Nursing staff often feel that they are being overworked or underpaid. This is one of the biggest hurdles they have to overcome. Nursing homes and hospitals must adhere to federal and state nurse-to-patient ratio regulations. (Fatemi, et al. 2019, 2019). But this may not be the case all of the time. Nurses sometimes work overtime and must take care of patients by themselves. These difficulties not only affect nurses but also impact the quality and care that is provided for patients.
A nurse may also have to deal with hectic work hours. A nurse might feel that they may not be providing the best care for patients (Fatemi, et. al. 2019, Fatemi). The nurse may work too many shifts during these times, leading to stress.
High levels of pressure at work can cause stress and burnout in nurses. Nursing staff often work long hours and have little sleep. This causes them to burnout and exhaustion. Communication is key to solving all these issues. The nurse needs to use his or her voice in order for the environment to be safe and healthy. You may have contact with other senior staff members and authorities in the facility (Fatemi, et al. 2019, 2019).
In the United States, there are state-by–state variations in the practice limits. This may hinder advanced nurses’ ability to provide the care they are trained (Fatemi and colleagues, 2019, Fatemi). They should be allowed to give creative solutions to healthcare problems because nurses have been trained. While nurses can examine patients in some areas, it is not possible to prescribe drugs for all cases. Federal regulations must not affect the ability to implement best nursing practices.
The first competence is centered-on-the-patient care. A nurse may do this by ensuring that the patient is always listened to and that their needs are properly met (Morris & Hancock, 2013). A nurse must always ensure the patient is satisfied with their services. Sometimes, the nurses’ ethical standards may be violated by patients who ask for “merciful deaths”. A patient could also be suffering from a mental condition, or maybe unable to express their wishes verbally.
Teamwork and cooperation are the second competence (Morris & Hancock, 2013). Collaboration is important for nurses. If the hospital culture doesn’t encourage professional interaction, this could be the biggest obstacle.
Third core competence is “Evidence-based Practice”. The nurse must always use empirical evidence to inform her practice interventions (Fairman and al. 2011, 2011).