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. What is your role as a health care team member? Helen Hammond is an experienced resource nurse for more than ten years at Bakersfield Heart Hospital. She has an experienced in Critical Care Unit, Medical Surgical and other various hospital clinical settings for almost thirty years. She facilitates efficient flow of the patient care, staff work flow, accurate paperwork, and making sure that medical supplies and devices are working properly and accurately. She has capabilities to communicate to other staff, physicians, patients and families. Her experienced taught her to cope with certain challenging situations and able to utilize her critical thinking skills when solving any problems that may arise. Due to the standard of an organization, ability to think critically, efficient communication and …show more content…
While Helen defined professionalism, she described as “personal appearance, having knowledge or seeking out knowledge and speak from a point of knowledge”. A resource nurse believes that professionalism carries the image of an efficient nurse and thus, representing the mission of an organization. Furthermore, professionalism prevents from having any conflicts with other staff and can carry effective communication to other patient and families. Being a resource nurse, professionalism sets examples for other direct care staff to comply
In the healthcare assistant sector, healthcare tasks may be delegated by licensed healthcare professionals who have the authority and responsibility to assign specific tasks to healthcare assistants. The specific individuals who might delegate healthcare tasks can vary depending on the healthcare setting and the policies and regulations in place. Here are some examples of who might delegate healthcare tasks and the reasons for delegation: Registered Nurses (RNs): Registered nurses often delegate healthcare tasks to healthcare assistants. They delegate tasks that fall within the healthcare assistant's scope of practice and that the assistant is trained and competent to perform. Delegation allows RNs to focus on tasks that require their specialized skills and knowledge, while
My interviewee is a fifty-three-year-old, white female named Kat Smith. Kat is the mother of two daughters and has been married to her husband for twenty-five years. She is a stay at home mom and lives a comfortable middle class lifestyle. Kat was diagnosed with at age forty-nine with uterine fibroids that resulted in a total hysterectomy. Previously Kat had lived in extreme pain for over fifteen years, she expected that something was wrong, however, the doctors that were treating Kat did not order an ultrasound and attributed her pain to her menstrual cycle.
For my senior project I job shadowed a registered nurse on the Acute Rehab floor at Mercy General Hospital. My goals for senior project were to learn the basic skills a nurse needs to help a patient and to learn how to interact with different types of personalities. My mentor for my project was Michelle Whitten, she has been a nurse for two and a half years. Michelle has a B.S in nursing and a B.A in human development. She is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR, Basic Life Support BLS, Advanced cardiac life support ACLS, Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS, Cardiac Monitoring, MPR, and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse CRRN.
Based on your readings from this section and the videos respond to the following questions and to 2 of your classmates. Describe a challenging, diversity-related situation that you have faced, and likely will continue to face in your nursing career. A challenging, diversity-related situation that I have faced, and likely will continue to face in my nursing career is caring post-operative patients with various pain and treatment beliefs. As a Med-Surg nurse, I often care for patients with countless diagnoses/surgeries and of various cultural beliefs and practices regarding pain and treatment beliefs.
In the healthcare field, there are so many occupations to choose from. Occupations and careers and important milestones in life because they not only define so much about you, but they set what you are going to do the rest of your life. The healthcare field is a field of high interest to many people. One occupation of great interest is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). An LPN is someone who works under registered nurses or physicians and takes care of sick, injured, or disabled patients.
In the vast world of healthcare, there are countless healthcare professions available to those looking to take them, and nursing alone has quite a hierarchy of levels. It is ranging from entry-level positions with minimal experience to the highest possible nursing professions that take years of education and learning in order to obtain the titles. When considering taking a dive into the world of healthcare, it’s important to know what the levels of nursing are. Here you can learn a handy guide to the levels of nursing, the importance of keeping up with nursing education, and more information regarding the nursing professions you can choose from right now. First on the list, certified nursing assistants are healthcare professionals in charge
Adopting professionalism in conflict resolution is critical for the accomplishment of goals in every organization. In the healthcare setting, especially regarding rapport between nurses and other healthcare professionals, resolving conflict is necessary to achieve advanced quality outcomes healthcare delivery system (Gardner, 2015). No matter which organization or which position we hold, we will always come across the issue of conflict, the most important key is applying effective strategies to resolve and manage the conflict, so it does not escalate. The strategy includes listening, critical thinking and maintaining the interest of all parties involved in the conflict. References Finkelman, A. (2016).
There is a high significance for a nursing student completing their degree in nursing to start their career as a nurse practitioner. Nursing students must prepare to become nationally certified by an accredited body upon completion of their schooling in order to advance their career (AANP, 2016). This academic accreditation process helps to show that the students have met the requirements to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in their population focus testing. The scope of practice will be affected based on the certification that the practitioner obtains. If the Nurse Practitioner obtains a certification as a nurse specialists in pediatrics, oncology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, etc.
In creating this portfolio, I am inclined to maintain a professional e- handbook, so to speak, of my educational and professional accomplishments over the years that reflect growth and development in my quest to be a competent nurse. Creating an e-portfolio allows for the safe documentation and archiving of my information that potential employers can have easy access to when I am in the process of seeking employment opportunities. Having an e-portfolio is a more efficient and effective way of utilizing technology to be more organized in keeping track of important information that could otherwise get lost or destroyed due to adverse events such as floods or fires. I am currently a working Registered Nurse at a long-term care facility in New Jersey and a student in the Bachelors of Science in Nursing online program at Thomas
The professional nursing values I believe are things you can be taught and some you cannot. Nurses are special individuals who ultimately want to care for and help others as much as they can. I agree with all of these values and believe some I will need to work on myself such as competence, illness prevention and patient education. Others I believe I have based on my experience I have already had while caring for others. Some of the qualities I believe I have include: caring, compassion, dependability, empathy, focusing on the patient- defining quality of life, having a holistic patient centered care, kindness, openness to learning, respect for others their dignity and worth and sensitivity.
In order to encompass a good working environment, professionalism is very important. Professionalism is a characteristic of productive workplace. In the profession of nursing, each nurse has to display a certain degree of respect and responsibilities to meet the standard values of caring. Professionalism is critical in health care.
Nurses come in contact with a great deal of different groups of people throughout their careers and it is important to remember that we are judged by the people who we come into contact with, but most importantly by our patients. It is imperative that we look into the characteristic that is being professional, the implementation of learned professionalism, what elements contribute to create the characteristics of professionalism, and the importance of trust. Professionalism is something that every nurse should strive to accomplish. As nurses, we need to be professional in our demeanor, physical appearance, our character, and the use of our language.
I have had the privilege to interview The Senior Chief Nurse Administrator/Health Research Analyst of the James A. Haley VA Medical Center. Dr. Jola Massengale Worked as a Registered Nurse for over twenty years, and in 2011 she earned her doctorate in Nursing Health Administration. Short after her graduation, she was promoted to Chief of Nursing Research, and two years later, she became the Senior Chief Nurse Administrator/Health Research Analyst. She was chosen for this interview because, in 2016, she was one of the key leaders to revamp the way the organization conducted their Las strategic planning process. Although the meeting was scheduled for one hour, it only lasted thirty minutes since Dr. Massengale was called away by the Hospital
Being a nurse is not always as easy and picture perfect as people paint it to be. A nurse is expected to act perfectly professional, even when tears, anger and all-around emotions are begging to come out. A nurse must always be the one that has their life together, especially when others do not. They are there to be the ones to hold and care for others in desperate times of need. Nurses are expected to be more than just a nurse, but rather an advocate, caregiver, support system and professional.