Nursing Practice Act Pennsylvania and Texas Definition of nursing practice The Professional Nursing Law in Pennsylvania (1985, 21.1, para i), describes nursing as “treating human responses” to health issues. They should also operate under various other capacities as a health advocator and providing supportive care to physicians and other personnel. Nurses also implement the care planned for the patients. It does not include any prescribing of medication or corrective procedures. The Texas Nurse Practice Act (2013 sec.301.002, para 2), likens the practice to an “art”.
Since this study was limited to only two clinical hospital settings, it is hard to say if the study can be transferred to various clinical settings. In an early study, Skei (2008) nurses working with an orthopedic surgeon reported difficulties collaborating with the physicians, which makes them feel powerless, by contrast nursing in hospital settings reported working with physicians well. The researcher mentions a need for a continuing study in the area of sociopolitical understanding. Once the level of competency has been assessed, the weight of a given nurses voice can be adequately applied. The study contributes meaningful evidence to nurses’ practice by promoting nurses to feel powerful.
The 14 fundamental needs are what guide the nursing process which nursing use to guide their care plan. Virginia Henderson theory separated the nursing care from the medical care because she wanted to focus on the patient as a whole (Blais& Hayes, 2016). The nurse who is caring for a patient with dementia will determine if the patient is capable of doing any of the needs on his or her own, will need the nurse to guide them with these needs or to take full responsibility for the patient to reach all of the 14 fundamental needs. The nurse is coming up with a plan of care for the patient and basing it on what Virginia Henderson believes a nurse’s role for the nurse should be. Which is the nurse will take full responsibility for the patient needs, or offering assistance to the patient while they are no longer able to do independently and working with the patient to promote independence (Ahtisham& Jacoline,
I started rethinking my Nursing degree and decided that maybe Nursing itself isn't for me. Wanting to stay in the medical field, I decided on enrolling for the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program. I figured that my knowledge of medical terminology acquired from Nursing School would be put to good use. With everything I've heard, read and experienced with Everest so far, I am confident that they will help me become a good example for my child, as my parents were for me. With hard work, dedication and the help and support from the staff at Everest, I can achieve my American Dream and have a bright future for my family and
According to the California Board of Registered Nursing (2011), “An Explanation of the Scope of RN Practice including Standardized Procedure” documentation defines the scope of practice for RNs licensing in California also explains the process of determining if a standardized procedure is required. It is RNs’ responsibilities and accountabilities to enforce the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) pertaining to the specific state for nursing practice within the scope of educational level and entitled licensure allowed. In addition, “Code of Ethics for Nurses” (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2015) provides guide indicating how to care patients with ethical obligations. An organized health care system such as health care facility, clinic, home health
We both prescribe meds, refer to other specialties as needed” (J. Yale, personal communication, September 9, 2016). The rest of the healthcare team works as we would expect, she reports – secretaries check people in, RNs take vitals and histories. In Texas this system would likely be quite different, as NPs have a restricted scope of practice and would not be allowed to work concurrently and independently with doctors. References American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2016).
Direct clinical care provided by advanced practice nurses (APNs) is defined by six characteristics – use of a holistic perspective, formation of therapeutic partnerships with patients, expert clinical performance, use of reflective practice, use of evidence as a guide to practice, and use of diverse approaches to health and illness management1. APN practice is distinct from medicine in its holistic approach to patient care. As conceptualized in Shuler’s model, although advanced practice nursing does encompass certain aspects of medicine, it distinguishes itself from the medical model by merging both nursing and medical values.2 The holistic perspective emphasized in APN practice considers the patient as a whole, encompassing all dimensions
Early nurse’s scientist embraces the traditional and experimental methods as the guide in nursing research (McEwen & Wills, 2014). On the other hand, the perceived view stressed the importance of lived experiences, learned reality and human interpretation. It stressed that there could not be one single truth. Phenomenology which is part of perceived view recognized the importance of individual experiences, values, and perspective (McEwen & Wills, 2014). It also recognized that each individual experience is unique.
We also went over the various types of licensed care facilities an ombudsman serves. Ombudsmen are expected to visit Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Distinct Part Facilities (DP) Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), Adult Residential Facilities (ARF), Adult Day Health Care Facilities (ADHC) and Adult Day Programs (ADP). Although we learned about these different facilities, the main two types of facilities I became familiar with were the SNFs and RCFEs. Although both are care facilities, they each serve different populations and have different requirements they need to meet. A SNF focuses on the dietary needs of residents and provides both recreational therapy and rehabilitation.
“ When You’re a Nurse You Know That Everyday You Will Touch a Life or A Life Will Touch Yours”(“45 Nursing Quotes). I chose this quote because it means alot to me because it lets me know that everyday I can make somebody life better or they can make mine better because I took care of them. My personal feelings about being a Registered Nurse is I really think I can do this job because I love helping people. When my grandmother was sick I use to help with her anything that she needed. It’s not an easy job but I know i can do it an stick through it.