NRS 430 Collaborative Learning Assignment
Both Nursing theory and conceptual nursing models are critical in formulating strategies to ensure the delivery of quality care. The two approaches are interrelated; both can be used to develop policies and treatment processes for different patients. Nursing theory and conceptual framework play significant roles in the formulation of different nursing disciplines.
Nursing theory refers to the collection of statements that describe the connection or association between two or more ideas in nursing practices. Nursing theories play significant roles in the formulation of different nursing disciplines. Nursing theories are commonly applied to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare services (Grand Canyon University, 2018). All nurses apply nursing theories in their daily practices without knowing. Nursing theory can also be perceived as organized and knowledge-based concepts that fundamentally define the scope of nursing practices; it involves creative and restructuring concepts and ideas that project a purposeful, systematic, and tentative perception of a given phenomenon. Through systematic inquiries, both in nursing practices and research, nursing professionals are able to develop new knowledge relevant to the provision of care to all patients.
Conceptual models in nursing often describe a certain way of thinking or ideas of how given nursing theories can fit together according to the theorist (Brandão et al., 2019). A conceptual model can be perceived as the organizing structure that describes the theory. The conceptual model of nursing provides a framework for observation, reflection, as well as the interpretation of a given phenomenon. In particular, it provides guidance and guidelines for different aspects of clinical practices.
No matter what grade level you teach, creating a productive and engaging class environment is essential for student success. While it can be difficult to gain the trust and respect of your students, an effective classroom management plan can help promote a collaborative learning community and discourage disruptive behavior will set the tone for the entire year.
One of the main reasons for me to go for my BSN degree now is that I think I can really benefit from everything that a BSN degree has to offer. The extra courses in the BSN program helps me develop my competencies in different areas such as patient care, evidence-based practice, leadership, communication and conflict resolution. That is not to say that nurses with an associate’s degree are not able to excel in the abovementioned areas, but the truth is that associate’s programs in nursing do not really have the opportunity to focus on those areas (Lheduru-Anderson, 2021). That is why, as I progress along the BSN program, I expect my competencies to improve in these areas. That will, in the long run, make me a much better nurse and help me develop myself professionally. Granted, it will be a challenge because I expect the BSN program to require a lot of time and attention which is difficult when I have a lot of personal and professional responsibilities. It will create a lot of stress on me. However, one characteristic of successful students is their ability to manage time efficiently. That is why I expect to utilize my time management skills. When there are so many things to do, I will need to prioritize the ones which are the most important and which ones can be delayed or avoided (Yen et al., 2018). Prioritizing my activities will help me a great deal in achieving success in my BSN program.
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replied toPhyllis Osafo
Aug 25, 2022, 12:19 AM
A BSN degree offers multiple opportunities in different fields of nursing and that is exciting! A lot of associate degree in nursing programs do not address options outside of bedside areas because a majority of healthcare facilities require a higher education level and more managerial experience. I agree with time management being necessary for success. According to the article 7 Habits of Highly Effective Nursing Students, blocking your schedule is crucial for deciding how you will spend each day. That can be scheduling your sleep, family and friend time, school, and other electives. The best way to remember to keep track of time is to write it on a calendar. Have a calendar posted in your house so family can see what you have planned each day. In the end, implementing these tasks will all be worth it.