Nursing staff should be striving for excellence in their institution when it comes time to provide patient care. This means integrating evidence-based medicine and keeping up with the latest technological advancements. Additionally, nurses should take an active role in advocating for policies that can benefit vulnerable populations—such as those living in poverty or dealing with chronic illnesses—in order to ensure everyone has access to necessary healthcare services.
Nurses have an obligation to be involved in research projects that help them advance in their career by discovering areas of best practice or gaps in the current system. Finally, educational programs should be developed at all levels—from continuing education courses for practicing professionals to undergraduate degree programs aimed at future generations—in order not only increase knowledge but also cultivate leadership skills within the field.
Nurses who wish to make a professional and a bigger impact must understand the institutional goals and purposes. By focusing on these objectives they can make sure their work is making an impact on society’s most pressing healthcare issues.