Clinical Nurse Leaders are part of an interdisciplinary team members working together to plan and implement most effective patient care. There are differences in terms of leadership. Family Nurse Practitioners act as a leader related to patient care in terms of patient diagnosis, treatment modalities for the wellbeing of the patient and community. Registered Nurses with their work experiences can work as clinical nurse leaders and monitor the care provided by the nurses on the unit. They participate in other nursing organizations or committees and provide suggestions to improve health care system.
The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain the nursing mission of the organization I work for, Allegheny Health Network (AHN), compare this mission to the nursing unit’s mission I work on, explain the structural organization philosophy of AHN, and discuss the pros and cons associated with them. First, the organizations mission, vision, goals, and values are recognized and explained. A description of the professional practice model and care model are provided for support. An explanation of the nursing unit I work on within the hospital is given along with the mission associated with our every day practice. These two missions are then compared to one another to identify similarities, differences, and provide an understanding of how
Abstract: The Nurse Practice Act has been put into place to protect those who are nurses and to govern the choices that are made. It is a set of rules that gives nurses a parameter for what they are allowed to do and are not to do in their practice. Of course, most of the time rules are made after a situation or problem happens that requires those specific rules to be made and this is how the history of the nurse practice acts evolved. The Nurse Practice Act influences every nurse’s daily practice in the field as a set of guidelines to follow for practice such as delegation guidelines, for example. Illinois Nurse Practice Act Purpose The state Nurse Practice Act has been written as guidelines for the way to provide safe
The Diversion Program One of the many professional regulatory boards and bureaus existing within the Department of Consumer Affairs is the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Its main responsibility lies in licensing and regulating California’s registered nurses and these responsibilities come from the Nursing Practice Act. This act is composed of statures which give BRN the authority to manage a Diversion Program for registered nurses and other functions. This Diversion Program is a confidential but voluntary program for registered nurses where their substance use disorder or mental illness impairs their practice. Its goal is to protect the public with the early identification of impaired registered nurses and by providing these nurses access
1. What is the Multistate Licensure Compact, and what are its implications on nursing? The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows nurses with a Multistate Licensure to practice physically, telephonically or electronically in their home state and other original NLC states (Original NLC,2018). With the Multistate Licensure Compact nurses are able to provide care to patients in other NLC states without having to obtain additional licenses (ENLC Implementation, 2018). 2.
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses typically have the same goal of providing patients with the best care possible within their scope of practice. Both types of nurses can work in a hospital, doctor’s office or at a home health agency. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses both have to pass the NCLEX test in order to receive their nursing license. Although registered nurses and licensed practical nurses line of work are similar, there are some differences. The significant differences are related to critical care thinking, care planning, level patient care, salary and time spent in nursing school.
The nurse is responsible to educate and advocate for their patient if they feel something should be changed or adjusted. Med Surgical nurses also pull and administer medication, and educate the patient and their families. According to the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses in 2012 , the role of a Med surg nurse is to be a caregiver, care coordinator, client educator, case manager, counselor, client advocate, consultant, researcher, administrator/manager, staff educator, and expert
Duty of care plays a major role for health professionals, Duty of care follows codes and principles put into action for facilities such as hospitals via external sources such as the Government, in order achieve one core goal which is to ensure that the patient is subject to the best possible care that can be given by the facility and the Health Professionals working at the health facility. Duty of care is defined as “the obligations placed on people in a certain way, in accordance with certain standards” Royal College of Nursing (2018), making it the obligation of the health professionals to not breach their Duty of Care. If the Duty of Care is breached or Health Professionals work outside of their scope of practice, the health and wellbeing
Koenig and Gate-Williams (1995) defined heritage as the degree at which a person reflects his or her own culture as he/she refers to the lifestyle. Heritage assessment is one of the diverse section of nursing assessments that community nurses must conduct in their profession. The formulation of heritage assessment allows the community nurses to gather relevant information relating to a patient’s culture which defines his/her beliefs. The information gathered during the assessment include the patient’s beliefs, family beliefs, religious and ethnic communities. Heritage assessment of a family is conducted to help in enhancing health protection, health restoration and health maintenance of a patient as per the cultural requirements.
Nursing care is provided to every patient under the direction of a Registered Nurse which has the responsibility and accountability for the assessment, nursing interventions, delegations to PCA’s (Patient Care Assistant). For instance, nurses can delegate to PCA’s or unlicensed staff to take vital signs, to draw blood, to bathe patients, patient ambulation, etc. The manager has the responsibilities to maintain qualified staff to perform all the tasks, also is responsible for the overall budget, performance improvement, staff retention, etc. The delegation from charge nurse is going to depend on the floors where they work. Some floors allow the charge nurse to take up to two patients, and others, charge nurses only supervise and help other nurses as necessary.