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NURS103
FINAL EXAM
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Professioalis i Nursig CONT’d
Knowledge
What do nurses need to know?
o How to assess and interpret assessments
o Combination of subjective/objective info to make decisions
o Providing care in professional manner
o Critical thinkers and open-mindedness
o Skills
o Empathy/caring
o Knowledgeable of the science
o Competency
o Cultural differences
o Be educators and promoters
o Problem-solving
Nursing Knowledge and Skill
Nursing suffers from lack of definition of its knowledge
Feminine caring
Combination of medicine and mothering
Extension of hands of physician
Ephasis o uses’ itue ad eotioal ok hides
scientific and medical knowledge
highly developed communication skills
extraordinary logistical, multitasking, and management skills that enable them to
deal with people in challenging circumstances, understand the complexity of the
system, and ensure the safety of those in their care (Nelson & Gordon, 2006)
What is the realm of Nursing?
Nusig’s etapaadig – overall way of thinking
Person individual, group, family, community at center of nursing care
biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects
Environment social, cultural, political, organizational context
Health the goal of nursing care; broadly defined
Nursing unique view of nursing that links person, environment and health
Building nursing knowledge
Unique nursing knowledge research-systematic process of discovery qualitative &
quantitative advancing knowledge of discipline evidence-based practice
Nursing Organizations
These aspects of professionalism are governed and managed by various nursing
organizations
College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
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Canadian Nurses Association
International Council of Nurses
United Nurses of Alberta
Self Regulation: safe, opetet, ethial ae
Canada regulated provincially CARNA in Alberta
Standards, Legislation
Nursing practice standards - Professional Responsibility, Knowledge-Based
Practice, Ethical Practice, Provision of Service to the Public
Health Professions Act
CARNA (College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta)
Regulatory and professional organization for 35,000+ RNs across Alberta
Purpose is protection of the public
Legislated mandate under the Health Professions Act of Alberta
Licensing, continuing competence, discipline, consulting
Defines and upholds standards of safe practice
Influences health policy decisions in the best interest of the public
College: regulation: association: for nursing practice
Health Professions Act
Istituted to poote fleiilit i the sope ad oles of pofessioal patie so the
health sste opeates ith aiu effetieess
(Health Workforce Rebalancing Committee 1994, p. 16)
300+ pages
Establishes positions and committees registration, competence, conduct
Outlines registration process and requirements
Outlines continuing competence program requirements
Outlines professional conduct complaints, investigations, and hearings
Regulations to the act and scope and practice:
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