Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nursing Students on the Future of Nursing Report

The INQRI program is pleased to host an impromptu "blogging carnival" featuring the thoughts of several nursing students regarding the Initiative on the Future of Nursing report.  Educator Terri Schmitt of Nurse Story, a blog that is full of thoughts on nursing, nurse practitioners, service to others and life in general, requires all of the students in her nursing informatics class to create and maintain blogs. We are so thrilled that so many of her students chose to write about this important report.  The committee would be pleased to know that most of these students will be contributing to their recommended increase in the proportion of nurses with BSN degree to 80% by 2020, as almost all of these bloggers are in an RN to BSN program.
  • In fact, in her post, Meaghan Boland provides support to that very recommendation, explaining that her own BSN classes have allowed her to prepare to serve a more diverse group of patients.
  • Todd MacDonald refutes the AMA's response to the report with some figures of his own.
  • Marcia Howard ponders the committee's recommendation about nurses practicing to the full extent of their education, sharing a story about a recent interaction she shared with a neurologist.
  • Tina Fulbright gives an "older new nurse's" perspective on the recommendations.
  • Cassidy White discusses the importance of nationwide standards for scope of practice and the continuing education of nurses. 
  • Amy Hopkins considers what her own role might entail in the future of nursing.
  • Lori Vanderpool writes about the responsibility that nurses have to become involved at all levels of decision-making.
  • ASN student Julia Cruzan provides her support to the committee's report.
Terri Schmitt is a nurse practitioner who is currently finishing up her PhD at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic idea, and great to see a tool like a blog carnival used to discuss nurses responses to a health care related report. These types of transitional ideas are the foundations that legitimate the use of social media for professional nursing purposes. Often I struggle to work with nurses to see how a blog post or facebook page is useful. The message I try to continue to share is thinking about how nurses can use the same tools to share their work, experience and ideas not to replicate how others use the technology.

    Again great idea!