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Title: Professional Nursing Today


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Professional Nursing Today
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Core statement according toRoyal College of
Nursing 2003
  • Nursing is the use of clinical judgment in the
    provision of care to enable people to improve,
    maintain, or recover health, to cope with health
    problems, and to achieve the best possible
    quality of life, whatever their disease or
    disability, until death.

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CollegialityStandard of ANA Scope and
Standards of Practice, 2004
  • Be civil
  • Be ethical
  • Be honest
  • Be the best
  • Be consistent
  • Be a communicator
  • Be accountable
  • Be collaborative
  • Be forgiving
  • Be current
  • Be involved
  • Be a model

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TRENDS IN NURSING
  • The Grim Reality
  • Trend1 Nursing Shortage
  • Trend 2 Disparities in Healthcare
  • Trend 3Skyrocketing Healthcare Cost
  • Trend4 Nursing Values Challenged by Managed
    Care
  • The Brighter Side
  • Trend5 Expansion of employment opportunities
    for Nurses
  • Trend 6 Nurses role have evolved
  • Trend7 Nursing and Biomedical Research

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Cont
  • Trend 8 Use of atomic energy for medical
    diagnosis and treatment
  • Trend9 Use of more sophisticated equipment for
    diagnosis and therapy
  • Trend 10 Technology Made Nurses Life Easier
  • Trend11 Advent of Space Medicine
  • Trend12 Nurses involvement/ impact on politics
    and health policy
  • Trend 13 Consumerism in Healthcare
  • Trend14 Emergence of Complimentary and
    Alternative Medicine
  • Trend15 Web-based Nursing Degrees

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Four document nurses should possess and READ
  • State Nurse Practice Act
  • Nursings Social Policy Statement (ANA)
  • The Code of Ethics for Nurses (ANA)
  • Scope and Standards of Clinical Practice (area
    specific or ANA)

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Quality of Nursing Leadership
  • Leaders are perceived as knowledgeable, strong,
    risk-takers who follow a meaningful philosophy
    that is made explicit in the day-to-day
    operations of the department convey a strong
    sense of advocacy providing staff with an overall
    positive sense of support
  • The nursing director and managers are
    pivotal to the success of the organization
  • The nursing director is critical to the
    development of a positive nursing situation

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Organizational Structure
  • The director of nursing is at the executive
    level of the organization, reporting directly to
    the chief executive officer
  • Decentralized departmental structures allow
    for a sense of control over the immediate work
    environment and strong nursing involvement in the
    committee structure across departments
  • With regard to staffing, quality of the
    staff is as important as the quantity

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Management Style
  • Participative management style characterized by
    involvement of staff at all levels
  • Participation is sought, encouraged and
    valued nursing administration is both visible
    and accessible
  • Communication is a two way process with
    active listening, direct staff input and ongoing
    information about what is happening within
    nursing and the broader organization

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Professional Models of CareQuality of Care
  • The model of care gives the nurse the
    responsibility and related authority for patient
    care
  • Nurses are accountable for their own
    practice and are coordinators of care
  • The nurses believe themselves to be providing
    high quality of nursing care to their patients
  • Directors of nursing and nursing management
    are viewed as responsible for developing the
    environment where such care can flourish

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Nurses as Teachers
  • Nurses place a high value on education and
    teaching by nurses, not only their own personal
    and professional growth, but they value their
    roles as teachers
  • Nurses derive much satisfaction from teaching
    and it is viewed as an energizing activity
  • Teaching is seen as both an expectation in
    the profession and as an opportunity to practice
    as a professional

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Orientation, inservice, continuing education,
formal education and career development
  • Magnet facilities have a high emphasis on
    personnel growth and development staff
    development starts w/orientation is a strong
    influence on retention, w/ the gradual
    introduction of work viewed as important
  • Access to inservice continuing education
    related to the area of practice involved is
    essential multiple opportunities exist for
    clinical advancement that is advancement that is
    competency based w/specific requirements

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Believe in Nursing
  • Valuing Nursing
  • Only RNs should attend nursing staff meetings
  • Identify yourself
  • Protect the name of Nurse
  • Insist on being addressed as a professional

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Creating a New Image
  • Nurses value nursing and image it daily
  • Nurses take themselves seriously and dress the
    part
  • Nurses recognize the value of caring, health
    promotion, health teaching, and illness care
  • Nurses believe in themselves and their colleagues

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