NRS 440 Grand Canyon University Wk 3 Improving the Nursing Profession Discussion

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DQ1 Discuss the correlation between nursing education and positive patient outcomes. Include current research that links patient safety outcomes to advanced degrees in nursing. Based on some real-life experiences, explain whether you agree or disagree with this research. DQ2 Discuss the difference between a DNP and a PhD in nursing. Discuss which of these you would choose to pursue if you decide to continue your education to the doctoral level and explain why. You will also explore the differences between the Doctor of Nursing (DNP) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Various educational levels in nursing, their effect on patient care outcomes, and career opportunities will also be discussed this week. Objectives 1. Discuss the importance of advanced nursing education and lifelong learning to the nursing profession. 2. Evaluate the correlation between continued education and competency, attitudes, and knowledge in the nursing profession. The IOM published report, "Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," makes recommendations for lifelong learning and achieving higher levels of education. In your paper, examine the importance of nursing education and discuss your overall educational goals. Include the following: 1. Discuss your options in the job market based on your educational level. 2. Review the IOM Future of Nursing Recommendations for achieving higher levels of education. Describe what professional certification and advanced degrees (MSN, DNP, etc.) you want to pursue and explain your reasons for wanting to attain the education. Discuss your timeline for accomplishing these goals. 3. Discuss how increasing your level of education would affect how your competitiveness in the current job market and your role in the future of nursing. 4. Discuss the relationship of continuing nursing education to competency, attitudes, knowledge, and the ANA Scope and Standards for Practice and Code of Ethics. 5. Discuss whether continuing nursing education should be mandatory. Provide support for your response. You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice. SOURCES Read Chapter 3 in Trends in Health Care: A Nursing Perspective. URL: Refer to "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," located on the National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine website, as needed to complete your assignment. URL: Read "Exploring the Value of Continuing Education Mandates," by Smith (2003), located on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website. URL: Read "Continuing Competency," located on the Washington State Nurses Association website. URL: Read "DNP Fact Sheet: The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)." Download the PDF of this document from the DNP Fact Sheet page of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website. URL: Read "Scope of Practice," located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website. URL: Read "Transforming Nursing Education," located on the Campaign for Action website. URL: Read the "Advanced Practice Nursing Fact Sheet," located on the Nurse Journal website. URL: Explore the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website. URL: Grand Canyon University. (Ed.). (2018). Trends in health care: A nursing perspective URL: "Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders by providing an academically-challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage" (GCU's Mission Statement). Review the "Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work" to become familiar with many fundamental Christian worldviews, and consider how they may apply in the context of this course. URL:
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As part of improving the nursing profession, the IOM report of 2011 recommends
advancing education and adherence to life-long learning. DNP is one way of promoting the
nursing career, concentrating more on clinical practice (Beeber et al., 2019). For example,
specializing in diabetes care, chronic pain management, urology, among others, can be done
through a DNP. The emphasis is on clinical expertise in a specific area, making a nurse stand out
and take up leadership roles. Contrary, Ph.D. focuses more on research and analysis of health
issues and their impact on nursing practice (Trautman et al., 2018). Nurses undertaking a Ph. D.
can understand a phenomenon by linking research to practice and offering recommendations on
closing any gaps in service delivery. PhD-prepared nurses can assess the patient data as note
trends that may be...

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