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Article Critique/Effects of Remembering/Nursing Home Residents »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page critique of a study article by Cook (1998) entitled "Effects of Reminiscence on Life Satisfaction of Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents." The writer summarizes and analyzes each section of this study report and finds it overall to be a positive contribution to nursing science. No additional sources cited.

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Annotated Bibliography/Nursing Shortage & Foreign Recruitment »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page annotated bibliography that contains 25 journal articles that pertain to the nursing shortage, recruitment of foreign nurses as a strategy for alleviating the nursing shortage, retention of nurses and ethical considerations.

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Accreditation in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that consists of 2 smaller papers. The first paper, 5 pages, has to do with the processes involved in nursing accreditation, which compares these processes, between two agencies, with the accreditation process as it applies to forensic science. The second 4 page essay discusses how a background of employment in ...

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Student Ethics and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper that contrasts and compares two tenets from the American Nurse Association ethical code and the one formulated for students by the University of Phoenix. The writer argues that the sentiment behind the codes is identical and promotes acceptance of diversity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Diabetes Patient Education Internet Websites »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares 3 websites that address nursing diabetic patient education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing as a Profession and its Distinguishing Features »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the features that distinguish nursing as a profession. These features include specialized knowledge; professional licensing and organization; published code of ethics; and ever-increasing responsibility as pressures on health care resources continue to increase. The paper also compares profession to occupation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Theory of Sr. Callister Roy »

Number of Pages: 10

10 pages in length. The application of nursing requires much more than merely administering drugs and treatments; rather, the overall concentration of nursing is based significantly more within the psychological components of the patient/caregiver relationship than most people realize. Such prominent individuals as Sr. Callister Roy put forth nursing theories that effectively addressed the ...

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Past and Present Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares nursing in years gone by with the nursing profession of the present. This contrast addresses four major areas: appearance, education, technology and employment opportunities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Images »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Considered an extension of a woman's natural ability to nurture and tend to others, the image of nurses and nursing as a profession historically fell into the more traditional female role where the majority of women went unpaid for their services. It was a clear presumption that women's contributions -- ...

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Nursing Profession and a Self Esteem Model Proposal »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page proposition for a self-esteem assessment tool for the nursing profession. The writer extrapolates a definition of self-esteem for the nursing profession and based upon reviewed literature and Mosby's definition, then generates a testing model from the definition. The writer then compares the model in terms of contrary, related and borderline ...

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Orem, Watson/Caring in their Theories »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that compares the nursing theories of Jean Watson and Dorothea Orem and their use of caring as the central principle in contemporary nursing. The latter half of the paper concentrates on describing Orem's theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Examined »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that identifies an effective nurse leader; discusses several points of leadership theory as it applies to nursing; and ends with the writer comparing her own nursing leadership skills to those of the identified effective leader. The identified leader holds a vice president position and some differences can be attributed to ...

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Mission and Philosophies of Two Service Organizations »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts two mission statements for organizations that provide a service; a nursing home care agency and Harvard Collage to identifies similarities and assess differences in their approaches. The bibliography cites 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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Applications of the Social Ecology Model »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that defines and discusses the features of the Social Ecology Model, which was formulated by Urie Bronfenbrenner in the late 1970s. The writer describes applications in nursing and compares it to the nursing process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Refugee Camps and the Application of Florence Nightingale's Environmental Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing this theory in conjunction with conditions in modern refugee camps. Application of Nightingale's theory directly applies today to refugee camps around the world. As these camps exist in countries whose economies have been decimated by never-ending war, drought or cataclysmic natural disaster, it is common for them to ...

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Comparing Healthcare Delivery with Systems in Norway and the United States »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that compares the primarily privately owned and funded healthcare delivery system that currently operates in the United States with that of the national healthcare delivery system presently practiced in the country of Norway. Discussed are the differences between the two types of systems with the focus on funding, access, administration, ...

