The objective of this study is to examine the role transition from Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN).
Professional identity has become a necessary concept to employees who are working in a health and human-serviced environment because it comprehends the image and perceptions of individuals that has based on the way she/ he performs a job or operates within their career field (Brott & Myers, 1999; Smith & Robinson, 1995). Therefore, in nursing occupation, professional identity is considered to be the most important concept that to prove their patients their skills and knowledge in their field. This essay further focuses on the precise definition of professional identity as well as nursing identity, the key industry and quality agencies and association that set standards, guidelines, and codes of practice in nursing and how industry and professional agencies monitor the quality of care and services in professional nursing.
I am returning to college in pursuit of attaining my BSN is to fulfill a personal and professional goal. Baccalaureate preparation is an important requisite for advancement in the nursing profession. Career advancement, role changes, job security and my love of learning are the primary motivators to complete my BSN degree. The changing healthcare system is demanding that nurses develop advanced critical thinking skills, broaden knowledge of research, and improve communication skills to become assertive patient advocates and nursing leaders. The RN-BSN coursework will influence my professional development and prepare me for a wider scope of practice, as well as improve comprehension of the political, social, and economic factors that influence
Before this program I was working as a nurse in a surgical care unit and I did not fully understand why I did the things that I did or even why I became a nurse. This program changed my practice, for example, in the first class of the program, Transition to Professional Nursing I had to think for the first time in my personal philosophy of nursing and I discovered that to me, “nursing is a sacred work dedicated to the service of others, and requires a nurse’s deliberated commitment to inner spiritual growth to achieve
Upon reflection of this assignment, I must refer to my personal journey as an RN to BSN student. Currently, there is an influx of nurses returning to school at the same time and none of us have graduated yet. During my journey as an RN to BSN I have learned that changes are not as easy to implement. In addition I have grown to appreciate that I can no longer make a statement, or ask why a change is being implemented. Furthermore I have developed a sense of appreciation to learning new policies and procedures. I have become more flexible. Prior to my RN to BSN program I had no desire to be apart of any nursing committees. Over time I have developed a sense of awareness as to time management and ways to decrease feelings of burnout.
I have struggled with finding an interesting article for this third paper, I was initially looking for an article about scope of practice that interested me and was long enough to write a response to it, none of the articles fit both of those qualifications. After much creative searching I stumbled on an interesting article, that looked at LPN’s who went on for further education to get their registered nurse and their BSN’s. It addressed more of a social aspect of the change in scope and title as evident by the title of the article ‘RN means Real Nurse”: perceptions of being a “real” nurse in a post-lpn-bn bridge program. 1.“ The term real nurse still tends to surface repeatedly in the literature and media (Bassett, 2002; Howett & Evans,
Collins approaches the beliefs of misconceptions already existent towards multi social groups’ underlying different issues mostly affecting African Americans. These issues highlighted by Collins include, “a set of ideas and social practices shaped by gender, race, and sexuality that frame Black men and women’s treatment of one another, as well as how African Americans are perceived and treated by others” (p.7). These ideas encapsulate a false understanding of the issues surrounding the persecutions the black community undergoes frequent. The notion of Black sexual politics addresses many connotations influencing behaviors as well as analyzing the reasons as to what affects explain the Black injustice created within our social structure. Furthermore, Collin does express how these perceptions created from gender, race, and sexuality not only affects the black community but also impacts other interracial injustices. These arguments affect a larger portion of society relative to: “Puerto Ricans, indigenous people, Haitian, Chicanos – as well as issues concerning poor health, homelessness, joblessness, and so on” (Collins p.13). This interracial component relates to global phenomena acknowledging these exploitations that affect society, nevertheless as a reader of Collins theories, she invites us to comprehend the actions and analyze our position within these issues. Other, components that relate to Black sexual Politics are the political structure and mass media. The development
