Altruism and Nursing

A 7 page paper discussing the need for altruism in the nursing profession. Five separate examples of altruism are compared and contrasted. These five forms of altruism are parental, social, professional, individual, and pseudo. One specific nursing article is detailed and discussed as well. The most important thing to remember about nursing is that it is a profession founded on the notion of helping people, sometimes even at a cost to the nurse themselves. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Collective Bargaining - Nursing

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of nurses joining unions and why, and the issue of nurses being categorized as supervisors. Data included. Court decisions outlines. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

BSN Entry to Nursing

This 5 page research paper reports on the nursing issue of whether or not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) should be the minimum requirement for entry into professional nursing. The writer explores aspects of this issue and consider the fact that nurses with an associates degree make up nearly 60 per cent of the nursing work force. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Personal Nursing Philosophy

This 7 page essay offers an example of how a nursing student might chose to describe her/his personal nursing philosophy. The student's motivation for the choice of nursing is described, as well as how the essence of nursing is perceived, beliefs and values and how the student envisions the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Roles of Nursing

A 5 page research paper that looks at various nursing roles. A pertinent question to nursing practice is what, specifically, should a patient expect from his/her nurse. This question can be examined from the standpoint of the scope of nursing practice for both registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners (NPs). This examination looks at both of these areas of nursing expertise, particularly focusing nursing practice in the State of North Carolina. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Rogers & Watson

A 6 page paper discussing the two different nursing theories that are held by Martha Rogers and Jean Watson. These theories of nursing are based on the 4 major concepts of nurse theory, which are person, environment, health, and nursing. Each of the theories held by these women is presented and then is followed by a comparisona and contrast of each opinion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Career Outlook / The Nursing Profession

15 pages in length. A complete discussion of the jobs provided by nurses and of the employment opportunities available to them. Beginning with an overview of the roles that nurses have played throughout 20th century history, the writer goes on to describe the different job functions of L.P.N.s (Licensed Practicing Nurses), R.N.s (Registered Nurses), and more specifically, the working conditions, qualifications, and job outlook for R.N.s. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Delegation of Nursing Duties

This 8 page research paper/essay offers analysis of how delegation of nursing suites is handled in a sub-acute nursing ward of a nursing home. This report includes a hypothetical interview with a nursing leader in the facility. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Nursing Theory

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

Personal Philosophy of Nursing

A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that informs and shapes that particular nurse’s practice behaviors (Courier, 2008). As a medical profession, nursing knowledge draws upon the related scientific fields (CSUB, 2006). However, nursing also goes beyond the medical model of healthcare delivery to stress humanistic, caring qualities that address the emotional, psychological side of human experience, as well as physiological needs. The purpose of the following essay is to provide a guide to a nursing student that can aid that student in describing his or her own personal philosophy of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers the importance of nursing leadership and the ramifications of leadership and its challenges that student nurses face after graduation in today’s healthcare environment. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Nursing Management/Retention Issues

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores and summarizes various strategies hat can be employed by nursing management. The problems with turnover and nurse retention that have been have been typical of this nursing unit over the last several years are actually quite typical of the country as a whole, as nationally, the turnover rates for hospital nursing staff averages over 20 percent (Force, 2005). However, since this is a widespread problem, which has been acerbated by the nursing shortage, management strategies that promote nursing staff retention, as well as strategies that address the issues that research shows to be influential in creating nursing staff job satisfaction. Nursing managers are the link between hospital administration and nursing staff. Therefore, one of the crucial responsibilities of a nurse manager is to implement strategies and procedures that ensure nurse retention and job satisfaction (Anthony, 2005). Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Peplau and Orem/Core Concepts

A 3 page research paper that discusses the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, who are two of the nursing profession’s most influential theorists. Peplau’s Interpersonal Nursing Theory and Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory have for decades provided nurses with a foundational understanding of nursing that has facilitated both everyday nursing care and nursing research. This examination of these two theories contrasts and compares the core concepts of their theoretical perspectives, demonstrating their commonalities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Nursing Management and Nursing Shortages: The Ethics in Patient Care

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in nursing management and assesses the ethical implications of the use of nursing assistants and certified nurses aides in place of nurses. This paper considers the management issues as well as the ethical problems that stem from this type of focus, and also attempts to address solutions to improving patient care even in the midst of nursing shortages. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Theoretical Views/Surgical ICU Practice

A 5 page research paper that discusses applying nurse models to ICU clinical practice. Applying nursing theory, that is, theoretical frameworks proposed by nursing theorists such as Neuman, Orem and Roy, to clinical practice has been a longstanding focus of attention within nursing scholarship (Smith 16). The following examination of three nursing theories, specifically the models developed by Neuman, Orem and Roy, addresses how these approaches can guide nursing practice in regards to surgical ICU practice and its patient concerns. Bibliography lists 11 sources.