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What are some factors that influence nursing practice?

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klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

I would honestly hate to have you for a nurse

Ding ding ding! And...we have a winner.

And NETY in...3....2....1....

Nurse Leigh

Specializes in Telemetry.

I would honestly hate to have you for a nurse because you lack the major characteristics of what I have learned a nurse needs.

Oh good grief. He actually went THERE. :banghead:

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

No actually my teacher specifically said we could ask online because we are pretty tight on time right now.

This is not the first student to claim this lately. It seems there are some nursing instructors encouraging laziness in their students, who don't care about authenticity.

I just thought this website was suppose to be about nurses coming together to help other nurses. I am not asking y'all to write my paper for me. I literally just needed one word responses. I didn't know it was that bad for me to ask that via the internet.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

I honestly would really like to help you. But I want to know what YOUR thoughts are on the subject. Like I said initially, this is a very broad and vague question you're asking. So help us by clarifying what your own thoughts are.

I literally just needed one word responses..

policy

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

I literally just needed one word responses.

Caprice

I said the advancement with technology was a big thing for me that has increased patient safety. I spoke about legal policies as the person above said policy. The creation of negligence and malpractice has changed nursing practices while protecting patients. I said The Joint Commission has helped culturally because it created standards to enhance communication with diverse cultures. One thing I didn't include in my paper that I probably should have is a political outlook.

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

Unfortunately the overuse of technology can have adverse effects on patient safety. Replacing human support with machines is not always best. Do a little reading about electronic fetal monitoring and you'll see what I mean.

Unfortunately the overuse of technology can have adverse effects on patient safety. Replacing human support with machines is not always best. Do a little reading about electronic fetal monitoring and you'll see what I mean.

Well I will add that to what nurses believe. As you said I am suppose to have my idea while y'all are suppose to have y'alls. The thing is I am student. All I know so far is what I read in my book. Y'all have hands on experience. I will read up on the fetal monitoring but this is my point as how people with experience can have different outlooks on what affects nursing practice.

Ps: It doesn't have to be for the better. The factors can have both

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

Well I will add that to what nurses believe.

It's not "what nurses believe." It's a fact backed up by research.

And I'm not yet a nurse....which is one of the hazards of online boards. I'm allowed to be a member here even though I'm not yet a nurse, just like you. If you're on a phone app, you can't see that it says CNA after my username. I won't be a nurse for another 6 or 7 months.

See, this is what we tell every student who comes here with that "interview a nurse" thang.

We get these requests a lot, so if there are any other students out there who might get this kind of assignment, listen up:

Part of your faculty's reason for giving you this assignment is to get you to go out there and speak to an RN face to face. A big email blast is not a substitute for shoe leather. AN is not Google.

See, in nursing, you have to learn to speak to a lot of people you would not otherwise encounter; you might find yourself out of your comfort zone. This is part of nursing, a huge part. An anonymous respondent online, well, you don't really know who we are, do you? We could be the truck driving guy living next door for all you know.

So if all you do about learning new things is "Go to the keyboard and hit send," then you are limiting your chances of actual learning a valuable skill you will need all your working life.

That said: Where will you find a nurse? Think outside the (computer) box.

Local hospital: go to the staff development/inservice education office and ask one of them. They value education and will be happy to chat or to hook you up with someone who is.

Go to the public health department downtown. Ditto.

Go to the local school and ask to speak to a school nurse. Ditto.

Go to a local clinic / physician/NP office. Ditto.

Go to the local jail and ask to speak to the nurse there. Ditto.

Notice all of these say, "Go to..." and not "Email..." Remember that part about meeting new people face to face and comfort zone.

Go!

To which I would now add, shame on a faculty member who thinks that teaching students that sitting at home online is an acceptable way to get reliable data from an unknown population. It's not that we aren't willing to help students-- if you take fifteen minutes to tool around the Student fora ( especially Pre-Nursing, General Nursing Student, for, well, general questions, and Nursing Student Assistance, for homework/learning-related help) you will see innumerable examples of people giving their time and effort to help students, so no more of that you-hope-we-aren't-your-nurse and the we-aren't-what-nurses-should-be thang. :nono:

As a matter of fact, when you become a nurse, you will discover a great many times when you have to make a patient uncomfortable so he will recover and gain strength to do for himself. This of this like that-- sometimes a nurse will make you uncomfortable and make you do something for yourself that may be hard...but you'll be better off in the long run because she (we) knew enough to do that.