A research study conducted by Johnson and Johnson (2012), found that nurses fear that talking about their technical skills and medical knowledge somehow risks their reputation for caring and compassion. In order to protect nursing professional identity, they emphasised that nurses could leverage to have a greater voice in their professional identity and let compassion be the fundamental care to be delivered to patients.
Advance practice Nursing origins date back more than a century. Advance practice nursing roles do not stand apart from nursing rather it builds on foundation and core values of nursing discipline (Hamric, Hanson, Tracy & O’Grady, 2014). Advance practice nurses (APN’s) are distinctive of other healthcare professionals such as doctors and physician assistants because of their holistic approach and its nursing framework at its core. Barbara J Safriet’s article ‘Health care dollars and regulatory sense: The role of advanced practice nursing’ highlights the effectives of APN’s in terms of both quality and cost effectiveness and challenges barriers to practice. This paper is the reaction to the article and will identify the two issues
As we further our education to become advanced practice nurses (APNs), it is crucial that we understand the behaviors or core competencies expected of all APNs. For the purpose of this discussion, I will evaluate the core competency of quality and how I will integrate this behavior into my daily practice.
We talked about how being a professional nurse means being passionate, knowing how to communicate, more education, and being organized. But, many times the public does recognize what nurses do and how they are helpful but some people don’t think nursing is an actual professional career. This is why we as nurses or future nurses should show how nursing is a profession and shouldn’t just think we are just the doctor’s aide. According to, Hoeve, Jansen, & Roodbol (2014), nurses have been professionalized through schooling and invention, but even despite this nurses are not given recognition and have succumbed to gender stereotypes due to the media. (Hoeve, Jansen, & Roodbol, 2014, p. 296) This explains how, although, we as nurses know what it means to be a professional nurse, the public doesn’t and we need to change our public image in the media to better reflect
Browne (2015) says that films and movies shows the importance of doctors and nurses in all aspects of genre and life. It shows that doctors and nurses are the basics of health care structure. Of course, many other medical professionals, such as pharmacist, midwifes and therapist are working in the health care industry, but the majority of diagnosis and patient care are executed by doctors and nurses. Physicians noticeably have more education than nurses, as always shown on films and movies, and that’s the reason why they can prescribe medication and prescription, but subject on the health care scenario, there can be a significant connection on the responsibilities and task of doctors and nurses.
Professional identity remains imperative to the nursing profession, as this profession is built on strong morals and core values, as nurses seek to provide safe, high-quality patient care. To develop a professional identity entails far more than acquiring experience in a profession; a professional identity reflects a mixture of internal and external modifications. While one does gain identity through developing a reputation in his or her profession of choice, he or she must also grow on an internal level, guided by values. Even as a nursing student, one can begin to perceive the acquisition of a professional identity.
In the Journal of Advanced Nursing article, Whither Nursing Models? The value of nursing theory in the context of evidence-based practice and multidisciplinary health care, author Niall McCrae (2011) discussed key points related to the utilization of nursing models in modern-day clinical practice. With so many advances made since Nightingale times, some argue that evidence-based research and practice should trump the ideas of theorists before them. McCrae cited sources that illustrate a volley of opinions on the topic: are nursing theories essential or are they matters of the past? Upon evaluation of this article, it is evident to the reader that, although they can seem outdated, nursing theories cannot completely be removed from practice as
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. This is something that I have an abundance of, which is why nursing is the career field I will be entering. In general, nurses provide care to sick individuals. Nursing is a tough profession; however, between the working conditions, education required, and salary, nursing is well worth the time and money.
What is the projected demand for workers in the health care field over the next 20 years?
NU 413 Week 9 Discussion Board Post student response to Katie-Lynn Fournier by Kathryn Moultrie
Neff, Cimiotti, Heusinger, & Aiken (2011) carried out the largest survey of registered nurses ever conducted in a large southeastern state to see what the nurses have to say about providing safe and effective care and how satisfied nurses are with their current nursing position. A survey was sent out to a random sample of 49,385 registered nurses who were working and residing in this southeastern state using a modified Dillman’s methodology. Neff et al. (2011) mailed a cover letter explaining the purpose of the survey. Then a postcard was sent out a week after the first mailing to encourage participation. All the nonrespondents were sent a second mailing, and a voice message was sent to all nurses 2 days after the initial mailing and 2 days
Nursing, and everything that it entails, cannot be easily described in just one simple word or phrase. It goes beyond the meaning of a profession and the stereotypical definition of treating the ill. Nursing is the “protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (American Nurses Association, 2010, p. 1). Therefore, it is a career that requires dedication, passion, critical thinking, and knowledge. It demands commitment and an understanding of its core values and concepts, as well as the nurse’s own personal philosophy and principles.
Currently, widespread stereotypical views regarding masculinity and femininity divide occupations in a society. Liben et al. (2014) state that the older demographic strongly believe that certain societal roles are only appropriate for a particular gender (P.145). This is strongly evident in the 21st century since men represent the workforce while women manage domestic affairs (Charlebois, 2012, P.201). The general public is also unwilling to accept positions that deviate from these stereotypes and criticizes people that do not conform to these standards (Hoffman et al., 2000, P.496). As a result, society perpetuates the ideology that every individual should adapt their societal role on the basis of their gender.
The sexualization of the nursing profession is embedded historically in the fabric of society and nursing. Uniforms in the past tended to be designed like a maid's or housewife's aprons, for example. Medical staff wore white coats not aprons. Nurses uniforms were sometimes also tight around the waist accentuating the hour glass figure, and extenuating the female aspects of the role. (Chojnacka, I. & Ferns, T.,
Nurses play an essential role in the healthcare industry. The nurse workforce is made up of licensed nurses: registered nurses (RNs), licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs), along with nurse aides. Registered nurses are responsible for assessments of patients’ needs, development of care plans, medication administration, and treatments, while licensed vocational nurses perform specific care under the delegation of the registered nurses and supervisions. Nursing aides perform activities of daily living (unskilled attention) to the patient. Adequate nursing staffing is essential to both patient care and outcomes, also to the retention of nurses while inadequate staffing creates problems for both the patients and