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Article on Bypass Surgery Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page article critique of a study conducted by McHugh, et al (2001) concerning a nursing intervention for patients waiting for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. No additional sources cited.

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From an AS Degree to a BS in Nursing Past, Present, and Future »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing one AS nurse's decision to complete a BS degree and the benefits that completion of the degree offered for the present and for the future. Most employers are beginning to require a BSN as minimum standard for advancement to supervisory positions. Whether the nurse seeks administrative work or ...

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Heart Disease Prevention Clinic Led by Nurses »

Number of Pages: 13

13 pages in length. With a strong emphasis upon prevention, more and more contemporary health maintenance facilities are deciding to act upon potential medical conditions long before they arise. Incorporating nurse-led secondary prevention clinics for sufferers of coronary heart disease (CHD) who have already experienced myocardial infarction, these facilities effectively train their patients ...

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Quality Assurance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the crucial role of nurse managers in relate to maintaining standards of quality care. The writer discusses how nursing management is a complicated balancing act that takes into consideration nursing staff needs and the requirements of hospital administration, while all the while keeping a focus on the most ...

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Nursing and the Importance of Intensive Care and Critical Care Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page contention that while we tend to specialize in one area or the other we are quick to discover that the basics of nursing extend into all nursing specialties. The basic principles of intensive care, coronary care, and emergency nursing, for example are applicable in all specialties. They are NOT limited ...

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Health Promotion Rationale and Coronary Heart Disease »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the US. CHD results in an average of 500,000 deaths per year in the US alone (Link and Tanner, 2001). The following examination of CHD looks at its prevalence and incidence from a demographically perspective; its causation and risk factors; ...

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Nursing Liability and Access to Health Care by the Poor in Texas »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses access to healthcare by the poor in Texas, standards for professional conduct, and the repercussions if nurses fail to reach these standards, which is all too easy into "cutback" environment. In this regard, the writer also discusses legal liability and what nurses need to know. Bibliography lists 6 ...

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Class vs. Online Education: Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers a dissuasion of literature that offers the pros and cons of online nursing education versus traditional face-to-face classroom delivery. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Hospital and Home Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

The setting for the provision of health care has greatly expanded over the years. This 8 page paper explores the differences and similarities between the role of the nurse in the home versus hospital setting. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Primary Care v. Team Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines this question in regards to the competing paradigms of team nursing versus primary care nursing. The writer offers a critical study of literature on this topic, which evaluates the pros and cons of each perspective in regards to the question of whether or not team nursing is ...

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Registered Nurse Education Requirements »

Number of Pages: 6

In a paper of six pages, the author writes how the requirements for a nursing degree should be judged by a standard and they are not currently. The author explains how the requirements for a bachelor of science degree vary from state to state. There are six sources cited in this paper.

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Nursing and Bullying »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper describes the recommendations issued by The Joint Commission in regards to the issue of bullying between colleagues in clinical environments. The writer gives a student a specific hypothetical example of how the student might describe protocols put into place at within the student's clinical environment to meet these standards. ...

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Roy Model and Infection Control »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing a case of Streptococcus a infection in an elderly woman following myocardial infarction and bypass surgery, in terms of Roy’s adaptation model. The Roy model imposes a responsibility on the part of the nurse(s) involved to adapt to changing conditions so that they can provide higher quality nursing care. ...

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Exercise and Health Benefits »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper pertain to the health benefits derived from exercise in regards to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and overweight/obesity, emphasizing the importance of nurse-led promotions and interventions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Action Research, Kulbok, et al. (2012) »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay/research paper reports on the participatory action research conducted by Pamela Kulbok and her associates, which focus on the role played by public health nurses (PHNs) in addressing the problem of cigarette smoking among adolescents in a Southern community. The writer defines action research and then summaries the framework, benefits and challenges ...

