Nursing Education

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INTRODUCTION ³The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery or to a peaceful death thus he would perform unaided, if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge and to do this in such a way as to help him to gain independence as rapidly as possible -the concept of nursing according to Virginia Handerson (1958) The essential components of professional nursing practice (according to ANA) include care, cure and coordination. Nursing is based on scientific principles and an art i.e. composed of skills that require expertisedness and proficiency of their execution. Nursing is a dynamic, therapeutic and educative process in…show more content…
The QNC and other nursing councils and boards have the legal responsibility for determining the scope of practice for Registered Nurses (RN) and Enrolled Nurses (EN). The scope of nursing education is however an worldwide issue as techniques of health care grow more complex and wide ranging and the cost of health care escalate. Pressure of two kinds have arisen:- one asking nurses to undertake more tasks and to take more responsibility for their management of care of their client (individual or community) and the other, using more and more unqualified or under qualified people to provide forms of healthcare at low cost. The prime purpose of defining the scope of nursing practice as in registration of nurses is the protection of the public. The public must be assured that nursing care, from the simplest to the most complex, is provided by properly qualified people who know what they are doing, their limits and work within those limits. The second purpose of finding a mechanism to determine the scope of practice is the legal protection of the nurse. The concept of the scope of nursing education is based on the assumptions that 1) the members of the profession of nursing have a
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