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NR 500NP Week 5: Reflection on Learning
The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to reflect on the weekly concepts learned in the course.
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
- Examine roles and competencies of advanced practice nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care (CO1)
- Apply concepts of person-centered care to nursing practice situations. (CO2)
- Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the context of complex systems. (CO3)
- Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings (CO4)
Post should be entered to the Weekly Reflection on Learning thread by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MST each week.
A Sample Answer For the Assignment: NR 500NP Week 5: Reflection on Learning
Title: NR 500NP Week 5: Reflection on Learning
This assignment will follow the late assignment policy specified in the course syllabus.
Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment.
In the event of a situation that prevents timely submission of an assignment, students may petition their instructor for a waiver of the late submission grade reduction. The instructor will review the student’s rationale for the request and make a determination based on the merits of the student’s appeal. Consideration of the student’s total course performance to date will be a contributing factor in the determination. Students should continue to attend class, actively participate, and complete other assignments while the appeal is pending.
Total Points Possible: 5
Reflection: write 1-2 paragraphs reflecting on your learning for the week. Guiding questions are provided or you may write about what you felt was most significant to you for the week.
You will need to post your reflection here before you are able to see other students’ posts.
- In what ways could an understanding of systems theory and complexity science impact the role of the NP?
- Take a few minutes to reflect on the NP practice model that is most predominant in advanced practice environments you have observed. Are you satisfied with the demonstrated level of interprofessional collaboration?
- Briefly consider what appears to be the driving practice model for advanced practice nursing in your state. If your state lags behind in its practice model language, what might you do to facilitate change?
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As I reflect on the fifth week of this course, I focused on how understanding of systems theory and complexity science impact the role of the nurse practitioner. Developing a deeper understanding of these theories and complex thinking processes is what makes the nurse practitioner role so unique and respected within the health care system. Nurse practitioners are looked at as leaders within the health care system, especially as role models to other nurse colleagues. Nurse practitioners have thorough understanding of not only patient care, but also of health care policies and processes. I am excited to become one of these role models in health care as a future adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.
Week 5: Reflection on Learning
Understanding the systems theory and complexity can impact the role of the NP in many ways. It makes the nurse understand the relationship between nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers in various settings. It gives the NP advanced knowledge of the various models and which to advocate for in order to provide holistic care. It enables the NP to know how these relationships may impact her role in creating positive outcomes for their patients. The interdisciplinary practice model is the type I have observed in my current practice setting. APNs have full authority to practice and prescribe medications within the facility. I am delighted with the demonstrated level of interprofessional collaboration in my current place of work. I plan to work in a setting like this as an APN.
The consultative practice type of model is the driving model for APNs in Texas. In Texas, APN scope of practice depends on the Texas board of nursing and the place of practice due to the oversight provided by the physician. To effect any change in my state, I will start from my local practice setting and apply my advanced skills and evidence base practice knowledge. I will take advantage of every opportunity to make a positive change to an advanced level until we begin seeing changes.
This weeks discussion was interesting. I do work in complex adaptive systems and do have experience but I did not really know that. I tend to just think of it in terms of what is best for the patient and how can we be better. I believe I can now take a concern or situation and apply the concepts from this weeks lesson to assist in developing a plan to initiate change and hopefully find a solution.
I do feel that with the example I used in the lesson I was able to consider all three levels which I included in the proposal to senior leadership, I believe this is why we had such a great response to our concerns. We did not just present the leadership with a problem, we noted our observations and gave multiple suggestions that had already been discussed with the floor staff. We did our research and spoke with the staff who would be directly affected and were meet with agreeance and drive to further everyone’s training/education.
As I finished the readings and discussions in week five, I learned much about communication and collaboration.
Are you satisfied with the demonstrated level of interprofessional collaboration?
