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What are some factors that influence nursing practice?

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Oceanpacific

Specializes in Infection Prevention, Public Health. Has 33 years experience.

I think that computer literacy and online culture affects nursing practice. As you can tell from many of your responses here, face- to-face encounters are the gold standard. HOWEVER, we are now learning that many patients prefer non face-to-face encounters like: communicating with a primary care provider through online secure messaging. Some nurses are NEVER going to embrace online encounters as real encounters

I am not a young nurse, but I like the convenience of email and instant messaging at my workplace. However, I know some colleagues feel it is a lazy method of communicating. What do you think?

Do you volunteer or have some connection to a hospital? I managed to set up an informational interview with some higher-ups in nursing at my hospital by sending a few emails and politely following up via phone.

Tip: insulting the nurses on these boards is not the best way to get good input on your paper. If you haven't noticed already, most of the responders that seemed "cold" and whatnot are trying to get you to be independent with these sort of things. At least, that's what I perceived them to be

Good luck!

That Guy, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab. Has 6 years experience.

I actually was told I could ask online. I am not sure why you think you know what my assignments are anyways.

Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I am writing a paper and need opinions from other nurse or nursing students about what factors are influencing nursing practice today. Thanks!
Your thread has been moved to the Nursing Student Assistance forum. Good luck with your assignment!

canoehead, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 30 years experience.

My hospital just took the junk food out of the vending machines. No chocolate or pop on night shift, and my productivity and morale go way down. Plus it's overbearing and none of their business if people want to snack on something unhealthy in a stressful situation. GREAT paper topic...no one else will do it.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

and this sums up my viewpoint on ICU and NICU experiments, er, I meant some patients in those settings.

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

I would go find some nurses and ask them. It could open a healthy dialogue that might really open your eyes! Besides, that way you will KNOW they are nurses---a guarantee that you just can't get here...

I am writing a paper and need opinions from other nurse or nursing students about what factors are influencing nursing practice today. Thanks!

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

Well this escalated quickly. I do suggest that when you make your trip to the hospital to interview nurses, you leave this attitude at home....

I actually was told I could ask online. I am not sure why you think you know what my assignments are anyways. I would honestly hate to have you for a nurse because you lack the major characteristics of what I have learned a nurse needs.

It is good if the OP can try to gather her own thoughts on this matter. I will say, though, as complex as these issues are, I think it would be difficult for a non-nurse to have an insight as to what these issues really are.

Well this escalated quickly. I do suggest that when you make your trip to the hospital to interview nurses, you leave this attitude at home....

And I suggest that you don't tell me what to do. The people on the boards were having an attitude with me trying to tell me how to do my assignment. I am going to do my assignment just as my teacher told me to do because I want to make a good grade on it. So the fact that y'all are going to tell me otherwise is stupid.

For the few people that actually did tell me something I appreciate it and I appreciate you using the board as it is intended to be used. Luckily I used a different online resource and got the answers I needed to for my post. Thanks anyways.

Nurse Leigh

Specializes in Telemetry.

Hope your respondents are actual nurses..... :rolleyes:

Adele_Michal7, ASN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric. Has 5 years experience.

Hope OP gets a really "fun" preceptor at her first job!