The field of nursing has changed over time. In a 750‐1,000 word paper, discuss nursing practice today by addressing the following: Explain how nursing practice has changed over time and how this evolution has changed the scope of practice and the approach to treating the individual. Compare and contrast the differentiated practice competencies between an associate and baccalaureate education in nursing. Explain how scope of practice changes between an associate and baccalaureate nurse. Identify a patient care situation and describe how nursing care, or approaches to decision‐making, differ between the BSN‐prepared nurse and the ADN nurse. Discuss the significance of applying evidence‐based practice to nursing care and explain how the academic preparation of the RN‐BSN nurse supports its application. Discuss how nurses today communicate and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and how this supports safer and more effective patient outcomes. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Do you think it is important for nurses to be involved in their professional organizations? Why or why not? 2. The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) has been both praised and vilified. Debate the pros and cons of this legislation and of health-care reform in general. 3. What is your vision of nursing’s future? How will you contribute to shaping it? 4. Interview a nurse educated in a diploma program at least 20 years ago. a-How did that nurse’s education differ from your education today? 5. Locate the website of a professional organization related to nursing. Bring a copy of the organization’s mission, membership criteria, and standards of practice. 6. Ask five people of different ages and gender who do not work in the health-care field what they think most nurses do. Compile their answers with the answers your classmates collected and summarize them. Compare the summary to what you know nurses actually do. a-Were the answers realistic? b-Did they over- or underestimate the responsibilities most nurses have? c-Did they recognize the wide variety of things nurses do? d-Was there a difference by age or gender of the person answering the question? e-What do the results tell you about the public’s image of nursing? f-What do you think influences their image the most? Explain your answer. 7. Describe the nurse of the future. a-What does he or she do? b-Do you think nursing will become a more powerful force in health care? c-Why or why not?