Demonstrate leadership strategies that promote safety and improve quality in nursing practice and increase collaboration with other disciplines when planning patient-centered care within systems-based practice.

Demonstrate leadership strategies that promote safety and improve quality in nursing practice and increase collaboration with other disciplines when planning patient-centered care within systems-based practice.

Demonstrate leadership strategies that promote safety and improve quality in nursing practice and increase collaboration with other disciplines when planning patient-centered care within systems-based practice. 150 150 Nyagu

NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies
NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies

Now that you have examined the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies©, why do you think these competencies were selected? Which two of the 10 competencies will be most important to your future nursing practice, and why?

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Week 1: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies

According to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education there are ten core competencies known as the Nurse of the Future: Nursing Core Competencies that are crucial for professional nursing practice. The identified competencies are patient-centered care, professionalism, leadership, systems-based practice, information and technology, communication, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice (Hood, L.J., 2014, p. 7-8). Not only in professional nursing but for student nursing as well, core competencies are essential knowledge, capabilities, and skills that allow nurses to provide safe, effective care to patients (Hood, L.J., 2014, p. 6).

Core competencies are important to provide a guide for all nurses, starting from the beginning of their education and throughout their career. Nursing is a profession where you continue to learn, evidence-based knowledge and sensitivity to variables such as age, gender, culture, health differences, socioeconomic standing, race and spirituality are essential for caring for diverse populations and this global society (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2016, p. 4). I believe these ten core competencies were chosen because it has been shown over time how important each one is to a student nurse, a new-graduate nurse, and even a nurse that has been practicing for many years. NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies

Of the ten core competencies’, the two that I believe to be the most important are communication and patient-centered care. The Nurse of the Future: Nursing Core Competencies states that communication is interacting effectively with patients, families, and colleagues, developing mutual respect and shared decision making, to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2016, p.32). In my career as a pediatric nurse communication is one of the more important core competencies that I use and will continue to use in my future nursing practices. Working with children means communicating in different ways. When communicating with children you use pictures to describe pain, point to areas on the body to identify the problem region, going down to eye level, and explaining details in words that they would understand. In pediatrics not only do you have to communicate with the children but their parents as well. Communicating with parents and helping them understand will put children as ease if they see that their parents aren’t in distress.

Patient-centered care is also another tremendously important core competency for my future nursing practice, which is defined as providing compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate, safe and effective care (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2016, p. 10). Again, as a pediatric nurse it is important to practice patient-centered care. In pediatrics you see children of all ages, ranging from newborns to college age children and knowing how to effectively care for children is extremely important. When working with the younger ages you have to consider all of the medical equipment looking intimidating. NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies. Equipment such as a blood pressure cuff are often explained to children as a machine to measure muscles or just simply giving your arm a hug, a stethoscope is often related to listening to your heart like doc mcstuffins does. At times you even have to care for a child’s beloved stuffed animal to show everyone goes to the doctor. As children get older simply explaining tasks or discussing things you mat have in common. Both of these core competencies are important to me because communication creates clear pathways for patient care and patient-centered care shows that everyone is an individual and requires care focused to that specific person.

Hood, L. J. (2014). Leddy & Pepper’s conceptual bases of professional nursing (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Nursing Initiative. (2016). Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies© Registered Nurse. Retrieved from http://www.mass.edu/nahi/documents/NOFRNCompetencies_updated_March2016.pdf

These are two of the articles/ sources; they were also the assigned readings. NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies

Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies©: pp. 1-9. (Go to the Webliography to find a link to this file.)

Click to access NOFRNCompetencies_updated_March2016.pdf

another source;

AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education: pp. 3-4, 10-13. (Go to the Webliography to find a link to this file.)
http://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials

for the last source we need any scholarly source which will also be cited in APA 7 format.
Here are also addition instructions to include in the discussion,

Share your experiences and opinions (clinical and nonclinical) as they relate to the discussions.
Address each component (part) of the discussion question. Some questions will have more than one component.
Support your comments each week with references to the weekly Lesson or assigned readings and at least one scholarly resource. A scholarly resource is defined as peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional scholar in the field. Remember that Wikipedia, Wikis, .com websites or blogs should notbe used as anyone can add to these. For the discussions, reputable Internet sources such as websites by government agencies (URL ends in .gov) and respected organizations (often ends in .org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside sources do not include assigned required readings.
Show up for class, and log on several times during the week.
Read as many posts as you can. We learn from each other.
Use the ratings column on the grading rubric that provides the most points in each criterion as a guide and/or checklist for your posts.
Write in a scholarly manner. This includes spelling, grammar, punctuation, and proper APA format. You can review the APA Scholarly Writing documents located in Course Resources.
Observe netiquette rules.
Please do not be offended if your instructor

asks you for clarification on a point you have made;
asks you to relate your post to course content or weekly learning outcomes;
introduces new questions and topics as the week evolves; and
asks you to credit resources (lesson orassigned readings and a scholarly source) that support your opinions and experiences (Integrates Evidence).
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Self-Check

When constructing your weekly posts, be sure to ask yourself each of the questions listed here.

