Nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who have received special courses and training. They usually work closely with doctors and can perform many high-level primary care tasks. They often specialize in specific types of practice such as pediatrics, psychiatry, or obstetrics. Some establish private practices; however, most work in doctors' offices, hospitals, or neighborhood health centers. Their duties often include taking detailed medical histories and performing complete physical exams, providing diagnoses and recommending treatment plans, treating common medical conditions, illnesses, and injuries, prescribing limited medications, and counseling patients and families. They also care
I am a recent baccalaureate graduate of Charleston Southern University. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May of 2015. On June 20, 2015, I received my NCLEX-RN results and became a registered nurse in the state of South Carolina. After considering my options for a graduate program, I happily accepted my offer from Case Western Reserve University and moved to Cleveland to pursue my graduate studies. Over the course of my undergraduate career, theories were included in the curriculum but not in depth. It is for this reason that I am excited to partake in this course – to learn the foundational and applicable theories of the nursing profession.
The profession of nursing includes: promoting health, preventing illness, as well as providing care. NUR 102 teaches student nurses, like myself, a wide range of information and knowledge needed in order to become a successful nurse and also aids in the preparation for clinical placement. Nonetheless, this course teaches essay writing, critical thinking, nursing theories, as well as the roles and responsibilities that I will have as a nurse.
It is important to foster a learning environment in which students feel safe, relaxed, secure, confident and valued (Gravells A 2012 pg25) especially for learners who may have had negative experiences in traditional classroom environments. Students often describe supportive learning environments as expanding their sense of family and enhancing their self-esteem, which, when combined with increased literacy skills, help students take more chances in pursuing their goals.
The Salary of an RN is about $36.94 per hour, but the work schedule of a nurse is crazy. Nurses never really get a break especially floor nurses. I have talked to quite a few nurses and they have said that since you don’t truly get a break you tend to gain weight do to constantly eating/snacking. The education needed to be a Registered Nurse would be a Bachelor Degree which is a four year process. To be a Registered Nurse or RN you will need no training. On the job you will administer basic health care which is a temporary health coverage program for low-income, uninsured United States citizens or permanent legal residents of Contra Costa County. As an RN you will being giving patients intravenous medications. An intravenous
A required section of the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Ferris State University
The additional course work enhances the student’s professional development, prepares the new nurse for a broader scope of practice, and provides the nurse with a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence health care delivery.” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2012, p. 1)
Proceeding each offering of courses, evaluation occurs and is shared with faculty course members and the Director of the School of Nursing. The evaluation is utilized to improve the teaching and learning strategies to enhance achievement of learning outcomes for subsequent semesters. The curriculum committee’s responsibility is to review the nursing courses for rigor, currency, and integrity and present new recommendations to faculty based on this review. Faculty will consider current changes by a majority vote.
Discovering new information applicable to the field of nursing begins by asking a focused clinical research question. According to Stone (2002), asking the appropriate question is essential for the research process that follows. Although there are countless nursing problems that are worth investigating, it is imperative to narrow the focus of the problems so they can be empirically tested (Adams, 2012). Personal clinical experience, professional literature, previous research, and current nursing theories are a few examples of sources where research questions can be identified (Adams, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to explain the connection between research and evidence-based practice, discuss how
Registered nursing is a common and frequently filled position in the medical field. However, you make good money and can advance into better things that have specialization. You work with patients daily and help doctors keep tabs on them. This occupation is growing because the population is growing and everyone needs medical attention some time or another.
1. This year, my community nursing placement is at Donview Middle School Health and Wellness Academy. It is a fairly large Middle School with over 400 students, 19 classrooms and 29 teachers (N. Vohra, personal communication, September 9, 2014). As the name of the school suggests, Donview focusses on the health and wellness of its students. However, was not always a Health and Wellness Academy, Donview has only recently been changed into a Health and Wellness Academy. The school is located in a quiet residential area of North York with the building itself being fully equipped with lockers, a cafeteria, a gym, a large outdoor field and a fitness studio. The school has been in this location since the 1970’s (V. Bradbury, personal communication, September 16, 2014).
In 1965 the first Nurse Practitioner (NP) training program was created by a physician Henry Silver and a nurse Loretta Ford. There was a shortage of primary care physicians due to increased specializations in medicine. The shortages were very evident in rural areas and the creators of the program realized nurses had the potential to fill the primary care gap within their communities. This NP training was informal and lacked credentials, leading to criticism and mistrust of those providing care. The first master’s program for NP was established by Boston College in 1967.
This course really developed my self as a nurse, and it will help me in giving care to actual clients in the real world as well. First of all, this course taught us all about Florence Nightingale, who is viewed as one of the first nursing theorists. Her becoming a nurse, her practices as a nurse, her theory, her tenets, and most importantly, her being one of the most influential figures, even as of this very day. In this course, through essay writing we understood more about how Florence Nightingale’s theory and practices are still relevant today. We were able to connect her tenets to the real world programs. This can really help us in giving care because we learnt about how her practices are applied and so we are also able to apply her practices while providing clients care. Not only that, but we learned about how committed Nightingale was to provide the utmost care for the client and how the client is very important, with knowing this, we can also provide the greatest care that the client deserves. She strived for professional nursing and had laid the foundation, and we need to follow in these footsteps as well. Her achievements can aid in motivating us to become better and improve ourselves as a nurse everyday, as she did emphasize the importance of restoring one’s health.
There are many things needed to create an environment more conducive to learning for each student, some of which include: