NRS 430V All Weeks Discussions
NRS 430V Week 1 Discussion 1
Read Lake and von Baeyer’s article, “Tips for Successful Students.” Also, review the characteristics of a successful student as explained in the lecture.
As you consider these, which is your strongest characteristic? Why? How will this characteristic help you to become a successful student in your program of study?
NRS 430V Week 1 Discussion 2
What do you look forward to as you begin this educational experience and your personal search for purpose? What is your greatest fear? How can you overcome it? Write about one specific educational experience from your past in which you addressed a fear and overcame it and how you succeeded in this process.
NRS 430V Week 2 Discussion 1
How does knowledge of the foundations and history of nursing provide a context in which to understand current practice? Identify at least three trends in nursing practice from the “Nursing Timeline of Historical Events” media piece. How have these trends influenced your perspective of nursing practice?
NRS 430V Week 2 Discussion 2
Describe the definition of nursing as put forward by the American Nurses Association. How does it address the metaparadigm theories of nursing?
NRS 430V Week 3 Discussion 1
The media, and Hollywood in particular, represent one avenue in which the general public becomes familiar with the role of nurses. How does the media positively or negatively influence the public’s image of nursing? What other avenues may better educate the general public on the role and scope of nursing as well as the changing health care system?
NRS 430V Week 3 Discussion 2
What factors need to be considered when determining whether or not identified actions are within the domain of nursing practice? Be sure to cite current literature in your response.
NRS 430V Week 4 Discussion 1
You have been asked to investigate a new procedure that physicians would like nurses to adopt in the hospital. Discuss the process you would apply to determine whether the procedure falls within the RN scope of practice and how you would go about introducing the new procedure with physicians and fellow nurses.
NRS 430V Week 4 Discussion 2
Outline the process for developing nursing standards of practice, and identify the different entities that might be involved in developing a standard of practice.
NRS 430V Week 5 Discussion 1
Discuss how evidence-based practice is applied in your practice setting and describe the desired patient outcome achieved through this approach.
NRS 430V Week 5 Discussion 2
Explain the value that professional nursing organizations in networking and in the legislative process. Provide a rationale for your response.