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Prenatal and Neonatal Care »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of prenatal and neonatal care, with a focus on questions regarding the use of different proceedures and the learning objectives for nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Group Process/Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses group psychology in relation to nursing management. The tasks and objectives associated with nursing and nursing management can be understood in terms of the broader context of group roles and group process as outlined by what is known concerning leadership and group psychology. When a task is delegated ...

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Nursing Professional Development Plan »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to the professional development plan of a nurse who is about to assume the role of Director of Cardiovascular Services and Acute Care. Her short-term and long-term plans are described, as well as the factors that will affect her long-term development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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A Leaflet Explaining the Impact of Mandated Nurse to Patient Ratios in the Health Industry »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper is written as a brochure to explain the development of mandated nurse to patient ratios in California, explaining the development of the regulations, looking at the controversy and considering the impact. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

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APN Roles, an Overview »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to, first of all, the requirements that pertain to licensure of APNs in the State of Idaho, as this pertains directly to the student researching this topic. Then, the writer addresses the emerging roles in regards to advanced practice nursing, APN role development from a theoretical perspective, and APN ...

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Nursing Educators and Professional Focus »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of personal professional development for a nurse. This paper is an example of how to present a professional development paper, with specific examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Pain Management and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

4 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses pain and nursing practice, nurses and pain assessment, intervening to promote optimal pain relief and developmental issues and pain management. No bibliography.

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Nurse Education: Lesson Plan for Navigating a User Crisis »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing learner characteristics, developmental stages and readiness to learn for a group of mental health nurses when devising a lesson plan for handling users in crisis. An appendix discusses the ASSURE model and provides a lesson plan overview for a five-session course of study employing lecture, role play and demonstration. ...

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Important Developments in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at two developments in the history of nursing that are important. The two events discussed are the work of Florence Nightingale and the development of evidence based nursing followed by discussion of the work of Dorothy Johnson who developed the Behavior System Model of Nursing. The bibliography cites 5 sources. ...

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Nursing, Creativity, Self Care, and Personal Growth »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the use of journaling, the assessment of personal growth and the experiences and accomplishments that occur during programs designed to improve professional development and creativity. This paper outlines the basic premises of Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way as a foundation for the personal development of ...

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Nursing Research and Its Crucial Developments »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines several key developments in nursing research. This examination looks at some recent developments that demonstrate how nursing researchers are continuously expanding the boundaries of the profession before looking backward to a few of the key developments that brought nursing to where it is today. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Professional Development And The Use Of Knowledge In Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation and speaker notes looking at the impact that professional development has on knowledge development and the spread and sue of information in the nursing environment. The paper considers how professional development can take place and the way that the influences it creates manifest. The ...

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Nursing Personal Leadership Development Plan »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers advice to a student on how to construct a nursing personal leadership development plan. Topics covered include leadership values, ethics and strategies for accomplishing goals. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Profession and the Applicability of Motivational Theories »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the relevance of various motivational theories to nursing. Explores the theories of Albert Bandura, W. Edwards Deming,and Douglas McGregor, representing both the field of psychology and industry, in particular. Asserts that while some of these theories are directly applicable to nursing, other are not. Emphasizes that the ...

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Complaints and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7.5 page paper outlines the common complaints that nurses have with patients and also details the complaints that patients have about nurses. Possible solutions are offered to the problem of verbal and physical abuse. Basic patient psychology and underlying factors presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Development of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing theory development. The writer discusses the various types of theories and what differentiates them, as well as the purposes and functions of nursing theory within the profession. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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The Crimean War and Florence Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses a major historical event and its influence on the development of nursing. The writer discusses the Crimean War and the impact of Florence Nightingale. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Career Questions in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of how a practicum experience in master's programming in nursing is beneficial to professional development. This paper also assesses other elements of professional development, including what a CV is and how it is used. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Academic Planning and Nursing Assessment »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines the forces affecting nursing curriculum development, as well as the elements of effective nursing academic planning. This examination of nursing curriculum development examines what experts feel regarding effective nursing education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Anxiety Concept Analysis »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper outlines a concept analysis of anxiety. This paper recognizes that concept analysis not only provides insight into the impacts of a certain concept on the development of nursing protocols, but also promotes understanding of the application of a concept in the development of both nursing theory and nursing practice. Bibliography ...

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Historical Development of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents a timeline of developments in nursing starting with Florence Nightingale, outlining the development in nursing theory to the modern times. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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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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Nursing Development and Clinical Supervision's Role »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the role and purposes of clinical supervision in the manner in which it impacts nursing development. The writer, citing a specific model of clinical supervision, argues that it has a positive and supportive role in regards to nursing professional development.

