Flashcards in Week Three Deck (13):
What is a profession
An occupation that requires extensive education or a calling that requires special knowledge, skill, and preparation.
Criteria of a Profession
Specialized body of knowledge
A service orientation
A professional organization
Autonomy and self regulation
Code of Ethics
To meet the requirement of autonomy & self regulation
A profession is autonomous if it regulates itself and sets standards for its members
Autonomy is one of the purposes of a professional association
To be autonomous a professional group must be granted legal authority to define the scope of its practice, set goals, and describe activities and functions
To meet the requirement having a professional organization
Operating under the umbrella of a professional organization differentiates a profession from an occupation
CNA + SRNA = Performance of self-regulatory functions
SRNA implemented in 2013
Maintaining continuing competence involves an ongoing process of linking the code of ethics, standards of practice, and life-long learning with reflective practice activities
SRNA requirements for continuing competence
Personal Assessment of the STANDARDS and COMPETENCIES
Develop a LEARNING PLAN for competencies you have chosen
Then EVALUATE the impact of what you have learned
A desired and achievable level of performance against which actual performance can be compared.
The minimum level of expected performance!
The knowledge, skill, and judgment, derived from nursing roles and functions within a specified context, at the completion of an approved nursing education program leading to registration and licensure as a RN.
Minimum levels of expected RN performance.
Years of files kept for CCP
How long after graduation to register CC
Things a critically reflective practitioner does
Uses a questioning approach
Doesn’t take things at face value
Constantly evaluates and refines practice
Seeks improved skills and performance
Considers the individual needs of each patient
Practices with a good understanding of self and personal values and potential biases
Gibb's Reflective Cycle
Description: What has happened?
Description: What were you thinking/feeling?
Evaluation: What was good and bad about this?
Analysis: What sense can you make of this?
Conclusion: What else could you have done?
Action Plan: If this happened again what would you do?