The Nursing Profession

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The Nursing Profession: 

The Nursing Profession Felicel Barredo , RN

profession: 

profession

Profession: 

Profession – a special calling that requires special, skills, knowledge and attitudes Socialization – process where a person learns the ways and means or skills, knowledge, attitudes of the group to which he belongs to

7 CRITICAL ATTRIBUTES OF PROFESSION: 

7 CRITICAL ATTRIBUTES OF PROFESSION 1 . Special ized education 2. C ode of ethics 3. R esearch of orientation 4. A utonomy 5. B ody of knowledge 6. S ervice orientation 7. P rofessional O rganization

BENNER LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY: 

BENNER LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY Novice – student nurse entering a clinical setting where he has no experience at all . 2 . Advance – nurse who demonstrates a marginally acceptable performance: depends on rules and maxims .

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3 . Competent – 2 – 3 years experience demonstrates organizational ability but lacks speed and flexibility of a proficient nurse . 4. Proficient – concerned with long term goals, performance is fluid and flexible compared to competent nurse - has a wholistic view of the client .

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5 . Expert – no longer relies on maxims, performance is highly proficient, fluid flexible and has a wholistic view. - has high perceptual acuity or a clinical eye.

DIMENSIONS OF NURSING: 

DIMENSIONS OF NURSING 1 . Nursing Practice 2. Nursing Education 3. Nursing Research

FOCUS OF NURSING: 

FOCUS OF NURSING 1 . Health Promotion – improve clients well being. 2. Health Maintenance 3. Health Instauration – help clients with illness to recover. 4. Care of the Dying – clients with cancer.

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Role – patterns of behavior expected of person assuming a status/position in society or a group Task – specific activities required of a person.

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PATIENT CLIENT Has a disease Very dependent on health professional Not necessarily sick Health promotion act till disease prevention Client collaborates with health professional

LEVELS OF CLIENTELE: 

LEVELS OF CLIENTELE 1 . Individual 2. Family 3. Community

LEVELS OF CLIENTELE: 

LEVELS OF CLIENTELE 4 . Population Groups – special groups with special needs attributed to the following: a. Cultural characteristics – indigenous people. b. Developmental stage c. Occupation – commercial sex workers are more prone to STD’s.

ROLES OF NURSE: 

ROLES OF NURSE 1 . Nurse Educator - 3 domains of learning a. Cognitive – knowledge aspect b. Psychomotor – skills c. Affective – interest/emotion

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2 . Caregiver - Attends to physical/emotional (mostly physical) needs of the client . 3. Nurses as Leader Process of influencing people to work towards the attainment of goals . 4. Manager - Organizational goals/works within an organization.

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