1) Discuss the events that have contributed (or will continue to contribute) to the nursing shortage, or that contribute to a shortage in a region or specialty.
2) Discuss at least one way that the nursing profession is currently working toward a resolution of this problem.
3) offer different examples of how the nursing shortage has been addressed in your state (Florida) , community, or specialty area.
1) Explain how health care reform has helped shift the focus from a disease-oriented health care system to one of wellness and prevention.
2) Discuss ways in which health care will continue this trend and explain the role of nursing in supporting and facilitating this shift.
3) Provide an example of wellness and prevention initiatives your organization or specialty area has in place.
1) Describe the nurse’s role and responsibility as health educator.
2) What strategies, besides the use of learning styles, can a nurse educator consider when developing tailored individual care plans, or for educational programs in health promotion?
3) When should behavioral objectives be utilized in a care plan or health promotion?
1) Describe a health promotion model used to initiate behavioral changes.
2) How does this model help in teaching behavioral changes?
3) What are some of the barriers that affect a patient’s ability to learn?
4) How does a patient’s readiness to learn, or readiness to change, affect learning outcomes?
1) Compare and contrast three nursing advocates who have brought about change to public policy.
2) What changes need to be made in the future to be successful as a profession of nursing advocates for healthcare policy reform?
1) Compare the roles of state board of nursing with the role of professional organizations in regulating professional practice.
2) What are the major methods of credentialing?
3) List the benefits and weaknesses of each method from the standpoint of protecting the public and the protection of the professional scope of practice.