NRS Assessment Item 2 Individual Essay

Current Issues in Nursing & Recommendations for Professional Development for Nurses

Task Description

You are required to write a 2000 word essay on a patient readmission. This topic needs addressing in order to improve nursing standards/ practice. You are required to develop recommendations and strategies for future professional development for nurses.

Practical Applications

Your essay should include responses to the following questions:

1.                   What is the issue? (Readmission)        
a.       Describe readmission in clinical practice

b.      Explain why there is an issue; in other words explore why the issue exists. Areas to concentrate on include the prevalence or extent of the issue, impact on patient care, nursing standards, nursing practice, policies and procedures ; link to ANMC Competency Standards

c.       Using Gibbs Reflective cycle (available on the course website and below) critically reflect in the issue you have raised by incorporating what you have observed in clinical practice

d.      Support your reflection by identifying and discussing what research findings report about the issue. Examine both Australian and International literature.

2.                   What recommendations would you make for future professional development for nurses?

a.       Base recommendations on your own experiences (critical reflection) and evidenced-based literature so that you can support your recommendations with references

b.     Provide strategies to implement the recommendations
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