On this day October 24th, 2016 many events happened at Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC). As usual, I was exactly on time to start my clinical rotation at 8 am. My rounds were made in the clinic looking for something out of place and improvise with my assistance. A morning huddle was hold at the nursing station. Everyone met to listen to the points Joel Polanco, RN would present. Topics on improvements in the clinic related to patient-physician needs were discussed. I was really an active learner since those administrative aspects were managed by the nurse manager at the clinic. After the meeting, we talk about the patients and their needs, what I have seen in this community, what would be beneficial for the patients coming to JTCHC,
As an integral part of the healthcare team, nursing has evolved tremendously. In Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies a picture was painted of what the future of nursing looks like. From my own opinion I do feel that a reform or evolution in nursing education is required to create competent nurses of the future. Current nursing school programs are academic heavy with an emphasis on skills. While growing competency in clinical skills is necessary, there is much more to the future of nursing than being highly skilled. It is time to distinguish not just skills, but characteristics of a successful nurse of the future. This is a nurse who will be well rounded with the tools and resources to help guide healthcare and the patient experience
In each meeting I gained new insight to the health of our community. Some meetings I even got to hear some new statistics and updates. While surveying I learned to be less shy and that some people don’t like the idea of the Health Department
I would like to start by sharing a quote from an unknown author: Being a nurse isn’t about grades, it’s about being who we are. No book can teach you how to cry with a patient. No class can teach you how to tell their family that their parent has died or is dying. No professor can teach you how to find dignity in giving someone a bed bath. A nurse is not about the pills or the charting. It’s about being able to love people when they are at their weakest moments.
Every nurse, at some point, has questioned why something is done. Perhaps the procedure misuses time, is painful for the patient, or is unnecessarily unsafe for the nurse. Is this process or procedure utilized because of an outdated method or is it proven to be the best practice? Thus, every nurse, and especially nurse leaders, have the unique ability to question, research, and discover enhanced nursing processes that can improve patient and nurse outcomes alike. The purpose of this discussion board is to discuss evidence-based practice in depth, including the nurse leader’s role, strategies for implementation, forces behind change, how organizational infrastructure and culture help or hinder implementations, and finally, describe the process
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has a strong stance on nurses and leadership. They believe that nurses are a vital component to health care system and nurses in leadership roles can have a positive impact on such. Nurses are in all sorts of roles within the health care systems ranging from a staff nurse, nurse managers, to advance practice, all the way to congress (Finkelman & Kenner, 2013). In addition, they even serve in the boardroom within some health care organizations. Leadership doesn’t necessarily mean a nurse in a manager position, but a nurse who has an influence on staff. (Finkelman, et al, 2013). The importance to having all health care members working together in leadership roles is imperative to positive changes within the health care setting. Nurses can give an insight on matters that only a nurse can, and this is an important viewpoint that needs to be included when
Throughout my life, I have perception of the world has changed with the aquiration of new knowledge. Throughout my life I have began to gain consciousness of issues that people of color, people like me, Latina, immigrant-descent, low-income face in everyday life. I always knew since a young age that I wanted to help people, my people. I knew I had to become someone to have the ability to be herd and listened too regardless of the color of my skin, someone worth remembering, someone who created change, someone who my parents could be proud of, but most importantly someone who I can be proud of. When I came to UCLA, a young naïve Latina, who left her bubble community back in Huntington Park, CA, I became aware of how other students were way
NU 413 Week 9 Discussion Board Post student response to Katie-Lynn Fournier by Kathryn Moultrie
Informatics impacts the healthcare setting, through the implementation of EHRs. A nurse informaticist not only manages the implementation of technology but follows guidelines set by ANA. Growth in nursing is moving forward as technology is erupting on the scene. The purpose of this paper does nurse impact leadership change for nurses moving into nursing informatics. Can implementation of technological transformation the care of patients, and components of ANCC Magnet health care set?
My goals for this course is to gain a better understanding regarding health care initiatives and health promotion. Take the practical information, tools and incorporate into everyday practice. Since I have been working associate degree nurse (ADN) for 21 years. The topic for my first paper was "Why BSN are better nurses than ADN nurse" my first thought is their not. I took away after research that ADN focuses more on the task at hand and BSN have a better understanding of theory and the why we approach patients in a certain way. Look forward to broadening my knowledge base, learning theory behind nursing and approaching patients in a different way. When caring out orders and discharging patients today I'm thinking of the learning style and
Several individuals in the audience wanted to know more in details about the student’s DNP project. The DNP student stated that she has not implemented her project yet and it could not be discussed at the moment. The DNP student did discuss on how everyone, whether a nurse or not, can advocate for the community. The DNP discussed on the pros on advancing one’s education. DNP essential eight: Advanced Nursing Practice is not just entitiled to practice in hospitals. These individuals practice in hospitals, clinics, home health, and in the
Being a nurse, comes a great reward and unlimited enhancement of career ladders and promotion. An organizations true values to their nurses is that they encourage everyone to expand their skills and capabilities. One example is encouraging to be a resource nurse. An interview of a resource nurse, where she elaborated the meaning of being a professional nurse, an advocate for patients and families, and steward of the health care system.
The addition of nurse leaders in the executive suite is essential in facilitating the perception that nurses are critical decision makers in the health care industry. Furthermore, it is imperative that a formal succession plan is incorporated in organizations to assure strategic leadership, quality care, and operational effectiveness incorporate nursing at the uppermost level of decision and influence (Trepanier & Crenshaw, 2013). The Chief Nurse Executive role is evolving as a tactical authority in acquiring a major influence on our nation’s health care delivery systems and clinical outcomes (Bradley, 2014). As health care shifts and changes, nursing must be at the forefront to assure optimal influence
The first step in Kotter’s change process is establishing the sense of urgency (Gaudine & Lamb,2015). In this stage, a leader informs the group or employees about the need for the change in an organization. To address the issue of workplace bullying, a transformational leader should be able to envision the effect of bullying in the workplace. The nurse leader should identify the current work environment, the relationship among the employees, and should communicate the existing issues and the negative consequence of workplace bullying (Mbamalu & Whiteman, 2014). The nurse leaders can spread awareness about the consequences of the bullying by providing the research evidence (Small, et al., 2016). They can set up a meeting to discuss the ongoing
I am a Registered Staff nurse who working at Bukit Batok Polyclinic. I am currently studying at the University of Sydney at Singapore Institute of Management pursuing Bachelor in Nursing (Post -registration ) programme. I am writing this letter because I would like to share with you my thoughts on the important of studying the discipline of nursing. I have a deep realization that it is important to study discipline of nursing.