Nurses main role are collaborating nursing care to the patients and information’s are gathered by continuously assessing, diagnosing, planning, intervening and evaluating. There is no doubt a nurse spends most of their time is getting all these information’s form patients. Thus nursing informatics had helped nurses gaining relevant information’s and it is known as a growing field in nursing profession. Today almost all the nurses are required to integrated technology into practice. I do believe that information is power and as a nurse we are required to have all the information for decision making.
Introduction Nursing knowledge developed from the period of Florence Nightingale until now through the development of nursing theories, philosophies and knowledge base practices. Nursing has a distinctive knowledge base and therefore it can be considered as a profession. As a profession nursing has a social responsibility to provide a knowledge base practice.,McCurry,Revell and roy((2009) Each discipline is having its own body of knowledge, Smith and McCarthy(2010).The term ontology has been used by Watson, who refers to ontology as the creative work in nursing that reflects caring and healing .Caring is the foundation of Ontological nursing. Watson (1999). As per the ontology of nursing discipline Nurse patient relationship is the core of
It helps in liaising with colleagues, listening and being respectful. Decision making is a very important tool not only in clinical setting as well as family life even in society .Nurses are regarded as key decision makers within the health sector. They are also expected to use presents evidence in their judgments and decisions. Current related research: A research was made in 2011 by Karyn Hon, It was on clinical decision making of nurse working in a hospital. Nurses perceptions of clinical decision making in their clinical practice has been analyzed and compared differences in decision making in their clinical practice was analyzed and compared differences in decision making related to nurse demographic and contextual variables.
The field of nursing has evolved tremendously. According to Hiroko et al. (2014), nurses are charged with connecting updated theories with patient care for advancing the practice of nursing. Having an evidence based practice is instrumental in accomplishing this task. Research has allows new information to be gathered pertaining to different health care issues.
Peer review is a process of review, it is an academic work of one author reviewed by other experts and scholars in the same field. Hirschauer (2010) proposed that journal peer review could be understood as reciprocal accountability of judgments among peers. Peer review mechanism has been regarded as the focus of the scientific publish by many countries. Almost all the famous journals have used peer review, the reason for that is they believe it is safe to ensure the quality of the scientific publish by peer review. One of the advantages of peer review is that it is hard to point out the whole mistakes and flaws by individual author or single team in the difficult work, but defects could expose easily to show the work to others, with advices
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,
I have learned about how the different nurse 's theories have evolved and influenced the current nursing practice. The information learned in Professional Roles and Values class gave me the skills to apply critical thinking, decision making, quality of care, safety, delegation and leadership to provide quality of patient-centered care to my patients, and in my community. Evidence-based practice class provided me with the knowledge of how to find the correct information, how to conduct a research and how to apply the new evidence-based findings in my clinical practice setting. The class of information management and application of technology taught me about how to manage information and technology and how technology must be used to deliver quality and safe patient care. The Organizational Systems class provided me with the information and skills needed to understand the roles of the different regulatory agencies.
The following were the initial methods of assessment chosen for this selection plan: resumes, letters of recommendation; job knowledge test, nursing licenses, certifications, letters of recommendation, and reference checks (Heneman et al., 2012). Resumes and letters of recommendation from previous employers are a good starting point to get an overview of potential job applicants’ KSAOs (Heneman et al., 2012). Job knowledge tests are useful assessment methods for skilled positions such as nursing because they evaluate “technical or professional expertise in specific knowledge areas” (OPM, n.d., para. With written or electronic job knowledge tests nurse applicants are tested based on the clinical expertise they acquired throughout their careers (OPM, n.d.). Additionally, nurses are required to hold a license from the state in which they desire to work (OPM, n.d.).
Transitional Paper: The Evaluation of Nursing and Patient Safety As medicine has evolved throughout the years, so has the role of a nurse. Once seen as solely an assistant to physicians, nursing is now considered the foundation of many functional hospitals and other acute care settings. A nurse’s role in safety in particular has evolved greatly throughout the years. It is important to note that as the overall role of a nurse expanded, as did the responsibility of continual patient safety. By looking at the evolution of training and nursing practice, it is possible to observe the changes that have occurred to increase patient safety within the past century.
Nurse managers have a pivotal role of empowering, facilitating and providing autonomy for nurses to engage with EBP. This ensures all the team can keep abreast with the latest evidence for their cohort of patients, increasing the quality of care provided (Wilkinson, Nutley and Davies, 2011). Nurse managers are responsible for the professional practice environment where nurses provide care and are ideally positioned to promote the translation of research evidence into clinical practice. The evidence generated from quality research can help build the research- practice gap, meaning the frontline nurses will be using the most recent evidence to care for patients, improving the quality of care provided to them and their families (Gifford, 2007). Nurse managers need to be supported in implementing EBP.