Academic Term Papers and Essays
for Nursing Students

Choose from our selection of term papers and essays for Nursing Students.

Nursing Papers on:
Indoor Air Quality in Hospitals

DESCRIPTION:

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 ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Organizational Change in St. Vincent's ICU »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper assessing change in a large hospital to allow it to achieve and maintain a one-to-one nurse-patient ratio in its ICU at all times. Kurt Lewin's change theory was used as a framework, and the hospital added three agency nurses to work in more general-care areas of the hospital to free ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


MEDITECH Hospital Information System »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating Medical Information Technology, Inc.’s MEDITECH hospital information system, specifically as it applies to nursing. Topics include orders and charting; care plans; and quality and research reporting capabilities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Increasing the Quality of Care in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 16

In a paper of sixteen pages, the author writes about trying to improve quality in the medical and nursing field. The author explains how patient perspective and medical errors can have a significant impact on quality care. There are seventeen sources cited in this paper.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Reducing Staff Healthcare Facility »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses different topics about hospitals: how to reduce staff ethically with a statement regarding the current shortage of staff, the organizational structure of a hospital and how that contributes to the mission, vision, and values. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Homeless and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper arguing that the lack of access to health care for the homeless and poor is often the fault of health care professionals. Using national studies that show the impact that the lack of health care has on homeless populations, the writer attempts to connect this discrepancy with attitudes of hospital ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Registered Nurse's Hospital Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing some of the roles that RNs fill in the hospital setting. Nursing’s reach and respectability have grown immeasurably in past decades, but the registered nurse still provides a wide variety of services within the hospital setting. In its most basic analysis, nursing reflects caring, followed closely by education ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Hospital Utilization Management »

Number of Pages: 11

A 11 page research paper that discusses the topic of hospital utilization management (UM) in regards to specific questions. Topics covered include the relevance of UM to hospital financial stability and its effect on nursing staff. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Canada and the Problem of Hospital Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in the hospital setting and the implications for the nursing profession in Canada. This paper argues that the move of nurses into other service areas and the changing nature of nursing services has resulted in reductions in the number of nurses currently working in ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Improving Human Resources in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper presents a hypothetical case study of a hospital with a very high turnover of ICU registered nurses and an HR department that needs to be upgraded. The paper provides the background on the hospital, the organizational behavior problem, i.e., high turnover and old recruiting methods, the causes of the problems, ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Sarasota, Florida's Doctors Hospital »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses this specific hospital, reporting their mission, vision and values statements, and their decision making process. The writer also comments on the types of nursing staff at the hospital and the training opportunities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


DUTIES OF A REGISTERED NURSE AT KINDRED HOSPITAL »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3-page paper describes the duties of a registered nurse at acute-care hospital Kindred Hospital in Havertown, PA. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Now Night Nurses on an Intensive Care Unit »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper is about using socioecological techniques to determine whether the local Irvington, NJ, hospital should add two nurses for night ICU duty. The information in this paper can be applied to similar assessments at other urban hospitals. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


An Article on Improving Nursing Homes Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper. The article reviewed reports a demonstration project that links payment to quality and specifically, to outcomes for the residents. This was a project that began in Minnesota in 1995 and is still going on. It reflects a move from quality assurance to quality improvement and makes a shift to an ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Quality Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the principles of quality nursing care. Nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare practitioners offering direct patient care; and therefore, whether or not patients receive quality care is intrinsically tied to the level of professionalism exhibited by a nursing staff (Hassmiller and Cozine, 2006). It follows then that ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Application Of Watson’s Care Model in the Clinical Setting »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper is a four slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes, looking at the reasons why the introduction of hourly rounding is aligned with Watson’s care model, and how it will aid with care provided in a hospital ward. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Health Care Quality, Nursing Job Satisfaction, and a Review of a Nursing Journal Article VI »