The notion of collaborative practice is founded on the idea that many different healthcare professionals must contribute their skills to deliver quality patient care. Implementing collaboration is a challenging practice that takes effort, time, and perseverance. This model demonstrates excellent interprofessional partnerships built around the doctor-nurse collaboration. In addition, it requires a grasp of components and organizational structure, and it calls for clinicians, insurers, and administrators to be committed to providing quality healthcare (Willgerodt & Fleming, 2017).
Briefly consider what appears to be the driving practice model for advanced practice nursing in New Jersey.
The driving practice model is the collaborative practice model. This model considers the advanced nursing practitioner (ANP) a partner on the present care team. The ANP provides complete care to hospitalized patients despite not being the most responsible provider and shares accountability with the medical partner. The stronghold of this model is that it promotes effective collaboration with other physicians, leading to a better healthcare organization, improved patient outcomes, and intercommunication (Willgerodt & Fleming, 2017).
In New Jersey, ANPs are fully qualified clinicians that can work independently. However, they must prescribe drugs and medical equipment in compliance with an officially authorized joint protocol that has been mutually decided upon and approved by APN’s authorized partnering medic. Health workers from many backgrounds offer medical services, health education, and sickness prevention. Physicians and APNs can improve care together because of their complementary experiences and skill sets.
What might you do to facilitate change if your state lags in its practice model language?
To promote change, parties in collaboration must be comprised of personnel with corresponding and relevant talents to ensure that the appropriate individual is available. The team’s goal, the traits and requirements of the patients, and the workplace environment will all influence the skill mix. All administrative processes should support the collaboration, including budgeting, expense reimbursement, and human resource planning.
Willgerodt, M. A., & Fleming, R. (2017). Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and School Nursing: A Model for Improved Health Outcomes. A Scholarly Journal Of the American Nurses Association.
Nov 26, 2022Nov 26, 2022 at 6:49am
This week has contributed immensely to my personal and professional growth. I developed an understanding of the impact of systems theory and complexity science on the role of nurse practitioners. Systems theory and complexity science enables nurse practitioners to understand the interrelationship that exist between and among variables that influence care. The understanding enables them to develop effective care plans that address the variables that affect the health and wellbeing of their patients negatively. Nurse practitioners currently work in environments characterized by highly complex, emerging healthcare problems affecting their populations. Effective management of these conditions require nurse practitioners to adopt care interventions that are dynamic in responding to the ever-changing patient needs (Braithwaite et al., 2018; Pype et al., 2018). In this case, systems theory and complexity science helps nurses to see the whole picture of the different care needs of patients, interaction of variables, and responsive interventions to promote optimum health outcomes for them.
The week’s activities also exposed me to the different nurse practitioner practice models in healthcare. A reflection of my practice site shows it to adopt the collaborative practice model. The collaborative practice model utilizes healthcare teams, with the nurse practitioners being part of the collaboration team. The nurse practitioner works with other healthcare providers such as physicians and nurses to develop care plans. I am satisfied with the model since it promotes accountability, teamwork, and responsibility among the staff involved in the patient care process (Wei et al., 2020). I believe that the drivers for practice models for advanced practice nursing in my state include the evolving role of nurse practitioners, increasing recognition of nurse practitioner influence on care outcomes, and emerging patient needs that demand responsive care models. The changes in healthcare landscape due to factors such as healthcare policies and technological advancements also increase the need for transformative healthcare models in nursing.
Braithwaite, J., Churruca, K., Long, J. C., Ellis, L. A., & Herkes, J. (2018). When complexity science meets implementation science: A theoretical and empirical analysis of systems change. BMC Medicine, 16(1), 63. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1057-z
Pype, P., Mertens, F., Helewaut, F., & Krystallidou, D. (2018). Healthcare teams as complex adaptive systems: Understanding team behaviour through team members’ perception of interpersonal interaction. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 570. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3392-3
Wei, H., Corbett, R. W., Ray, J., & Wei, T. L. (2020). A culture of caring: The essence of healthcare interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 34(3), 324–331. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2019.1641476