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Occupational Rehabilitation For A Nurse; A Case Study »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Following an attack by patient a nurse has been injured and is suffering both physical and psychological symptoms. The paper looks at the approach which can be taken to facilitate occupational rehabilitation for the benefit of the nurse and the hospital. ...

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Nursing Home Autonomy and Concept Development »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the benefits of greater patient autonomy in the nursing home setting and methods of achieving it. Almost any measure that can improve nursing home residents’ quality of life can make positive contribution to creating and sustaining autonomy. Maintaining increased autonomy as a goal can improve the experiences of ...

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Putting Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort in Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper examining Kolcaba's theory of nursing and how to put it into practice. Many of the technological advances in medicine and nursing have focused far more on processes and outcome benefits than on the comfort of the patient. Kolcaba (2008) holds that greater comfort translates to greater attention to the ...

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National Association of Orthopedic Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that, first of all, discusses the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), which is a professional, non-profit organizations that is run by volunteers and whose goals are to advance and facilitate the lives of and careers of the nation's orthopaedic nurses (About, 2006). Then, the writer discusses the benefits of ...

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Transformational Leadership/Nurse Retention »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that offers a literature review that focuses on defining the concept of transformational leadership and, in so doing, also focuses on discerning what empirical studies reveal about hospital management's effectiveness at educating staff on the benefits of the transformational leadership paradigm. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Nursing Education Reflections »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page sample essay that provides reflection, evaluation and analysis on earning a BSN from the University of Phoenix. The writer offers suggestions on how this experience impacted and benefited the student. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Self-Management Theories of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

A paper which looks at the way Dorothea Orem’s theories of self-management can be seen to have an impact at all levels of health care, with particular reference to the way in which cardiac patients benefit from an increased level of autonomy, and how Orem’s methodology has a positive influence on such issues as community ...

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Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that describes the benefits of MONA membership. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Advanced Practice Nurse And Informatics »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that first reports the setting-an individual has applied for an APN position in the described physician's office. The first section describes the writer's vision of the most effective use of communication and information technologies in this office. The vision includes scanning all documents into a patient's file, networking all PCs ...

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Reflection on Community/Public Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page reflection essay on the benefits of taken a course in community/public health nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Establishing Community Partnerships »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. The writer begins with an introduction to forming and sustaining community partnerships and coalitions and comments on why so many may fail. The paper identifies some of the advantages and benefits of these groups and some of the barriers to success. The writer finally comments on forming a coalition to ...

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Nurse Mentoring Issues »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper is written in two parts. The first part considers how mentors can understand and communicate more efficiently with the charges by understanding their level of development and the type of communication they need. The second part of the paper examines the way learning can be facilitated by looking at different learning ...

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Benefits of Having a School Nurse »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper which examines the benefits of having a school nurse. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Nursing's Servant Leadership Principle »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper consider this leadership principle where there is a higher level of patient discretion and determination over their treatment. The paper looks at this from a management perspective considering the evidence for the theories as well as practical proof of its benefits as well as what this means for nursing mangers. The ...

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Associate Nursing Degree Graduates and the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper considers the nature of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and considers the benefits that can be derived from this licensure test as well as the positive impacts of prelicensure test preparation. In addition, this paper also presents current issues surrounding the question of NCLEX-RN testing and the ...

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Feminist Theory and the Nursing Industry »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how nursing can benefit from a more detailed understanding of the feminist theory. Feminism has often been overlooked in the nursing industry due to the fact that many believe a focus on feminism would detract from the care given by nurses. There are many reasons for both the belief of feminism in nursing ...

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Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau International »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper describing Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (STTI), the Honor Society for Nursing. Described by one author as the nurses’ equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa, STTI is an exclusive organization that holds to exacting qualifications and criteria. The paper includes information on the organization’s history, services it provides for members ...

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Community Nursing Partnership Rewards and Threats »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the threats and rewards of partnership working in nursing with reference to community nursing and the National Health Service (NHS) in United Kingdom. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

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Horizontal Violence In Nursing: Critical Essay »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages in length. Choosing a career in nursing illustrates an individual's ability to deal with many difficult situations that most others cannot address when it comes to the health and welfare of their human counterparts. The extent to which nursing involves tremendous physical and psychological challenges where patient care is concerned is ...

