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Journal of Nursing : Practice

  • DNP and the Transformational Leaders
    Bo Soobryan
    Transitioning advanced nursing practice to the doctoral level represents the natural evolution of the nursing profession and the right moves to ensure that nurses are prepared for the highest level of practice. Many advocates within the health care community (local and national authorities) are calling and welcoming the DNP role. National and state agencies, as a leading advocate for advanced practice nursing, understands greatly the contributions APNs (advanced practice nurse) make in the health care system as cost-effective providers. In addition, APNs have identified the need for additional education in the areas of evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems management, among others (Kaplan & Brown, 2009). This transition in the education of advanced practice nurses (APNs) is targeted to meet the increasingly complex needs of patients, families, and communities in a rapidly changing health care environment. DNP education also has the potential to transform the nursing profession in a variety of ways. These include: • Creating and adopting new roles in nursing practice • Increasing the influence of APNs in health care and policy development • Promoting leadership by APNs in their workplace and health care organizations • Enhancing the self-concept of advanced practice nurses • Strengthening inter-professional relationships and collaborations. (Kaplan & Brown, 2009; Swider, Levin, Cowell, Breakwell, Holland, & Wallinder, 2009) The DNP stimulates the creation and adoption of new advanced practice role. As health care becomes more complex, it will take such strong leadership criteria for nurses in all fields to continue to improve their own standards and the qualifications of others in the field (Kaplan & Brown, 2009).
  • A Study To Exploring Nursing Students’ Lived Experiences In Pediatric Clinical Practice In A Selected College, Chennai
    Kogila P.
    The results of this research can serve as a reference for nursing teachers to design appropriate courses for pediatric nursing curriculum.
  • The Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults and Young People
    J. F. Mayberry, A. Lobo, A. C. Ford, A. ThomasDisclosures Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013;37(2):195-203. Correspondence to Prof. J. F. Mayberry, Department of Digestive Diseases, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, LE1 5WW, UK.
    The guideline offers best practice advice on the care of adults, children and young people with Crohn's disease. These are the first evidence-based clinical and cost-effectiveness guidelines for Crohn's disease in the United Kingdom.
  • Are New Graduate Nurses Being Taught About the Importance of Nursing Rounds? 
    by Megan Halacy, Student Nurse and Edith Claros, APRN BC Assistant Professor of Nursing Massachusetts College of Pharmacy School of Nursing
    This study helps to determine if new graduate nurses have any knowledge about nursing rounds and if they are using nursing rounds as a way to organize their practice.
  • Change for the Best 
    by Anne Bartlett RN
    There have been many changes in nursing in the almost thirty years since I graduated.
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