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Arts and Humanities
Professional Roles and Leadership & Key Terms
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∙ National Association for Practical Nurse Education (NAPNES)
∙ National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses (NFLPN)
∙ National League of Nursing (NLN)
National Association for Practical Nurse Education (NAPNES)
∙ Promotes an understanding of practical nursing schools and continuing EDUCATION for LPN/LVN.
∙ Also developed a position on the education of the practical nurse, defines ethical conduct, and publishes standards of practical and vocational nursing practice.
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses (NFLPN)
∙ Strictly serves the interest of LVNs/LPNs.
∙ Informs members of the most current issues of interest and makes available to its members insurance coverage for malpractice, personal liability, health, and accident.
∙ Also lobbies on both the state and national levels for issues that are of interest and concerns to its members.
National League of Nursing (NLN)
∙ Involves all types and levels of nursing (i.e., LVN, RN, NP, etc.)
∙ The premier organization for nurse educators, offers professional development, teaching resources, research grants, testing services, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across higher education and health care.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
∙ 30 per year
∙ Free for first 2 years
∙ Renewal due the month after your birth month yearly.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
An independent, not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations.
∙ The art of getting other people to want to do something that the leader believes must be done.
∙ Both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations.
∙ Closely related to the word leadership.
∙ Handles day-to-day operations to achieve a desired outcome.
∙ Retains all authority and responsibility and is concerned primarily with tasks and goal accomplishment.
∙ Assigns clearly defined tasks and establishes one-way communication with the group.
∙ Firm, insistent and demanding
∙ People centered approach that allows employees more control and individual participation in the decision-making process.
∙ Emphasis is on team building and on collaboration through the joint effort of all team members.
∙ Function to facilitate goal accomplishment while stressing the self-with of each individual.
∙ Often referred to as the "free-run style" or "permissive leadership".
∙ Leader relinquishes control completely and chooses to avoid responsibility by delegating all decision making to the group.
∙ Want everyone to feel free to "do their own thing", and as a result there is no sense of direction unless provided by the group or an informal leader.
∙ A comprehensive approach to the issue of management that takes into account the style of leader, the group being managed, and the situation at hand.
∙ Supporters content that no single leadership style is best but rather the best style for the manger to use is contingent on the situation at hand.
Assigns patients to each team member and takes responsibility for the delivery of care to patients, as well as for supervision of all members of the team, including nursing assistants.
∙ Refers to the act of making another individual responsible for a specific task.
∙ Mandates clear communication of all aspects of the delegated care to the person completing the task.
A speciality that "integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice" - American Nurses Association
∙ A rise in rank or importance; a promotion; progress; improvement
∙ A possible result of additional preparation or additional experience.
To speak clearly, distinctly, and to the point; present yourself with clarity and effectiveness.
As Necessary (PRN)
∙ It is commonly used in medicine to mean as needed or as the situation arises.
∙ Generally abbreviated to p.r.n. or PRN, it refers to the administration of prescribed medication whose timing is left to the patient (in the case of patient-controlled analgesia), nurse or caregiver, as opposed to medication that is to be taken according to a fixed (usually daily) schedule (a.k.a. "scheduled dosage").
A state of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (responding in an impersonal manner towards patients/clients), and reduced sense of personal accomplishment in one's work, seen among human service, education, business, and government professionals.
A process by which a nurse is granted recognition for competency in specific area of nursing.
A promise of set of promises between two or more people that creates a legal relationship with legal obligations between them.
A statement of recognition of a license of the health practitioner in one state by another state; the applicant needs to meet the current state's liscening requirements.
A face-to-face meeting, an online meeting via a webcam or Skype, or a telephone call during which the employer assesses the potential candidate's qualifications and personality.
The commission of an act that a prudent person would not have committed or the omission of a duty that a prudent person would have fulfilled, resulting in injury or harm to another person; proof is necessary that other members of the same profession would ordinarily have acted differently under the circumstances.
Nurse Practice Act
∙ The licensing law
∙ It defines the title and the regulations governing the practice of nursing.
A per diem employee is someone whose work hours may vary from week to week depending on the employer's need and how much or little the employee wishes to work. A per diem is paid "by the day," is not part of the regular staff, and usually not eligible for employer benefits.
In medicine, allied health, midwifery, paramedicine, pharmacy, and nursing education, a preceptor is a skilled practitioner or faculty member who supervises students in a clinical setting to allow practical experience with patients.
A mutual agreement to exchange privileges, dependance, or relationships, such as an agreement between two governing bodies to accept the credentials of caregivers listened in each other's states.
The act of resigning to give up a position of employment.
A one or two page summary of educational and professional experiences, activities and honors, and concrete skills and interest.
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