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Today’s Agenda. Welcome and introductions Completion of demographic cards Review of course documents Course outline Content outline Addendum Reading list Fact sheet Nursing unit tour of facilities Survey of students needs Introduction to web-based services Lecture and activities.

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today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Completion of demographic cards
  • Review of course documents
    • Course outline
    • Content outline
    • Addendum
    • Reading list
    • Fact sheet
  • Nursing unit tour of facilities
  • Survey of students needs
  • Introduction to web-based services
  • Lecture and activities
survey of students needs
Survey of students needs
  • Take a few moments to identify what your priority is in developing skills to survive nursing school
  • Results will be reported at the next lecture session
nursing department policies
Nursing department policies
  • Student handbook

Everything you wanted to know about the nursing program but were afraid to ask

    • Program policies
    • Procedures
  • Faculty information
    • Office hours
    • Faculty handbook
lpn to rn transition course

LPN to RN Transition Course

Professional Behaviors

unit objectives
Unit Objectives
  • Compare and contrast differences in role responsibility/ accountability of the PN and the RN
  • Explain the role ambiguities and conflicts, which might interfere with the return to student role.
what does it mean to be a registered nurse

What does it mean to be a registered nurse?

Where have we been and where are we headed?

Envisioning the future of nursing…..

professional role and responsibility
Professional Role and Responsibility.
  • Evolution Of Nursing
    • Ancient origins
    • Multiple changes in direction
    • Impact of Nightingale
      • Researcher
      • Position on education
    • licensure
nightingale s principles for the education of nurses table 4 2
Nightingale's Principles For The Education Of Nurses (table 4-2)
  • Nursing is an art and science.
  • Student must be taught to treat the patient as a total human being, not a disease and there must be compassion and empathy for each person
  • Emphasis must be on education not service (school should be independent from hospital)
  • Graduate nurses should always continue their education
  • Nurses should be taught how to take care of the sick and must not do laundry, clean run errands….
  • Education for nurses should be a combination of theory and practice.
professional role and responsibility1
Professional Role and Responsibility.
  • Professionalization Of Nursing
    • Nurses Associated Alumnae of Canada and United States
      • Evolved into ANA
    • American Nurses Association
      • National professional organization
    • NLN
      • Accrediting body for nursing education that focuses on research and professional development
    • NYSNA
      • Largest union
educational pathways for nursing
Educational Pathways for Nursing
  • Diploma — hospital based education and training of 2-3 years which awards a diploma certificate
  • Associate Degree (ADN) — community/junior college education of 2-3 years which awards an associate degree
  • Baccalaureate Degree (BSN) — university education of 4 years awarding a bachelor's degree
  • Master's Degree (MS/MSN) — a 3-year program of study for an individual who already has a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing.
professional role and responsibility2
Professional Role and Responsibility.
  • Educational Mobility
    • NYS task force
    • RN to BSN
      • A2480/S294 would require registered professional nurses (RNs) to attain bachelor’s degrees in nursing (BSN) within ten years of their initial licensure, while “grandfathering” nurses already in practice and nursing students already enrolled. Memorandum of Support
        • Assembly Higher Education Committee
        • Senate Higher Education Committee
emerging expanded roles
Emerging Expanded Roles
  • Entry into practice
  • Advanced practice
what does it mean to be a registered nurse1

What does it mean to be a registered nurse?

What are the expectations of performance?

Stepping into the RN’s shoes…

interrelated and complimentary roles refer to appendix 3
Interrelated and Complimentary Roles (refer to Appendix 3)
  • The Provider role
    • the nurse utilizes a systematic process
    • assists clients in meeting health care needs in a wide variety of settings
    • coordinates the care of clients using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • The Manager role
    • the nurse optimizes resources to achieve desired outcomes for promotion of health in client populations.
  • The Member of the Profession
    • the nurse is accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional dimensions of the practice of nursing.
review of clinical competencies
Review of Clinical Competencies
  • Professional Behaviors
  • Communication
  • Assessment
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Caring Intervention
  • Teaching/Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Managing Care
how are these competencies shaped
How are these competencies shaped?
  • Professional organizations that contribute to defining competency
    • NLN
      • Established standards for nursing education
    • ANA
      • Is the professional voice for competency
  • Professional office responsible for monitoring competency
    • Office of the Professions
      • Is the NYS office that regulates nursing practice
theory in practice example
Theory in Practice example
  • How would a nursing program integrates expectations of competence?
    • Definitions
    • Clinical competencies according to level
      • Core Component Tutorial
  • How does the student perceive direction?