The Shortage of Registered Nurses

This 8 page paper contemplates the problem concerning the lack of registered nurses in the world. The reasons why there are less RNs now is discussed.Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Women's Role In WWI And The Agricultural Adjustment Act

3 pages in length. Women were counted on like never before to maintain the home during World War I; however, as much as they were instrumental in keeping those home fires burning while the men were away at battle, they also played an important role in the war effort itself by taking jobs, not the least of which included teaching, textile working and perhaps most importantly, nursing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The History of Modern Nursing

This 5 page report briefly discusses the development and history of modern nursing in the Western world. “Modern” nursing, just as other aspects of modern medicine, began to come into its own in the mid- to late-19th century in the Western world. Between war, scientific advancement, and the onslaught of the Industrial Age, humans were becoming aware of certain physical truths regarding their physical bodies, good health, and what constituted beneficial care and treatment. It has continued to advance along with technology and human knowledge. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Nursing Theory

This 11 page paper discusses nursing theory according to Lydia Hall, which she initially published in 1964. Hall's theory, which is influenced by Carl Rogers' Client-Centered Therapy, asserts that the professional nurse has functions in three overlapping areas: body, pathology/disease and person. Functions in each area overlap but they are also distinct in terms of the activities involved in each. The theory is then used to analyze a case history of a girl with acute leukemia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Advanced Practice Role: Family Nurse Practitioner

This 8 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner. the writer begins by defining the nursing meta-paradigm concepts that pertain to the FNP role and then provides specific information on FNPs, as well as hypothetical example of how to write about personal philosophy and the favorite and least favorite aspects of the role. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

NURSING AND WORLD WAR II

This paper examines now World War II changed nursing and helped the profession to mature.

Client Centered Nursing Home Care

Client Centered Nursing Home Care. (12 pp). On any given day, nursing homes are caring for about one in twenty Americans over the age of 65. Almost half of all Americans turning 65 this year will be admitted into a nursing home at least once. One fifth of those people admitted into nursing homes stay at least one year-one tenth stay three years or more. It is projected that in 2020, 40 percent of Americans will die in nursing homes. This paper examines what is necessary for client-centered care programs in nursing homes. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A Plan for Continued Education in Nursing

A 5 page discussion of the importance of continued education to the nursing professional. Targets the specific curriculum goals of critical thinking, computer literacy, information literacy, and nursing informatics as critical components of an Advanced Practical Nursing Degree and addresses the manner in which these components can be addressed. Also identifies a means of touching up on areas of knowledge such as research utilization in advanced practiced nursing, healthcare policies/economics, ethics in advanced practiced nursing, health promotion and disease prevention. Contrasts the traditional approach of the classroom with on-the-job training and Internet Based and other forms of remote education. Suggests that by carrying a full time college load of twelve hours per semester the student can address the basic curriculum components identified above in as little as one semester. Suggests less time intensive approaches as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Increasing Nursing Involvement in Pain Management

A 19 page paper divided into 14.5 pages of text and 4.5 pages of annotated bibliography discussing augmenting the nurse's role in pain management among the elderly within the nursing home setting. Pain among the elderly has been seen more as an unfortunate fact of life in the past, but current approaches to pain management and pain education appear to be beneficial, leading to less dependence on pharmaceuticals and less cost to the elderly as a result. When combined with a higher quality of life, nondrug pain management appears to be worthwhile. The Harvard-style annotated bibliography lists 13 sources.

The Family Nurse Practitioner

6 pages in length. Dr. Madeleine Leininger is considered the world's foremost authority on transcultural nursing. Transcultural nurses, according to Dr. Leininger, see more than just a globe. Theirs is a unique perspective encompassing the entire world and all nationalities when it comes to the family nurse practitioner. Her theories can be applied in any clinic setting run by a family nurse practitioner with very positive results. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nursing Shortage: Impact Upon Care

5 pages in length. Budget cutbacks, burnout and lack of student enrollment have precluded sufficient staffing in many critical areas of healthcare. Adding to the already high level of stress that exists throughout the industry is how many hospitals are severely understaffed to appropriately tend to their large numbers of patients. Typically, an intensive care nurse is responsible for one or two patients who require all of her time; if staffing cuts require that same nurse to tend to double and triple that amount of people, her stress level inevitably rises, the patients receive less than adequate care and mistakes are rife, resulting in a less confident nurse. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nurse/Client Therapeutic Relationship

A 4 page research paper that investigates the nurse/client therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing with illustrations of Peplau's theory as dramatized in the film Good Will Hunting. The therapeutic nurse/client relationship stands at the core of mental health nursing. Through the establishment of this relationship, nurses are ideally suited as therapists to lead clients toward accomplishing mental health goals. Examination of the parameters of this relationship demonstrates how, ideally, it should be established following the parameters established by nursing theorist Hildegard Peplau and by psychologist Carl Rogers. The phases of the relationship, as outlined by Peplau, are dramatized in the film Good Will Hunting (1997) and examination of this film provides a venue for elaborating on nursing principles. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Leininger’s Transcultural Model

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses the basic concepts in this nursing model. A real world cased is presented at the beginning and applying Leininger’s model to that case is at the end of the paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Effect of the RN Nursing Shortage Upon Skilled Nursing Facility Costs: Research Support for Proposal

A 4 page paper evaluating two nursing studies. The proposal under consideration is to implement a primary nurse organizational structure in the skilled nursing facility (SNF). The two studies examined here indicate that patients fare better with greater direct care by RNs and that RNs are less likely to leave their profession when they can maintain an adequate degree of direct patient care. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Nursing Mentorship

A 5 page research paper that examines the role that mentoring plays in today's nursing profession. The writer argues the practice of mentorship is still one of the principal ways in which the professional standards of nursing are passed on to the less-experienced, while also offering them encouragement and enhancing the formal educational process. Bibliography lists 3 sources.