Number of Pages: 2

2 page review of an article from a nursing journal detailing the relationship between nurse job satisfaction and the quality of health care ultimately provided to patients. It is the article's thesis that factors such as undue stress can cause grave job satisfaction problems and ultimately reduce the quality of care provided. The article's theoretical ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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 ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Comparing Mission and Philosophy Statements in regards to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares the mission and philosophy statements of the University of North Carolina School of Nursing to that of the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing's Contribution to Quality of Life »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper defining and discussing quality of life as a concept of nursing. The paper mentions those beyond the ability to care for themselves or be cognizant of the world around them but focuses on those facing change as having the greatest issues for the nurse. Quality of life likely always ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Chief Nursing Officer »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper. The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is a supervising administrator in a medical facility, such as a hospital. This essay discusses issues related to the bureaucratic management style. It provides examples using the CNO. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Dorothea Dix, Pioneer of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life, career, and nursing philosophy of nursing pioneer Dorothea Dix, who was instrumental in both founding and expanding more than 30 hospitals devoted to the treatment of mental illness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing Hybrid Program »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses the Health Care Academy in the Delaware Community College district in Pennsylvania. The existing nursing shortage has the potential of seriously reducing quality patient care. Many approaches have been used to reduce the shortage and have more people enter nursing as a career. The program described in this ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing Theory Selection and Implementation »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper evaluating whether Leininger's or Roy's nursing theory is best suited to the endoscopy and day surgery clinical setting. This is not an area in which nurses have opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients, which is the focus of both these theories. In that context, communication is seen as ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing Management/Retention Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores and summarizes various strategies hat can be employed by nursing management. The problems with turnover and nurse retention that have been have been typical of this nursing unit over the last several years are actually quite typical of the country as a whole, as nationally, ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing Leadership and Hospital Strategic Planning »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper offers an overview of hospital strategic planning and the role of nursing leaderships. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Ethics and Legalities of Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing a case in which an emergency room nurse turned away a patient delivered by ambulance. The receiving hospital is a private, for-profit organization, and the patient had no job, no funds and no insurance. The patient was suffering from an apparent broken leg after injuring it playing tennis ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Health Care Team »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reports a nine-month quality improvement project by a psychiatric nurse. The essay focuses on teamwork and reports the team members, how the team is managed, and potential issues the team may have to work through. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Hamot Medical Center Organizational Analysis »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper assessing the success that this Erie, Pennsylvania hospital has had in striving for nursing excellence and making the best use of all resources available to it. In the manner in which the old business cycle underwent so many changes that today’s version needed the designation of the “new economy,” so ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Administrators, Staff Nurses, and Shared Liability »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which defines medical liability and examines how liability is shared by both staff nurses and hospital administrators. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Cardiac Surgery in Africa »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reviews the documentary, Open Heart, which shows the journey of eight Rwandan children who made the trip to The Salam Center for that surgery. Funding is an issue for this hospital and they are always struggling to keep the doors open. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nursing Director, Role and Description »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper focuses on describing the qualities and attributes needed by a nursing director. The concluding page gives a recruitment plan for attracting this sort of individual. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2009 »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summation and discussion of the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing (RNSS) Act, which would require that hospitals develop "valid, reliable unit-by-unit staffing plans," which would be developed in coordination with input from the registered nurses (RNs) based in each unit and, therefore, designed to accommodate each "unit's unique characteristics and needs" (ANA, 2009). ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Communication Management Between Doctors & Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper, which includes a one-half page abstract, that pertains to doctor-nurse and nurse-to-nurse communication. The writer begins by recording the observations of the student researching this topic during a week-long rotation at a Pennsylvania hospital. The writer then relates these observations to literature and offers recommendations. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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. ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Watson's Nursing Model in Rural Setting »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses what nursing theory a house supervisor in a rural hospital might choose. The choice is Jean Watson's model, which is described. The reason for selecting this model is discussed as is how the supervisor would introduce this model to the staff. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Advance Practice Nursing and Postgraduate Degrees »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance of completing a postgraduate diploma in a specialty area and the focus on this credential, the postgraduate diploma, for advanced practice nurses. This paper considers the fact that many advanced practice nurses have not necessarily received postgraduate diplomas, but more ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Leininger's Culture Care Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that investigates Leininger's Culture Care Nursing Theory and transcultural orientation in regards to implementation in a hospital setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


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.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


'Angel of the Battlefield' Clara Barton »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, Civil War nurse, activist, suffragist, organizer, and founder of the American Red Cross. Barton’s commitment to the people she cared for and her understanding that nursing care extended far beyond the hospital or the battlefield. Bibliography lists 4 sources. ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Information Needs Of Doctors And Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that identifies the information needs of doctors and nurses at a specific hospital. The source article is entitled: Perceived Information Needs and Communication Difficulties of Inpatient Physicians and Nurses. The writer then discusses the problems and offers suggestions for solving those problems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Coping with Being Understaffed »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that first presents a nursing management scenario that hinges on a rural hospital being understaffed. This examination of literature utilizes the Six Sigma approach to problem solving in order to provide an answer to this nursing management scenario. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Nurses Job Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper. This essay reports studies that reveal the shortage of nurses and future projections and studies that discuss and report conclusions on the level of job satisfaction among registered nurses in hospitals. One of the issues discussed is moral distress. Other issues include the high patient ratio and satisfaction levels related to ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Suggestions for a Psychiatric Practicum »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student concerning how to formulate a nursing practicum for a nurse educator within the framework of a psychiatric hospital. The writer focuses on the subject of grief and bereavement counseling for various age groups of clients. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Dealing with Change/Miami Valley Hospital »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers advice to a nursing student on how to address the change occurring within the student’s workplace, which is Miami Valley Hospital located in Dayton, Ohio. The writer summarizes literature on nurse/patient ratios and change theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Various methods of pain management »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the barriers that hinder effective pain management from a nursing perspective. In hospital setting, the role that nurses play in creating effective plans for pain management is substantial. A variety of different methods for pain management have been recognized, including the use of pharmacological elements, ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


HOSPITAL CASE STUDY »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3-page paper focuses on a suggestion to a hospital to help shore up its finances and patient base, while examining nurse retention. Bibliography list 1 source.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Code Green: Addressing the Problems in Money-Based Hospital Decision-Making »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper provides an overview of a change initiative, one that focus on the merger between Beth Israel and Deaconess hospitals in Boston and the subsequent problems for nursing staff. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Health Care Delivery Trends »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many trends in healthcare delivery in the past ten years have worked together to influence the healthcare practices of hospital staff nurses. This paper examines the impact, both positive and negative, on the healthcare practices provided by nurses. The impact these trends have had on floor nurses as well as how ...

[ Read Abstract ]    [ Send Me The Paper ]


Search for another nursing term paper