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Week 8_Discussion - Reflecting on this course, consider and...

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Reflecting on this course, consider and answer the following questions: How do you envision using theAACN essentials and information learned in this course to identify, guide, and evaluate your practicumproject? How do you envision using the concepts learned in this course in your future nursing practice?Through this course, I can confidently say I have a deeper understanding of how the AmericanAssociation of Colleges of Nursing’s Masters of Education influence the education to become awell-prepared masters nurse. I anticipate utilizing the AACN’s essentials as a guidelinethroughout my master’s education and in my future nursing practice.Furthermore, the course has provided me with the tools to integrate scientific findings into mynursing practice. As stated in essential IV, the objective is for the nurse to apply evidencedbased research findings into everyday patient care. Essential VIII is about working with theinterdisciplinary team. This is another essential I plan to use throughout my practicum projectand my future nursing practice. I plan to collaborate with other members of healthcare as weteam up to improve current practices with the aim of developing innovative ideas to improvepatient care.In an article by Cotterrill-Walker (2012), the author conducts a systematic review to examine theliterature and see the effects of a master’s education for a nurse in relation to patient care.Cotterrill-Walker (2012) describes that there is little actual evidence that states that patient careoutcomes are directly affected by the level of education of their nurse. However, through theliterature review of fifteen articles, the author did note that there were benefits for nurses who
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