15). In a concept map, each word or phrase is connected to another and linked back to the original idea, word, or phrase. Concept mapping is considered a valuable active teaching method because it prompts learners to make connections and establish relationships between new concepts and prior schema (McMillan, 2010; Pottier et al., 2010; Sadler et al., 2015). Learners use graphic representations to depict their understanding of the meaning of a set of concepts, to organize and represent knowledge, to summarize and analyze their ideas, and to visualize their thinking (Lee et al., 2013). Concept maps have been used effectively in nursing education since 1984 (Daley & Torre, 2010; Harris & Zha,
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.
Quality Nursing Care - Summative Essay Abby Smith A8a Introduction I will be using Driscolls model of reflection (2007) to look back and reflect on how my concept of Quality Nursing Care (QNC) has advanced and also how that has adapted me for practice. Reflection is a crucial tool to help achieve continuous lifelong learning in the nursing profession because by using this tool Nurses can collate both their academic understanding and nursing practice. (Fawcett, 2006). Reflection can be used to educate ourselves by looking back on previous care given and seeing how it can be improved. (Peate, 2016).
Introduction/Description The purpose of this essay is to deliver a reflective account of the learning and educating actions required to change a stoma bag. A third year student carried out the actions required to complete the task within a ward setting. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2015 describe reflection as a process where nurses are given the opportunity to reflect on significant events that have taken place and explore their knowledge and practical skills in an objective way. Using analysis and evaluating the nurses actions, provides a learning opportunity, allowing future practice to be improved including professional development and patient safety (Nursing and Midwifery Council, (NMC) 2015). For this assignment, Gibbs (1988) reflective framework will be used.
The mentor will help the newly graduated nurses in performing their tasks and assignments. Having great experiences, especially in the specialized area helps the mentor to guide and deliver knowledge and skills to the newly graduated nurses, so that they are able to develop their essential skills in clinical settings. The mentor holds huge responsibility towards preparing future nurses who are competent enough to serve in the community (Pellat, 2006). Just like the senior staff nurses who act as a mentor in mentorship, newly graduated nurses who act as a mentee also play important roles and require full commitment in order to strengthen their competencies. The success of the mentorship program is closely tied to the relationship of the mentor and mentee.
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
McMurray et al (2011) stated that handover serves as an opportunity for mentoring members of junior staff in order to socialise newcomers into the culture of nursing. It also assists them in learning professional values and goals along with the providence of development of group cohesion. In bedside handovers, the main opportunity is related to student teaching because it aids in analysing the nursing as something that is done with
Several publications have appeared in recent years documenting organisational climate within the clinical learning environment, hence the aim of this chapter is to review the literature on Organisational Climate (OC) within the clinical learning environment. There is overwhelming evidence confirming the critical role that clinical learning plays in the entire nursing profession. Hence, Reilly and Oermann (1992:133) notes that the importance of student nurses to undergo clinical learning practice to acquire skills and knowledge needed for the nursing profession. According to Carlson, Kotze and Rooyen (2003:32) clinical learning provides a learning platform where practical nursing skills are learned, practised and enhanced to ensure that student
Mentors can continue to play a major role in the mentees’ progression during the beginning of their professional nursing career. Nursing faculty recognize the need to provide an educational experience and positive learning environment for all students, resulting in educators continually introducing multiple teaching, learning, and assessment techniques to support students' learning successes (Billings & Halstead, 2012). Hence, having a mentor can make a new graduate nurse’s professional life exponentially better than having to go it alone. In todays world nurses are needed due to the shortage which means mentoring and coaching a one way we can change
But when an issue is avoided, it will remain unsolved. If a similar situation were to re-emerge, the emotion of both parties might escalate to an even difficult situation to handle and resolve (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). In the next few days, I tried using accommodating approach, hoping to make the whole situation more peaceful and easier to handle. But it is a win-lose situation as our conflict is not resolved and I have to limit my practice in ensuring my patient’s safety whenever I am on the same roster as her. But the practice is of high value to me.
Demonstrate effective use of technology to navigate the electronic health record, communicate with inter/intraprofessional teams, and be involved with decision making in the delivery of quality and safe patient care. (Ivy Tech Community College, 2016). Rationale In nursing, the use of technology is vital in providing high quality of care and complete understanding of the patient. Technology is used in the health care system to chart patient health information, communicate with the interprofessional team, and monitor plan of care. The nurse, upon licensure, recognizes the importance of computer literacy and the effect technology has on patient outcomes.
The knowledge I gleaned from this activity resulted in a more tailored and focused learning experience for my students which met them where they were instead of assuming what they did or didn’t know. My lessons were more appropriate for the learning environment as a result of giving a pre-test and at the end of the unit both the students and I will be able to have tangible proof that our time was not wasted. Learning occurred and this pre-assessment allows us to prove