Prior to my nursing education, my perception of a registered nurse was that of a health care professional whose tasks include administering medications to sick patients on a timely fashion and making sure that the doctor’s orders are met. Without proper education on the different duties and responsibilities that encompass the role of a registered nurse, my impressions of the nursing profesison relied heavily on the various misconceptions that is often portrayed on television and other forms of media. Even after graduating from nursing school, I still have a difficult time in finding a clear definition to my role in nursing as it tend to incorporate various roles such as an educator, advocate, researcher and many others. I do not think of the nursing profession as a single entity, but rather a melting pot of assorted roles that simply overlap for the sole purpose of
In the early 2000s, NPs were introduced in a surgical unit in Sweden to help reinforce knowledge, strengthen interpersonal collaboration, and improve patient safety and quality of care. For this study, eight graduates from a new NP program in a university in Sweden participated in initial and follow-up interviews regarding their transition into new NP roles in a surgical unit. The curriculum’s theoretical framework based its learning plan from the Nordic model of Advanced Practice Nurses (APN). Additionally, the participants attended a 10-week NP program in the United States to understand the level of knowledge, the scope of practice, and the competencies associated with the role. Moreover, video conferences and visits from American collaborators
In the beginning of our class, you said that this class would be a journey of self discovery and your words have proved to live up to their mark. I entered this class on the first day with many misconceptions about others as well as myself, and it did not take long for our class discussions and readings to clear out those misconceptions. One of the major misconceptions that I had before this class was that I thought I knew a lot about this world. After listening to the responses and approaches of rest of the class to a topic in comparison to mine completely pulled out that misconception from its root.
What does it take to be nurse in today’s complex society? Many people are aware that it requires scientific, pathological and anatomical knowledge. Although, there is much more to this career path than simply knowing the facts. Today, nurses are being taught how to revolve care around patients and act as professionals. This not only involves treating patients with dignity and respect, but also incorporating the norms and values of the practice into their own personal identity. Professional nurses, as well as students striving for this identity, make relationships with those around them and accept any opportunity to interact with patients. Actively adapting to this newfound identity can be a helpful intervention for students in the
I think it relates to the article of Witt (Discovery and Conquest). There are plenty of misconception about Islamic World in the Western world. We are invaded, conquered, and blamed, and I think history is not taking our side. We are known as people of the dark ages but in real Muslims brought civilization to the European world. Father of European world civilization was a Muslim named Averroes. I would really recommend reading about Islamic Golden Age and I am sure it will wipe all those misconceptions. Lack of knowledge and one-sided view of history has brought up these misconceptions. As a Muslim, I will never accept it. Frankly, I am not religious. It is just because I am known Muslim, and my family members are all Muslims. I want to stand
Professional Socialization is defined as a process where individuals form the characteristics, attitudes and values of a particular profession (Lai PK, Pek HL). In the nursing field, professional socialization is a necessary step involving the LPN/LVN into their new RN role by assisting them with the internalization and development of their new professional identity. (Ellis & Hartley. 2011) However, transitioning into this new role can be a complex and challenging multi-faced process (Boychuk Duchscher, J. 2008). For these reasons, subdivided into five different sections, this paper aims on increasing its readers understanding of professional socialization. The four different stages of transition to the registered nurse role, together with differences between the practical nurse and a registered nurse scope of practice.
Ten non-practicing RNs were interviewed with the purpose of identifying and gaining insight directly from RNs who were no longer in clinical nursing practice in order to identify factors that influenced their decision to leave is clearly stated (MacKusick & Minick, 2010). . The phenomenon of interest is clearly identified and justification for using a qualitative method was to meet the researcher’s goal of gathering information from non-practicing RNs to gain a true knowledge of their experiences and identify factors that influenced their choice to leave clinical nursing practice. According to MacKusick and Minick (2010) the perceptions of the RNs were the focus of the research because no definitive research relating to interpretation existed. Therefore the researchers adequately addressed the population connected to the identified