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Nursing Home Management Interview Summary »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing a meeting with nursing home management to discuss the development of an in-service educational program addressing the use of physical and chemical restraints. The facility received two state-level citations and seeks to heighten staff's awareness of both restraint use and state laws, but its primary purpose is to pursue ...

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Middle Range Nursing Theories, An Overview »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines several middle range nursing theories, offering discussion of their development, analyzing their content and utility. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Professional Development, An Autobiography, »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page essay offers a student a example essay that the student can use as a guide when writing a personal autobiography of her/his professional development as a nurse. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Educator Strategic Development Plan »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of strategic development plans. The example of a nursing educator is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Comparison of Novice vs. Expert Clinician Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines literature comparing novice and expert clinician skills that describing the development of novices to expert status. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Master's Degree in Nursing and Self Development »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page essay/research paper that offers a student a comprehensive template for discussing self development in reference to pursuing a masters degree in nursing. It is taken as axiomatic that in order to reach a specific destination, it is wise to obtain a road map and plan one's route for reaching that destination. Similarly, ...

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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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Values and Professionalism in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing development, preservation and advancement of 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. Though true for ...

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Nursing Philosophies of Betty Newman and Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of a nursing philosophy, based on the application of the perspectives of Jean Watson and Betty Newman. This paper demonstrates the integration of the theoretical and practical in the development of a nursing philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines and discusses the Novice to Expert theory of Patricia Benner, which, as its names implies, focuses on the process of professional development that charts the evolution of a novice to an expert nurse. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Martha E. Rogers and Holistic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

Martha E. Rogers is one of the founding theorists who has related spirituality and a non-medical knowledge of the patient to the process of providing nursing care. This 5 page paper considers the central components of her nursing philosophy, and then also considers the implications for the development of holistic nursing as a whole. ...

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Impact of Professional Development »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses the importance of professional development for nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Florence Nightingale's Work »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the work Florence Nightingale and its’ impact on nursing practice of today. Included in the paper is her work in the Crimean War and the subsequent work with William Farr, the early development of evidence based nursing, the use of statistics, the emphasis on hygiene and the changed role, ...

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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper responds to specific questions about the nature of effective leadership and its implications for nursing. This paper relates the belief that effective leadership skills are essential in the development of nurse leaders. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Continuation of 'Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home' »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page continuation of “Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home” (KShlthDevShan.rtf) that explores how changes in the local area and in the overall health care industry are certain to affect Shannondale’s future. The purpose here is to address anticipated changes in items such as professional staffing, human resource management, financial solvency, technological changes ...

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Ethics and Beliefs in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper/essay that discusses nursing ethics, the factors that influence the development of personal and professional ethics and how they apply to clinical practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Dorothea Orem - Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper that begins by reporting the Orem's development of her theory over time. The major part of this essay explains Orem's self-care deficit nursing theory and reports a case study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Online Education/Professional Development »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that is a tutorial to a nursing student on how that student might go about reporting on the use of online education for professional development at the student's healthcare organization. The writer focuses on discussing the Felder-Silverman model of learning, as this model might be applied to the HealthStream online ...

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Implementing Patient to Nurse Ratios in the Healthcare Environment »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the development of the patient to nurse ratio requirements in California. The history of their adoption into legislation is discussed, including the failed attempts and opposition by the hospital industry. The paper then identifies the ratios that have been set and discusses some of the atrocities concerning the implementation. ...

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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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Historical High-Points in Nursing History »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offer five historical developments in nursing history. The writer discusses the contributions of Florence Nightingale, Agnes Hunt, Clara Barton, Hildegard Peplau and Virginia Henderson. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Goal Attainment Theory of Imogene King »

Number of Pages: 3

The theory of Goal Attainment, presented by Ms. King, focuses on how client goals are attained through the transactions that occur between the client and nurse. The concepts of personal system, social system, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, time, space, growth, and development she presents offers validation of the belief of community as client. This ...

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Sections D and E of an Insulin IV Therapy Plan Development »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page continuation of the development process of a pilot program for nurses to teach the effectiveness of insulin IV drip therapy on the regular medical unit, rather than transferring the patient to ICU, which often requires transferring the most stable ICU patient to the regular medical unit. The paper includes implementation and ...

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Mayo Clinic/Educational Needs Assessment »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that offers an assessment of nursing educational needs at the Mayo Clinic in order to evaluate how educational and professional development is handled at this institution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Psychiatric Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role and development of psychiatric nursing practice over the last several decades. A review of literature pertaining to this topic reveals that there has been an ongoing controversy between two major models of psychiatric nursing practice, the medical model and a humanistic model. The literature review caused ...

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Role Development Appraisal in BSN and RN Student Programs »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The writer discusses the role nursing students play in the overall development of various concepts and applications within the industry. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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