Introduction Nursing in its entire essence is not only a profession per se but is actually a vocation. A humbling and a rewarding profession that needs a good heart to be able to perform and needs a degree of commitment, discipline and responsibility not only for oneself and also for others. As nurses place value on their commitment to serve, they are also bounded by the profession to be accountable and responsible of ones actions. There is that moral aspect that nurses owe to themselves, to their colleagues and to the community they serve. All nurses same as with other professionals, undertake their practice in accordance to a code of ethics and legal practice which is acceptable to the norms of service to the society.
Nursing to me is a commitment to not only my patients but the community in which they reside. It takes great skill and dedication to be a nurse. Nursing goes beyond simply caring for patients. It involves aspects that many people do not realize, for example, education. When a nurse graduates from a program they are expected to continue to learn new things and stay up to date on the current needs of the community.
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
Therefore, nurses need to have an intensive and broad knowledge of the medications and its method of organization in the compelling treatment of patients whose life lies in her grasp (Kozer, 2008) Human life is very valuable. When any person is admitted to critical care unit, life is critical or dangerous situations. The nurses who face such complex should have expert skills, knowledge
There is diversity among humans and therefore a solitary paradigm is difficult to attain and a single theory to define the nursing profession will never be sufficient. Academic pursuit and practical skills should go hand in hand .Nurses that are practicing the profession should not demoralize nurses who are focused on the academe and vice versa. Nurses should be responsible enough to show interest in nursing journals, promote nursing theories through basic knowledge and apply it to practice as well to have a sense of
Some may think nurses are doctors right hand and should do as the doctor says, but in the past few years nursig has taken big monumental steps into becoming its own profession and have its own regulatory body with its own code of ethics. Another reason I chose this topic is because I am currently studying to become a nurse, and the first few courses were just about opening our eyes to the possibilities that nursing has to offer and to enlighten us on what nursing is really about, care for the individual. and i got the sense that the professors had to convince the students who were already in that major that nursing wasn’t as it was. because people still hold a grudge and an unreasonable image of what it used to be. And the evidence is clear in that there is a lack in the nursing profession.
Clinical teaching can be defined as teaching and learning aimed toward and directly involving, the patients and their specific problems or diagnoses (Spencer, 2003). Teaching in the clinical environment and its approaches will vary depending upon the level of the students being taught ( Ramini & Leinster, 2008). In the time gone by, the focus of nursing education was mainly on theoretical education hence causing a great gap between theoretical and clinical education, theory and practical as lamanly put. As a result of such it was reported by a vast numbers of nursing researchers that student nurses lacked practical skills inspite of the great amount of theoretical knowledge. The quality of care being delivered decreased daily because of the number of unskilled nursing students that have been placed into the health care
The duties that nurses performed in the past are quite different to the duties of the present day. Because originally nurses were not formally educated, they were rarely respected and were treated harshly. They mostly cared for the sick by feeding and cleaning at the patient 's bedside, leaving the doctors to do the actual decision making.