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Nursing Profession and Men »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the topic of male nursing. According to the American Nurses Association, the number of male student nurses has substantially increased, as male enrollment in nursing schools doubled between 1980 and 1992 (Hawke 56). Nevertheless, the problem typically encountered by males in a female-dominated profession continue to plague ...

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Nursing Responses to Healthcare Cultural Differences »

Number of Pages: 4

This four-page-paper presents an overview of an article from a medical journal regarding the treatment of a Jehovah Witness who suffered post surgical complications. In accordance to the patient's advance directives no blood products were given to her even though excessive bleeding during surgery caused her to become severely anemic. The medical staff managed to ...

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Nursing Diagnoses After Surgery »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper listing potential problems that a specific patient could develop following surgery, then examining three of those potential problems in detail. For each of the three, the paper presents both short- and long-term outcomes (acute and home settings) and three appropriate nursing interventions for each. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Relevant Nursing Theories and Childhood Obesity »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page research paper discusses the following nursing models: Patricia Benner: Humanistic Model, Kathryn E. Barnard, Parent Child Interaction Model and Nola Pender:  Health Promotion Model and their application to childhood obesity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Research Proposal on Emergency Department Cost Containment by Using Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 45

This 45 page research proposal considers the use of nurse practitioners in the emergency departments as a cost-containment effort, and focuses on the differentiation in services and costs following a comparison of referrals to an eye emergency department. This paper assesses the current literature and then focuses on a study of referrals and services ...

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Continuing Educaiton and the Application of Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page continuation of an educational initiative following completion of a needs assessment and analysis at a long term care facility. The initial assessment indicates that a need exists in further training and education in techniques and rationale of infection control in the institutional setting. This paper discusses learning theory and selects ...

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Nurse Attendees Responses to an Educational Program »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at the results that may have been obtained from a questionnaire to assess the attendees reactions to a nurse training program. The questionnaire is implemented following a one day training program to prepare for implementing a fall prevention program.

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Nurses and Pediatric Injury Prevention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing prevention measures in regards to educating parents in regards to using booster seats in cars, following bike safety guidelines and preventing sunburns. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Medication Errors & Their Prevention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses medication errors, their causes and prevention. The writer discusses the importance of error reporting systems, enumerates associated causes of medication error, and discusses how automatic medication systems aid nurses in following the "five rights" of correct medication administration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Nurse Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios, the experience of the State of California, whether other state are following suit, and deduction from relevant literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Basic Principles of Medication Administration »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the central principles of medication administration for nurses. This paper relates the importance of following protocols and specific issues related to the ethics of care. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Otitis Media »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that address this topic. A baby or toddler screams and a parent notices that the child is tugging or batting at his ear. More than likely, the pain is caused by an ear infection, which is one of the most common childhood diseases. The following examination of this topic looks ...

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MSN and ANP Degrees »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides a response to some of the following questions: 1. What is the difference between baccalaureate and graduate-degree education with regard to autonomy? Why is it important to identify clinical or practice experts to help you achieve your Practicum learning objectives? Why must MSN students have MSN mentors? 2. ...

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Following Watson's Example/Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper/essay that offers a guide for contrasting and comparing a student nurse's personal nursing philosophy to that of nursing theorist Jean Watson. The writer argues that each individual nurse brings personal perception to the act of interpreting Watson's theory. This interpretation is necessarily influenced by that nurse's personal history, knowledge level, ...

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Leadership and Management in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses leadership and management in nursing. The ongoing nursing shortage has generated numerous changes in the nursing manager role, as the exemplary functioning of nursing leadership has become increasing crucial to the priority of continuing to delivery quality patient care (Heller, et al, 2004). Consequently, there has been a ...

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A Consideraiton of the ANA Code for Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper which illustrates some of the most recent concerns involving the ANA Code for Nursing. This is a document that was designed in 1976 and it sets forth all of the ethical concerns that nurses should consider when performing their duties as nurses. The focus of the paper centers around the issues that are not included ...

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Nursing Education - Concept Mapping And Critical Thinking »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper. The purpose of this study was to conduct an academic critical appraisal related to literature review on critical thinking skills and concept mapping. Five articles are reviewed. In each, the participants in the study were baccalaureate nursing students. Each article discusses critical thinking skills and concept mapping. The earliest article is ...

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Nursing Profession and Teamwork »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper discussing the change in teamwork in the nursing profession. Teamwork within the nursing profession has changed a great deal within the last fifty years. Team nursing was a common structure in patient health care but took many of the registered nurses (RNs) away from patient care and into administrative ...

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Long Term Nursing Home Care »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages on nursing home care, the options available in selecting a long-term care facility, what to look for in choosing a nursing home, and some of the key specialty features that some nursing homes are known to offer (i.e., color-coded hallways, personal privacy, and even option for exercise). Also examined are recommended ways for ...

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Different Careers in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is chock full of information on the nursing profession inclusive of different types of nursing. Salary ranges are discussed in depth as is the outlook for nursing ten years or so into the future. Geography is discussed as well as duties. A chart is included that provides specific ...

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The Impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and Generational Cohorts on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at two issues which impact on nursing. The first part of paper considers the impact of the legal impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and the status of nurses as supervisors, considering the cases themselves, and the impact nursing as well as by the decisions may have taken place. The second ...

