Nursing best practices revolve around evidence-based practices to promote a healthy working environment and improved patient outcomes. The course prepared me to work in a professional setting by assisting doctors and all health professionals in caring for patients. These practices are judged and widely accepted as they conform to accepted nursing principles. Therefore, patient care is guaranteed as these practices guide a nurse in determining the best solution for different scenarios.
Nursing is a professional field monitored by principles introduced to promote best practices in the area. The program has taught me essential nursing principles, including documentation of patient data, the delegation of duties, controlling the patient environment, and collaborative efforts between professionals (Chang & Johnson, 2021). Together with the theoretical understanding taught throughout the course, I can apply nursing principles to become a better nurse and provide quality care for patients from different backgrounds. For instance, I can measure and record patients’ vital signs, obtain patient data for physicians to make diagnoses, clean and sterilize multi-use equipment, and assist patients in understanding medication and aftercare instructions (Nasirin & Asrina, 2020). The course has also simplified in-field practical skills for approaching different nursing encounters with ease. For instance, I can understand the biological basis of medical conditions, communicate effectively with doctors and patients, and measure and dispense medication based on doctors’ orders (Cannity et al., 2021; Hernandez et al., 2020). Although I possess unique skills and strengths, the course enables me to tailor them to practical use in real-world applications to administer the best care to patients.
In conclusion, the course has paved the way for my understanding of the actual nursing profession through a combination of theoretical understanding and hands-on approaches. This knowledge is essential for different nursing encounters, enabling me to determine the best solution and provide patients with quality healthcare. I am now familiar with different situations and know how to approach them since I can apply my skills and strengths with classroom knowledge to deliver quality patient care.
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