Essay on Work in the Nursing Profession

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1a Explain the differences between modern day nursing education and the old hospital based training model
Modern day nursing is quite a different experience and process when compared to the old hospital based training system.
Today’s nursing is theory based. Nurses learn the theory behind actions, procedures and decisions, before gaining the experience of performing the action or duty within the profession. In stark contrast the hospital based system is on the job, training where the nurses learn various processes as they present themselves and the theory is explained after the process has been demonstrated or when the applicable lesson comes to pass.
The training was often governed by the skills required on the ward on that particular
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Language barriers are another example that may cause confusion and miscommunication (Koutoukidis, Stainton & Hughson 2013, pp 110-115).

4a Describe the role of the following professional nursing bodies:
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Australian Nursing Federation
Australian College of Nursing/Royal College of Nursing Australia
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
The Nursing and Midwifery board of Australia works in association with Australian Health Practitioner Registration Association (AHPRA) to set and evaluate codes, standards and guidelines that define the nursing Profession and nursing professionals can refer to (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 2012).
The Australian Nurses Federation is the Union for enrolled and registered nurses, midwives and assistants they serve as advocates for nursing professionals and provide advice and assistance with conflicts (Australian Nursing Federation 2013).
The Australian College of nursing is the Australian member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) they serve as advocates for the Nursing industry and provide Continuing Professional development (CPD) opportunities for Australian Nurses (Australian college of nursing 2008).
The Australian Nursing and