To get a bucket of water, Jack and Jill hiked up the hill. Jack tripped and fell, breaking his crown, and Jill followed him.
This is a classic nursery rhyme. Let’s take this a step farther in terms of creativity. Jack and Jill could have been hurt in the process. It is likely that a kind stranger would have offered to drive them to the nearest medical facility. As a registered nurse known as a ‘RN,’ Ms Denise has a problem: her medical college textbooks don’t cover this type of damage. Who knows what she’ll do next.
Jane has a master’s degree in nursing and has worked in the field for many years. She spent time in the Big Apple, where she went to school and got a job. She was recently transferred to Los Angeles. Tropical-weather-related ailments are prevalent among her patients, many of whom live in Los Angeles. Jane is faced with a challenge she has never encountered before. When it came to resolving the issue, how should she proceed?
Denise and Jane’s situation isn’t unique in the field of nursing.
The world we live in is changing at a rapid pace. We, as citizens of this country, need to keep up with the latest developments in our field of study. Otherwise, we’ll lag behind. School teaches fundamental concepts, but in order to put them into practise, one must have additional abilities. What will Denise and Jane do to meet the demands of this situation?
If you want, you can choose from one of two options. They can go back to school if they are willing to give up their well-paying employment. Even so, they’ll be among the class’s oldest members. Or, if they want, they can turn to medical texts that focus on a specific medical issue that their patients are experiencing. Denise and Jane make the sensible decision to go with option two, as do the majority of professionals.
Is there a better way? Continuing education is an option for them. Continuing education is defined as: “Systemic professional learning experiences designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of nurses and therefore enrich the nurses’ contributions to quality health care and their pursuit of professional career goals” comprise Continuing Education, according to the American Nurses Association’s official website.
Accreditation by a federal or state agency is required for several types of continuing education programmes. It is a legal necessity to be accredited.
Over other methods of learning, how do Nursing Continuing Education Programs fare? NCEPs provide nurses with the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. It’s also possible to get higher degrees by completing an NCEP. This will enhance their professional image, take-home pay and status in society.