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Films Saving Private Ryan and Gandhi, and the Alignment of Leadership »

Number of Pages: 10

(10 pp)This paper compares and contrasts two movies, "Gandhi" and "Saving Private Ryan" In each of these films we will be looking at leadership tendencies and how they may be translated into broader areas such as the field of health care, particularly nursing. That information will then be extended into a ...

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Nursing Equality and How It Has Evolved »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the change in nursing roles which have been experienced over the last one-hundred years. Compares the status of women in nursing with their status in other occupations. Notes the initial perception of a nurse as an inferior domestic servant has changed considerably with nursing access to better education ...

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Jean Watson's and Joyce Travelbee's Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the nursing theories of Joyce Travelbee and Jean Watson. This paper emphasizes the holistic approach of both of these theories, comparing them to other nursing theories and, noting the importance of spiritual, culture, and psychosocial impacts on health. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Three Reflective Learning Models »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper reviews and assesses different models that may be used for reflective learning practices. Gibbs framework for reflection is compared to the models proposed by Borton and Smyth. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

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Perspectives on Community Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of what occurs during an educational interaction between a patient and a student nurse that did not go well, identifies some of the factors that prevented a successful outcome, and applies theories regarding cultural diversity and transcultural and multicultural approaches to addressing the problem. This paper also ...

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of existing studies of the use of nurse practitioners in providing services for particular patient populations, including pediatric populations. This paper compares the use of nurse practitioners in comparison to other health care providers, and assesses the implications of the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner in ...

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Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale on Nursing Theories, Beliefs, and Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that compares and contrasts the theories of Florence Nightingale and Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care, and summarizes how nursing beliefs and theory assist a nurse in planning patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Theorist Betty Neuman »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Such prominent individuals as Betty Neuman put forth nursing theories that effectively address the intrinsic four paradigms: nursing, health, person and environment. When one considers the aspects of axiology, ontology, teleology and epistomology as they are used in nursing practice today, one can easily associate Neuman's Systems Model's holistic ...

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Herbal Medicine/What Nurses Should Know »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the information that nurses should offer their patients regarding the use of herbal medicines. It has been estimated that roughly 11 percent of the adult population utilize herbal medications on an annual basis (Dingwall, 2007). Consumers frequently take it for granted that the foods and drugs that they ...

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Home Care Setting Nurses Groups' Research Proposal »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. In this research proposal the student will be studying two different groups of nurses in the home care setting. One group will have had training in transcultural nursing and the other group will have had no training in transcultural nursing. Both groups will be compared in order to see which has a higher ...

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Career Objectives and Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Nursing, a profession that was decidedly more of the female persuasion in the mid-eighteen hundreds, has long been considered an extension of a woman's natural ability to nurture. Had it not been for Florence Nightingale's attempts to humanize the medical profession in the nineteenth century, there is no telling ...

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Albert Bandura's Theories and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

Bandura's concepts are compared with other theorists' such as Lawler and Piaget in this 11 page analysis. Bandura's premise that self-efficacy expectations are the most important influences on motivation is highlighted. All theories are discussed as related to the nursing profession and the key elements of individualism, environment, society and health are discussed in relationship ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing and Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper arguing the appropriateness of using advanced practice nurses in leadership roles. Advanced practice nurses are more qualified for leading nurses than are non-nurses or nurses lacking the managerial training that advanced practice nurses receive in pursuit of their advanced standing certification. Moreover, active RNs, LPNs and CNAs understand that ...

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Family Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper discusses the role of Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs). The writer addresses the the manner in which the concepts defining the metaparadigm of nursing pertains to the FNP role. Then, information is offered that pertain specifically to the role of an FNP, before offering a brief summation of the author's ...

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Peplau and Orem/Core Concepts »

Number of Pages: 3

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. ...

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Orem, Peplau and Neumann/Concept of Person »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that compares and contrasts the way in which nursing theorists Hildegard Peplau, Dorothea Orem, and Betty Neuman regarded the concept of “person” within the context of their theories. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Patient Simulators/Human Patients in Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers a literature review that first at the nursing shortage and why there is a shortage of nursing educators and then, this review looks more extensively and specifically at the literature pertaining to patient simulators. The purpose behind this is investigation is to evaluate whether or not this teaching ...

