Nursingpractitioners are faced with challenges every day. The challengesusually involve making hard ethical decisions that affect the livesof the patients and their families. Practitioners also have a role toplay in the relationship with other practitioners in the clinicalsetting. Nursing practitioners should also be aware or theirstrengths and weaknesses as they affect personal and professionallife (Hamric,Spross, Hanson, & Hamric, 2014).The paper will explain the role of a nursing practitioner from myperspective in clinical settings, my objectives and a timeline forpracticum activities.
Nursingpractitioners have the role of providing the best healthcare to theirpatients and offer advice without invoking opinion. The patientsshould be offered the chance to make their choice under guidance thatwill not influence their decisions. Nursing practitioners should,therefore, know their strength and weakness that might create anelement of biases in decision making. Reflective nursing is advisedin the discovery of weakness and strength (Instituteof Medicine, 2011).Regarding the making of ethical decisions, consultation, and learningfor previous experience or cases are the best way to developprofessionally.
Inthe practicum experience, different goals are set for achievement.One is expected to learn how to communicate with different people inthe clinical setting properly. One is also expected to applyevidence-based practice and nursing knowledge to make decisions.Application of theoretical knowledge to real situations is paramountin the nursing profession (Instituteof Medicine, 2011).Promotion of integrity at a personal and organizational level isvital. One is also expected to learn how to interact with people fromdiverse cultures.
Inthe practicum setting, one should learn from other experiencedprofessionals on how to interact with patients. The nursingpractitioner should be able to handle patients within one month. Thepractitioners should learn how to make ethical decisions by the endof the whole practicum period through personal experience,consultation, and relation to previous cases (Hamric et al., 2014).The practitioner should also be able to relate theoretical knowledgeto real-life applications in the first month.
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Instituteof Medicine, (2011). Thefuture of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. TheNational Academic Press.Retrieved fromhttp://www.nap.edu/catalog/12956/the-future-of-nursing-leading-change-advancing-health