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Interviewee Ivo Radjagukguk has been a RN for 5 years She graduated with a BSN from Loma Linda University in California Ivo works at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles in the Cardio-Thoracic ICU Ivo stated nursing is a profession nursing is not just a job Nurses have been educated and have been validated by a professional licensure Nurses are professionals because they can also work autonomously within their scope of practice Nurses use critical thinking skills and determine nursing diagnoses I agree with Ivos response I believe nursing is a profession because nurses have a specialized education even though the minimum education is only two years Nurses are also considered healthcare experts and as a professional nurse we a set code of ethics and practice standards I believe the most challenging standard of practice for a transitioning RN would be standard 15 leadership Most upper management and leaders possess a BSN degree In the Journal of Nursing Administration 72 of chief nurse officers identified differences in practice between BSN nurses and associate degree nurses The study showed that BSN nurses have stronger critical thinking and leadership skills Transitioning into a leadership role can be challenging because now you will become a role model you must have greater interpersonal skills such as listening being comfortable around upper management and have excellent decision making capabilities Its best to take advantage of your preceptor because they have been working for awhile and they know how it feels to be a preceptee also An internship program is great also so that the transition phase from new grad to RN will be easier A few of my values include the needs of my patients caring for them with empathy and caring for them as a whole person As a nurse I will not just see a patient as a set of symptoms but I will care for them spiritually physically emotional and their psychosocial needs We
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