For the reply post, select a posting from one of your classmates that chose a different competency and discuss how your preceptor demonstrated proficiency with this competency during your clinical practice and what you have gained from that experience. If you have not worked with a preceptor yet, you may choose an example of an NP who you have worked with, or an NP who you have observed. If you are having difficulty identifying a personal story, please feel free to demonstrate your understanding of a second competency through an evidence-based essay that adds depth to a peer’s initial post.

In this discussion you are asked to provide exemplars that are personal experiences.

 

Response 1 page for each post, there are two posts.

Post 1

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 8:30 PM KC

 

NONPF Core Competencies

For this purpose of this discussion In week 2 assignment are to pick from one of the nine NONPF Core Competencies. Leadership is one of the nine Core Competencies that is required. Leadership occurs anytime a person attempts to influence the beliefs, opinions, or behaviors of a person or group (Cherry et al., 2017). Leadership assumes complex and advance leadership to initiate and guide change. Communication effectively to a collaboration of healthcare professions is needed to improve access, deliver patient-centered care and improve health care.

I choose leadership because I like to find ways to improve the quality of care at my job. I like to think inside and outside the box. Perhaps, it can be done another way or how can I improve our forms, policies, and the healthcare we provide to our patients. The COVID-19 Pandemic has drastically changed how we live and work. At my job, changes were implemented and we had to work at home. Doing telehealth was new for both our patients and for my colleges. We had to adapt and incorporate different measures in how we collaborate, interact with each other, and care for our patients. This concept was new and took time to adapt. Communication, collaboration, and continuality of care became complexed. I wanted to further enhance the communication and discussed with management about incorporating a nurse virtual weekly team meeting. To discuss patient care, medications, hospitalizations, SI, and medications. Also included to set time aside to discuss our own state of mind, how we are doing, providing support for each other. As it turned out our weekly nurse meeting became successful and even boosted our morale. Reflection is important. Reflection builds one’s confidence in the ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy), which in turn translates into higher rates of learning, productivity, and creativity.

The APRN is called to take on advance and sometimes complex roles to improve healthcare. One of nine NONPF core competencies of leadership is to advocate for improved access, quality, and cost-effective health. Leadership also includes demonstrates and uses reflective thinking.

 

Reference

 

An integrative review of leadership competencies and attributes in advanced nursing practice. (2019, June 4). Wiley Online Library. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jan.14092

Fukada M. (2018). Nursing Competency: Definition, Structure, and Development. Yonago acta medica, 61(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.33160/yam.2018.03.001

Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies, (2017). National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty retrieved from https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/competencies/2017_NPCoreComps_with_Curric.pdf

 

 

post 2

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 7:54 

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) offers nine core competencies to guide Nurse Practitioner (NP) education and practice. Through these core competencies, NPs can practice to the full extent of their scope in their advanced practice roles. As students, many of us have begun developing skills and becoming familiar with these competencies. As an executive leadership member at my agency of employment, I have been interacting with Policy development for quite a few years. My understanding of agency-level policy will assist me in my development of this competency.As a policy writer for my non-profit agency, I often have to reference regulations from state and federal entities. I often read state legislation to assist in the development of policy that is sound and compliant. As an agency that is licensed and accredited by several different entities, we must present a policy manual that demonstrates adherence to the standards they set forth. Recently through the COVID-19 Pandemic, one of my many roles was to ensure that our agency was abiding by the latest guidance from the CDC, MA Department of Public Health, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and MassHealth.To speak to my experience with policy that directly impacts the scope and practice of NPs and other Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), I have been following the coalition of nurses who have been promoting legislastion for the full practice authority for APRNs for quite a few years. Massachusetts has just become the 23rd state in the nation to grant full practice authority to APRNs, among other efforts to expand access to care. In January of this year, Governor Charlie Baker passed An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System That Puts Patients First (AANP, 2021). The passage of this legislation is of great impact to me as an aspiring NP living in Massachusetts. Staying informed of policy that impacts practice is of great importance to prepared NPs.ReferencesAmerican Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). (2021). Massachusetts Enacts Law Improving Access to Care. Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/massachusetts-enacts-law-improving-access-to-careNational Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). (2017). Nurse practitioner core competencies. Retrieved from https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/competencies/npcorecompetenciesfinal2012.pdf

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