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Fundies 1025

Chapter 1

TermDefinition
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) most independent functioning nurse. Adv educ in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physical Assessmt, & Certs & expertise in specialized area of practice
American Nurses Association (ANA) illustrates consistent commitmt of nurses to provide care that promotes the well being of patients & communities
CAREGIVER help patients maintain & regain health, manage disease & symptoms, & attain a maximal level of func. & independ thru healing process
CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIFE (CNM) an APRN educated in midwifery & certified by Amer. College of Nurse-Midwives
CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST (CRNA) an APRN w/ adv educ from a nurse anesthetssa-accredited prgm
CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST APRN, expert clinician in spec. area. Spec may be by a Population (Geriatrics), Setting (Critical Care), Disease Specialty (Diabetes), Type of Care (Rehab) OR Problem (Pain)
CODE OF ETHICS - philosophical ideals of right & wrong - define principles used to provide care to patients
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) formal, organized educ prgms offered by universities, state nurses assoc, profess. nursing orgs, & educ & health care institutions
CE EXAMPLE prgm on caring for older adults w/ dementia offered by by university or prgm on safe medication practices offered by hospital
GENOMICS study of all genes in a person & interactions of these genes w/ one another & w/that person's environmt
PURPOSE OF GENOMICS allows health care providers to determine how genomic changes contribute to patient conditions & influence treatment decisions
ALTRUISM nurse's concern and advocacy for the welfare of patients, other nurses, and healthcare providers.
AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION (ANA) - professional organization to advance & protect the profession of nursing.
ANA DEFINITION OF NURSING - protection, promotion, & optimization of health and abilities, - - prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering thru diagnosis & treatment of human response & advocacy in care of individ., families, communities, and populat's
ASSOC DEGREE in NURSING (ADN) -2 yr degree, minimum amT school req'd to get licensed as registered nurse or RN. Student graduates, eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam which must be passed to become licensed by the State.
Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing (BN) or Bachelor of Science (BS) w/ Major in Nursing. Degree in science & principles of nursing, granted by accredited tertiary education provider. Typically 3 or 4 yrs.
BENEFICIENT ethical principle that addresses the idea that a nurse's actions should promote good. Doing good is thought of as doing what is best for the patient.
BENEVOLENCE has to do w/ good wishes & intentions
CARE feel concern for or interest in one who has sorrow or difficulties
CARING Universal phenomenon that influences the way we think, feel , & behave in relation to one another
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE Synthesis of nursing & public health practice applied to promote & protect health of population. Combines all basic elements of professional, clinical nursing with public health & community practice
DIPLOMA in NURSING basic educ prgm that's designed to prepare nursing students for entry into practice, usually in 2 or 3 years. Recipient of diploma is eligible to take the national certifying registration exam to become a registered nurse.
DOCTOR of NURSING (DNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), terminal professional degree in nursing. Degree builds on traditional master's programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership.
EMPATHY understanding & acceptance of person's feeling & ability to sense the person's private world
Florida Nurses Association (FNA) promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice.
Florida (Nat'l) Nursing Student Association mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate degree sandwiched btw BSN & DNP. Most MSN programs require BSN for admission, a few RN-to-MSN bridge programs. Focus studies on a clinical specialty e.g. women’s health, oncology, or career path eg nursing admin. or nursing education.
NATIONAL LEAGUE of NURSING (NLN) Oldest nursing education membership assoc in the US, NLN offers faculty development , networking, testing and assessment, grants and public policy initiatives to its members
NCLEX EXAM National Council Licensure Examination, is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.
HEALTH dynamic state when individ adapt to internal & ext environmts so there is a state of phys, emotional, intellectual, social, & spiritual well being
NURSE person who cares for the sick or infirm; specifically : licensed health-care professional who practices independently or is supervised by a physician, surgeon, or dentist and who is skilled in promoting and maintaining health
NURSE MIDWIFE licensed healthcare professional, specializes in women's reproductive health & childbirth. Attends births, they perform annual exams, give counseling, and write prescriptions
NURSING promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all health care and other community settings.
NURSING EDUCATION theoretical & practical training provided to prepare them for duties as nursing care professionals
NURSING THEORY org framework of concepts and purposes designed to guide the practice of nursing
PROFESSION any type of work, esp. one that needs a high level of education or a particular skill:
PROFESSIONAL (of a person) engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime
THEORY set of concepts, definitions, & assumptions that explain a phenomenon
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