Theories Of Nursing Practice

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Nursing is a professional discipline that utilizes knowledge, skill, and compassion to ensure competent patient-centered care across the lifespan. The Paradigm of Theory, Research, Practice & Policy influences the nursing professional practice. Accountability of nurses in their clinical decisions and organization of care, increased independence and mutual association with physicians characterizes the professional nursing practice. A paradigm is a set of concepts including theories, research, and principles accepted as a measure of the authenticity of scientific contributions to a particular field of practice (Jackson, 2015). Nursing theories are frameworks that organize knowledge and expound nursing phenomena (Bahramnezhad et al., 2015). The …show more content…
The RWJF-IOM committee worked together to meet great challenges in the health profession in promotion of health and wellness, prevention of illness, and endorse better health outcomes among all settings across all ages. To ensure a health care system that delivers quality, patient centered, accessible, evidence based care the committee formulated four key messages that served to support efforts to improve the health of the U.S population through nursing care.
Theoretical Framework
Nursing theories distinguish nursing as a practice discipline independent from other scientific disciplines such as medicine and psychology. Professions base their autonomy on their capacity to develop and use theory (McCrae, 2012). Over the years, nursing practitioners have used theories thus boosting development in the nursing profession. Using theory, nurses establish their own identity and distinct roles in the health care sector. Nurses are not overshadowed by other professionals in the
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Theoretical frameworks learned in class are applicable in real life and should be used to gain improved patient outcomes. To fully utilize acquired knowledge a nurse should practice evidence-based decision making to deliver the best of care and should not be limited to practice to the full extent of their education. The key recommendation is by removing barriers facilitated in the health care system. Consequently, the task nurse practitioners are allowed to perform are determined not by their education and training, but by the unique state law under which they work (IOM, 2010). However, through utilization of different nursing organization and lobbying as a future registered nurse, I can voice my thoughts to the federal government. Therefore, I can provide incentives for adoption of best practice thus, reforming a states’ scope of practice so that nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training. Practicing to the full extent of my education and training will increase my competency and adroitness to better meet health care outcomes. As a future registered nurse I will provide patient-centered care to all and petition for accessible affordable care. As a leader of tomorrow it is my responsibility to advocate for my patients and their rights. As well as strengthen the health care system through formation of confederacies so nurses