NUR 3250 Pathophysiology Across the Life

NUR 3250 Pathophysiology Across the Life

Impact of IOM Report On Future of Nursing

Impact of IOM Report On Future of Nursing

In October of 2010, the Institute of Medicine released the report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”. “The IOM is an independent, nongovernment organization that gives advice to people in decision-making positions… The opinions of the IOM are highly regarded and carry weight in legislative decision” (Grand Canyon University[GCU], n.d., para. 6). This paper will explore the impact on nursing of the IOM report, focusing on the topics of education, nursing practice, and the role of the nurse as a leader. In the chapter Transforming Education, the IOM committee identified “major changes in the U.S. health care system and practice environments will require equally profound changes in the education of nurses both before and after they receive their licenses” (Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine; Institute of Medicine [IOM ], 2011, p. 163). IOM recognizes studies that show a correlation between BSN prepared nurses and better patient outcomes. The committee strongly supports advanced education and recommends a goal of increasing the percentage of BSN prepared nurses to 80% by 2020. The report further calls for more advanced practice RNs, more qualified nursing instructors, and more nurse researchers educated at the doctorate level. The report stresses the “need to establish, maintain, and expand new competencies throughout a nurse’s education and career” (IOM, 2011, p. 164). “Many of todays new nurses are undereducated to meet practice demands across settings” (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/impact-of-education). Increasing the overall and continuing education of nurses would have a tremendous impact on the advancement of the nursing profession. Nurses could potentially…
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NUR 3250 Pathophysiology Across the Life

NUR 3300 Gerontological Nursing

NUR 3300 Gerontological Nursing

Being a health professional in Australia – Nursing

At the heart of being a good health care practitioner, lies professionalism, setting the standard of what a patient should expect “(Dhai p 174). This statement quoted from Professor A. Dhai’s “Understanding Professionalism in Health Care in the Twenty First Century” details a perspective on the role of a modern day health professional. In her article, Dhai stresses the notion of an ideal health professional being both technically skilled and ethically adept. Using the quote as a baseline of the opinion, this essay will explore the various components of the general interpretations of a modern day health professional, and will further specify its focus on the discipline of Nursing. The foundation of this notion being that in order to meet a general standard of professionalism, legitimate health professionals including nurses, is to be competent both in skill and ethics.

Although the word ‘professional’ has been present in western culture for a long time, the term had varied and evolved throughout times. Selden (1968) quoted in his article of William Combe’s writing during the previous century “The learned professions, all agree,/Are physic, law and divinity.” Which regard three professions of “medicine, law and theology” as the most fundamental professions, indicating the extensive nature of the term. During the early twentieth century, the term ‘professional’ was regarded as a working individual who was paid for their labour, as opposed to an ‘amateur’ who worked without pay. The term was exercised further for workers who were self regulating and subsequently, ‘professionals’ evolved to reference highly skilled and specialised workers. During the latter half of the twentieth century, the term was commonly applied to workers who were adept at their chosen occupation (Dhai p 174). Despite the changes of language with the definition, one common distinct characteristic is the expectation of a level of competency. The importance of competency as well as leadership as proposed by the healthcare leadership alliance was summarised by Garman et al.(2006) in their summary, professionalism competency was quoted from the healthcare leadership alliance as “”[t]he ability to align personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards that include a responsibility to the patient and community, a service orientation, and a commitment to lifelong learning and improvement.” Competency and leadership was described as a “central theme” to professionalism, with guidelines of recommendations to establish networks, working with others and self efficiency. Leadership in a healthcare setting was emphasised as a critical aspect of developing competent employees, as role models establish examples of working behaviour in the healthcare setting.

