15). In a concept map, each word or phrase is connected to another and linked back to the original idea, word, or phrase. Concept mapping is considered a valuable active teaching method because it prompts learners to make connections and establish relationships between new concepts and prior schema (McMillan, 2010; Pottier et al., 2010; Sadler et al., 2015). Learners use graphic representations to depict their understanding of the meaning of a set of concepts, to organize and represent knowledge, to summarize and analyze their ideas, and to visualize their thinking (Lee et al., 2013). Concept maps have been used effectively in nursing education since 1984 (Daley & Torre, 2010; Harris & Zha,
Quality Nursing Care - Summative Essay Abby Smith A8a Introduction I will be using Driscolls model of reflection (2007) to look back and reflect on how my concept of Quality Nursing Care (QNC) has advanced and also how that has adapted me for practice. Reflection is a crucial tool to help achieve continuous lifelong learning in the nursing profession because by using this tool Nurses can collate both their academic understanding and nursing practice. (Fawcett, 2006). Reflection can be used to educate ourselves by looking back on previous care given and seeing how it can be improved. (Peate, 2016).
Using SWOT analysis, the “Strength” would be to motivate and engage registered nurses who are supportive of the management and leadership of the nurse managers. Using eIMR has the potential of reducing healthcare cost and medication error; which can enhance patient safety (Spratt and Dickson, 2088). It can also promote positive attitude of nurses towards computerisation (Kipturgo et al., 2014). “Weakness” in SWOT analysis would be the time and resources required to train the nursing staff in using the eIMR system. Extra budget is needed for training the nursing staff and a new IT support teams is needed for the new system.
There is a need to emphasize the integration of the six QSEN competencies that respond to knowledge, skill, and attitudes based on the objectives of the nursing curriculum throughout the country. The proposed research conceivably contributes to solving the problem on providing the best quality and safety in academic practice focused on transforming the curriculum of the academies where research. This DNP Project will help integrate evidence-based practice into the perception that students have when cataloging the six QSEN competencies. Hence, this project will help implement other teaching strategies in theoretical and clinical courses and integrate QSEN competencies into the curriculum. The research questions that this project will address
Based on the previous research done by Komaratat and Oumtanee (2009) showed that mentorship program had a significant effect on cultivating communication skills and human relationship among the newly graduated nurses. These studies also strengthen the research done by Meechusup in 1996 (as cited in Komaratat and Oumtanee, 2009) that the newly graduated nurses had improved their communication after exposing to mentorship program as they received some guidance and training from their
However, multiple sources report the positive effects of gaming in nursing education. Boctor (2013) found that students cited gaming as helpful and useful for bolstering material they had already learned, helping them learn brand-new information, and enforcing the fundamentals of nursing information. They also reported an increase in their self-confidence about being tested on the material (Boctor, 2013). Strickland and Kaylor (2016), reported gaming as an effective and collaborative strategy that stimulates the cognitive and affective domains by improving knowledge retention in an enjoyable and energized
Evidence based is been used widely in nursing practice, which involves integration of a problem solving approach within the framework that concerning care, using the best evidence from research, knowledge and proficiency from clinical together with patients’ beliefs and values. Nursing practice does support EBP as researchers had done many studies that showed improved outcomes when the best evidence is implemented of patient’s care. However, researchers had argued that, there are challenges in attaining and maintaining EBP in nursing practice despite the awareness (Mary, et. al. 2013).
This paper describes the implications of mentorship and it’s impacts in the nursing field. It will discuss how a volunteer can help over come obstacles to help better a program, as well as how this experience has shaped her communication and understanding of a day in the life of a nurse on shift. It will outline the complications and successes of this volunteer, as well as what they have learned from this experience, how it applies to their future career as a nurse, and how it applies to the theme of mentorship throughout the health care field. Mentorship to me is the ability to be a positive, motivational, inspirational and challenging role model for someone, whether you know you may be their role model or not. A mentor is someone who you
Robinson et al. (2002) mentioned that APN with wide knowledge in disease progress, research, health promotion and prevention of major illness who are keen to share knowledge to patients will help patients to understand more about their conditions. Koh and Ang (2005) states that with comparison to the doctors, the APNs are more likely to spend extra time to educate patients on health promotion and life style changes and are proven with better compliance with treatments. Karnusammy (2006) also mention that in addition to educating the patient and nurse, the APN also actively involve with patients family and initiating discharge. Nurses will also gain more knowledge and build a positive relationship with the APNs.
Reflective practice is an extremely valuable method for health professionals to guarantee the prosperity of a diverse scope of patients and to enhance the way health professionals work by aiming to make a more proactive and qualified proficient (Dawber, 2012). Following an analysis of literature, benefits of reflective practice for registered nurses (RN's) were outlined. These benefits