EXCELLENT NURSING PRACTICES

The candid submission presents the remarkable nursing contributions by Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale. Concise comparisons between the SBON versus the ANA and the FDA versus the ANA are included. The purpose of the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act is clearly stated. Communication skills, conflict resolution abilities, and focused on optimal outcomes are superior nursing leadership qualities. What could not be located is a description of the influence on the candidate’s practice by the State Board of Nursing and the ANA; a comparison between compact versus non-compact state licensure requirements; explanation of Pennsylvania RN rules of delegation; application of the nursing roles of scientist, detective, and manager of the healing environment to professional practice; two specific ANA Code of Ethics provisions, analysis of the provisions, a clinical practice error, and application of the provisions to the error; and identification of a fourth nursing leadership quality along with how they can be applied to the bedside and within a team. Reviewing and correcting the grammatical, sentence fluency and word choice errors will enhance the clarity of the submission.

A.  NURSING THEORY

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A1.  EXCELLENT NURSING PRACTICES

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A2.  PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NURSING THEORY

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B.  CONTRIBUTIONS OF 19TH OR 20TH CENTURY HISTORICAL NURSING FIGURES

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B1.  DIFFERENCES IN CONTRIBUTIONS

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B2.  DESCRIPTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES

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C.  STATE BOARD OF NURSING VERSUS ANA

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C1.  ROLES OF ORGANIZATIONS

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C2.  INFLUENCE OF THE STATE BOARD OF NURSING AND ANA

Not Evident

Not EvidentAn explanation of how the State Board of Nursing and the ANA influence the candidate’s nursing practice is not provided.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

The ANA and State Board of Nursing are specifically presented in the essay. How both agencies influence the candidate’s practice is not evident.

C3.  REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE RENEWAL

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C3A.  FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

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C4.  COMPACT VERSUS NON-COMPACT STATE

Not Evident

Not EvidentA comparison of the differences between registered nursing license requirements in a compact state versus a non-compact state is not provided.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

The criteria for compact state licensure is clearly stated. Missing is a comparison of the differences between compact versus non-compact state licensure requirements.

D.  AGENCIES FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES

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D1.  INFLUENCE ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

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D1A.  NURSE’S ROLE AS A PATIENT ADVOCATE

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E.  PURPOSES OF THE NURSE PRACTICE ACT

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E1.  SCOPE OF PRACTICE

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E2.  RULES FOR EFFECTIVE DELEGATION

Not Evident

Not EvidentA discussion of how the candidate’s state defines delegation for the RN is not provided.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

The Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act is distinctly outlined. Pennsylvania rules for RN delegation are not found.

F.  APPLICATION OF NURSING ROLES

Not Evident

Not EvidentA discussion of the application of each nursing role to the candidate’s professional practice is not provided.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

Serving as a professional nurse is very important, however, the how the roles of scientist, detective and manager of the healing environment are not included.

G.  ANA CODE OF ETHICS PROVISIONS

Not Evident

Not Evident2 provisions from the ANA Code of Ethics are not identified.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

Interesting provisions are mentioned in the work. Actual ANA Code of Ethics need to be researched and presented.

G1.  ANALYSIS OF PROVISIONS

Not Evident

Not EvidentAn analysis of how the 2 provisions identified in part G influence the candidate’s professional nursing practice is not provided.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

This aspect to be evaluated upon resubmission.

G2.  CLINICAL PRACTICE ERROR

Not Evident

Not EvidentA description of a nursing error in a clinical practice example is not provided.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

Nursing professional practice is nicely discussed. A clinical practice error could not be found.

G2A.  APPLICATION OF ANA PROVISIONS

Not Evident

Not EvidentAn explanation of how ANA provisions in part G can be applied to the error from part G2 is not provided.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

This aspect to be evaluated when a nursing error has been presented.

H.  LEADERSHIP QUALITIES OR TRAITS

Approaching Competence

Approaching Competence4 leadership qualities or traits are identified, but they do not represent excellence in nursing, or they are otherwise inappropriate for a nursing practice.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

Communication skills, conflict resolution abilities, and focused on optimal outcomes are powerful nursing leadership qualities. It is unclear what the fourth quality is.

H1.  DEMONSTRATION OF NURSING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES OR TRAITS

Approaching Competence

Approaching CompetenceThe discussion of how the nurse uses the identified leadership qualities or traits in part H does not include each of the 4 traits, does not include each of the given roles, or it is not relevant.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

Communication skills and conflict resolution abilities are validly identified nursing leadership qualities being applied to the bedside and within a team. Being focused on an optimal outcome and a fourth quality are not described at the bedside or within a team.

H2.  WORK ENVIRONMENT

Not Evident

Not EvidentAn identification of how the work environment impacts each given point is not provided.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

Leadership qualities that impact nursing are highlighted in the essay. How the work environment impacts nursing leadership, decision making and professional development is not provided.

I.  APA SOURCES

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J.  PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Approaching Competence

Approaching CompetenceContent is poorly organized, is difficult to follow, or contains errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar that cause confusion. Terminology is misused or ineffective.

EVALUATOR COMMENTS: ATTEMPT 1

This interesting submission has multiple grammatical , sentence fluency and word choice errors. Reviewing and correcting these errors will enhance the clarity of the submission.