Graduat nurses should feel the responsibility mentoring and coaching should be a core competeant of core competent are . Coaching and mentoring are the foundation of prociding quality competent nurses, particularly at a graduate level. Mentoring coachin illicits effective decision making, collaborative administration of care and a relationship of trust. With those who are being mentored/coached. As a graduate level nurse mentoring/coaching are elements that are essential to mentoring issues and --------thins that need to be changed. Mentors/coaches monitor competancies building of the desires of a leader/coach encouraging and empowering individuals being coached to succeed in the task(s) at hand. Mentors/coaches helps to develop the skills that are required to handle a variety of situations. As indicated in the text------------“ Coaches and mentor’s are the key to the development of leaders of tomorrow and such tools could meet the acknowledged training and developmental needs of nurses, while expanding the role of senior management and their links with those who deliver patient services. As indicated in the text APN’s skill in expert coaching and guidiance will be central to efforts to redesign and transform healthcare system to become more patient-centered.The text goes on to say that teaching and coaching are recognized as core competiencies of APN’S By the time that one has reached the level of becoming a graduate level nurse, their skills and expertise are used to assist them in coaching and mentoring their preceptee, patients class or individuals willing ot learn form. The role that I decided to partake upon is that of a Family Nurse practitioner. As a Family Nurse Practitioner I may consider working as a diabetic educator or wellness coach if all depends. Ineith role I would devise/ascertain/assemble a skills fair that would be directly relate dot diabetes and health and wellness.With a skills fair and requiring return demonstration or verbal responses having hands on knowledge often times assists one in remembering or recalling what they have learned, as for the knowledge tha they have obtained requires them to reciprocate material back to the coach or mentor.T his type of activity could be done in a group or on a individual basis. Strategies used in the skills fair would/ could be a card game.Ther would be seveal deck of cards listing the diseas (diabetes or any disease that would affect one’s health;specific topics) signs and symptoms,lifestyle changes,medications and treatment. After having issued the cards, I would require participants to put together a plan of action that matches each disease/(potential diease with it’s signs and symtoms,medications used to treat, treatment options and lifestyle changes. Doing this activity could enable participants to be more responsible for their health as well as conscious of their decisions that they may make. An acitivity that I might use with my mentor would be an activity that assists clients on issues concerning CHF. We would create a pamphlet or booklet that discusses CHF in detail including a section that allows patient’s to log their diet, weight, and activity. This booklet could be used as a reference tool for not only for the physician but also for the patient in the management of CHF. This activity could also be used to collect MUD( meaningful use data) with hospitals, clinics and physcians offices to help prevent readmissions, or reduce adminissions of patients. Hopefully patient’s would learn how to manage their condtion and prevent premature visits to Emergenciy Departments, physcians offices as hospitalizations. As a Family Nurse Practitioner (graduate Nurse ) not only is it my responsibility to assist in diagnosing, treating disease or condition of the patient but also I would be my duty to focus on preventing and educating patients as well.
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