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Rural & Remote Nursing in Australia »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that describes this area of Australian nursing. Nursing in rural and remote Australia has recently been the focus of a great deal of attention from the Australian Nurses Federation, and it is hoped that this attention, in terms of research and position papers, will encourage government policymakers to likewise focus ...

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High Nursing Turnover Rate »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing retention rates. A consistent challenge for nurse managers today is to control staff nurse turnover rates, which average as high as 21 percent in some areas (Kleinman, 2004). According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), in 2002, the national average turnover rates for nurses working ...

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Enhancing Cultural Competency »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that addresses the topic of cultural competency in nursing. Census statistics indicate that the population of the US is annually becoming more culturally diverse. This fact poses a challenge to healthcare professionals as providing care that is culturally congruent with the patient can significantly affect the likelihood of positive patient ...

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Beehive Home Assisted Living Facility »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. For the most part, senior citizens are independent people who strive to maintain their independence in the face of physical and mental adversity; even after their spouses pass away, many continue to remain self-sufficient despite having ailing bodies and minds. When these conditions become too challenging - and even ...

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Patient Outcomes and the Collaboration Between Physicians and Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores the crucial nature of nurse/doctor collaboration in patient outcomes. In 1967, Leonard I. Stein, MD, described the pattern of basic communication between a physician and an attending nurse as the "Doctor-Nurse Game." The expectation in this communication "game" was that a nurse, usually a woman, would make suggestions ...

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U.S. Foreign Educated Nurse Licensing »

Number of Pages: 23

This 23 page paper discusses the licensing process for foreign-educated nurses in America. The essay begins with an introduction that reports the nursing shortage, the practice of importing foreign-trained nurses in developed countries and the ratio of nurses to population in several countries. The next section reports the licensing process for nurses who are trained ...

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Professional Ethics: Nursing Inmates »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of professional nursing ethics, which is taken from the perspective of the student researching this topic whose current practice environment is the Los Angeles Central Jail. Therefore, the ethical issues discussed focus on the challenges and ethical dilemmas that are inherent to this clinical environment. ...

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Student Training and Outlook in Pediatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Nursing students with a focus upon pediatric care 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, all of which directly relates to the ...

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Role of Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that addresses the field of nursing education. Nursing education is a dynamic field that has been challenged in recent years by the issues entailed in the national nursing shortage, as well as the related faculty shortage, while also addressing the innovations presented in increasingly sophisticated technologies (Nurse educator, 2008). This ...

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Theories of Leadership and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses leadership theories. Healthcare today faces numerous and complicated challenges that must be overcome in order to maintain the viability of healthcare organizations. To meet and overcome these difficulties, effective leadership in the contemporary healthcare system is essential. Therefore, examination of leadership theories and models in order to determine ...

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Nursing Homes and the Financial Crisis Confronting Them »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page report discusses the state of the nursing home industry in the United States and the many problems and challenges it has face and continues to face. Even though Congress restored nearly $3 billion to skilled nursing facilities in 1999, it still wasn’t enough to keep many of the facilities operating. In general, the government’s payment system and the ...

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Costs of Skilled Nursing Facilities and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the value of instituting a primary nursing arrangement at a nursing home skilled nursing facility (SNF) to reduce the influence of the nursing shortage while also gaining more timely MDS/PPS/ RUG III reporting and therefore Medicare payments to the SNF. Of course the purpose of any SNF is to ...

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Emergency Room Diversity and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing the value and benefits of greater diversity sensitivity in the emergency room. Emergency room personnel must be able to communicate with each other and with patients, of course. Medical instructions and procedures must be well understood among staff members, and it is critical that staff be able to ...

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Self Care Model of Dorothy Orem »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper describing Dorothy Orem’s model of self care, followed by a discussion of the model’s advantages and disadvantages. In this age of cost containment effort, self-care carries the promise of reducing the cost of direct patient care in those settings in which it can be used. Some of these situations ...

