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The Profession of Nursing

The Profession of Nursing

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Students will be able to discuss key components of nursing professionalism.

Students will be able to discuss the role of professional nursing organizations as it relates to health policy.

Students will be able to discuss how nurses can advocate at a systems level and/or globally. 

The is tutorial provides information on the components of professionalism in nursing. The professional role of how professional nurses promote change in public health policy is presented. Membership in professional nursing organizations gives nurses a more united/stronger voice in the development of health polices in the current health care system. Nurses advocate around the globe in many countries. Students learn about some examples of nursing advocacy in other countries and how nurses make a difference. Nurses: Transforming Health Care video is provided to watch. Students are asked to reflect on major points of the video and their own ways they can advocate and make a difference in the workplace and at a systems level. 

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Tutorial

The Profession of Nursing flipped classroom provides information regarding the components of professionalism, the role of professional nurses in public health policy, the role of professional nursing organizations as they relate to public policy, and discusses how nurses can advocate globally at a systems level. The flipped classroom provides a PowerPoint with above information, a reading assignment on Advocating Globally, and a 20 minute video narrated by Joan Lunden on Nurses: Transforming Health Care.

Source: Stanhope, M. and Lancaster, J. (2012). Public health nursing: Population centered health care in the community (8th ed.) Maryland Heights, Missouri: Elsevier Publishing Company.

Class #4 Student Learning Plan

Class 4  Learning Plan

Learning Outcomes:

Discuss the key components of professionalism
Discuss the role of professional nursing organizations as it relates to health policy
Discuss how nurses can advocate at a systems level and/or globally

Concepts:

Health Policy

Advocacy

 

Course Outcomes:

CO #6- Examine the role of the professional nurse as a leader in influencing and shaping policies and laws

 

 

Student Pre-Class Assignments:

 

Read Stanhope and Lancaster text- Chapter 8 “Public Health Policy”, pp. 175-180
Review PowerPoint- “The Profession of Nursing” posted in Moodle under course week- read the posted article and view video
 

 

 Please see previously assigned student group assignments

 

Group #1- El-Salvador- Dengue Fever

Group #2- Rwanda- Changes in Nursing

Group #3- Paraguay- Nurse Staffing/ Standards of Practice

Group #4- New Guinea- HIV/AIDS

Group #5- Iran- Development of the Nursing Profession

 

***Each group is to present their particular assigned case study in class.  The presentation should give information/history on the particular health issue, target population involved, the systems level nursing interventions and how they were utilized, and the outcomes from the nursing interventions.  All group members are to participate in presentation ***

 

View video “Nurses: Transforming Health Care” narrated by Joan Lunden- this is located also in the PowerPoint provided/posted. 

Think of a nursing practice issue which is relevant to nurses as a whole or to a particular area of practice you are interested in.
How could nurses affect change in this area in the future? What is being done at present to address the issue?
How do you see yourself and the role you could possibly play in affecting change in your current or future work environment?
How do you see professional nursing organizations as benefiting the profession of nursing?
Would you be interested in joining a professional organization? If so, please research and share what group you might be interested in.

 

 

 

 

Source: Stanhope, M. and Lancaster, J. (2012). Public health nursing: Population centered health care in the community (8th ed.) Maryland Heights, Missouri: Elsevier Publishing Company

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health

With over 3 million nurses in the U.S., nurses can play a major role in the transformation of the U.S. health care system. Discussion is presented on major initiatives to respond to access needs and transforming the nursing profession. Major initiatives discussed are 1. establishing transition to practice residency programs for new nursing graduates 2. promoting higher levels of education and training of nurses 3. promoting nurses as partners with MDs and other health care professionals in formulating policy in health care system 4. Promoting belief that nurses can and should play a major role in the health care system transformation

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Source: Institute of Medicine, Report Brief (2010). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health

Class #4 Faculty Class Learning Plan

Objectives: 

Students will be able to discuss key components of professionalism.

Students will be able to discuss/examine the role of professional nurses in public health policy.

Students will be knowledgeable of how nurses advocate at a systems level and/or globally.

Concepts: Health Policy and Advocacy

Course Outcome #6: Examine roles of professional nurses as a leader in influencing and shaping policies and laws.

Class Outline/Plan:

1:00pm-1:30pm

Take questions from students regarding information from articles provided, video, and remainder of tutorial. Answer questions and provide clarification on any areas needing review for students. Review major points/aspects of tutorial with students.

1:30pm-2:30pm

Advocating Globally: Student groups are to perform their presentations regarding pre-class assignment on advocating globally in different countries assigned. Allow time for questions to be answered from fellow students and instructor.

2;30pm-2:40pm

Break

2:40pm-3:15pm

Student discussion regarding questions posed in pre-assignment regarding the role of professional organizations and how each student will use the information provided in their current or future workplace.

Student discussion regarding video: Nurses: Transforming Health Care- narrated by Joan Lunden

Discussion regarding IOM 2010 Brief Report- Initiatives for nursing to be a partner in transforming health care.

3:15pm-3:45pm

Quiz

Source: Stanhope, M. and Lancaster, J.(2012). Public health nursing: Population centered health care in the community (8th ed.) Elsevier Publishing Company