Select one of the AACN BSN Essentials and elaborate on its meaning and importance in your own future professional nursing practice. In your post intended to clearly and thoroughly address the topic of this TD, be sure to:
- Identify the AACN BSN Essential that you have selected by name and number.
- Clearly and thoroughly explain why you selected this Essential.
- Clearly and thoroughly explain how this Essential will be used in your future professional nursing careerClass, There have been many nursing pioneers that have set the foreground for the nursing profession as we know it today. The objectives of these pioneers were to make a difference, in the care of patients, improving educational standards, developing clinics or organizations, or being an activist to make change. Their many contributions made a profound impact in nursing history and in developing the future of nursing. When considering our predecessors, many contributions in nursing relate to mentoring or precepting future nurses. A preceptor has the unique position to influence the way in which a nurse forms their basic framework for practice and professional development (Barker, 2010). A preceptor could be viewed as an arborist; if the root system of large red wood tree is weak and not well established the tree will eventually die. As preceptor or mentor, you influence the nurse’s basic foundation for practice, developing organization, refining and defining clinical skills, augmenting strategies for efficiency all to provide competent care and promote the future of the profession. As Hood stated, “In the future, more than ever, nurses will need a broad-based education, assertiveness skills, technical competence, and the ability to deal with rapid change” (Hood, 2014). To have a well-established foundation formed in an educational atmosphere will promote other nurses to continue the task of precepting or mentoring future nurses; making their own impact in history.