It is evident that some professionals have sought out ways to reduce nursing theories and make them a thing of the past, but they are still highly regarded in professional healthcare. As noted by McCrae, “The Magnet Recognition Program (American Nurses Credentialing Center 2008) is an international accreditation of excellence in nursing, and a key requirement for organizations is to describe and implement a professional practice model” (p. 223). It is an aspiration of all hospitals to achieve Magnet recognition because of their nurses; this very achievement cannot be made without the hospital’s implementation of a professional nursing
Magnet versus non-Magnet Hospitals What is a magnet hospital and what does it offer that other hospitals don’t. If you were to go to a Magnet versus a non-Magnet hospital, would you be able to tell the difference? The purpose of this paper is to describe some of the differences and the benefits of a Magnet hospital verse a non-Magnet hospital. The Magnet Recognition Program is considered the highest credential recognition for nursing excellence. A hospital needs to meet all requirements set by the American nurses credentialing center (ANCC) to be considered a Magnet hospital.
Introduction Throughout the twenty-first century, the role of the nurse as a care giver has changed and evolved significantly. Nurses now carry more responsibilities than ever before but one primary goal has remained the same: to provide optimal quality care on the basis of evidence obtained through active research. Research is critical to the nursing profession as a whole, it allows the nurse to advance their knowledge base and skills in order to be the best advocate for the patient (Tingen et al. 2009). The focus of the literature review at hand is: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in the hospital setting under the themes of hand-hygiene, source isolation and patient education.
I currently work at Overland Park Regional Medical Center on the telemetry unit. The main professional nursing associations that I am aware of on our floor is the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Kansas State Nurses Association (KSNA). The reason these specific nursing associations are influential at my place of work is because they help the nurses collaborate with one another all over the country and they are such large well known organizations . Matthews (2012) states that the ANA for example, advances nursing by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, and by projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing. The only professional nursing association I am a member of is
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
Nurses Level of Leadership and Autonomy United States Within the United States, the oncology nurses play a vital role in leadership being at the forefront of care, as well as having a wide range of autonomy. However, ultimately, the providers make the orders that the nurses have to follow. A 2013 article, Nursing Practice Environment and Outcomes for Oncology Nursing elaborate on autonomy within the oncology nursing field. A notable finding of the study was the more autonomy the nurses felt they had compared to their peers on medical surgical floors. Their research states that oncology patients normally have complex cases and require a lot of knowledge and time.
The term six research theory course, NURS 495, emphasized the importance of nurse leadership and how nurses can influence positive changes in health care delivery to patients with chronic illness. It also explored the contradictions that exist in nursing practice and encouraged the students to develop a critical and pragmatic approach to client care. The co-requisite clinical course, NURS 499, integrated nursing theory and current best practice on an acute care nursing unit at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. In this consolidated learning analysis, I will explore a nursing practice event that will illustrate the major issues surrounding the treatment of competing mental health comorbidities in a patient with hoarding behaviors. I will also
Effect of implementing structured communication messages on the clinical outcomes of unconscious patients Sahar Younes Othman 1, Mona Mohamed EL-hady2 1Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, Damanhour University, Behira, Egypt 2Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, Mansoura University, Dakahlia, Egypt Effective communication is one of the foundations of professional nursing practice and the art of caring holistically for patients. Indeed, as nurses are the professional group that has the greatest contact with patients, ensuring their communication needs are fully met has been established as one of the most important skills of nursing. Nurses use communication strategies to give directions, offer reassurance, provide consolation, commiserate,
She structured nursing schools for nurses as to become respected professionals. Demand for higher education for nurses also impacted the development of professional nursing. According to The American Association of Colleges
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.
therefore, improve quality of life. This is due in part to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, personal variables and interaction of internal and external variables that impact communication with patients. (www.nursingworld.org/Vol-19-2014/No.3-Sept.) Every nurse can employ to advocate for nursing as part as their daily activities must be point of care, nurse manager, or nurse educator. (www.nursingworld.org/Vol-17-2012/No.1-Jan.) There is one common voice among nurses, if they accept to join. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a professional organization that advocates and protects the profession of nurses.
(2008). I would like to challenges Chief Nurse Executives (CNEs) to lead the journey and highlights how patients, their families, and health care organizations would benefit immeasurably if CNEs stepped forward and accepted this leadership role, then and only then can the best practice changes begin to improve what we as nurses already know. The processes of leading are intended to enable more people to develop into leaders and more people to share the roles of leading, to enhance the quality and safety of patient care (Stone P. Hughes R, Dailey M.
Running head: Magnet Hospitals Magnet Hospitals Teresita Coleman Texas Tech Magnet Hospitals have become the topic of discussion among those in the healthcare field. Many hosptials with Magnet status have been known by people to be very sucessful. Hospitals that are of magnet status are recognized by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. These hospitals meet certain criteria in several areas to gain this status. People wonder if the education the nurses get by obatining knowledge to gain a BSN in nursing help these organiztions become sucessful or does the hospitals itself offer more to their employees than the public eye can see.
Nurses bring an expertise and experience that addresses every one of those roles expected from boards. In 2009 there was a Gallup poll among national opinion leaders such as university faculty, insurance executives, corporate executives, health services leaders, government leaders, and industry thought leaders. The results of that poll not only identified the opinion of those leaders that felt nurses needed to have more influence in areas of patient care and safety but also found that the general opinion of nurses was one of the most trusted sources of health information (Institute of Medicine, 2011). The IOM goes on to say that due to nurses regular connection to patients as well as their unique understanding of the science of medicine, this provides a unique capacity to undertake a leadership role in the boardroom.
Magnet is the status awarded to hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. To obtain this, it requires hospitals to develop, disseminate and enculturate evidence based criteria that result in a positive work environment for nurses and, by extension, all employees (American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC), 2014). During the 1980s, American hospitals were suffering from significant nursing shortage and high turnover at hospitals. However, some hospitals were seen as a magnet for nurses and better able to retain nurses because of their more supportive work environment. Hence, magnet hospital designation was developed in the 1990s to award those hospitals that have better nurse