Online | 8 weeks | 3 Credit Hours
The image of nursing in today's society will differ considerably from the image of the profession in the future. You'll discuss upcoming challenges that you see for the nursing profession and analyze ways the profession can change the media's view of our field.
As you explore nursing trends, you'll consider how current trends in nursing education impact daily clinical practice and whether these trends are positive or negative for the profession.
You'll also realize ways you can advance the profession, such as developing a professional stance, becoming a political advocate, and participating in professional organizations.
You'll review trends regarding the legal principles that underpin the nurse's obligation to the patient. You'll examine cultural competency and the ways to provide effective care to different cultural groups who each have a unique set of beliefs about illness.
You'll also look at current ethical theories and principles and how they have been formed, and you'll evaluate the impact of electronic medical records, hospital incident command systems, and hand-off reporting.
You'll also examine how the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), and The Joint Commission drive trends in professional nursing practice, and the impact those organizations have on the field of nursing.