Progress is a continuous trend in the world of nursing. Advances have been made as more nurses engaged in management positions, a nursing practice advanced as part of the setting of primary care and doctoral nurses in research. As basically-based practice becomes the basis of patient care, research can be a key to improving health over the way. Yet, the time and time again, nursing are still faced with several key problems that can have the potential for impact on today’s nursing care and the future.
A key problem that comes to mind is societal changes. Population changes in America present challenges in the health care industry. Nursing have seen longer life expectances with a growing number, gravity and duration of chronic diseases. These chronic diseases that also come from different socio-economic levels require a specialized care plan. Patient care is dictated by managed care, government assistance or lack of health care insurance.
With the overvoltage of the population with serious chronic diseases, the demand for more nurses is still at the forefront. As a result, nursing shortages impose negative impact on patient care. Nurses are often launched in a dangerous position of treating high acuity patients to a higher nurse at the patient ratio. This scenario is too branched in all health settings. Subsequently, new nurses entering the experience of the early profession “Burn Out” and “Baby Boom” infirmiales leave the profession to retire.
As a “Baby Boomers” and “Burn-Out”, the profession of nursing, the generation “a call that” is everything “is far too frequent. More nurses are named in prosecutions and awards to the complainants are Scandalous. Increased prosecution and awards to complainants increases the overall cost of health care. At the same time, people who are considering nursing as a career choice and nurses currently practicing the second assumes the choices made.
While more and more challenges are in the nursing arena, the fight for the ultimate resolution remains to whom it remains to want. These vacuum cleaners grow nurses to seek solutions through critical thinking. Yet, if critical thinking is applied to the progress and challenges in nursing, a key hypothesis can be made, in another key area that requires contemplation. It is the lack of common ground with regard to educational entry standards in the nursing practice – associate of science in nursing vs Bachelor’s degree in nursing. More debates, controversies and arguments on this platform bring more agitation to an already high stress profession.
Field research in educational standards further divides nurses in various spectra. At the same time, it also creates confusion for people considering entering the profession. How can the nursing profession support progress when even entry level standards are not organized?
Nurses are trying to get measurable, specific, realistic results and indicate a schedule for achieving. Realistic results are possible once collaboration and preparation are identified. It is essential to solve the problem, but it is time to explain itself as the growing complexity of patient care requirements for highly qualified nurses.