Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) has grown in the past years and continuation of its growth is expected. Studies show that there are some difficulties that a novice nurse experience as they transition to APRN. (Hill, L. *& Sawatzky, J. 2011). The transition is also stressful for the nurse practitioner, thus making the NP feel inadequate, overwhelmed and incompetent. Fortunately, there are steps that can help this transition run smoothly.
Moreover, several studies have been conducted to examine the effects of low nurse staffing on patients hospitalization experiences, as well as its effect on nurse careers in the long run. A recent study by Frith, Anderson, Tseng, and Fong (2012) to explore the relationship between nurse staffing and medication errors, demonstrated that medication errors were higher in a cardiac care unit and non-cardiac care unit when staffing levels were lower. In addition, Frith et al. (2012) pointed out that medication errors increase by 18% for every 20% decrease in nurse staffing below the average due to failure to follow medication administration protocol As mentioned earlier, nurses perform the last and the most important step of medication administration. Thus, having adequate time to assess each patient efficiently and following the medication rights is critical to provide safe patient care and prevent errors.
In this section, I will start to talk about the nurse practice act and how it improves patient care around the world. The Nurse Practice Act is laws that define responsibilities of the nurse and the scope of practice within their range. The range of activities and services as well as the qualifications for practice. The act describes what constitutes unprofessional conduct of misconduct and investigation and the disciplinary procedures for complaints filed against a nurse. These acts are in place to protect patients and families from harm as a result of unsafe or incompetent practices of unqualified nurses. We use the Nurse Practice Act to protect the patient and their families. Information about the Nurse Practice Act can be found on the National
The paper is about the company American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Throughout the paper will explain different products American Eagle sell. Balance sheet, Income statements, and Cash flow statement are important to any business., Net income is cash the company have after all transactions. This paper will discuss the company American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
In studying Registered Nursing one will find that they have to be compassionate and want to care for others. Registered Nurses assist physicians with suffering patients of any medical condition. They help to decide the patient’s medicine, treatment, recovery, and educate the them and their families on post-medical treatment. They need to have bedside manner, and be able to prepare patients for surgery. Registered Nursing careers range anywhere from critical care, oncology, mental health, to an everyday school nurse.
The Indiana State Board of Nursing (2011) defines advanced practice nursing as a registered nurse who has attained advanced knowledge and skills through an organized program of study. The three categories of study include nurse practitioner, certified nurse mid-wife, or clinical nurse specialist. National certification is not required for nurse practitioners completing an accredited graduate program. However, if the continuing education is part of a certificate program then a national certification is required. Although certification is not required in Indiana, Riley Hospital for Children nurse practitioners are required to certify within one year of employment. The nurse practitioners on the Hematology/Oncology unit complete this certification through the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Board. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (2015) requires annual renewal. This $270 certification is three hours long exam and consisting of 175 questions. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Board website provides resources to prepare individuals for the exam.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP): It was formed in 2013 by the fusion of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (founded in1985) and the American College of Nurse Practitioners (founded in 1995). The purpose of this association is to advocate for the issues and performance of the nurse practitioners. AANP’s mission is to lead nurse practitioners in turning the health care system into patient-centered care. According to the AANP website, this organization has more than 60,000 individual members, and 200
Nursing assistants have long been the heartbeat of assisted living, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities alike. Over time, their roles in these settings have evolved to accommodate the needs of the RNs/LPNs they work alongside and the cliental they care for. In 2001, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) expanded the capacity of NAs in an effort to facilitate safer staffing ratios. This provision allowed those in good standing with sufficient experience to become medication-certified barring successful completion of a training course and exam. The aim of this designation was not to replace the RN/LPN but to create a functional care partner. While this collaboration is an endeavor to improve patient outcomes, there are caveats. The purpose of this paper is to narrowly examine the usefulness of this role and
The objective of this project is to improve the Springfield region’s financial performance for the Saints Health. The Saints Health Region (SHR) is accountable for health care services for the 28-county Springfield Arizona Service Area. SHR Health Plan provides operating funds for SHR, and the services are provided through SHR Medical group, local physicians, and other providers. Currently, the operating margin is negative with an operating loss of $110.31 M although the membership growth is positive. As consultants, our team strives to develop strategies to improve the financial performance of SHR by focusing on short-term and long-term viability. This report analyzes alternatives for reducing expenses and strategies to break-even the margin by the end of CY2018 and plans to increase the operating margin to $40 M by the end of CY2021.
A Financial analysis determines how well an organization is performing financially and whether improvement is needed by reviewing the organization’s financial statements and calculating ratios.
Magnet is the status awarded to hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. To obtain this, it requires hospitals to develop, disseminate and enculturate evidence based criteria that result in a positive work environment for nurses and, by extension, all employees (American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC), 2014). During the 1980s, American hospitals were suffering from significant nursing shortage and high turnover at hospitals. However, some hospitals were seen as a magnet for nurses and better able to retain nurses because of their more supportive work environment. Hence, magnet hospital designation was developed in the 1990s to award those hospitals that have better nurse
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Large patient loads combined with a stressful work environment affects nurses’ abilities to provide quality healthcare. Patient safety should never be compromised. It is our responsibility to learn from research and improve our current nurse staffing ratios. Nurse staffing is key and affects all other outcomes. Without nurses administering the right treatment at the right time to the right patients, all other healthcare interventions are not effective. Improvement of nurse staffing levels will improve the quality of care our patients receive.
Undoubtedly Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) have preserve their number one spot in Chicago. Northwestern Memorial hospital have implemented an essential commitment to remain at the fore front of healthcare. In order for NHM to continue to be the leader the organization applied precaution such as strategic planning. Furthermore, the organization understands its product life cycle, its strengths, weakness, opportunity, and threats (SWOT). The Strategic Position and Action Evaluation (SPACE) matrix analysis give insight on formulating strategies within NMH. The SPACE matrix consist of four quadrants which are Competitive Advantage (CA), Industry Strength (IS), Financial Strength (FS), and Environment Stability (ES). However, the SPACE matrix