APN Role and Leadership Competencies Julliet A. Thomas Grantham University Abstract There are many different aspects of Advance Practice Nursing (APN) make that make the nursing profession unique and valuable. The competencies that comprise each advanced practice nursing discipline are vital in creating a solid foundation for clinical nursing. They prepare you to conquer challenges in the clinical setting and cultivate innovation to establish processes for clinical practice. Advance Practice Nursing is recognized as 4 nursing roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), the Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and the Nurse Practitioner (NP).
The value of inter- and interprofessional collaborative practice as a DNP nurse and how it may impact my role. With the healthcare transformation occurring around the world, a partnership relationship between a doctor of nursing practice and doctor of philosophy-prepared nurses continues to develop. According to Ford, (2009), doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) plays an important role to play in the always changing health care system. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the United States, nursing has the largest number of health care workers. With the current growth in health care, Advance practice nurses (APNs) will be taking up leadership roles, collaborating with other health care professionals to improve health care access and promote quality care.
Many influences even though the historical or contemporary that is important to shape the profession of nursing. The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 [HPCA] and Nursing Council of New Zealand Code of Conduct for Nurses 2012 [COC] underpin the nursing practice, in order to promote the nursing profession. Professional boundaries play an important role in nursing. This essay will identify and discuss how the historical influence which is Florence Nightingale and the contemporary influence that is education has shaped the profession of nursing, the purpose and impact of the HPCA and COC on nursing, how they are implemented in the workplace and also define and explain the importance of the professional boundaries in nursing. One
al., 2015). Continued education and clinical specific certification in nurses have additionally been experienced from the partnership of these analyzed components drawing construction to new knowledge, innovation, and improvement (Crowell, 2016). Empirical outcomes the NL will evaluate are nurse satisfaction, quality patient outcomes, and organizational proficiency (ANA, 2016). The Magnet Model positions empirical outcomes as core to advancement of the journey with all actions grounded on complexity science features (Crowell, 2016). Principles of NL AONE (2016) competencies delineate leadership, interpersonal skills, professionalism, knowledge of the health care environment, and business skills as essential to capture the essence of executive practice.
I firmly believe that an educated and empowered nurse provides the best nursing care at all times. Similarly, I would carry out numerous research projects in the field of nursing to determine the primary causes of common illness. It is indeed prudent to note that achieving all these things requires the support of all the stakeholders in the nursing
RN can also choose to attain a certification program in any specialty areas like critical care, emergency department, etc. All these nursing education programs require strong dedication, and commitment for healthcare field. LPN: Becoming an LPN requires completing a one-year certification program. This nursing program covers basic nursing skills essential for patient care. It is offered by community or technical college.
2.3 Professional Context: It is important for me to do more skillful and be competent in my quality of care rendered to my patient. Professional must ensure that my record is accurate and accessible, reliable since it serves as useful information for quality of care rendered. 2.4 Current Research on Quality control in Nursing Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
Models of nursing care help support the delivery of high quality care. Models of care provide us with a theory about people, their environment, their health and the role of nurses in their care. Models of care provide guidance for planning and delivering care. These nursing care models aid the development of principles and philosophies at ward level or in a hospital setting.
8 EXPERTISE IN NURSING High demand for nurses to give quality and standard care has led to an increase in innovative nursing practice. How can these standards and innovations be maintained progressively to meet the dynamics in health care? .The only way is to continue to develop nurses knowledge and skills to the point where they become experts. According to Patricia Benner a nurse theorist, it is by the nurse practitioner gaining experience to the point where they become experts.
With the knowledge and skill, this can ensure safe and effective nursing care deliver to the patient. Some more, with the continuous receive education from e-Learning, it can train nurses acquire specialized skill for professional. Finally it can help in career development by increase their opportunity to upgrade their position for chance of promotion by change from junior nurse to senior nurse and then became nurse manager. This can maintain high standard of nursing by continuing update their knowledge and shape their own destiny. Study conducted by Sister Rosemary Donley,2008 show career ladder continuum links academic progression to the development and demonstration of clinical and professional competence and to advancement in the workplace.
Advanced Practice nurses have sought out advanced education and share a commitment to education. They will bring the information they have learned and share it with their peers and organization to promote change.
The field of nursing science has been evolving with great speed and nursing knowledge has been transforming into clinical practice. However, Stevens (2013) indicated for meaningful impact on performance and better patient health outcomes, new knowledge must be implemented effectively across the entire care team within a systems context, and measurable terms. Furthermore, the Future of Nursing report from the IOM, 2011a, recommended that nurses lead interprofessional teams in improving delivery systems and care brings to the fore the necessity for new competencies, beyond evidence-based practice (EBP), that are requisite as nurses transform healthcare ( as cited in Stevens, 2013). Evidence-based practice has been and will continue to be one of the most important method that will shape advanced practice nursing environment. Knowledge translation has been facilitating the effective and timely incorporation of evidence-based information into the practices of health professionals in a way as to effect optimal health care outcomes and maximize the potential of the health care system ( as cited in Sudsawad, 2007).
According to The Journal of Nursing Administration Informatics incorporates 1) data gathering, 2) data representation, 3) information management. Informaticians work closely with IT practitioners to integrate the workflow into the system design. Their contextual knowledge of the practice workflow, exploring of the advantages and disadvantages help the informaticians to create systems that are clear and help physicians make a decision. Informaticians can help rule out implications that might potentially create problems and they can recognize some tools, as being important to the clinical setting that the ITs might not
Lewis, Stephens, and Ciak (2016) confirmed that the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative was developed to determine competencies for nursing students based upon Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations with the main goal of QSEN is to establish a cultural change toward quality and safety. According to QSEN (2014), addresses the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) are essential components of improving the quality and safety of the healthcare systems. Furthermore, the QSEN six competencies for nursing that targets the KSA to guarantee future graduates to develop competencies in patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement,
Nursing profession is a practice that utilizes findings based on facts and/or evidence. In that, research plays a vital role in building a strong foundation to support the knowledge of nursing. In the profession of nursing field, research and/or evidence provides rationalized, cost-effective, and quality care interventions through validation (Barbara & Susan, 2014). It also assists with existing knowledge in creation of new ideas and innovations. Decisions are made based on research results.