Advanced practice nurses (APN) have a vital role in the future of health care, especially since the enactment of the Affordable Health Care Act. With more citizens having health insurance coverage they will be seeking health care providers, and there are not enough physicians to care for them all. According to Letiziam (2014), advance practice nurses are licensed autonomous health care providers that have been trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients and their conditions. Advanced practice nursing is an umbrella that covers four separate roles of nurses, this includes: the certified nurse midwife (CNM), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), certified nurse practitioner (CNP), and certified nurse specialist (CNS).
Ms. Cabral is an active member of NPSB. She collaborates with others to evaluate the RN’s dimensions of nursing practice to determine eligibility or not for promotion. She has been helpful in providing guidance to her co-workers in proficiency writing. Renee has trained, and is now competent in providing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal dialysis/Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis to the Veterans. She took part in the Baxter training seminars and work closely with the Baxter educator, and PD coordinator.
Yet, through the many years of consistent research and hit and missed occurrences, the nurses adopted Evidenced-based practice into their scope of practice. Through this method patients and healthcare workers are ensured that the best practices are followed pertaining to selected health problems. EBP is part of the nursing profession because it promotes safe and quality care for patients and their families based on reliable, proven studies. What are the roots/evolution of EBP in nursing? Before EBP was imbedded into healthcare, nurses relied in the advice of senior nurses and what they learned through education and trial and error.
As the Community Outreach Cancer nurse, I have knowledge and understanding for the need of quality patient education, my position required that I take over the teaching of patients and families about Chemotherapy treatments when a Chemotherapy nurse was not available. I also have a solid foundation of computer operation and keyboarding as an Informatics nurse.
I know doctors that will be working their whole lives to pay off their medical school loans. But, my salary is about half of what a pediatrician would make. There are pluses and minuses to each path. Also, I am good at what I do, because I have a nursing education. I am a nurse first, and then a pediatric nurse practitioner.
My ideal job would be to become a Physician Assistant. A PA is a health care professional who provides health care within the medical portion as part of a team with physicians and other providers. PA’s are concerned with preventing and treating human illness and injury by providing health care services under the supervision of a physician. Sometimes the only way they can practice their medicine is to have a license. This career would require a lot of schoolwork for me; it is required that I obtain a masters degree in Master Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS).
I chose nursing for my health science career because I enjoy helping people who need assistance. I have researched the nursing career and by reading the information provided to me, I have a clearer understanding of the duties and key important tasks that need to be done. Before choosing to become a nurse you must first understand the requirements for becoming a nurse and also have qualities that help you when working. Some qualities include being; caring, patience, and have good health. You need strength for duties like lifting patients and also performing CPR.
That value is key for me as the want to help the underserved was the primary reason I entered into healthcare. A successful Family Nurse Practitioner will be able to effectively assess, diagnoses and treat individuals. They also need to possess good communication skills in order to provide education and all around personal holistic care. After, I complete the Family Nurse Practitioner graduate program I will be able to fulfill my primary goal of being able to impact the health of individuals in underserved communities. I envision myself providing care as a family nurse practitioner in a smaller rural community in order to be able to better reach those with limited access to healthcare
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.
The main reason I chose to study the Diploma of Nursing is because I wanted to upgrade my profession and skills. I work as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) at an aged care facility, there I interact many Enrolled Nurses and see how different their scope of practice between a PCA and an Enrolled Nurse. Since I am young and working part- time I thought I would be best if I started this course as I could work and give adequate time to studying. One another influence that caused me to choose a career in the health field was my grandmother was a nurse in India. As a child I would always visit her during work and she would take me around the hospital and I can faintly remember the hospital setting and how it is so different now.