DNP The profession demands motivated and qualified DNPs who can find creative solutions to the problems currently affecting nursing education. I believe that ultimately everything begins with education: without addressing the problems specific to teaching nursing and nursing students, the serious issues in the field of healthcare as a whole cannot be resolved.
Much has been written about the current nursing shortage and its impact upon the healthcare profession as a whole: with too few nurses on call, existing staff members are forced to work longer and later hours. This inevitably contributes to medical errors, burnout, and, ironically enough, poorer retention rates of experienced nurses. The nursing shortage thus can become a self-perpetuating cycle. The more unpleasant the conditions, the fewer and fewer nurses wish to remain in the profession and fewer people want to enter the profession. This state of affairs will only worsen in the future as more baby boomers are likely to retire from nursing. However, the source of the shortage is not simply a lack of willing and able candidates: nursing schools admit that they turn away many potentially qualified candidates year after year. With a shortage of nursing faculty, institutions have no other choice. A lack of funding for students also acts as a limitation upon qualified candidates' ability to obtain nursing degrees, including advanced degrees.
With this problem in mind I seek to obtain a DNP (a Doctorate in Nursing Practice) to specifically address some of the crises affecting ...
New nurses must also be educated to better cope with technology and the increased demands placed upon their critical thinking skills in the modern healthcare environment. Budgetary cutbacks mean that more healthcare organizations are relying upon nurses to provide care once relegated to other healthcare professions. Student nurses themselves want more up-to-date, hands-on, and sophisticated introductions to the nursing profession earlier on in their educations, given their awareness of the future challenges they face.
My specific desired topic which I intend to pursue is the need for quality improvement in nursing education. In the past, there has been a tendency to focus upon quality assurance in nursing education (i.e., enforcing punitive sanctions when students or faculty failed to meet a particular,…
The profession demands motivated and qualified DNPs who can find creative solutions to the problems currently affecting nursing education. I believe that ultimately everything begins with education: without addressing the problems specific to teaching nursing and nursing students, the serious issues in the field of healthcare as a whole cannot be resolved.
DNPs Are Effective Leaders The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) prepares leaders for the fast changing health care industry and provides opportunity for candidates to integrate their quotidian practice skills with the knowledge gained in their studies. Every industry is experiencing change, but few sectors are changing as rapidly as medicine and health care. For instance, technology has been disruptive in medicine and healthcare -- as it has everywhere else --
The provision of healthcare requires patience, compassion and dedication. In addition to possessing these qualities and desiring to share them with those in the greatest need, I am well-suited for the emotional, practical and educational rigors of a distinctly challenging occupation. Though I am driven by professional ambition, academic achievement and a degree of healthcare experience, I am also inspired by the deeply personal interest in helping others. I believe
DNP-prepared nurse, there is likelihood of encountering several different methods of disseminating the findings and implications of an evidence-based project. The existence of varying methods for presentation of findings and implications of an evident-based project is fueled by the unique benefits of each method. Therefore, the DNP-nurse should be careful when choosing his/her method of presenting findings and implications through thorough analysis and consideration of the unique benefits of
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2006), highlights the role of the nurse as an advocate for the patient on a level that goes beyond the individual care that the patient receives. DNP Essentials underscores the role of the nurse as a leader with a responsibility to help policymakers make good decisions about healthcare that will have a positive effect on patient outcomes (AACN, 2006). These essentials are
DNP Assessment: A Self-Reflective Overview Q1: Integration and Application In terms of the direct application of what I have learned over the course of my DNP studies, I feel I have grown in my ability to systematically apply nursing theory to my everyday practice. A good example of this is the concept of self-care. Like many nurses, encouraging patient self-care has been a priority, given there is a limited extent to which
Over the course of the practicum, I hope to enhance my knowledge, the first level of Bloom’s Taxonomy of knowledge (1999), of how to communicate with patients from different cultural contexts in a more effective fashion. As noted in the DNP essential regarding the scientific underpinnings of practice, biological, psychological, and social factors must all be integrated into evidence-based analysis. Specific patient groups, according to the scientific literature, may face