Nursing Vision

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The vision that is crucial to nursing must foster the beliefs and views that will assist nurses forward in the role of nursing practice in both education and healthcare. When developing a vision statement it is important to make sure the vision reflects the organization in it’s most ideal light. As discussed in Current Nursing (2010), “most vision statements are projected for a period of 5 to 10 years.” It also believes that the vision statement must communicate both the purpose and the values that the organization is based on. The nursing profession has had to change their vision to accommodate the ever changing technology and fight to stay up-to-date of all the new innovations and changes that consume the nursing profession. While keeping these constant changes in mind, the nurse today must continue to see her patients as an entire array of needs. The patient must be viewed as a whole person and therefore nursing today cannot exclude essential parts of the patient that may need further assessment and assistance such as finances, ability to pay for medications, transportation issues for follow up appointments, stress on the family after a hospital stay, not to mention caring for the patient physically and psychologically as well. According to the AACN Position Statement (October, 1997), any vision for the future of nursing education must emanate from nursing’s core values. This shows that treating the whole patient is the biggest job in nursing. Nursing leaders must stay abreast of all the latest research and evidence based findings out there in order to best serve the patient’s needs. This can be accomplished by helping management into thinking with more complexity. According to which encompasses the relationship between parts are often more important than one part alone. Instead of battling any resistance to change as most management thinkers tend to do, it is important to work with staff and understand that minimum specifications eventually produce more...
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