Begins in the classroom and carries into clinical!
You are your resume from day one!
You will need letters of recommendation from your instructors/faculty.
Study hard/Work hard!
Be prepared before class with studying/reading/completing required assignments.
Come to class and don't be tardy!
Be engaged in class and actively participate.
If you are having difficulty, ask for help.
If you have an issue with a test question, don't argue with faculty... handle it professionally.
Read your syllabus prior to asking faculty questions.
Written communication should be professional and address e-mails with formal salutations.
Use good manners!
Get adequate sleep & eat breakfast prior to clinical.
Arrive early, with the appropriate uniform, id badge, supplies (scissors, black pens, paperwork, books, etc.).
Bring snacks, bottled water.
Look for ways to help your classmates and hospital staff.
Communicate and show kindness to everyone!
Thank those that take the time to teach you.
Display respect and professional courtesy.
Get involved with nursing organizations on campus (SNA/NCF).
Volunteer locally, at home, or abroad.
Take on leadership roles within other organizations.
Assists in increasing the readiness and retention of nurses to improve patient outcomes. A relationship between two nurses in which the more experienced nurse provides leadership and guidance to the nurse with less experience (the mentee).
Provides counsel regarding career management. This relationship may take place in the beginning of a career, when changing positions, or furthering education.
-preceptors: provide direct short term coaching to a new grad, new hire, or new transfer. Orients the nurse on roles and responsibilities on the unit and within the organization.
-if the relationship becomes toxic, then communicate and possibly separate
-Many benefits for the mentee (Decreased stress, enhanced communication, accelerated acclimation to the unit/p&p, enhanced leadership, increased self-confidence, improved clinical skills, increased time management/prioritization skills, etc.).
Defined as failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan with the goal of preventing, recognizing, and mitigating harm. They can be skill based, knowledge based, management based, and rule based. They can include medications, surgical procedures, labs, communication, falls, and restraints. -mechanism that allows nurses to provide safe, high-quality patient care based on evidence grounded in research and professional expertise rather than in tradition, myths, hunches, advice from peers, outdated textbooks, or even what the nurse learned in school years ago
-provides a strategy to ensure that nursing care reflects the most up to date knowledge available.
a framework, used by nurses and other healthcare professionals to deliver optimal healthcare through the integration of best current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient/family values.
-based on 3 things: best evidence from research, client perspective, and clinical expertise
-Helps nurses provide higher quality of care to patients.
-Decreases variations in medical and nursing care, allowing for standardized care/order sets.
-Helps keep healthcare providers current and relevant.
-Helps with decision making related to treatment of medical issues.
-Lack of value of research.
-Difficulty in changing practice.
-Lack of administrative support/funding.
-Lack of education/awareness about research.
-Difficulty accessing research.
-Feeling overwhelmed with the process.
-Lack of support by management/leadership.
-lack of faculty too
-Institute of Medicine (IOM)- Defines as providing care that is respectful to individual patient preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.
-The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)- Defines as the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated care based on respect for the patient's preferences, values, and needs.
-Providing holistic care that recognizes an individual's preferences, values, and needs and respects the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate, safe and effective care
-Patients are viewed as partners who actively participate in their care and decisions.
-Communication and education should be based on the patient's preference.
-Nurses should provide emotional support and be sensitive to cultural needs.
-Family centered care: follows the guidelines set by IOM... extends to the entire family unit.
-professional boundaries: limits that protect the space between a nurse's professional power and the patient's vulnerability. Boundaries facilitate a safe connection because they give each person in the relationship a sense of legitimate control, no matter what the relationship.
-boundary violations include people posing a potential risk, harm, or exploitation to another person. They include misuse of power, betrayal of trust, disrespect, and personal disclosure, such as sexual misconduct and exploitation.
-boundary crossing is lesser and more short lived. It's something that accidentally or intentionally occurs during normal interventions and will not happen again.
-don't start relationships from patients, take gifts, break their privacy, or restrain a patient when they don't need to be.
Nurses work together in a community where they focus on providing safe, high quality of care to their patients.
Sympathetic joy- celebrating and sharing good life experiences and supporting through trials.
Lateral violence- bullying, talking down to coworkers, harassment, intimidation, etc.
"Eat Your Young"- term where seasoned nurses talk down to students, new graduates, etc.
Take good care of your patients, don't dump on next shift.
Smile, listen, value, appreciate.
Help each other, especially with admissions, emergencies.
Teach and mentor new hires.
Say please and thank you.
Support one another.
Follow appropriate chain of command.
Build relationships with coworkers.
Scope-Describes the who, what, when, why, and how of nursing practice.
Scope of practice is defined by the state nurse practice act which can be found within the SC labor licensing and registration website.
Nursing is the protection, promotion, optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups communities, and populations.