retiring and moving into primary care settings.
Many nurses become anxious from the stress and high level of demand they are meant to keep up with. There may also be aggression linked from patient to nurse, nurse to doctor (aka horizontal aggression), doctor to patient, and even the family in the mix, which Edward (2014) had written about. According to Edward (2014), studies found that the medical staff to be involved in the workplace aggression would be the new, inexperienced nurses on the floor, and student nurses were the most targeted. They are always under supervision, and haven’t developed a relationship with other staff, and also need to develop rapport with everybody. That is a major stressor in figuring out if you are going to work out in a new place, doing new skills, and achieving new goals.
A caregiver not only has to perform outstanding medically, but also achieve friendly caregiving through personality and attitude (Manuella 1767). Caregivers must be positive and effective for better influence on the addict. Stereotypical thoughts about an addict are common in caregivers such as nurses Bartlett et al. 350). The National Drug Abuse Institute reported that, “A person with an addiction can recover with proper care, but an addicted person is unlikely to recover alone” (Bartlett et al.
Additionally, when dealing with a staffing shortage, delegation is an essential strategy. Furthermore, as the stress levels may increase for a healthcare manager given with these circumstances, delegating tasks does not need to be done in a demeaning or impertinent way. Skilled delegation is a kind of time management skill that is fundamental to coping with a short staffed shift. Things can easily lead to further stress and workplace aggravation when short staffed. For healthcare administrators, managing skills and strategies for these types of situations, are not only essential for healthcare professionals, but will help ensure patients will receive the care and attention they need and deserve.