Continuing Education and Future of Nursing
Assignment: Please combine the two sections below into one APA formatted paper with one title page and one reference page. Utilize Level one subheadings (bold and centered) to begin each section and Level 2 subheadings (bold and flush left) for each item/question. Remember, an APA scholarly assignment will have an introduction first which sets up the main points of the entire paper and a self-reflective conclusion for the entire paper at the end. All needed for full credit for papers in this course text book name (Professional Nursing Practice. Concepts and perspectives) ISBN 13-380131-6
• Part 1: Continuing Education: (This section of the assignment should be at least 1.5 pages in length and include 2 outside references AND the textbook). Continuing education units are required for renewal of RN licenses (in some states) and for recertification and it differs from state to state. For example, I have 2 RN licenses, ND and MN, ND requires 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years for renewal while MN requires 26!
o Discuss and give examples on why gaining continual knowledge is important in the nursing profession.
o Respond to a nurse that states: “I only want to live and work in a state that does not require CE credits and I never want to advance my degree?
• Part 2: Future of Nursing: (This section of the assignment should be at least 2 pages in length and include the 2 outside references AND the textbook). Review the textbook’s vision of the future of nursing in Chapter 25. Locate and review two scholarly sources that also discuss the future of nursing, and the most recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on the future of nursing https://iom.nationalacademies.org/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health.aspx
o Do you agree with the authors above or do you have a different vision of nursing? Give specific examples as to why you feel the way you do.
(There should be one reference page which has the textbook and the 4 additional sources listed! That is a total of 5 sources for the entire paper!)