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Nursing Theory, a Comparison »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing two nursing theories, one of which is broad, the other mid-range. Most models of nursing theory are careful to take into account the fact that the patient is more than only a body in dysfunction. These theories have originated with at least one individual’s background in patient care ...

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Holistic Approach to the Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. The role of philosophical temperament and personality is a critical component in the nursing field, inasmuch as that a singular individual is responsible for such a significant burden: guiding someone out of the emotional and physical turmoil of illness. Characteristics such as patience, understanding and empathy are not only ...

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Are All Nursing Degrees Created Equal? »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper weighing the differences between the associates degree and bachelors degree routes to achieving RN status. Both have solid clinical experience, as well as technical training. The BSN degree, with an additional two years, provides more time for study of nursing theory and application to the clinical setting, while the ...

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Advanced Nursing Practice Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, discusses the four meta-paradigms of nursing: health, person, nursing and environment. Then, the writer discusses issues of collaborative practice, focusing on the role of the family nurse practitioner.

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Factors in Nursing Philosophy Development »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the four fundamental concepts defining modern nursing.

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Chronic Pain Management and Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper considering management of chronic pain within the framework of basic nursing values. Management of chronic pain can be as frustrating for the nurse as it is for the patient. Though the patient suffers the pain, the nurse’s aim is to help him cope with it. There are growing ...

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the nursing concepts of person, environment, health/illness and nursing. This examination of these concepts examines each idea in relation to how it is defined by the Barry University School of Nursing faculty, but also offering a personal perspective on the meaning of each term. Bibliography lists 1 source. ...

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Role of Nursing and 4 Metaparadigms »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing nursing’s four metaparadigms and the central role of nursing. Certainly the nurse has physical responsibilities that vary with the area in which s/he works, but each patient is an individual. Nursing is one of the few professions that continually assesses its effectiveness, professionalism and true worth. This ...

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Review of an Article on Nursing Research »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing “Social role quality, physical health, and psychological well-being in women after heart surgery,” written by Plach and Heidrich (2002) and published in "Research in Nursing and Health." This is a qualitative study aimed at discovering attitudes and perceptions among women who have had heart surgery, and the analysis includes ...

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Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper examining the applicability of the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls for decision-making in nursing. Today's nurses face decisions and situations that were not technologically possible only a few years ago, and they are called on to make decisions in realms that were barely considered a generation ago and did ...

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NP role in EDs/Study Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that offers a summary and critique of a research study conducted by Thrasher and Purc-Stephenson (2008), which investigated the satisfaction levels of patients seen by nurse practitioners within the context of the emergency department environment. No additional sources cited.

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Nurses' Gossip Research Article Assessment »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper revues the research methods adopted by a paper on the role of gossip in the socialisation of nurses. The ethical, moral and practical implications are considered and the relevance of the results with regard to the methods used are discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Three Articles on Issues Involving High Acuity Nursing Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing a variety of issues related to high-acuity nursing. High-acuity nursing is that branch of acute nursing in which patients have various conditions that require close and often intense attention. It is more intensive and far more costly than other types of care, and it generally is reserved for ...

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Analysis of an Article on Women Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Transformation, and Transcendence »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. The study title clearly states both the variable and the population to be studied by using the aspects of time, gender and ailment. The evidence that indicates the researcher's qualifications to conduct the research is presented in the form of Jane Neill being both an RN and Ph.D., as ...

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Change and Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 10

10 pages in length. Getting old is not a socially accepted occurrence. In America, contempt and disrespect stem from the aspect of aging against one's will, with people looking upon the elderly as slow, incapable, broken down and virtually worthless individuals. The notion of ageism, the negative attitude associated with getting old, ...

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Nursing and Knowledge »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper assessing how we know what we know, beginning with a discussion of knowledge as seen by Plato and Descartes. There are four types of knowledge that the nurse uses: empirical, ethical, aesthetic and personal. From this base, the paper discusses the points of philosophy present in the Simultaneity Parse ...

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