Nursing is a well-known profession of the health care sector that focuses upon taking care of the patients, individuals, and even families in the absence of the doctors. In addition, they also support the doctors in their various medication activities of the patients, which in turn would help in the recovery of the patients. The profession can be differentiated on the basis of their approach to patient care, scope of practice, and other recent developments (Bartels, 2005). I want to extend my nursing education and want to get certified myself as A Family Nurse Practitioner. I would like to enroll myself in the Oklahoma State University Medical Center. In this organization, there are several fields available such as anesthesiology, oncology, pediatrics, etc. I am right now not sure about which field particularly to select, but will surely like to opt for the family nurse practicing course. As per the medical records of this organization, there are about 45,000 patients getting admitted into the hospital at this center.
The Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act 567.1 states about the various roles and responsibilities of nursing. Nurses are required to learn the art of communication, understand the professional behavior, learn the concepts of system management, and nursing interventions so that they become an important member of the health-caring team. Nurses need to implement their practices that would reduce further risks of illness, promote quality-life, collaborate with other health-care disciplines to deliver better results, and adopt roles of leadership to fulfill the objectives of medical organizations.
In today’s global world, people have started expecting better and quality medical services from the medical and healthcare organizations, and that too at lower costs (Vlasses & Smeltzer, 2007). As per the norms of this act, the nurses need to take an approach of patient-centric.
The principles of this organization focus upon learning management principles and patient-handling mechanism. In order to become a successful family nurse practitioner, she needs to behave like a family member with all the patients, irrespective of their illness, their behavior, and treatment. She should not only focus upon providing medicines and doing a routine check-up as suggested by the respective doctors, but they should also try to provide a homely environment to all the patients. They need to talk to them and try to understand their pain, so that they can coordinate with each other in a better way (Malloch & Porter-O'Grady, 2005). Nurses need to cooperate with the patients and their family members in order to serve them the better.
The organization insists to adopt the approach of goal-focused, wherein she needs to work out for specific number of patients in any given day. So, even if she is not able to complete that particular task then she should not worry. Instead, her quality work should matter to her the most, which will be finally taken into the consideration by the management of the given medical organization. She just needs to focus upon improving the healthcare services, and try to provide the best to each of the patients in the healthcare organization. This will also help in improving the services from the rest of the medical staff of the organization.
The organization for improving quality and patient satisfaction is installing effective health work environment in the organization (Haase-Herrick, 2005). This is done through Nursing Leadership programs, wherein all the nurses and the other staff members at different unit-levels participate in the manager and the leader role. As a family nurse practitioner, I need to show affection, care, protection, and friendliness toward the patients, so that they can get well soon, and are relieved from the hospitals and medical organizations.
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Malloch, K., and Porter-O'Grady, T. (2005). The quantum leader: applications for the new world of work. Boston: Jones & Bartlett.