Quiz 1: Historical and Contemporary Nursing Practice

Nursing

Over all these years nursing has drastically evolved. Most nurses are women, but that was not the case earlier. In ancient times men also associated themselves with nursing. The Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, the Teutonic Knights, and the Knight of Lazarus were brothers who provided care to the comrades. During traditional times women were considered to be the caregivers, so it's not a surprise that nursing is more related with women. They were left with the responsibility of raising a child, taking care of infants, and of the sick. Fabiola was a wealthy matron of the Roman Empire, and converted to Christianity to enhance her skills as a nurse. She used her wealth for caring and healing purposes. Florence nightingale is credited with the recruitment of female nurses during the war. Under her supervision the military hospitals had proper hygiene. Hence, the options 2 and 3 are incorrect. During the civil war three female nurses had immense contributions. Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Dorothy Dix all volunteered to help the sick, and injured army men from the war. Hence, the correct answer are options img , img and img .

Over all these years nursing has drastically evolved. Most nurses are women. However, that was not the case earlier. In ancient times men also practised nursing. The Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, the Teutonic Knights, and the Knight of Lazarus were brothers who provided care to the comrades. Women were considered to be the caregivers during traditional times, so it's not a surprise that nursing is more related with women. They were left with the responsibility of raising a child, taking care of infants, and of the sick. By the efforts by some pioneer women nursing was included as a subject to study, and looked at respectfully. Nursing was evolving like science and technology. Certain organizations helped students become nurses by following a particular criteria. Physician groups and hospital administrators were not nursing education programs. They trained the physician and people who were to handle the hospital's working. Hence, the options 1 and 4 are incorrect. Professional nursing organizations, Individual state boards of nursing, and The national council of state boards of nursing designed the curricula for programs related to nursing. These programs offered students the right syllabus that would train them to work in a hospital setting. Hence, the correct answer are options img , img and img .

Continuing education is an advancement of skills with people having a professional degree. It is short and specific and gives more of a practical turn. It helps in constant upgradation of the skills of the trained person. In nursing also this comes handy, as it allows to gain more experience. It does not include orientation at the hospitals, as it happens when you join a hospital. Obtaining information of the computer also does not fall under nursing education. Similarly, talking about an equipment also is not related to the continuing education of nursing. Hence, the options 1, 3 and 4 are incorrect. Continuing education for nurses involve learning new techniques, gaining practical training, and obtain ethical knowledge about the profession. It helps to make the nurses aware of the profession they are about to work in. Hence, the correct answer is option img .

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