Johns Hopkins The Nurse and Emotional Intelligence.pdf - Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Utilizing your Skills and Abilities Nursing core

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Section 3 Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Utilizing your Skills and Abilities: Nursing core performance standards and capabilities and emotional intelligence Nursing is a challenging profession because it requires expertise in a broad range of skills and abilities. In addition to the emotional qualities necessary to care for sick individuals and their families, nurses need to operate sophisticated medical equipment, work as part of a multi- disciplinary team, and adapt to constantly changing environments. They have to remain calm during times of intense stress and be able to make critical decisions with short notice. The clinical experience and your coursework will provide a strong foundation for your success. The following core performance standards and capabilities for nursing students provide descriptions of analytical, psycho-social-behavioral, physical, and sensory abilities. Mastering these qualities will help ensure your success as a nurse. Analytical abilities Students must be able to examine, understand, interpret and synthesize material present in English, using verbal, written and experiential formats. Students must use critical thinking for problem-solving, diagnosis and evaluation of patient situations and own performance. Examples: Identify cause-effect relationships in clinical situations, develop nursing care plans, make sound judgment in clinical situations. Psycho-Social-Behavioral Abilities Students must possess the emotional health necessary for full utilization of their abilities, exercise good judgment, complete promptly all responsibilities relevant to patient care, and develop mature, sensitive and therapeutic relationships. Students must be able to function effectively within rapidly changing and potentially stressful environments in the various classroom and clinical settings. Students must be able to interact sensitively with others, including patients, families, faculty, other students and health care providers, from diverse social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds. Students must communicate effectively in English with others using verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic and visual forms of communication. Example: Educate patients and families, interact appropriately with other members of the health care team, delegate tasks appropriately and document assessments and care provided Physical Abilities Students must be able to perform demands of physically taxing workloads. Students must possess gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective general and emergency nursing care. Examples: Perform palpation, administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation procedures, calibrate and use equipment, maneuver safely in the work environment
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