Educational Preparation in Nursing

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Educational Preparation in Nursing INTRODUCTION The increasing demands for health care pave the way to open the door of opportunities for individuals encouraged to enter nursing schools. Various educational pathways have been made available to students who wanted to pursue a career in nursing. Registered Nurses (RNs) typically complete a program of study at a community college, diploma school of nursing or a four-year college or university and are required to pass a nationally standardized licensing exam in the state in which they begin practice. The essential core of their nursing practice is to deliver holistic, patient-centered care that includes assessment and monitoring, administering a variety of treatments and medications,…show more content…
developing and maintaining goal-directed interactions to encourage expression of needs and support coping behaviors. B. modifying and implementing a standard teaching plan in order to restore, maintain, and promote health. The BSN uses complex communication skills with the focal client by: A. developing and maintaining goal-directed interactions to promote effective coping behaviors and facilitate change in behavior B. designing and implementing a comprehensive teaching plan for health promotion. The ADN coordinates focal lient care with other health team members by: A. documenting and communicating data for clients with common, well-defined nursing diagnosis to provide continuity of care. B. using established channels of communication to implement an effective health care plan. The BSN collaborates with other health team members by: A. documenting and communicating comprehensive data for clients with complex interactions of nursing diagnoses to provide continuity of care. B. Using established channels of communication to modify health care delivery (AACN-AONE, 1995). In the January 2007 Journal of Advanced Nursing, a study of 46,993 patients conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto found that hospitals with higher proportions of baccalaureate-prepared nurses tended to have lower 30-day mortality rates. The findings indicated that a 10% increase in the proportion of baccalaureate prepared nurses was associated with 9
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