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Health Care and Interdisciplinary Teams »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper. Interdisciplinary health care teams have been around in one form or another since at least the early 20th century but they have become more popular and more formalized in recent years. This essay defines an interdisciplinary team and discusses the benefits of this model for the patient as well as for ...

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Heath Care and Nursing's Pender Promotion Model »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing this model of nursing and model of health care, particularly as it relates to education. The Pender model holds that people are willing and able to take the steps necessary to improve their health standing, to seek increasing levels of wellness rather than only existing without the presence of ...

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Nursing's Hermeneutic Phenomenology Method of Inquiry »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page paper discussing the value of the hermeneutic phenomenological method of inquiry in nursing. All researchers need to take great care in designing, conducting and evaluating their investigations, particularly when using the hermeneutic phenomenological method of inquiry. Any research effort undertaken in this method may be suspect in the view of ...

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Pressure Ulcers and Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the incidence and prevalence of "bed sores," or pressure ulcers, and the benefits of determining who is most at risk for developing this costly and potentially dangerous condition. When risk is unknown, there is no apparent reason to increase staffing in an effort to avoid the problem. Nurses already operate at or ...

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Nurse Educator Shortages and Alternatives »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the shortage of nurse educators and offering alternatives for alleviating this shortage that exacerbates the larger nursing shortage. In a self-perpetuating cycle, the nursing shortage now has begun promoting itself by means of a shortage of nursing educators. Nearly 33,000 qualified applicants were turned away from four-year and ...

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Exercises to Support Continued Professional Development »

Number of Pages: 14

This 14 page paper is a reflective document considering the way in which certain activities have aided a student with practicing for continual professional development activities as part of their nursing career. The first part of the paper demonstrates the use of an analytical tool to assess the reliability of a research paper, and ...

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Quality of Life and the Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing how nurses can positively affect patients’ quality of life. They can teach the diabetic that, although some things about his life have changed with diagnosis, s/he can live quite normally in most respects. Visiting nurses provide a bright spot in an at-home patient’s day. The pediatric nurse ...

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Nursing Application Degree Essay »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page nursing degree program essay. The essay stresses motivation and dedication as strengths, and lack of knowledge of nursing theory and the means of putting it into practice as weaknesses. The applicant states, “I seek to augment the knowledge and experience I already possess with learning on levels I have not ...

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Using Learning Contracts Within Patient Education »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper presenting the beginning point from which a nursing learning contract can be negotiated. The paper discusses attributes of adult learners, which includes the nurse involved in contract learning as well as the patients benefiting from the end result, which is to be a booklet that a general practice can use ...

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Nursing Empowerment »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing empowerment in nursing. True empowerment can enable nurses to provide much needed help and innovative thought to the field of health. A discussion of the basics of empowerment is detailed as it applies to the complicated industry of nursing, illustrating that it is a reality that requires participation by all individuals involved ...

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Research on Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing five reports of research conducted focusing on nurse managers and the problems they face in achieving what they need to do. A primary goal of the nurse manager in today’s rapidly-changing health care environment is that of improving patient outcome as well as staff retention. Health care continues ...

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Nursing Delegation and Shared Governance »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the benefits of operating under the principles of these two approaches to nursing. There are several levels at which health care facilities maintain care-giving employees. Not all of them require specific licensing, but lack of licensing prevents them from operating in the realm of the RN or LPN. ...

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Reminiscence Therapy Research and Reflection »

Number of Pages: 24

A 27 page paper combining personal reflection on nursing practice with a literature review and analysis of research to formulate a method of putting research into practice. Even though reminiscence therapy gains mixed reports in formal research efforts, its benefits appear to be clear. Nurses using reminiscence therapy are not encouraging their patients ...

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Nursing Theory and Self Agency »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. One of the basic principles of nursing is that intervention should aid the client/patient in obtaining the goal of self-agency or self-care. Nurses, in other words, do not seek simply to aid patients during a period of illness or injury, but to help them in reestablishing their ability to care ...

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