Entry To Practice Competency In Nursing

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The practice standards and entry-to-practice competencies are helpful for nurses in providing competent, safe and ethical care. The practice standards describe the role of all nurses and protect the public from any kind of harm (CNO, 2009). These standards support nurses to understand their responsibilities and outlines the expectations of nurses for the public (CNO, 2009). Also, the practice standards are followed by all nurses in their area of practice (CNO, 2009). The entry-to-practice competencies are client centered and focus on up-to-date developments in health care practice in nursing. These competencies ensure that entry-level registered practical nurses are completely competent to do their job in new developed nursing care settings …show more content…
My first area of improvement in nursing is maintaining confidentiality and privacy. Even though I did not encounter any situation related to confidentiality and privacy of the patient. As a student nurse I need further development about maintaining client’s personal information safe. Learning about confidentiality and privacy can prevent the nurse from disclosing any information unintentionally. It is important to understand the nurse’s accountabilities regarding keeping all of the data confidential. For instance, the nurse should ensure if the collected data about the client is utilized properly by other health care providers who are also involved with the same client’s care. According to the practice standards, a nurse plays the vital role in ethical and legal responsibilities to maintain the confidentiality (CNO, 2009). A nurse is accountable to protect the personal health information for the clients, and required by law to disclose information (McGowan, 2012). Prior to disclosing the personal health information, a nurse must ask permission from …show more content…
As a student nurse I require second development in infection control, so I can contribute to safe practice and decrease the spread of infections in nursing care. Patients in the health care settings have an increased risk of acquiring infections due to nosocomial infections which is also known as health care-associated infection. This infection occurs after admission to a health care facility due to transmission of microorganisms (Potter & Perry, 2014, p. 624). “Clients are becoming more difficult to treat. Health care- associated infections results in significant morbidity, mortality, and cost” (Sydnor & Perl, 2011). An infection develops if the chain of infection remains intact (Potter et al., 2014, p. 166). In patient care it is important to use infection control measures to break the chain of transmission (Potter et al., 2014, p. 166). The practice standards displays that a nurse can break this chain by adhering to appropriate hand hygiene protocols and taking all essential measures to prevent the transmission of infection from the nurse to client or other health care providers (CNO, 2009). Medical asepsis, or clean techniques includes procedures used for reducing the number of organisms and their transfer (Potter et al., 2014, p. 166-167). Hand hygiene is the most important and basic technique in

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