In the article written by Ford, (2009), the doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) has an important role to play in the current health care system which is constantly changing. As healthcare around the world is transforming, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2011 report mentioned that in the United States, Advanced practice nurses play a vital role in the rapid complex changes based on the full extent of their education and training. This article describes some of the positive role of the advance practice Nurse as a facilitator in the regulatory and policy developments. The Advance practice nurse participates and provide cost-effective care models that will improve the access and quality of care of the population. Another positive area for the APN in this current healthcare system is health promotion, health maintenance, and prevention. In this evolving health care system, it gives the Advance practice nurse the opportunity to set up acute and primary care settings that will positively impact health care delivery as they meet the needs of an expanding, aging, and chronically ill population. All over the world, the NP’s role has developed and is beneficial to health care systems and health care consumers. As Advance practice nurses we must use this great opportunity to advance our role and work with others to improve and transform health care globally. DNP graduate 's role is include leadership, research, practice, education, and
Budzi, Lurie, Singh, and Hooker (2010) state, “Nurse Practitioners’ (NP) interpersonal skills in patient teaching, counseling, and patient centered care contribute to positive health outcomes and patient satisfaction.” According to their research they encourage healthcare systems in the U.S. to hire more NPs to allow for better access affordable, and quality care (Denisco & Barker, 2016). With the demand for primary care providers, The NP role aids in delivering a solution to some of the healthcare issues that exist today. Organizations like the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) all agree to allow nurses to practice to their full abilities to make healthcare more accessible and affordable, especially for the aging baby boomers and less accessible rural neighborhoods, and densely populated urban areas. Research has proven that NPs that provide primary care have similar health outcomes to primary care physicians (DeNisco et. al., 2016). NPs particularly take pride in their holistic approach, forming therapeutic relationships between other providers of the healthcare team, patients, and their families, aiding the informed decision making process, use of the evidence based practice approach in health management (Brown, 2005). Some of the other actions or qualities that
The success of NPs depends on practicing evidence-based care with competency in assessment, diagnosing, managing patients, and maintaining a caring practice. The nursing component of the NP role continues to be challenged from within nursing, as well as by large national physician organizations. NPs are extensions of nursing practice who are guided by nursing theory. The transformation from nurse to the advanced practice role of NP involves development of advanced knowledge and skills for listening, knowing, being with patients, connecting patients to their communities, promoting health,
The American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Ministries Association (HMA) have described Faith Community Nursing (FCN) as a form of a specialized nursing practice carried out by a nurse within a faith community (American Nurses Association & Health Ministries Association, 2012). The role played by the FCN is to protect, promote, and optimize health and abilities, prevent illness and injury, and respond to distress regarding the practice beliefs and the values of a faith community. The FCN emphases on the purposeful care of the spirit as well as the promotion of holistic health and prevention and the reduction of illness (ANA & HMA, 2012). Furthermore, the FCN plays a significant role in developing community partnerships required to
Managed care will always be prevalent in the United States because of the strong foundation that was created decades ago. How could doctors and hospitals create and maintain viable practices and at the same time make innovative advancements in medicine? They needed a system
With the implementation of two milestone in the healthcare system, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health care education and reconciliation act of 2010. The ACA assist in easy access to high-quality and cost-effective and also assist in the shift of the nation’s health care system in the direction of primary and preventive care. Also the health care education and reconciliation act is an initiative to motivate nurses and provide grants and scholarships to acquire higher education and take active part in the reformed health care system. In order to create the health care system which focus on primary and preventive care, the role of nurses is very vital and important especially the advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) (Implementing Health Care Reform: Issues for Nursing, 2010). American Nurses Association always advocate and nurture nurses including APRNs and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) also acknowledged and recognized the role of APRNs in the provision of primary and preventive care. This acknowledgement of PPACA open the new horizon for the APRNs in the transformed patient-centered care system (Haney, 2010). In this presentation, the writer will discuss new emerging care delivery model which are mentioned in the PPACA. These delivery model involve interdisciplinary and care management services of RNs (The National Academies Press, 2011).
The target audience at this time is business and other health care professionals as the need to have nurses recognized as assets to the fast moving execution of electronic systems in health care, soon to replace paper, is urgent. If more nurses are not involved in this process as expert consultants, there is a high risk of failure and inevitably patient safety. I will not directly target the public but indirectly as I believe once health care and business professionals view nurses as experts in our profession overall, then their perceptions and opinions will reach the public. The obstacle will be persuading those with little health care understanding just how nursing can be affective. Business leaders are all about deliverables, making sure they are provided. How the product is packaged is not of great concern; patient safety is not a term truly understood by non-clinical analysts and project managers. Within eHealth in general, the organizational structure from top down holds minimal if any clinical knowledge beyond the high level business of healthcare.
Advance practice nurses (APNs) are at the forefront of today’s healthcare system. To keep up with the aging population and the demands of complex healthcare needs of this society, APNs need to perform at the highest quality to provide efficient, effective, holistic and improve patient outcome and satisfaction while reducing cost. To provide such care, APNs need to implement the six core competencies as outlined by Hamric. These six core competencies are: direct clinical practice, expert coaching and advice, consultation, research skills, clinical and professional leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. This paper will explore how APNs can implement each of the six core competencies to support the effective improvement of outcomes such as patient satisfaction, readmissions, cost, health status, and complications. In addition, each of the six core competencies of the APN’s role identified by Hamric will be outlined and applied using a fictitious patient case study.
Health care administration is a very important and crucial role in today’s healthcare system. With an ever-changing national health care system, the role of a Health care Administrator or Healthcare Executive more than ever is needed. Healthcare facilities, organizations, and or offices rely on health care administrators to plan, direct and coordinate all medical health services (United States Department of Labor , 2014). Some areas where one might find administrators are managing entire medical facilities, specialized clinical departments, or a medical practice for a group of physicians (United States Department of Labor , 2014). The need for high-quality health care administers is more now than ever with the fast-changing health care laws.
Being a registered nurse affords one the option of working in many diverse healthcare settings. In any practice setting the climate of health care change is evident. There are diverse entities involved in the implementation and recommendation of these practice changes. These are led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), nursing campaign for action initiatives, as well as individual state-based action coalitions. Nurses need to be prepared and cognizant of the transformations occurring in health care settings as well as the plans that put them at the forefront of the future.
Healthcare management is a great, complex, and dynamic field. Like any business, healthcare requires exceptional administration to keeps its operations effective and smooth. Notably, the healthcare field is constantly growing, calling for the expertise of skilled administrators with the capacity to manage hospitals. Since my childhood, I have enjoyed solving problems, helping people, caring about the community and individuals, and having an excellent compensation and growth opportunities.
The healthcare industry is constantly changing and evolving because of the nature of technology and medical discoveries. In the same realm of constant evolution in healthcare, the healthcare professions must evolve to stay informed. One of the best methods to stay informed in this industry is networking. Each professional contact within an organization could provide information and potentially open doors for job advancements. According to Hamm and Phuong (2009), networking is ranked one of top methods for career advancements and leadership roles. To search professional organizations requires through research. I’m pursing Healthcare Management and Administration Masters and have worked in Clinical Reach as coordinator. Stating with Association
After reading The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health article by the Institute of Medicine, I gained a clearer view of the overall goal for nursing. Although there are many diverse parties that need to be associated in perfecting the continuously changing health care system, nurses vital to the contribution. Nurses provide direct patient care, deal with the health care system and health care policies, as well as interact with the interdisciplinary team. So the Institute of Medicine has a great nursing blueprint for help nurses make a different for not only the future of the health care system