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Research Support for Applying Orem’s Self Care Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the way in which current research is aiding with the practical application of Orem’s self care theory. The paper reviews several areas of research and considers how this can be of benefit to nursing care. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Exploration Pedagogical Approaches For Nurse Education »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. This essay discusses several teaching theories. These include behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist. Bloom’s taxonomy is explained along with the major thoughts of Piaget and Vygotsky. The benefits of simulation and problem solving in nursing education are discussed. Trends in nursing education are also identified. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Need for Professional Nursing Organizations »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page essay discusses the need for professional nursing organizations and the benefits they provide. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurses Educating Other Nurses »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about studying to get a masters degree in nursing education. The author explains how a nurse may use their experience and knowledge to help benefit potential nursing students. There are four sources cited in this paper.

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ANA, Benefits of Membership »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay discusses the rationale that a nurse might provide for joining the American Nurses Association. The benefits of membership are described. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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The Influence of Environmental Factors on Falls »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography outlining a range of peer-reviewed literature examining issues associated with falls and environmental causes or influences. The articles identified look at the way environmental may issues may increase the incidence of fall rates, especially in elderly populations, the interaction of fall rate of other risk factors, and ...

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Culturally Competent Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that has four parts. The first reports the major components of Leininger’s transcultural nursing theory; the second discusses a real case with the application of Leininger’s theory; the third part discusses ethical, social, political, and economic factors related to the theory; and the last second discuss benefits and limitations. Bibliography ...

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Nursing Philosophy for Professional Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses a student-formulated professional philosophy of nursing practice, which is that making clinical judgment decisions in nursing care should be comfort based and founded on an understanding and knowledge of the patient’s continuous evolving physical and mental state. This examination of literature discusses how this philosophy can be ...

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National League of Nursing and the American Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the differing roles of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National League of Nursing (NLN), two of the many professional nursing organizations that are active in the US. The ANA works for the improvement of health standards and the availability health care services and fosters high professional ...

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Overview of the American Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper/essay offers a description of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The writer discusses its the organization's aim and activities, as well as its emphasis on evidence-based practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Diabetic Education for Continuing Education for Nurses Exploring Perceptions of Health Care Management Compared to Published Standards of Care Among a Rural Population Experiencing Diabetes: A Review of Literature »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of elements of a review of literature on the subject of diabetes education and adherence to health care management principles and standards of care. Bibliography lists 5 sources

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Literacy Standards Within Nursing Education Programs »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper. In nursing, as with other healthcare professions, it is imperative to the standards of a professionalism that nurses make learning a continuing priority throughout their careers. In order to accomplish this goal, specific literacy skills are required. Nursing personnel should cultivate critical thinking skills, computer literacy, information literacy, and ...

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Implementation of Standard Procedures by a Head Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the complexities of situations with regard to a head nurse’s administration of standard hospital procedures, including making exceptions to such customary procedures such as visitation, children, etc.; contending with frequent complaints from the same nurse; and the separation of reasonable and unreasonable procedural requests. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Shannondale Nursing Home and Its Historical Development »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper outlining the development of a nursing home in Knoxville, Tennessee from standard nursing home in the 1960s to today’s organization that offers a full range of living arrangements for those over the age of 55, beginning with fully independent living to the fully dependent environment of the skilled nursing facility. ...

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Hospitals and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Nurses play an integral role in the overall development and application of standards of care, the transmission of scientific and humanistic caring, professional performance, ethics, as well as the level of competency expected from the industry. When one critically appraises these areas as they exist in nursing student development, ...

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Comfort/A Nursing Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that follows the standard format for a nursing concept analysis, which focuses on the idea of comfort. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Theoretical Nursing Perspectives on Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offers an overview of pain from a theoretical nursing standpoint. The writer first defines pain according to nursing standards and then offers empirical referents, as well as other topics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Philosophy of Nursing and Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the values and philosophy of nursing, as well as nursing as a profession. Much of the focus of development of nursing over the past century has been on professionalism that has been based on theory and practice, while education, licensing and standards of care have addressed technical expertise requirements. ...

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Mentorship in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 5

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 ...