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Philosophy of Nursing and Future Plans »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper/essay that offers a guide to a student, using tutorial language, that provides a guide to writing a personal philosophy of nursing and then turns its focus to the crucial role that obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing science can play in a nursing career before closing with a discussion of ...

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Carative Nursing Model and Nurses' Image »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the common interactions and perceptions of individuals involved in nursing situations, including the patients, their families, clients of nursing, students, practitioners, and all the individuals involved and both direct and indirect care. This paper relates the nature of the nurses role to the larger community and ...

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Images of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that contains 2 essays on different images of nursing. The first essay concerns how a poem on nursing captures the essence of the contemporary art of nursing, while the second addresses what a picture ways about today's nursing profession. Each essay is 3 pages long. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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2 Perspectives on Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses 2 issues pertaining to nursing theory. The first half of the paper examines the relationship between nursing theory and research and practice and the second half of the paper looks at how non-nursing theories can play a role in advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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California Nurse-Patient Ratios »

Number of Pages: 6

A 5 page paper including a 2-page brochure, discussing the effects of California's nurse-patient ratio law that became fully effective in January 2008. Whatever hospitals eventually do to cope with the changes mandated by the nurse-patient ratio law likely will serve to slow rates of cost increases. In the meantime, the law enables ...

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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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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3 Specialties in Advanced Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the changing roles for advanced practice nursing. The paper describes the roles and duties of the nurse practitioner (NP), certified nurse midwife (CNM) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing/Legal Requirements in Tennessee »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that, first of all, defines accreditation, licensure and certification and then discusses advanced nursing practice in the State of Tennessee by looking first at Tennessee state law and then at the online sites for nursing certification offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. ...

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Patient Depression and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers ...

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SNF Costs and the Impact of Primary Nursing »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page nursing research proposal seeking approval for instituting a primary nursing structure in a nursing home setting. Primary nursing is an old concept and has not been extensively studied in the long term care setting. The paper includes an extensive literature review as well as methods, hypotheses, data collection, data analysis, ...

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Caring in Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses Dorothea Orem and Jean Watson, who are two nursing theorists who have both had a tremendous impact on contemporary nursing via their incorporation of the nursing core concept of caring within the framework of their nursing models of practice. This examination of these theories briefly summaries and analyzes ...

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Field of Nursing and Collective Bargaining »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of ...

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Nursing Knowledge: Development And Utilization »

Number of Pages: 12

12 pages in length. The philosophy of nursing is something much grander and more complex than most people realize; not only does it incorporate views, metaparadigm, paradigms and theories, but it also includes the consideration of nursing as a discipline and profession as well as an art and science. Indeed, the basis of ...

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Reduction of ICU's Nursing Ratio and Change Management »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing restructuring the ICU to gain one-on-one nursing using Lewin’s change theory. The ongoing nursing shortage has meant for ICUs that they may have fewer RNs available to them and that recruiting and retention has become more costly over the past several years. The paper recommends that the hospital ...

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Nursing and Mandatory Overtime »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing resolution of the conflict between nurses and nurse management arising from mandatory overtime. The nursing shortage has been operational for a generation now; it is unlikely to end soon. In the meantime, both nurses and their employers need to work together to identify alternative processes rather than striving ...

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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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The Importance of Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides a definition of forensic nursing, its importance in the field, the roles a forensic nurse might assume and some of the many venues in which forensic nursing is practiced. Comments about training are included. The writer then comments on the compatibility of the Neuman Systems model and forensic nursing. ...

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Web Assigns/Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores 3 web sites that pertain to nursing research. Each site is discussed. The sites explored are the North Carolina Nurses Association, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the UNC School of Nursing. No additional sources cited.

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Nursing Images »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the image of nursing. The writer presents the various images that have been associated with nursing and argues that two of these, "angel of mercy" and "careerist" present the most positive perceptions of contemporary nursing, as the writer feels that "angel of mercy" inculcates nursing's tradition of caring, ...

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Dr. Madeleine Leininger, Transcultural Nursing, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Dr. Madeleine Leininger is considered the world's foremost authority on transcultural nursing. Transcultural nurses, according to Dr. Leininger, see more than just a globe. Theirs is a unique perspective encompassing the entire world and all nationalities when it comes to the family nurse practitioner. Her theories can be applied in any clinic setting ...

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Metaparadigm of Nursing, Parse's Totality and Simultaneity, and Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing culturally sensitive nursing. As the composition of populations shifts in many developed nations, it becomes increasingly necessary for nurses to relate to patients in terms that patients can understand. Madeleine Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory focuses on spanning the cultural divide that can exist between the ...

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Carobeth Laird's Limbo A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page review on the book 'Limbo: A Memoir About Life in a Nursing Home by a Survivor,' by Carobeth Laird. In a day and age where many of our elderly are sent to live in nursing homes, this book makes for a excellent read, illustrating, through the eyes of one who lived the ...

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Overview of Intensive Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing why nurses would choose to work in intensive care. The president of the AACN characterizes intensive care nurses as high achievers who continually seek to improve care and conditions. Though many patients are unconscious and offer no direct interaction with intensive care nurses, patients’ families are “patients” themselves, ...

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