Examining Nursing Specialties Discussion
Hello Lizabeth. I have gained much insight from your discussion post and, most importantly, the essence of career development. According to Wei et al. (2021), career development reflects a process where one acknowledges and explores their career paths and makes informed decisions that change and shape one’s career. The thrilling part about your career development journey is how you engaged your observation skills within your previous area of specialization to identify your strengths. In most cases, people become stuck to their current positions because they fear trying new roles. However, it is always easy to achieve that goal for those who have identified their strengths and blind spots and are willing to take an extra step. Also, considering the current mental crisis facing the world, there is a need to encourage more nurses to embrace mental health-related courses like psychiatry, mental health nurse practitioner, social work, and psychology. However, your case calls out to healthcare organizations in the United States, especially on the need to ensure that they provide nurses with a chance for career development through training and workshops, which can reduce nurse turnover rates.
Nicole Emmerich Response
Hi Nicole. Your approach toward mental health issues is amazing since you have clearly stated that you will use your position to intervene on the stigmatization that people with mental health issues face while seeking medical health. The world is experiencing an increased rate of deaths resulting from untreated mental health conditions. According to Ellis (2019), most Americans with mental health issues never seek treatment. Yet approximately 51 percent of the United States adults had bipolar disorder, with 40 percent diagnosed with schizophrenia after the National Institute of Mental Health conducted one-year research. Hence, since nurses will always remain the best patient advocates, being part of the National Association of Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioners will help you collaborate with other nurse practitioners within the mental-health department to make effective policies. Such policies can involve the need of the United States population to be engaged in awareness creation and screening to prevent deterioration of their mental health.
Ellis, M. (March 27, 2019). The Real Cost of Untreated Mental Illness in America. Constellation Behavioral Health. https://www.constellationbehavioralhealth.com/blog/the-real-cost-of-untreated-mental-illness-in-america/
Wei, L. Z., Zhou, S. S., Hu, S., Zhou, Z., & Chen, J. (2021). Influences of nursing students’ career planning, internship experience, and other factors on professional identity. Nurse Education Today, 99, 104781. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104781
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by sharing your thoughts on their specialty, supporting their choice, or offering suggestions if they have yet to choose.