Trends in the Nursing Profession Essay by Neatwriter

Trends in the Nursing Profession
An analysis of the trend of nurses as entrepreneurs and consultants.
# 60278 | 1,620 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Aug 15, 2005 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper contends that nursing, as a profession, has on occasion searched for its niche: Is it a service job, a skilled-labor job, a professional calling, or something else? Considering the changes in work life made manifest by the information revolution and globalization, the paper discusses how the nursing profession should be defined in the future. The paper examines whether there are any current trends that might be predictive.

From the Paper:

"The shift toward nursing entrepreneurship has been underway for a decade. For example, by 1995, Travelers Insurance had already begun by automating two-thirds of its clerical work, with the remaining service workers not clerks but professional nurses. The nurses supervised accounts, used medical databases to "determine whether a second or third opinion is needed in any given case, question costs or procedures that appear unreasonable, and coordinate between clients and medical staff" (Halal 1996, p. 13+). In short, the nurses-arguably professionals and scientists in The Futurist's definition-had become 'entrepreneurs,' or internal consultants. "

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