Read/review the articles and websites posted in Module 2 prior to responding to the two questions below.
They are important and will help you in this course and your journey to become a professional nurse.
1) The differentiating factors between occupations and professions are education, theory and research, and a professional framework or model. There have been debates on whether nursing is a “profession” or a skill-based “occupation” has been ongoing for decades. Explain why nursing should or should not be considered a profession. Support your response with reliable, valid sources.
2) Compare and contrast the “nursing model” vs the “medical model”. As a future professional nurse, why is it important to understand the differences between these two models/professions? Additionally, discuss why it is best to describe nursing as part of “healthcare system/health professions” rather than the “medical field/medicine”.
BaccEssentials08-2.pdfPreview the document Nursing Education 2010 Brief-2.pdfPreview the document Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2010).
The future of nursing: Focus on education report. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.