Did I adequately cover all of initial question components and the weekly concepts in my answers?
Did I support my answers with what I learned from the assigned reading OR online lesson AND a professional source? Did I credit these sources beside the ideas they represent and in a reference section?
Did I engage with my peers/instructor in a respectful way and contribute much depth to the discussion? NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies
Here are additional questions to consider:

Were my posts well organized, clear, and with minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation?
Did I answer the original question(s) by Wednesday night?
Did I post at least three times on at least two different days?
If you are able to answer each of them with a yes, congratulations you have likely met all of the criteria and can feel confident about posting your response in the discussion.

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Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies© (Graded)

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Purpose

This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs).

CO2: Demonstrate leadership strategies that promote safety and improve quality in nursing practice and increase collaboration with other disciplines when planning patient-centered care within systems-based practice. (PO2)
Due Date

Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 p.m. MT in Week 1
Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 1
Discussion

Now that you have examined the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies©, why do you think these competencies were selected? Which two of the 10 competencies will be most important to your future nursing practice, and why?

Week 1: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies

The Competency Committee of the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies (NOFNCC) developed a multi-step system to define the core set of nursing competencies (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2010, p. 3). They were to develop a smooth transition for nurses who were planning on furthering their education. Picking the core set of nursing competencies required 3 steps. The first step was making the list of nursing competencies. They obtained their list by looking at other states competencies, current practicing standards, accreditation standards, and national initiatives (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2010, p. 3). Once they had their list of core competencies, they went to stage two which was feedback. They would ask nursing educators, faculty of public or private universities, and nursing practice councils for their opinion. After they made the adjustments they needed they went to step three. The committee did another review of literature but this time they compared their set of core competencies with the national model (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2010, p. 3).

The ten core competencies the NOFNCC in the end decided on were patient-centered care, professionalism, leadership, systems-based practice, informatics and technology, communication, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice. I believe these competencies were chosen because as nurses we use them every day on the job. It is like a checklist to providing the best care to our patients. They are the guidelines for future nurses, nurses to plan to further their education, and nurses practice in the field. NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies

Of the ten competencies the two most important ones for myself are communication and patient centered care. Patient centered care is defined as “the Nurse of the Future will provide 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 (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2010, p. 10).” Each patient is unique and they each require different care. We can’t treat everyone as if they are all the same. As nurses we need to be able to accommodate to the patients needs and respect their space, whether it be privacy, taking their medication a certain way, or respecting their wishes to have a certain nurse. This reassures our patients that they are our main focus and that they are in control of their care. Our job as nurses is not only to care for our patients; it is to put our patients mind at ease. We are there to reassure them that their needs are met and their questions answered. NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies

As nurses we need to always remember that we are our patients advocates and the only we can fulfill this role is by gaining our patients trust. To build trust we must keep an open and honest relationship. This entails us to constantly keep our patients up to date with their condition or progress. Communication is defined as, “the Nurse of the Future will interact effectively with patients, families, and colleagues, fostering mutual respect and shared decision making, to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 2010, p. 32).” Nurses have ranked as the most trusted profession for 15 years in a row. This is only possible because of the relationship nurses build with their patients through open communication. We make sure that our patients feel comfortable to ask questions and voice their concerns. Ineffective communication occurs when there is a lack of clarity or direction in a conversation. This is something as nurses we must try to avoid. To achieve this I believe as nurses we must make sure we look up our patients effectively and we must make sure during handoff we have a good idea of what our patients plan of care is for the following day.

I believe we should treat our patients how we would like or loved ones to be treated. Even though there are some days when it is really hard, going that extra mile to make sure our patient have all their questions answered or making some time to spend an extra 5 minutes with our patient who is anxious makes a huge difference. Nursing is a field where we put our hearts into our work and the core competencies are there to make sure we are able to be the best nurses we can be to our patients and ensure their safety. NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies

References:

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. (2010). Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies. Retrieved January 4, 2017, from http://www.mass.edu/nahi/documents/NOFRNCompetencies_updated_March2016.pdf

Vertino, K., (September 30, 2014) “Effective Interpersonal Communication: A Practical Guide to Improve Your Life” OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 19, No. 3, Manuscript 1. NR 351 Week 1 Discussion: Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies