The purpose of this paper will be first to identify a new model for nursing care delivery that will ensure improvement in both the quality and economic outcomes for our organization. Secondly, I will articulate how various key concepts of the new model will help improve the quality of service delivery in our organization while minimizing costs. Finally, well formatted empirical, scholarly evidence will be provided to support the raised ideas.
The metaparadigm of nursing illustrates the collective worldview of the shared concepts of the discipline, which are: the person, environment, health and nursing (1). The nursing metaparadigm is the framework for many nursing theories, values, and theoretical models, which help guide an advanced practice nurse in selecting appropriate interventions established by their chosen conceptual model. A conceptual model or advanced practice nursing theory provides an advanced practice nurse a logical structural model to follow, which is aligned with the discipline’s expectations. Advanced education prepares advanced practice nurses to employ a superior degree of clinical, research based and theoretical knowledge (2). As a nurse practitioner student,
Shared governance is an innovative model used to provide direction for the professional practice of nursing. This model is used to direct nurses to participate in unit-based decision making that allow nurses to demonstrate accountability and ownership for their practices. The goal of the model is to improve quality patient care contain costs, and retain nursing staff. According to Marquis and Houston (2012), “In shared governance, the organization’s governance is shared among board members, nurses, physicians, and management” (p. 270-271). Shared governance is imperative in the healthcare institutions. “Shared governance, which gives nurses control over their professional practices, is an essential element of a professional practice nursing model, providing structure and context for health care delivery” (cite shared governance article). This allows each healthcare worker to have a voice in the decision making and encourage input that will expand the business and healthcare.
The nurse’s role is to independently and collaboratively provides nursing services. This service is part of the total health organization which aims to fulfill the needs of a patient or community. The nature
Josepha is working on a medical surgical unit with three other RNs and one LPN. There is also a male and a female patient care tech. Josepha has been a nurse for four months, and after completing two months of orientation she takes a full assignment as a registered nurse. Josepha feels that the assignments she receives are not always fair, as she tends to get the most challenging clients. In addition, she is most frequently assigned any change of shift admissions. While she understands that she is part of a team, she often feels that the consistency of the inequity of these assignments is not fair. She is self-aware of how this is affecting her. As she starts her shift today she is again assigned to the
For this paper, there are 2 interviews required that are related to the nursing careers. The two interviews that were conducted were from a Charge Nurse, and from a Head Nurse. Each of the interviews are discussed in detail below, separately.
This portfolio shows the educational journey through the BSN program at Western Governors University(WGU). The curriculum at WGU was very challenging, nonetheless it prepared me to become a safe and effective nurse. The BSN curriculum provided avenues to keep me up to date with safe practices and learn how to master therapeutic communication. WGU also helped me sharpen my critical thinking skills in order to make decisions quickly and provide safe and effective care to patients. As the result of my training, I am ready to embark in the field of nursing and do my best to make a difference in my patients lives.
As pointed out, the opportunities for a nurse transitioning from an AD position to a BSN position are diverse and endless. Patients, healthcare facilities and the nursing profession benefit from advanced degree nurses. The nurse’s ability to comprehensively assess the needs of patients and provide evidenced based practice benefits patients by improving outcomes. The use of evidenced based practices assists facilities with achieving accreditation requirements (Grove, Burns, Gray, 2013). Most importantly, nurses receive self-gratification for their
I just wanted to respond to your question in regards to the facility that I am currently in. The nurse role is different in this setting because it appears that she has the majority of the responsibility because most of the staff work under her license, she is responsible for all of the education and delegation of tasks to staff such as insulin, medication administration, blood glucose checks, ect.. This is different from the hospital setting because she is responsible for not only the residents nursing care and coordination of care between outside facilities but also education and delegation to staff as well.
My experience working on PCU/telemetry unit and surgical/trauma unit did not only allow me to obtain knowledge on various different medical conditions and surgeries, it also assisted me with my organization skills and time management. As a leader working as a charge nurse and a preceptor, I am autonomous and able to multitask. Also from working with various different healthcare professionals, I am aware of different roles each healthcare team members play in the process of patient care. As a Family Nurse Practitioner student, I plan to advance my ability and my awareness to program my mind to think like an Advance Practice Nurse while not losing the valuable skills and knowledge that I have gained as a Registered Nurse. I will implement the knowledge and incorporate it with the education I will receive from Drexel University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program to better understand and learn to treat the patient’s health conditions as a Primary Care
Delegation is considered to be among the most involved nursing skills which require a nurse to apply knowledgeable clinical judgment and accountability during patient care. RNs have an obligation to finding what is needed for patients and families and then using the appropriate delegation to staff to help carry out the plan. This helps maximize on achieving the most desired outcomes and also maximize the use of available resources. The only way to help RNs maximize the available resources is through improving their delegation skills. If a nurse is to be delegated a task, it should be within their scope of nursing and also be tasks they are qualified to perform. If a nurse is not qualified then the work should be
Nurse-nurse handover or bedside handover has been proposed as to increase patient and their family involvement in their care. In carrying out the change to bedside reporting, the adaption of Spradley’s 8-step model in conjunction with Lewin’s 3-step model of unfreezing, moving and refreezing provides for a successful and smooth transition (Kassan & Jagoo, 2005). In part of the recognition of the existing problem, full understanding of issues undergoing patient quality care and satisfaction was communicated through with the Voice of the Patient Advisory Council and the Premier Patient Experience Steering Committee which reported lack of satisfaction of patients and their family members in regards to their knowledge of their
Jean Watson’s theory of care is a grand theory which falls into middle-range theory. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring described care as both an art and science. The framework of the method of care accepts art, science, humanities, spirituality and new directions on mind, body, spirit, medicine, and nursing (_______). With high nurse to patient ration, the nurse will not be able to provide the ten carative factors of Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of care. They will also not be able to perform all the necessary care and treatments required for a patient. Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of care addressed the nurse to patient ration, according to the method “nursing is positioned with caring of the sick, prevention of sickness, restoration of health and promotion of health. This process includes the process of assessment, plan, intervention, and evaluation. On the review, the nurse observes, identifies, review problem(s) and forms a care plan that will be used in appropriate nursing care. When the nurse to patient ratio is low, the nurse will not be able to perform this assessment. This will result in a reduction of patients’ outcomes, medical errors, frequent re-admissions, patient deaths. Nurses experienced unsatisfied work environment, fatigue, burnout and increased in career change leading to the nursing
As part of my studies of the Perspectives on nursing module I have been assigned to examine dignity as a value which underpins nursing practice. Dignity is a multi-faceted concept and can be defined as ‘’ The state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect’ (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/dignity, 2015)’. Respect for the dignity of the person is the number one principle of the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Midwives (NMBI, 2014). Also, this principle notably finds its origins in the Universal Declaration of human rights (United Nations, 1948) (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, 2014). Throughout this piece I will emphasize how this principle interacts with nursing
Every patient is handed-over to the next set of clinical staff at the start of every shift. This is to ensure the patient get conternuaty* of care and is always getting the best care possible. It also means everyone understands the plan and end goals for the patient as well as there