Western Governors Professional Roles and Values Nursing Theory Assignment

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A. Identify a nursing theory that has influenced your values and goals.

1. Explain how nurses apply the identified theory from part A to implement excellent nursing practices.

2. Discuss how the identified theory from part A fits your professional practice.

B. Identify the contributions of two historical nursing figures in the nineteenth or twentieth century.

1. Compare the differences in contributions of the two historical figures identified in part B.

2. Describe how the contributions of the two historical figures influence your professional nursing practice.

C. Explain the functional differences between the State Board of Nursing and the American Nurses Association (ANA).

1. Define the roles of these two organizations.

2. Explain how these two organizations influence your nursing practice.

3. Explain the requirements for professional license renewal in your state.

a. Discuss the consequences of failure to maintain license requirements in your state.

4. Compare the differences between registered nursing license requirements in a compact state versus a non-compact state.

D. Discuss the functional differences between the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (see the web links below).

1. Discuss how the two regulatory agencies influence your professional nursing practice.

a. Describe your role as a patient advocate in promoting safety when a patient has requested to use an alternative therapy.

E. Discuss the purposes of the Nurse Practice Act in your state and its impact on your professional practice.

1. Discuss the scope of practice for a RN in your state.

2. Discuss how your state defines delegation for the RN.

F. Apply each of the following roles to your professional practice:

• a scientist

• a detective

• a manager of the healing environment

G. Identify two provisions from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (see web link below).

1. Analyze how the two provisions identified in part G influence your professional nursing practice.

2. Describe a nursing error that may occur in a clinical practice (e.g., clinical setting, skills lab, or simulation).

a. Explain how the ANA provisions identified in part G can be applied to the error discussed in part G2.

H. Identify four leadership qualities or traits that represent excellence in nursing.

1. Discuss the significance of the four leadership qualities identified in part H in the nurse’s role as each of the following:

• a leader at the bedside

• within a nursing team or interdisciplinary team

2. Identify how your work environment impacts the following:

• nursing leadership

• decision making

• professional development

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J. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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Professional Roles and Values
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Professional Roles and Values
Nursing Theory
The nursing theory that has influenced my values and goals is self-care nursing theory.
This theory states that nurses have a role that is centered on supporting patients until they get
ability to care for themselves (Wong, Choi, & Lam, 2015). Patients are supposed to be selfsufficient and accountable for any care extended to them by a nurse.
The nurses apply this theory through prescription. A nurse prescribes drugs to the patient,
and they do that to support the patient to become self-sufficient and responsible for individual
care (Wong, Choi, & Lam, 2015). After prescription, it will be the sole responsibility of the
patient to make sure that they follow the instructions given to them. Nurses can also apply this
theory to counselling and guidance. In some scenarios, nurses are obligated to counsel and guide
patients, and this objective of doing this is to ensure that the patient is responsible and selfsufficient.
The self-care nursing theory fits into my professional practice in the sense that I am
professionally responsible for guiding the patient. As a nurse, my work is not just to treat the
patient, but also to guide them on how they can manage their health. I am equally mandated to
build a robust nurse-patient relationship, which will go the whole hog to inspire them into being
responsible for their care. A patient that believes they have a reliable and genuine connection
with a nurse inspires them into seeing the need for them to be accountable.



Historical nursing figures
Florence Nightingale was a historical nursing figure in the 19th century. During the
Crimean war, she was instrumental, in helping the British soldiers (Cook, 2018). On the other
hand, Margaret Sanger is a historical nursing figure of the 20th century. Nightingale was
determined to improve the clinical environment and ensure its conditions are healthy to prevent
the spread of diseases to soldiers. On the flipside, Sangers helped established a b...

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