Nursing practice has expanded and extended in both horizontal and vertical directions. This expansion has been too great and that professional growth comes by limiting functions rather than by extending them; they believe that the focus of concentration should be on the functions that are of a professional nature and integral to nursing. Nursing has gone too far and that it has begun to encroach on the medical domain. On the other hand the expanded roles in nursing fulfill a vital need and provide health care services where either none exist or services are limited. In addition, the assumption of additional functions by nurses is viewed as necessary so that the best possible care is rendered. Whatever the case, the changing environment has called for an education to keep pace with the modern world. Yet the struggle for the inclusion of educational programs for nursing in institutions of higher learning still continues at a time when education is needed more than ever to develop individuals who can deal with the problems of adjustment in modern life.
Postgrad nurses are well geared up to convene the demands placed on today's nurse. These nurses are valued for their skills in critical thinking, management, case management, and for their capability to practice across a range of inpatient and outpatient settings.
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