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florence nightingale

-founder of modern nursing
-had a wealthy family, not usually the type to get into nursing
-took 3 weeks of school in germany
-head of the hospital within a year
-took 100 nurses to Crimean war to help soldiers dying from infections. She focused on changing the environments that they were cared for in and saved 2/3 of the soldiers.
-queen awarded her money and she started her first nursing school
-focused on nurses looking at the whole person/situation.


history of practical nursing

-became a profession in 1930's but wasn't recognized as a distinct profession until the 1970's.
-before that you needed minimal high school preparation and the program was short and nothing official.
-people were generally cared for in their home and only went to hospitals if they didn't have family or if they were going to die.
-poor conditions
-nursing profession was disrespected and was often prostitutes


caring is..

-concerned with human relationships
-linked to healing, a human process, a basic mode of being
-what allows the nurse as learner, teacher or practitioner, to understand and act on concerns and issues of their clients.
-an expression


critical thinking

getting more info to think deeper about a situation. making an informed decision, gathering evidence.


clinical judgement

one step further then critical thinking. using that info to move one step further on what to do next.


what is the purpose of the bccnp

to protect the public through safe competent and ethical practice of its registrants. regulates the profession of LPN in the public interest


what guides decision making for the bccnp

accountability, responsibility, ethics, competence, adaptability, colaboration


what is the impact of nursing practice

use critical thinking, using values will impact how care is given and increase quality and level of care, feeling at ease with you and a patient.


cultural safety

don't discourage other cultures in work place, treat others equally


cultural inquiry

thinking of all outcomes before making decisions that would impact the patient, making sure things are done properly and respectfully