Citizenship is an outdated notion in the 21st century. Critically discuss this statement. Citizenship can be defined as the position or status of being a citizen in a particular country (Oxford Dictionaries, 2016). This definition is not very broad, nor does it cover the many aspects of citizenship that exist in the 21st century. It is not only about being a legal citizen of a particular country, it is also about being a social citizen. You can be a citizen of Australia but choose to live elsewhere for the majority of your life. In terms of citizenship it is relevant on a political and social level. If you are actively contributing to the country in which you live in some ways you are fulfilling your duties as a citizen.
Citizenship in Athens and Rome has similarities and differences. Being a citizen is being a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government. Being a citizen meant different things in each empire. The relationship between the citizen and their nation varied from their system of citizenship. Rome had a better system of citizenship because they were more open to who they allowed citizenship, they gave people they conquered citizenship, and personal grudges, judgements about others/topics would not affect the Empire.
With an ever-increasing body of knowledge in the field of nursing, more education is being required to enter the field of nursing. Many healthcare institutions are raising the educational requirements in order to become employed or maintain employment in their facilities. Healthcare organizations are transitioning to hiring registered nurses (RN) who have a higher level of education, such as, a graduate from a Baccalaureate Degree Nursing (BSN) program. The goal of these institutions is to have nurses with a broader array of skills that can meet the growing demands of our patient population. BSN prepared nurses are recognized for their well-rounded skills in critical thinking, management, case management and health promotion versus Associate Degree nurses (ADN)/Diploma nurses that focus on direct patient care.
This “incorporates the roles of assessing, critical thinking, communicating, providing care, teaching and leading” (Grand Canyon University, para. 7). I also believe that an individual’s maturity over a four-year period has time to evolve with the concepts of critical thinking and decision making the BSN framework offers. The difference in cost and time from ADN to BSN programs is a deciding factor in many educational decisions. The economy and decrease in job opportunities has driven many into the nursing profession that may not have initially considered it a career option. Sadly, I believe that has contributed to the lack of interest in pursing an advanced education. The professional choice wasn’t driven out of a motivation to help humanity or a sense of altruism; it was merely an employment opportunity.
The BSN curriculum fosters the development of these skills. The nurse obtains knowledge regarding public health and community issues. Additionally, the nurse develops skills in nursing administration and research in order to provide optimum health care for the patient and organization, thus carrying out expert assessment and evaluation (Forster, 2008).
(Creasia,2011) The BSN nurse education provides a foundation for future critical thinking, problem solving skills, logical thinking, leader and management skills, and effective communication.( Hardy)The BSN nurse has different job expectations, different levels of patient interactions and contact. BSN nurses manage the patient experience from admission to discharge in a largely unstructured environment that requires more direct, long term interaction with the patient. (Hardy) The BSN nurse also uses theory and research based knowledge in the direct and indirect delivery of care to patients.
1) Provide patient-centered care 2) Work in interdisciplinary/interprofessional teams 3) Employ evidence-based practice 4) Apply quality improvement 5) Utilize informatics Articulate the role of the BSN-prepared nurse to support the strategic plan related to selected IOM core competency.
Chapter Seven: Implications for Nursing Practice Colon cancer is a lethal disease and remains one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths in the United States (Williams et al, 2016). Despite the overall decline in colorectal cancer (CRC), African Americans (AAs) continue to lag behind and have a higher
Assessment of Gerontology In searching for resources for this assignment, most of the articles written have at least one thing in common. The baby boomers are getting older, as a result, they will represent 20% of the total population from now until 2030. The number of persons who are 65 years and older is 12% of the population, the life expectancy of 77.9 years has caused this increase. The older people over age 85 is at about 40%, and the number of centenarians is on the rise (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Longer life expectancies will intensify the demand for competent geriatric nursing care to reduce the years in which function and health are impaired. It is exciting to see that quality geriatric nursing education
Client advocate: ensures clients, families and communities are well-informed and included in care planning and improving care. Also serves as an advocate for the profession and health care team. Educator, Information manager: able to use information systems and technology. Systems analyst/Risk anticipator: able to participate in systems review to improve quality of client care delivery. Team Manager: able to properly delegate and manage the nursing team resources and serve as a leader. Member of a profession, and Lifelong Learner: recognizes the need for and actively pursues new knowledge and skills as one’s role and needs of the health care system evolves.
One competency that is pertinent to my nursing career, along with everyone else in healthcare, is Patient-Centered Care. Regardless of whether you are in billing, management, or are a floor nurse, the main concern should always be the patient. Healthcare is always evolving, and, with recent changes to our healthcare administration, more focus is on revenue rather than on who is bringing in revenue. It is our job as healthcare
Competency 725.8.5: Quality of Life and Functioning - The graduate selects nursing actions during illness and end-of-life stages to maximize quality of life and functioning for individuals, families, and communities; promotes wellness principles and programs for individuals, families, and communities; and reflects on how personal beliefs or perceptions about quality of life and health promotion impact approaches or decisions in nursing care.
In speaking with Sandy Stoll, a Nursing Home Administrator at Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, she reveals “health care demands changes in their present day patient care focus in order to remain effective for the generation of tomorrow.” That is powerful yet it is relevant to the changing world of health care reform and present day health care services. When Ms. Stoll was asked about her role and the facilities scope of practice; she was graciously willing to states, “I have been working as a Nursing Home Administrator for over (12) twelve years. Sandy informs me that working as a Nursing Home Administrator is rewarding, being as how she started out as a Activity Director for over (8) eight years prior to becoming an administrator.
Differences in Competencies: The Associate-Degree Level versus the Baccalaureate-Degree Level in Nursing Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V | Nursing History, Theories, and Conceptual Model 06/09/2013 Differences in Competencies: The Associate-Degree Level versus the Baccalaureate-Degree Level in Nursing Current trends in healthcare are leading to more complex, advanced patient care and needs. Hospitals and patient services are now in need of highly skilled, trained, and educated professionals to deliver this care. The impact of these trends extend into the profession of nursing, where employers are taking a closer look at the outcomes of patient care delivered by ADN graduates vs. BSN prepared nurses. Although
The older adult population in the United States has steadily increased thanks to technology and medical advances. While this definitely is an undeniable achievement, it also creates some challenges that society was not as prevalent to face before. Now that people are living longer it’s also means that often times