Due 5 April 2019, 5:00pm
This assessment item enables you undertake a piece of writing as a beginning level health professional that will be suitable for inclusion in an e-portfolio.
Each year, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requires nurses and midwives to complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to their context of practice. Examples of evidence of CPD include: tertiary/accredited study; conference attendances; mandatory workplace training activities; self-directed learning and other structured learning activities relevant to practice. Often, CPD involves a nurse reflecting upon their practice to identify areas for further professional development, planning suitable learning activities, completing those activities and reporting the learning outcomes and their application to practice. Formal documentation of CPD is an ongoing professional process for all nurses and midwives. The NMBA has the discretion to select a random number of nurses and midwives to be audited at any time. Those selected will need to show evidence for the previous year that they have met the required amount of CPD. One method of collating this information is through the use of an electronic portfolio (e-portfolio). This e-portfolio provides a repository of evidence that can be built upon during your time as an undergraduate nursing student and will be very relevant once you graduate, and as you continue to collect CPD points as a Registered Nurse.
Choose ONE of the following questions to write a 750 words statement about the practice of the Registered Nurse specific to that question. Draw upon your own clinical experience and the course readings when preparing your response. This statement does NOT require an Introduction or Conclusion.
QUESTION OPTION Question one:
Why are Registered Nurse Standards for Practice important guidelines for the registered nurse?
Why is information literacy an essential skill for the registered nurse in their daily practice?
Why are Codes of Ethics and Conduct important for professional nursing practice?
A minimum of 4 references from peer-reviewed journal articles or textbooks should support your response to the question.