Achieving the objective for this particular course can be considered as an important skill to develop, especially having a role of a Family Nurse Practitioner. Several measures are considered in validating the effectiveness of the objectives as against its application in practical Nursing. Moreover, it is necessary to achieve Nursing competencies with interpersonal conditioning before working with its principles in a group or organization. With the help of new learnings, new ways of applying this to one’s self and further enhancing my knowledge base, are developed to fully maximize the benefits of this course. And, with the help of instructional methods, gaining these new techniques and understanding would further help me in the field of Nursing.
The foundation of this course focuses on the interpersonal development of the individual. This shift of focus to the practicing nurse is the initial step in developing collaborative, organizational and leadership skill. In terms of healthcare systems in relation to their method of access and availability. I have familiarized myself with the different set-ups of this system and as part of an organization in any medical facility, one must be able to contribute by effectively engaging not only in patient relation but also collaborative works with your respective physician. I have also learned about adjusting several communication techniques in different scenarios in order to effectively carry out my role. These essential skills include developing listening, attending and empathy. In this way, it would be more personalized rather than being task-focused (Bach & Grant, 2009). Being part of a professional organization includes being open to discussions and to improvements. I have equipped myself not only with the theoretical knowledge from this course to properly contribute and foster professional exchange of ideas. In fact, it is encouraged that nurses must take responsibility in implementing order in hospital organizations. Nurses have a role in establishing and administering the models and behaviors of the organization and can be key to changing attitudes and actions around disruptive behavior and discourtesy (Yragui, Silverstein & Johnson, 2013). This form of interpersonal development, actively involves communication with other healthcare professionals.
As part of the course learning, aside from patient relationship, nurses forms relationships with their coworkers. This would entail a healthy working environment. With the help of this new understanding, I can further be familiarized with the culture of professional growth by communicating with other health care practitioners. And, as part of the delineated duties of a Family Nurse Practitioner, I have learned the importance of disseminating right education in term of patient’s health and well-being. I have learned this through differentiating the role of nurses in clinical practice and primary care and being an educator is one of them. The role of an educator is also emphasized in this course as a valuable tool in Nursing. Also, one of the main roles of a family nurse practitioner is to be an educator (Brannagan, 2013). Educating patients would include treatment, nutrition and prevention of illness and disease. In fact, with hospital researches and clinical trials, nurses are often filling the role of educator for the patients (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2012).
Therefore, it is necessary to equip one’s self of the essential knowledge base in order to provide clear and effective explanation to patients. The objectives of this course may be developed through additional research on nursing topics and application of theories learned. It is through this learning-testing approach that one can formulate better strategies and facilitation as a nurse practitioner. It would be better to decrease waiting time for the patient. This is included on the specific changes the needs to address in the healthcare organization. Changes such as decreasing waiting time would create patient satisfaction (Anderson, Camacho & Balkrishnan, 2007). Whereas, patient model care can be learn through its application to real life situation in a health care system. These models are theoretical foundation and can be adjusted depending on the situation. And lastly, having a role of a family nurse practitioner allows me to aid in policy making by giving first-hand experience and giving my insights on different ethical issues in health care.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2012). The Changing Role of Nurses | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ). Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/12dec/1212RA1.html
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