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Haiti Health Care and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Quality health care is essential for optimum well being, however, myriad global countries go without even the basics of standard health care. Haiti, which is known to have among the poorest living and sanitation conditions in the Western Hemisphere, is one populace struggling to overcome the ravages of disease ...

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Standards of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines and critiques available guidelines for critical care nursing. An abbreviated version of the standards of the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses is discussed, but also an extensive set of guidelines formulated for pediatric intensive care units is also evaluated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Professional Practice and Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. A nurse's philosophical outlook on the profession necessarily impacts the manner in which that individual acts on a day-to-day basis. Basically, philosophy supports professionalism by providing a strong foundation for practice. The following discussion of nursing philosophy and practice demonstrates how these two aspects of nursing practice are related, focusing ...

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Nursing Practice/Texas »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers 3 case scenarios. Each of these cases refers to specific scenarios concerning nursing practice in Texas and how each RN violated specific sections of the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners (BNE) standards of practice code. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Abuse of Senior Citizens and Care in Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper on this national tragedy. The writer explores quality care, residents' rights and nursing home costs, as well as suggesting that lack of adequate standards is the reason for most abuse. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

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Nursing Values and Beliefs Defined »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. The common denominator among nurses may be an overwhelming compassion toward helping mankind, however, there is considerably more to the wide-ranging aspect of nursing than merely administering medicine; in fact, the myriad components that ultimately comprise the vast application of nursing delve into issues of metaphysics, the mind/body connection and ...

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Marketing Plan for Utilizing the Adult Nurse Practitioner at an HIV/AIDS Clinic »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing increased utilization of nurse practitioners for direct patient care at an HIV/AIDS clinic. Increased utilization of NPs in an HIV/AIDS clinic can bring about several benefits, including patient responsiveness, financial considerations and ability to see greater numbers of patients. Patients are likely to build closer interpersonal relationships with ...

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Foreign Registered Nurses Recruitment and Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses foreign recruitment of nurses as a solution to the nursing shortage. Proponents say that it is a practice that benefits the organization and offers benefits to the nurses involved. Opponents to this practice argue that it is robbing the health systems of Third World countries in order to ...

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Article Review and Discussion of Nursing Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page literature review of mentoring in nursing, followed by a closer review of a specific article. The topic is mentoring among new nurse managers, but can apply to all levels and types of nursing. Mentoring provides benefit for more than only the two individuals directly involved in the mentoring relationship. ...

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Confidentiality and Three Nursing Models »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper assessing the case of Mr. X's concerns of confidentiality in a hospital setting in light of the theories of Leininger, King and Neuman. Most of the paper discusses the three theories, with application to Mr. X's case. The paper also discusses implications for nursing and the benefits of using ...

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Benefits of Lesson Derived from Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that describes the benefits that student derived from following a mentor's advice to pursue certification in emergency nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Shared Governance v. Collective Bargaining in Nursing Labor Relations »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper comparing the benefits of collective bargaining and the shared governance approach as they apply to nursing. Labor unions superficially appear to be attractive, but their relationship with management almost always is adversarial. Partnership and greater patient focus are expected within the shared governance model, however, which also is more ...

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Nursing Profession and 'Telehealth' Implications »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which examines the implications of telehealth on the nursing profession by defining the term; discussing its benefits; costs; education and/or training guidelines for nurses, privacy, confidentiality, security, ethics, informed consent, and storage of telehealth records; ensuring reliable technology; provincial/state issues; and legal issues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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BSN Advantages and the Selection of Nursing as a Career »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores, first of all, why individuals choose nursing as a career. The writer discusses this point from a stance that draws on nursing theory, and then discusses the benefits of a BSN. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Magnet Status and Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program, its benefits to hospitals and how it can contribute to the growth of evidence-based nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing and Diversity »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses the fact that even though all professions benefit from expanded diversity within the realms of its practice but this is especially true in one of the “helping professions” such as nursing in which a remarkably diverse group of people serve as the focus for the skills of that particular profession. ...

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