Good morning Professor and fellow students,
Here we are in the last discussion of the class. Time has gone by quick here. This has been a great class and easing myself back into the classroom environment has been enjoyable. I hope to see you all in my future courses as well. Now on with the show…
The AACN BSN Essential that I have chosen to discuss today is Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology. Graduates must have basic competence in technical skills, which includes the use of computers, as well as the application of patient care technologies such as monitors, data gathering devices, and other technological supports for patient care interventions (AACN Essentials, 2018).
Previously being in the tech field before entering nursing, I’ve seen a lot of nurses and even doctors having trouble with the technology whether it’s the computers, scanners, software, etc. There is so much that can be done with the technology but it just needs to be taught properly and in a way that won’t make the user feel it’s too complicated. I see my career vision being nursing informatics. I feel I could be a great asset to help others not feel intimidated by the technology. The ideal professional nursing career vision would include nursing-related passions (Hood, 2018, p. 552).
Essential V: Health care policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments seem to be one for the most part that wouldn’t impact my future practice too much. The Healthcare policy is very important but the finance and regulatory stuff I would leave to the much higher powers that be.
AACN Essentials. (2018). Retrieved from American Association of Colleges of Nursing: http://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials (Links to an external site.)
Hood, L. J. (2018). Leddy & Peppers professional nursing. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.