They were just meant to assist the physician during treatment, assist in the patients personal hygiene administer medication that is prescribed by the physician and dress wounds. These were just things that any woman could do. Nursing demands much more now as they are educators, client advocate, and managers. More so it is a requisite for any field of endeavour to attain professional status, it is actually an attribute of a profession. Professional Autonomy in Nursing refers to the ability of the nurse to act based on her knowledge and judgement.
The focus on genuine care and interaction between patient and healthcare worker is the very basis of a healing hospital. The first component of a healing hospital is an environment that promotes healing; this includes comforting hospital aesthetics and promoting and relaxing environment that does not induce stress in the patient. By designing the hospital in a way that promotes comfort it eases the patient 's mind and allows them to fully rest. The second aspect of a healing hospital is the integration of work and technology. Technology is a tool that makes treatment and diagnosis easier on the healthcare workers.
The last past eight weeks have provided an opportunity to achieve several program outcomes that will prepare me as my role of nurse practitioner. This course NR 602 has provided me with an opportunity to meet the MSN program outcome #6, the MSN Essential VII, and the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies # 8. These program outcomes will institute a base upon which care can be delivered with quality. Program outcome # 6 examined ways to apply legal, ethical and human caring principles to situations in advanced practice nursing. There were several case studies that afforded a chance to implement this outcome.
This stage is demonstrated by the nurses who have generally worked in a clinical environment for four to five years. The proficient nurses learn from experience what typical events to expect in a given situation and understand the manner in which plans need to be modified in response to these events. They usually continue to refine their reading of particular situations. Stage Five-Expert At the expert level, nurses with their extensive background of experience has an intuitive grasp of situation which no longer relies on analytical principle (rule, guideline). The expert nurses have worked in a clinical environment for over five years.
This portfolio represents the professional and academical achievements of my educational career in the course over the years. It is the compilation of the hard work I have completed and my accomplishments that illustrate my strengths, problem-solving ability, work ethic, responsibility and moral and professional values. All of the education obtained during these years and the effort put in has given me the required knowledge, experience, values, professional behaviors, and ethical standards to make me a stronger and well prepared professional nurse. It has been a long journey since I started my nursing education becoming a CNA, nurse assistant, then a practical nurse LPN. Continuing with my education I became a registered nurse (RN) and now I am finishing my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
Introduction In this Journal of experiential learning paper I will lead you through my learning outcomes starting with the 2 most engaging and least engaging concepts including professional organizations, the history of nursing, nursing theories and values, ethics, and nursing practice, the two concepts I believe are the most important in my nursing career including Values, ethics, and nursing practice, and human relationships and how they will impact my future as a nurse, I will also explain two learning outcomes in the course and how I’ve developed the skills to be successful in those outcomes. Levels of engagement During the semester I found that two specific subjects really jumped out at me, one being the professional organizations. When
Nursing assessment has a significant role in providing effective, accurate and safe nursing care in clinical practice. Nursing assessment is the first stage of the Nursing Process. It is used to explore the physical, psychological, spiritual and social aspect of the patient’s life. It is therefore a holistic and systematic guide for nurses to obtain a greater understanding of their patient’s wants and needs. It is the underlying foundation of the process, on which other phases of the process are based upon (Foster & Hawkins, 2005).
Apart from donning the clinic uniform, we also set guidelines on general appearances and basic grooming standards to complete the professional image. “Although the main roles of nurses involve assessment, planning and delivery of nursing skills, nurses today are actively involved in providing patient education, counselling and working in close collaboration with their medical counterparts” (Kannusamy, 2005, p. 595). Therefore, we are also looking at organizing customer service courses for the nurses. It will equip them with the confidence and professionalism to handle the day-today interactions and issues that surface during the course of the care provided. Also, they will be able to put to good use the appropriate interpersonal skills when dealing our patients and other professions in the healthcare
During a health assessment, a nurse may become aware that a patient is lacking information that may help improve his condition. This provides the nurse with an opportunity to impart this information before he is discharged. (Oguejiofo, 2008). There are eight critical characteristics that a nurse should use in their final summary of any symptoms the client has. The first characteristic is location is interprets the point from which the pain originates from.
Comfort can also be seen in terms of physical, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental. The nurses intentional actions in this respect strengthen patients and significant others. And as a result of this patients seek healthy behaviors that improve the totality of their health and comfort. Above all the ability of the nurse meeting the basic human needs is comfort. PERSONAL LIFE