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Professional Organizations – Health Care Policy (Nursing)

by Christy Davidson

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    00:00 Welcome back, everyone.

    00:02 As we all know, advances in health care in nursing occur frequently.

    00:06 Therefore, professional development is a necessary requirement to remain current or contemporary in nursing practice.

    00:13 One effective way to accomplish this is through professional organizations.

    00:17 Professional development is a vital phase of lifelong learning in which nurse is engaged to develop and maintain confidence, enhance professional nursing practice, and support achievement of career goals.

    00:28 Now professional organizations can have a broad focus such as the American Nurses Association or the National League for Nursing.

    00:36 They can also have a specific focus.

    00:38 It can be focused on a disease process such as diabetes, renal, cardiac.

    00:43 It can focus on health care settings such as a hospital, a clinic, or surgical area.

    00:49 It can also focus to an age, such as pediatrics or geriatrics.

    00:54 And, finally, it can also focus to advance practice, such as a clinical nurse specialist, a nurse executive, or even a nurse educator.

    01:02 So the benefits of professional nursing organizations, one, unites nurses with peers providing a much younger voice in the political arena on local state and national levels.

    01:12 It provides nurses with continuing education, certification opportunities, role related competencies, and educational conferences.

    01:20 It promotes and encourages the use of evidence-based practice to its members.

    01:24 It offers the opportunity to network with nursing colleagues from around the globe.

    01:28 And, finally, it connects nurses with potential career mentors or professional experts who can help advance knowledge and skills.

    01:35 So, remember, changes in health care occur almost daily aligning with a nursing organization that supports a specialty or population of practice, positions nurses to be on the forefront of practice changes.

    01:48 So what do we learn today? We learned professional development helps nurses develop and maintain competencies, enhance professional nursing practice, and support achievement of career goals.

    01:58 We learned that professional nursing organizations may have a broad or a specific focus.

    02:03 And, finally, the benefits of being part of a professional organization include uniting with peers, engaging a contemporary professional development, networking with colleagues, and providing support to one another through mentoring.

    02:15 I hope you've enjoyed today's video on professional organization.

    02:19 Thanks so much for watching.


    About the Lecture

    The lecture Professional Organizations – Health Care Policy (Nursing) by Christy Davidson is from the course Health Care Organizations (Nursing).


    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Professional development
    2. Clinical advancement
    3. Educational improvement opportunities
    4. Career growth and enhancement
    1. Populations, disease processes, and health care settings
    2. Expertise of professional, skill sets, cost to belong
    3. Area of interest, time to offer the organization, and geographical location
    4. Support from employer, educational opportunities, and accreditation
    1. Benefits of professional nursing organizations
    2. Perks of professional peer networking
    3. Opportunities available at nursing conferences
    4. Assets gained by furthering nursing education
    1. Using global networking
    2. Advancing career skills
    3. Engaging in professional development
    4. Promoting use of evidence-based practice

    Author of lecture Professional Organizations – Health Care Policy (Nursing)

     Christy Davidson

    Christy Davidson


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