Most nurse educators regard students who enter postgraduate studies as adult learners capable of self-direction and independent learner behaviour. This article is a report of a secondary analysis of data that were collected to explore the high-fidelity simulation learning experiences of a group of postgraduate nursing students. The secondary analysis was done to determine whether adult learners who bring professional knowledge and experience to a postgraduate learning environment displayed adult learner conduct as proposed by educational theorist Malcolm Knowles.
Adult Nurses help people to cope with all aspects of illness, treatment and recovery by assessing their needs, devising care plans and monitoring progress during treatment. Well, what made me first think about becoming a Nurse? I know it's a stereotypical answer, but my grandfather got bowel cancer towards the end of his life and it was just seeing the professionalism and the care that was given in a community setting that really brought it into my mind as a potential career, something I could see myself doing.
In this highly pressured role, nurses see patients suffering from a variety of different conditions, often in a critical or highly anxious state. Once the nurse has established what is wrong, they can make sure the patient is directed to the right place to get the best possible care. The most rewarding thing is seeing them getting better.
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Click on area for director name and contact information, or scroll to view by name below. Devin S. I believe that mentoring behaviors and setting the expectations for communication and partnership up and down and across boundaries is essential.
The staff who run the NICU, a team of round-the-clock nurses and doctors, are highly trained to offer specialist care to the newborn babies and families in their ward. A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides care for newborn babies that are very unwell. Often, these babies have been born prematurely, with some babies born as early as 23 weeks gestation.
I feel that the organization and I share similar standards of care for patients. As a Nurse Practitioner, Sarah Ontiveros works closely with patients to provide personalized cancer care. She believes it is important for patients to understand their disease, know all of the options available, and to be comfortable with the choice of treatment that they select.
Nursing practice in the 21st Century is becoming increasingly demanding. Nurses play a key role, through their work in primary and secondary care settings, restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families, and profiling healthcare needs of communities. This professionally accredited course enables students to study to become a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council upon completion of the programme.