Have any of your thoughts or concepts of trends in nursing changed since week 1? Please share specific examples.
THIS IS WHAT I POSTED IN WEEK 1:
In my opinion, when I think of nursing issues and trends, I think of nursing staff shortages, increases in patient ratios, nursing advocacy, growth of telehealth, and advances in technology in the field. In this present time, things are changing rapidly, and with that comes change in the field as well. An example is telehealth, which allows patients to have consults via phone/video with a medical professional. Nurses are also exploring IT nursing with all these new technical advances. This brings to nurses also leaving the clinical setting for a nonclinical nursing career which leads to shortages in the hospitals with this growth of nonclinical nursing careers.