After graduating from nursing school, I was very eager to get back into school to further my education. I enrolled in a local university after only two years of nursing experience to further my education. With the fears of going back to school and limiting my time with my family, I got overly anxious and dropped out of the program the same week. It took me another five years to gain the courage to try again. I am thankful for the online programs at Walden University, that gives me a better chance to complete my MSN in nursing education in the comfort of my home and not miss out on family time. “Technologies have become a ubiquitous, integral, and seemingly necessary part of our daily personal lives. They also serve as critical tools for communication, data management, and clinical decision making that support the health care delivery system in which health professions students learn.” (Bellack, J.P., & Thibault, G. E. 2016) After completion of my MSN in Nursing Education, I plan on pursuing a position in the education department at my job to enhance nursing knowledge, confidence, and improve practice. I plan on staying with the Nursing Practice Counsel to continue to implement positive changes and patient outcome. Step 3: Professional Organizations Use the space below to identify and examine one professional organization related to your selected or preferred specialty. Explain how you can become a member of this organization.
Education is important to me. I love learning and sharing knowledge with other employees and patients. It brings me great joy. Being a part of a nursing association also helps me in my goals of nursing educations. “As with anything else, you will get more out of an association membership if you put something into it.” (2016) I am currently am a part of the Nursing Practice Counsel at my current job. I help create, edit, and implement policies and procedures and represent the dialysis clinic for my facility. To help ensure accurately and up to date information, I am a part of the National Kidney Foundation and ANA. “Members of the National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (CNNT) grow professionally through continuing education programs, and work to affect changes in kidney healthcare legislation and public policies.” (National Kidney Foundation 2019). Resources: Bellack, J. P., & Thibault, G. E. (2016). Creating a Continuously Learning Health System Through Technology: A Call to Action. Journal of Nursing Education , 55 (1), 3–5. NKF Professional Membership (2019). National Kidney Foundation Retrieved from Quinn-Szcesuil, J. (2016). Why you should join a nursing association. Retrieved from - END -
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