How might information technology competencies pertain to your professional practice?

The continued integration of information technology within the nursing profession is resulting in the development of nursing informatics as a distinct specialty. As with other specialty areas nursing informatics has unique foundational documents concepts competencies and functions. How might information technology competencies pertain to your professional practice?
This week focuses on the core competencies and scope and standards of practice in nursing informatics. If you are not specializing in nursing informatics some functional areas will be more relevant to your professional role than others. Therefore this week you will analyze the key functional areas of nursing informatics and consider competencies that would be useful in your professional role. In add
Students will:
ition you assess how information technology skills can improve nursing practice.
Required Readings
American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope & standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Springs MD: Author.
This chapter describes the key functional areas of nursing informatics. It also clarifies the roles of informatics nurse specialists and informatics nurses.
McGonigle D. & Mastrian K. G. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Burlington MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Note:

Identify one (1) acute and one (1) chronic effect of sleep loss that could impact the RN’s health, and describe precautions you would suggest to prevent the problems.

Nurses often schedule themselves or are asked to work extra shifts. Twelve hour shifts have become very popular in healthcare institutions. These factors, along with other professional and personal factors, can contribute to sleep deprivation, and can affect the nurse’s health, as well as their ability to perform safe patient care.

Read the following article:

Eanes, L. (2015). The potential effects of sleep loss on a nurse’s health. American Journal of Nursing, 115(4), 34-40. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000463025.42388.10
Initial Discussion Post:

You are working with a new RN who has been employed on your unit for two months. She has recently begun course work for an advanced degree, and has been offering to work extra shifts to pay her tuition.

Identify one (1) acute and one (1) chronic effect of sleep loss that could impact the RN’s health, and describe precautions you would suggest to prevent the problems.
Identify a suggestion you would make to the unit manager regarding this issue.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic.Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.

Write a 1,200-1500 word paper examining how the Conceptual – Theoretical – Empirical (CTE) structure translates into nursing practice based on one of the middle range theories that has been formulated or derived from your preferred conceptual model of nursing.

Details:

Conceptual models, theories, and empirical indicators are linked and provide a nursing knowledge system to apply the model or theory to nursing practice, research, and education. Advanced-practice nurses are required to understand the linkages as applied to nursing and translate the components into practice. To continue development of nursing knowledge, advanced practice nurses can create structure to test theory.

General Guidelines:

•This assignment requires that at least three additional scholarly research articles related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

•You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Write a 1,200-1500 word paper examining how the Conceptual – Theoretical – Empirical (CTE) structure translates into nursing practice based on one of the middle range theories that has been formulated or derived from your preferred conceptual model of nursing. Translate and apply the selected theory to nursing practice using actual examples. Evaluate the theory using the CTE steps below:

1.Evaluation of the conceptual-theoretical-empirical linkages.

2.Evaluation of the selected theory.

3.Evaluation of the empirical indicators.

4.Evaluation of research findings.

5.Evaluation of the utility and soundness of the practice theory.

Identify your options in the job market based on your educational level.

NRS-440V Week 3 Reflection Paper

Trends and Issues in Health Care – Continued Professional Development

In a reflection of 450-600 words, explain how you see yourself fitting into the following IOM Future of Nursing recommendations:

1.Recommendation 4: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020.

2.Recommendation 5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.

3.Recommendation 6: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.

Identify your options in the job market based on your educational level.

1.How will increasing your level of education affect how you compete in the current job market?

2.How will increasing your level of education affect your role in the future of nursing?

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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NRS 440V Week 3 Reflection Paper Fitting into IOM Future of Nursing recommendations

Discuss the usefulness of the Culture Care: Diversity and Universality Theory in the 21st Century to discover nursing knowledge and to provide culturally congruent care.

Response 150 -200 words and 2 peer questions needed. Applying Nursing Theory Discussion

Instructions:

Select one of the following scenarios related to a specific nursing. Think about what you would do in the scenario presented and post your ideas.
Post two discussion questions based on the readings along with your answers.
Madeleine Leininger

Discuss the usefulness of the Culture Care: Diversity and Universality Theory in the 21st Century to discover nursing knowledge and to provide culturally congruent care. Take into consideration the current trends of consumers of healthcare, cultural diversity factors, and changes in medical and nursing school curricula. Listed below are some examples of trends and changes you may want to consider in your discussion:

The importance of transcultural nursing knowledge in an increasingly diverse world
An increase of lay support groups to provide information and sharing of experiences and support for patients and/or families experiencing chronic, terminal, or life-threatening illnesses or treatment modalities from diverse and similar (common) cultures.
Use of cultural values, beliefs, health practices, and research knowledge in undergraduate, alternative medicine, herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other over-the-counter medications, which demand a transcultural knowledge base.

Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual.

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO #3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO #3)

CO #4: Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (PO #2)

CO #5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation. (PO #6)

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 175 points.

Due Date

The Course Project Milestone 1: Health History assignment is to be submitted to the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of this Week 4. The guidelines and grading rubric may be found in Doc Sharing. Post questions to the Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance.

Disclaimer

The focus of this assignment is on communicating details within the written client record. When taking a health history on an actual client, it is essential that the information is accurate. Please inform the person you are interviewing that they do NOT need to disclose information that they wish to keep confidential. If the interviewee decides not to share information, please write, “Does not want to disclose.”

Explain why the change is needed and the benefits of the change.

Write an executive summary that will be presented to the Board of Directors for D’Wellington Healthcare Group.

Generate an Executive Summary on your chosen topic (electronic medical records) and its findings; assess its outcome on performance improvement and quality. Provide an in depth overview of how your chosen topic impacts population health and disease management using accountability and quality as the ultimate outcome. Your Executive Summary should be complemented by a power point presentation with 6-8 slides and slide notes to be used in a presentation to the board.

The “Executive Summary” addresses the following: State clearly the objective, or purpose, of the report. In the healthcare report model, this paragraph might explain how the report demonstrates that a change in the organization or department would be beneficial to the organization. The goal of the report is to support a change in the department practice.

Explain why the change is needed and the benefits of the change.

Finally, conclude the report with a specific recommendation based on the information in the summary.

Must be in APA format and at least 3 references

What skills and knowledge are necessary for the type of decision making inherent in population-focused nursing practice?

The Role of the Community and Public Health Nurse

This week, your Instructor assigned you a chapter in the course textbook that discussed the role of the public health nurse in a specific setting.Based on your assigned chapter and bearing in mind the primary prevention focus of the community/public health nurse, respond to the following:

What differentiates the role of the community and public health nurse from other health professionals?

What skills and knowledge are necessary for the type of decision making inherent in population-focused nursing practice?

How do these skills differ from those required in the institutional setting?
Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.

Post your response by Day 3 of this week.

Respond by Day 7 to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:

• Ask a probing question.
• Expand on the colleague’s posting.
• Offer polite disagreement or critique, supported with evidence.

In addition to, but not in place of, the above you may:

• Offer and support an opinion.
• Validate an idea with your own experience.
• Make a suggestion or comment which guides or facilitates the Discussion.

What differentiates the role of the community and public health nurse from other health professionals?

The Role of the Community and Public Health Nurse

This week, your Instructor assigned you a chapter in the course textbook that discussed the role of the public health nurse in a specific setting.Based on your assigned chapter and bearing in mind the primary prevention focus of the community/public health nurse, respond to the following:

What differentiates the role of the community and public health nurse from other health professionals?

What skills and knowledge are necessary for the type of decision making inherent in population-focused nursing practice?

How do these skills differ from those required in the institutional setting?

Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.

Post your response by Day 3 of this week.

Respond by Day 7 to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:

• Ask a probing question.
• Expand on the colleague’s posting.
• Offer polite disagreement or critique, supported with evidence.

In addition to, but not in place of, the above you may:

• Offer and support an opinion.
• Validate an idea with your own experience.
• Make a suggestion or comment which guides or facilitates the Discussion

Describe whether the patient presented with any growth and development or psychosocial issues.

Select a patient who you examined during the last 4 weeks. With this patient in mind, address the following in a SOAP Note:

Subjective: What details did the patient or parent provide regarding the personal and medical history? Include any discrepancies between the details provided by the child and details provided by the parent, as well as possible reasons for these discrepancies.
Objective: What observations did you make during the physical assessment? Include pertinent positive and negative physical exam findings. Describe whether the patient presented with any growth and development or psychosocial issues.
Assessment: What were your differential diagnoses? Provide a minimum of three possible diagnoses. List them from highest priority to lowest priority. What was your primary diagnosis and why?
Plan: What was your plan for diagnostics and primary diagnosis? What was your plan for treatment and management? Include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments, alternative therapies, and follow-up parameters, as well as a rationale for this treatment and management plan.
Reflection notes: What was your “aha” moment? What would you do differently in a similar patient evaluation?