In context to nursing in Australia, one definite indication of competency is completion of appropriate education, as strongly imposed on reputable professional organisations such as the Australian nursing and midwifery board. Amongst many other established boards for specified allied health professions, the Australian nursing and midwifery board requires all members to practice nursing strictly under the professional codes and guidelines as set by the board. These codes and guidelines provide a standard in which nurses will work as ‘professionals’ as conceptualised by the board. Examples of professional conduct set by the board include: “Nurses practice in a safe and competent manner”, “Nurses practise and conduct themselves in accordance with laws relevant to the profession and practice of nursing.” and “Nurses support the health, wellbeing and informed decision making of people requiring or receiving care”(Australian nursing and midwifery council. 2006). Within the board’s context of professionalism it can be briefly summarised that nurses are expected to practice in a competent, law-abiding and respectful way whilst being mindful of their own safety. Achievement…

NUR 3300 Gerontological Nursing

NUR 3200 Health Assessment Across the Life Span

NUR 3200 Health Assessment Across the Life Span

Professional Development of Nursing Professionals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine, (IOM) introduced a two year contract in 2008 (IOM, 2010). The basis of the contract is recommendations, which will impact the future of nursing care, and include changes in “public and institutional policies at the national, state, and local levels” (Future, 2010). This essay will provide a basic understanding of the IOM’s contract, including the impact on nursing education, nursing practice in primary care, and the impact on the nurse’s role as a leader. Overview the IOM Report: Transforming Nursing Practice

The first key message of the IOM report is, “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training” (IOM, 2010). All patients have the right to health care that is based on their individual needs, rather than what is most convenient or affordable. A change in the health care system is needed for this goal to be acquired. Some programs transforming the health care system have already been put into works. These transformations include improving the quality of healthcare, as well as improving availability and expense of health care. Nurses possess the education and qualifications to play a key role in changing the health care system. To achieve this goal, outdated policies and regulations must be updated, the scope of practice must be broadened, and a higher education is suggested to create more advanced practice registered nurses (IOM, 2010). The Impact of the IOM Report on Nursing Education.

The second key message of the IOM report is, “Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression” (IOM, 2010). Healthcare is continuously changing; therefore, nurses must continuously further their education in order to keep up the changes. Nursing education, both before and after the license, will have a better concept of care…
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NUR 3200 Health Assessment Across the Life Span

Week 4 Ethical Reasoning Paper HSCI 6345

Please approach this assignment with creativity, but this formal paper should include the following elements:

  1. Introduction.
    1. An introduction paragraph should have a hook to catch the reader’s attention, any relevant background information that the reader needs to know and conclude with a thesis statement that presents the main purpose of the paper.
    2. For this paper, the thesis statement will be the central position you will be arguing.
  2. Recognition of why the chosen topic is an ethical dilemma.
    1. An ethical dilemma occurs when all solutions to a problem are not acceptable from an ethical perspective.
  3. A self-assessment of your personal core beliefs.
    1. Core beliefs are the ideas that people hold as important such as honesty, faithfulness, effort, perseverance, patience, education, responsibility, commitment, and fairness, among others. These ideas are the basis for behavior, communication, and interaction with others.  They shape one’s interpretation and analysis of ethical issues.
  4. An explanation of your understanding of an ethical theory used to construct your ethical argument
    1. Ethical theories provide the foundation for ethical decision-making. Every ethical theory emphasizes a different decision-making style. To understand ethical decision making, it is important to realize that not everyone makes decisions in the same way, using the same information, employing the same decision rules.
  5. An application of ethical perspectives/concepts.
    1. Describe how the ethical theory being used to construct your argument provides the best decision-making guidance for this situation. Make sure to consider all implications.
  6. An evaluation of different ethical perspectives/concepts.
    1. Evaluate how the use of a different ethical theory, or different ethical perspective, might impact the decision-making process related to this topic.
  7. Conclusion.
    1. The conclusion paragraph should restate your thesis, summarize the key supporting ideas, and offer your final thought(s).
  8. References.
    1. Make sure each reference in the list has a corresponding in-text citation and vice versa.

Sometimes Blackboard can distort the spacing within Word documents. You might want to consider saving the document in pdf format and uploading the pdf into the assignment submission portal.Make sure to review the grading rubric for detailed information before beginning this assignment. This paper will be evaluated using Safe Assign anti-plagiarism software. Lastly, please make sure to spellcheck the paper and apply APA style formatting, including a cover page. If you did not purchase the APA book listed on the course syllabus, please see the APA website for a template of how to write a student paper.