Nursing which is my major actually requires a degree in order for one to be successful. Nursing being a very sensitive profession that involves interaction with so many people, nurses who eventually graduate should be properly equipped with necessary knowledge. In nursing ever single unit consists of goals, behavior, media, and previous knowledge of content and knowledge evaluation. Practical subjects in nursing will need practical approach h and probably repetition in order for everyone to understand. For example, use of mannequins in teaching students on how to dress wounds (Lisko, pg. 106-108). Nursing requires one to go through a process as eventually as a graduate you will get to deal with human lives and without sufficient knowledge one may not be able to eventually help a patient or may cost someone their life.
Patient safety is usually placed as the first reason why a nursing student needs higher education. A nursing student will be required to take units such as anatomy and physiology and the best way to get this knowledge is from school. They need to understand how the different body parts works in our systems from a single tissue to an organ system. Without a basic understanding of the human physiology and anatomy a student is highly likely to mess up. Nurse primary rose is monitor patient’s response to medication and treatment. These nurses need to have an understanding on the medication, their pharmacokinetics and their mode of actions. At times a patient may be allergic to certain drugs and it is important for a nurse to be able to identify that and provide an alternative medicine. The only way a nurse will be able to get all this information that will be useful in her profession is getting higher education (Aliakbari, pg. 106).
Professionalism is another reason why a nurse needs a degree. Nurses interacts with all sorts of people in their profession and they need to know how to handle these individuals for example there will always be cases of patient and heath professional such as nurse confidentiality. At times there are very sensitive matters that a patient may reveal to a nurse and ask him or her not to tell anyone anything. Such cases may include instances of rape or domestic violence. There is code of ethics that apply in the medical profession including guiding principles; autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence (Jonsen, Siegler and Winslade 2). When a health profession does not understand these principles in place they may find themselves being sued which may affect their career. There are technical machines also employed in hospitals that nurses need to use such as MRI machines, life support machines, x-ray among others. Without a degree or a higher education, they may not be able to understand how to operate these machines.
Nursing teaching has to be both disruptive and deterrent impacts of environmental factors on the learning process and leads to both equality and justice in learning. In nursing education one can acquire skills through performing practical procedures that requires one to attend classes for example learning how to inject a person or learning how to stitch up wounds. The framework or theory that would best suit a theoretical class will be different theory in a practical or different class. The best way professors could apply the different nursing theories is by examining the curriculum in hand, the students as well as the environment ensuring they grasp the necessary content.
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Lisko, Susan A., and Valerie O’dell. “Integration of theory and practice: Experiential learning theory and nursing education.” Nursing Education Perspectives 31.2 (2010): 106-108.