Essentials of Master’s education in Nursing play a significant role in defining nurses’ goals and influence in healthcare practice. Essential IX: Master’s-Level Nursing Practice considers the impact of nursing intervention on the healthcare system, individuals, and population (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2011).
Essential IX highlights the importance of the nursing-practice interventions and their direct and indirect components associated with patient care. Master’s-Level Nursing Practice covers a wide range of the concepts necessary for practice-focused skills improvements such as quality improvement, patient safety, gerontology, global healthcare, health care economics, organizations, and systems (American Association of Colleges Nursing, 2011). Essential IX lays the foundation for a comprehensive analysis and the best performance in future practices.
In their article, Heinen et al. (2019) conduct a review to identify the connection between leadership competencies and their attributes essential in Master’s nursing practice. Their review included fifteen studies and seven competency frameworks associated with Master’s-Level Nursing Practice (Heinen et al., 2019). The results revealed that nursing practice facilitated leadership competencies in the clinical, professional, and healthcare systems domains (Heinen et al., 2019).
As highlighted by Heinen et al. (2019), competencies formulated during the training helped to appropriately formulate further goals and choose sufficient direction in a future career. Moreover, the article presents another Essential IX feature, shifting from theoretical knowledge to direct patient care. Heinen et al. (2019) state that leadership competencies create an in-depth understanding of the healthcare structures and introduce the interdisciplinary practice in nursing. Additionally, the article indicates the updates in Essential IX, connecting it with e-health applications and ‘Big Data’ (Heinen et al., 2019). The report specifies the role of the Master’s-Level Nursing Practice by showing leadership attributes as a powerful tool for development.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2011). The essentials of master’s education in nursing.
Heinen, M., Oostveen, C., Peters, J., Vermeulen, H., & Huis, A. (2019). An integrative review of leadership competencies and attributes in advanced nursing practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(11), 2378–2392. Web.