Nightingale created social reform in healthcare and nursing. The Nightingale Fund was established after reporting her findings during the Crimean War to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She used the money to establish the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. She wrote the book “Notes on Nursing, What It Is and What It Is Not,” which provided direction on how to manage the ill. The school taught hospital and home care nurses how to teach other nurses.
Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends. In the beginning of her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, she explained that being surrounded by the work of her aunt is what made her form a liking to relieving the suffering of others, which is what pushed her to go into medicine. Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873.
As noted by the variables just mentioned, the nurses specifically wanted a leadership and organizational structure that supported Participatory involvement, as well as flexibility for work scheduling and personal/professional development. In addition, nurses wanted to work in an institution that had a clearly defined professional practice model that used the skills and knowledge of the professional nurse. Today, many health institutions have been accredited in accordance with the criteria of the Magnet Registration program by the American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC) within the ANA (ANCC, 2011) In (Yıldırım, Kısa & Hisar, 2012). Aiken and colleagues (1994) examined mortality rates in 39 Magnet hospitals and 195 control hospi¬tals using multivariate matched control sampling. Magnet hospitals had a significantly lower mortality rate (4.6% lower) for Medicare patients than that of control hospitals.
In 1860, significant gains in nursing was made; the Nightingale Training school was opened, which was attached to St. Thomas hospital. Her training school attracted so much attention and interest that a year later the “School of Midwifery Nursing at King’s College Hospital was opened” (“Florence Nightingale” The School Run). Starting in 1868, for the next twenty-two years, Nightingale was on a mission to ensure that nursing would become a popular profession, and that it would gain the people’s respect as acceptable for women. She did so by opening the following Nursing locations: The East London Nursing Society, the Workhouse Nursing Association and National Society for Providing Trained Nurses for the Poor and the Queen 's Jubilee Nursing Institute (“Florence Nightingale” The School Run). In 1883, Florence Nightingale was awarded the Royal Red Cross by Queen Victoria as a symbol of gratitude for the impact Nightingale had made on healthcare.
Shenita is the ideal candidate for this scholarship. Ms. Freeman will represent what the Health Resources and Services Administration NURSE Corps seeks in a nurse scholar. Shenita will begin her first semester at Trinity Washington University in Washington D.C. where she will pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Shenita’s primary focus is on preventative health. Her goal is to move towards a more proactive than reactive
Anybody needs a nurse hence the development of the need theory. Unitary human beings theory by Rogers believes that a person should be harmonized with the environment so that the person may attain maximum health potential. Self-care theory by Orem explains that a healthy person should have wholeness of the human structures, mental and body functioning. Her nursing theory suggested that as much as people seek for nursing attention from the experts, they first start their nursing with themselves and nurse their family members. Neumann’s system model theory looks at the environmental stressors, and the nurses try to retain and maintain the patients’ health through maintaining the patients’ system fit with the environmental system.
Alligood, M. (2010). Family Healthcare With King's Theory of Goal Attainment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23(2), 99-104. doi:10.1177/0894318410362553 Martha Alligood provides an in-depth analysis of King’s theory that was chosen as the topic for this paper. The academic journal written by Martha Alligood, RN, PhD, affiliated with East Carolina University, explains how beneficial Imogene King’s Theory of Goal Attainment is used in nursing practice. This theory helps nurses create a plan of care for patients with family inclusion.
(Hoyt, S., 2010) Known as the Mother of Modern Nursing, Florence Nightingale devoted her life to helping others. She cared for the sick and wounded as a nurse in early Great Britain and progressed into administrative level positions where her visionary
She believes that nursing interventions are key to nursing care. Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong.
3. Nurses and the profession: The nurse takes the main role in determining and implementing acceptable standards of clinical nursing practice, management and education. The nurse is active in developing and maintaining a core of professional ethics. The nurse acting through the professional organization, participates in creating a positive practice climate and maintaining safe, equitable social and economic working conditions in nursing. The nurse practices to sustain and protect the natural environment and is aware of its cost on health.