In this memo, I will discuss a number of factors that influence my career choice to be a Registered Nurse. These factors include education and certifications requirements, pay range, mental and physical requirements, and analyze how this career will affect my personal identity. What is a Registered Nurse? Registered nurses (RNs) work to promote good health and help patients cope with illness and injury (Career as a Registered Nurse, 2016). RN’s can work in a variety of places including hospitals, nursing care facilities, physicians’ offices, or public health facilities.
• The strategic planning process- This is an important part in an organization. In this process, the employees or staff in all sections of the health care organizations is involved in planning and making decisions. The challenges are identified and solved then ways to improve the services are employed in order to bring great outcomes to the organization. The nurses’ responsibilities to make successful strategic planning include; • Involving head of other healthcare personnel in strategic planning. • Identify the major problems of the healthcare organization • Determine and conclude how and when to solve
The health care system is undergoing radical changes and for each and every service we have specialized personnel and departments available now. Medical social workers specialized in that area of social work and part of the multidisciplinary team usually work in hospital, nursing home or hospice, have a degree in the field, and work with patients and their families in need of psycho-social help. They assess the psychosocial functioning of patients and families and intervene as and when necessary. Interventions may include connecting patients and families to necessary resources and supports in the community; offering psychotherapy, counseling, or helping a patient to strengthen their network of social support. The core functions of medical social
It should be provided in both formal and informal sectors, within a conducive environment that will allow privacy and confidentiality. It should promote reproductive health which covers comprehensive health aspects of an individual. Significant people like parents, teachers, and health professionals have greater role in educating young people to sensitize in their issues and to create adolescent friendly environment so that they can share and get better care. Social worker and other health professionals should cooperate with other stakeholders
A family nurse practitioner (FNP) is a member of the health care team who provides quality and cost-effective care to patients across the lifespan, from newborn to old age. They provide care in various healthcare settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, community health centers and public health departments. They focus on disease prevention, health and wellness promotion. The FNP empowers patients through patient education and partnerships in clinical treatment decisions (Hamric, 2014; “Nurse Practitioner,” 2014). How does one become an effective Family Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse Practitioners (NP) are registered nurses who have undergone additional education and training to diagnose and treat patients with acute illnesses and chronic conditions. In addition, they recommend treatments, perform various procedures and prescribe medications. In the event they are unable to assist a patient or feel they need additional care, they make referrals to other medical professionals. NP Jobs many be found in physician offices, nursing homes, long term care centers, clinics and hospitals. A Family Nurse Practitioner fills a gap in the health care system, one seen in the shortage of doctors offering internal medicine and primary care, although those trained as a NP may work in other specialties.
The nursing field offers a wide range of career options, which varies from entry-level practitioner to doctoral-level researcher. Furthermore, my favorite specialty career nurses are Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who serve as health care providers directly under physicians. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner works with patients from infancy to young adulthood, diagnosing illnesses, conducting exams, and prescribing
The abilities to delegate, and supervise other healthcare workers is not an easy job. Delegation is one of the most complex nursing skill. It takes clinical judgment and practice. RNs are required to assess and evaluate the needs of the patient and then utilize the appropriate caregivers in order to achieve desired patient outcomes. For an example a post-op elderly patient is receiving IV antibiotic and PRN IV pain medicine.
Theory Description The nursing theory chosen is that of need theory by Virginia Henderson. Henderson has contributed a lot in nursing throughout her journey as a nurse. She intended to define the unique focus of nursing practice, but at the end, it ends up being one the nursing theories that are being used in every clinical setting. Her contribution has helped shaped the way nurses care for their patients and the components she developed help serves as guidelines which nurses used to care for patients. The Purpose of The Theory The purpose of Henderson’s theory is to give the principles that help construct practice and to generate further nursing knowledge.
A registered nurse (RN) is someone who on a daily basis, records medical histories and symptoms, administers patients’ medicine, treatments, and sets up plans for the care or contributes to existing plans of the patients’ (“Registered Nurses.”). Registered nurses observe the patients’ and then they record their observations to keep track of the patient 's’ progress. Registered nurses are required to consult with a doctor or another healthcare professional regarding the wellbeing of patients’. Also, RN’s help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results (“Registered Nurses.”). Above all, the most helpful thing a registered nurse does, is teach their patients’ and their patients’ family how to manage illnesses and injuries and what should