The Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies was selected to direct toward succeeding in patient care delivery. Nurses profession always revolved around the wellbeing of patients and their caregiver. By having these competencies in place, it helps develop a more focused view for the nurse to successfully achieve her goal and commitment to our profession. It combines all aspects possible to ensure the nurse's knowledge is supported to deliver best outcomes for the patient. The Core Competencies should be integrated into the nurse’s everyday work experience alongside continuous education.
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,
Furthermore, what works in the context of care should be identified and the context variables implementation. Hence, based on the analysis of LoBiondo-Wood and Haber (2013), conducting periodic EBP training and encouraging mentorship, especially by those nurses who have vast experience in the evidence-based practices should be prioritized. This will ensure EBP and nursing other approaches remain central to the interdisciplinary
This paper will examine the purpose of Critical Thinking and its importance in the medical field, especially in the field of nursing. There are many aspects to nursing, but the two that will be discussed in this paper are critical thinking and concept mapping. Critical thinking is essential to skilled nursing; therefore, it is essential to nursing education. It is believed skilled nursing depends upon a well-reasoned philosophy of nursing rooted in a deep and rich conception of critical thinking. In the educational curriculum for nursing students, the focus has been to present problem-based learning and evidence-based practice concepts to help increase critical thinking skills.
Leadership within the healthcare field is necessary to increase skills, organization, understanding, and control within the workplace (Huber, 2014). The leadership role tends to fall into the hands of one who is trustworthy, knowledgeable, motivating, committed, and adequately communicates to the team (Huber, 2014). With each leader comes strengths and weakness, hence, the reason why self-assessment and reflection on leadership skills are necessary. Over the course of this essay I will perform a variety of self-assessment and reflection tests in order to identify my strengths and weaknesses as a current and future nurse leader. Results To identify my strengths and weaknesses, I took a total of six self-assessment tests; which consisted of
The DNP scholarly project, identifies, evaluates care delivery models and the need for change. In My role as a DNP practice scholar, I will address the critical skills essential for translating the evidence-based care into practice with the aim of improving systems of care within the clinical setting (Vincent, Johnson, Velasquez, & Rigney, 2010). Besides, the practice competencies and research I will use the nursing skills to measure the outcomes of the affected population as well as communities. I will apply both clinical investigation and theory with affected individuals and families and implement nursing strategies to improve patient outcomes in nursing homes. I will achieve this by focusing on evidence-based practice, evaluation of results from nursing practices, and focusing on quality improvement (Vincent et al., 2010).
They assess, diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses as well as preventative healthcare for individuals and families. As their care is family-centered, they must also be able to understand the relevance of the family’s identified community. In addition to the nine essentials as outlined by the AACN, the FNP must meet competencies in advanced health assessment skills in order to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings. They should able to use screening and diagnostic strategies to develop diagnosis and they must be able to prescribe medications to enable them to work as independent practitioners (Competencies for Nurse Practitioners, 2012). In order to meet these competencies, the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation (2008) requires three separate graduate-level courses in advanced physiology and pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology as well as appropriate clinical experiences across the age
The guidelines set by the NP’s Core competencies involves educational programs for nurse practitioner and are referred to as essentials behaviors for all NPs (The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner, ([NONPF],2017). As a future NP, this course has echoed the importance to critically examine information given by finding evidence to support and manage care for the individual or the population, which I will apply to my practice. This, in turn, will offer better treatment plan and optimize better patient outcome. Using the differential diagnosis to pinpoint the best possible diagnosis for individuals has helped me to use critical thinking about my patient and to find the appropriate plan of care. Integrating humanities and sciences in nursing is important and allow individuals to enhance their knowledge and critical thinking skills in their nursing practice.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program focuses on the doctoral degree that influence the direct care of patients, health policy, and healthcare outcomes (Matthews, 2014). The DNP program prepared me for the role of leadership in solving complex clinical problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, health care engineering and systems approaches, as well as new knowledge that results in uniquely qualified providers. I discovered the activities of knowledge, behaviors/attitudes, and skills in the DNP IV while utilizing the Bloom’s Taxonomy to master the competencies of these outcomes (Huitt, 2011). As an educator, I can relate knowledge to future nursing students and utilize evidence-based practice. Billings and Halstead (2012) suggest
Nurses practice in a variety of clinical contexts depending on their education preparation and practice experience. The Core Competencies are a foundation for nurses to maintain their competence and to acquire additional competencies or