I believe that the nurse leader ought to first have the nursing expertise and be able to utilize interpersonal skills to influence and empower the other nurses to deliver quality nursing care. Importantly, I would only consider nursing leadership effective when the leader is directly and actively involved in clinical care provision as that provides opportunities to improve care provision by influencing the nurses that one is leading. Notably, improvements would not be guaranteed if nursing leadership is restricted to management as leadership is founded on the strength of the opinions that the leaders raise, which I believe applies to nursing profession. On considering the aspect of interpersonal skills, I would focus my nursing leadership efforts on team building, establishing respect and confidence in other nurses, coming up with a vision and empowering them.
Nursing practice requires both critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Critical thinking is the process of deliberate higher level thinking to define a patient’s problem, examine the evidence-based practice in caring for the patient’s, and make options in the delivery of optimal care. Critical thinking involves the demarcation of statements of fact, judgment, and opinion. The progression of critical thinking requires the nurse to think imaginatively, use reflection, and engage in logical thinking (Alfaro-LeFevre, 2013). Critical thinking is a vital skill needed for the recognition of patient’s problems and the execution of interventions to endorse effectual care outcomes (Bittencourt & Crossetti, 2012).
I agree with you that a nurse need to have entry level of CNA experience. You will gain valuable experience from the access to patient care, be aware that it is a real job of nursing field. I believe nurse with CNA experience are better prepared for the workload and health field environment. At least has had a picture of what to do with patient care and dealing with family and emergency situations. Charge nurses have a lot of responsible.
EBP became more concerned in clinical setting. “Nurses use critically appraised and scientifically proven evidence to deliver quality care to a specific population.” (Majid et al. 2011) Therefore, it was important to explore facilitators and barriers affecting the effective
Consent is one of the key principles that guides health care professionals in the NHS constitution, this reflect the needs and preference of patients, their families and carers where right decision will be made and will be informed on all decision of their care and treatment, (DH ,2012), however healthcare professionals need to share information with the family and carer with the patient consent, and ensure a confidentiality policy is in place and followed by all staff (DH, 2003). It was important to explain to Mary-Jane of her need to be in the chair as it was a part of her ongoing treatment which was put in by the physio-therapist, as it was Mary-Jane right to accept or refuse this part of her treatment, (DH ,2012). In keeping with (NMC, 2013) code the student nurse gaining consent before taking Mary-Jane out the bed had to fully respect her right to decline or to accept as long as she fully understand what was said to her (Mental Capacity Act, 2005) as this shows that the patient decision was been respected. This indicates that the client is being protected
Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patient’s rights to make decisions about their health care” (Taylor, 1997). At the nursing home, I witnessed many of the nurses discuss with the residents what they wanted to do about certain situations. Autonomy honors the fact that it is the patient and the families right to make certain decisions about health care. Nurses also are constantly making sure that they can provide their patients with the best information to help them make a more successful choice about their health care (Taylor
Adams, it is important to address all areas from a holistic standpoint. This would include psychosocial, environmental and medical interventions. While providing care it is important to remember Florence Nightingale’s goal of nursing is to “assist the patient to regain “vital powers” by meeting their needs, which in the end puts the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon.” (Smith & Parker, 2015). Nightingale believed that nurses contribute to restoring health in a direct and indirect way by the management of patient’s environment (Smith & Parker, 2015).
350). Due to the increase in accountability of FNPs to provide safe, quality, and cost-effective health care, it is imperative that the nurse is fully prepared for practice as a nurse practitioner (NP). The outcome of the NP’s role transition can be inhibited or promoted by different transition conditions, such as the environment, availability of resources, support, and nursing experience. All of which fall into the lines of Meleis’s types of transition, making the process complex and multidimensional (Meleis, et al., 2000, p. 18). The role of nurse practitioners has extended in practice to provide comprehensive care.
One will coordinate with patient care, monitor the patient’s management, take vital signs, provide medication, prepare patients for exams, and work with medical teams. Working as a registered nurse, or any nurse can be rewarding. The greatest advantage of becoming a registered nurse, is probably earning hands on experience with patients. One should have clear communication skills, the ability to work with others as a team, should be very organized and have great critical thinking skills, and most importantly should be dependable and have high stress tolerance. As stated before, RNs can work in different hospital facilities, doctor’s offices, clinics, schools, military hospitals, and prisons.
Hello, Ryan~~ I enjoyed your discussion posting this week. Despite an increasing awareness of the importance of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and Evidence Based Practice Nursing (EBN) has obstacles to EBP and EBN implementation in many countries, including lack of knowledge, time and resources for sufficient EBP implementation (Wilson et al, 2016). The influence of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is constant through nursing practice, education, and science. The need for evidence-based quality improvement and medical innovation emphasizes the need for effective, safe and efficient treatment redesign. Based on national expert 's multi-directional recommendations, the nurse made nurses fully capable of fulfilling their EBP commitments and responded to launch initiatives to maximize the valuable contributions they could make.
Behind every great nurse is a great leader. Leaders help establish a drive and a commitment to achieve a goal, and they provide skills to make it achievable. Through some research, a nurse leader that I have come to admire and respect is Patricia R. Johnson, MN, RN. Johnson is Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. By possessing and using leadership skills, impacting others around her, and being a great team player are reasons why Johnson is successful as a nurse leader.
She suggested it would be a great fit for my professional aspirations. Shadowing her and asking in depth questions to her students in the AGNP program, further affirmed my ability and commitment to compete in the rigorous curriculum. After researching the role of an AGNP and FNP, I learned that now more than ever before, there is a strong reliance on Nurse practitioners for patient care management. For these reasons, I wish to become an Adult Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner. I am thankful for my experience as an STNA and Restorative Aide at Darby Glenn in addition to my time at UD.
The nurses are required to work in a fast-paced environment filled with a lot of patients. A candidate needs to show their interest, personality, and curiosity to the field that they are applying to work in. The cover letter for admin job should indicate the administrative and customer service skills that show a high standard
A good nurse is someone who is compassionate, empathetic, and has a desire to truly want to care for the well being of others. A good nurse is also someone who is knowledgeable and also stays current in the medical field. As an advocate, nurses should empower patients by motivating and encouraging them to be active in their own care, also making sure the patients voice is being heard, and ensuring proper care is being performed in the best interest of the patient. A nurse is also an educator; nurses have the responsibility of educating their patients on their medical condition when the patient does not understand their prognoses. When a patient has a lack of knowledge of the care that is being provided, the nurse also has a responsibility to explain the care and why it will help the patient in the process.
An 80 year old will have a different definition of health than a 20 year old but may still be considered very healthy for their age. A person with an auto immune disease may not be typically considered healthy but may enjoy a long and successful, life in spite of their diagnosis. Nursing is the last concept and one which envelopes all of these together. Nursing Nurses are the people who actually interact with the patient the most and carry out the orders and procedures that the doctor has ordered.