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Hand Washing Project »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract and outline, which offers a proposed nursing project, which addresses the problem of hand sanitation within clinical environments and how this issue relates to high rates of nosocomial infection. After discussing this problem, its importance and significance to patient outcomes, the nurse researcher proposes formulating ...

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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.

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Family Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses family health nursing, families and the role of the family health nurse (FHN). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Immobility and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page concept analysis paper that investigates the concept of immobility as it pertain to nursing practice. The writer defines the concept and then offers a brief literature review, as well as implications for nursing practice and research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Injuries' Problem Resolution »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper focuses on the fact that nurses become injured frequently as they have to move patients. Resolutions for the problem are considered. The plight of the oncology nurse is used as an example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Diagnoses and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the application of nursing diagnosis. This paper outlines the nursing diagnoses commonly used for a case study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Casuistry Ethics and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that discusses different issues. The first topic is the Casuistry ethics approach, which is explained and discussed. Other topics focus on setting up a family nurse practitioner clinic in Louisiana, including the laws governing such enterprises. Components of the business plan are identified and the write comments on the characteristics ...

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Nursing and Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper looks at the concept of professionalism as it concerns nursing. Reasons why nurses are not seen as professionals are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing and Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 6

Ever since the first assistant helped the village doctor cure a patient, the profession of nursing has been one that suffers from stereotypes that, unfortunately, reflect on the question of professionalism. This paper defines what professionalism is and the barriers to professionalism that the vocataion of nursing faces. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Current Nursing Shortage and its Impact »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper which examines the impact of the current nursing shortage on the nursing profession and considers the implications for the future. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Aide Certification »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that considers the issues regarding hiring and retainment of CNAs in the nursing care industry. The writer provides two models in nursing care that appear to be addressing the needs of CNAs and patients in improving care and decreasing turnover rates. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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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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Balance of Philosophy and Nursing Values »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the juncture of values, philosophy, theory and legality in providing direct patient care. The paper discusses some of the reasons that individuals choose nursing, and provides an overview of each of the four broad areas reviewed in the paper. The paper includes brief discussions of the theories of ...

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Modern Nursing Evolution in the United States »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that takes a brief look at the evolution of modern American nursing, beginning with the Civil War and also focusing on the experience of US nurses in the Philippines during WWII. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing/Personal Reflection Paper »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page personal reflection paper that relates a particular nursing student's biography to the nursing role of caregiver. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Practitioner and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the role of nurse practitioner and how it differs from the ordinary nurse function. Specialities in the field are also included in the discussion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Holistic Nursing and Migraine Headaches »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that investigating holistic nursing approaches to migraine headache sufferers. As migraines constitute a chronic condition that can debilitate patients emotionally, as well as physically, holistic nursing approaches are particularly apt in facilitating and developing an effective care plan that can help patients in remaining spiritually resilient in the face of ...

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'Health as Expanding Consciousness' Nursing Philosophy of Margaret Newman »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discuss Margaret Newman's Margaret Newman's philosophy of nursing, Health as Expanding Consciousness. This nursing model is founded on the concept that health is not a stationary goal, but rather part of a continuum. Newman posits that lifetime behavior patterns can be identified and manipulated in such a manner as ...

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Collective Bargaining, Representation, and Concerns of Nursing Professionals »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which discusses the concerns nurses have about collective bargaining and a consideration of who should represent nurses during negotiations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Metaparadigms and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the four metaparadigms of nursing include nursing, health, environment and person. The purpose here is to define each concept and assess each one in terms of Mezirow’s (1991) framework of critical reflection, followed by a statement of whether the totality or simultaneity perspective is better suited to each metaparadigm. ...

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Advanced Nursing and the Theory of Rosemarie Parse »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the central application of Rosemarie Parse's theoretical approach in the application of advanced nursing practices. This paper considers the role of the nurse practitioner and the significance of applying Parse's theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Self Care Deficit Theory of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that outlines Orem's self-deficit theory of nursing and then discusses specific applications to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Integrating Evidence-Based Practice/Professional Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that the need for evidence based practice (EBP) in nursing and how the issue of its integration into nursing has been approached. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Registered Nurse's Work and Objectives »

Number of Pages: 5

This paper discusses the goals and work of the registered nurse. Issues such as nursing shortages, working with patients, and diagnostic skills are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing and the Theory of Interpersonal Relations by Hildegard Peplau »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that discusses, describes and evaluates Hildegard Peplau's Interpersonal Relations Theory of nursing. The writer discusses concepts, applications and utility to nursing. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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ER Television Series and the Nursing Image it Presents »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page television show review that discusses the manner in which the hospital drama ER portrays the profession of nursing. The writer argues that while this show at least tries to show nurses as professionals with skill and knowledge, the huge focus of the producers on physicians gives a distorted view of both professions. ...

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Quality within Australian Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a comprehensive literature review in regards to factors and principles associated with quality nursing care, with a particular focus on nursing in Australia. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

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Nursing, Pregnancy, and Use of Cocaine »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance and role of nurses during pregnancy, especially in at-risk populations, like women who use cocaine during their pregnancy. This paper outlines an introduction and review of literature for a research study on nurses and their role in assisting pregnant women who use drugs. Bibliography lists ...

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Personal Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper/essay offers suggestions to a nursing student on how to go about describing the student's personal nursing philosophy, which draws upon Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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'Don't Call Me Sweetie!' Australia Nursing Study Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper reviewing the report of an Australian study examining nurses' and patients' concept of nursing care. The researchers employed Q methodology, which combines qualitative and quantitative components to bring the study to conclusion. Much of the medical community still sees qualitative research as not being quite as "real" as quantitative ...

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Carper's 4 Knowledge Types and Nursing Evaluation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the importance of the evaluation process. The author contends that this process should encompass much more than strictly clinical results. Examples are presented from Carper’s (1978) classic “Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing” delineating the four types of nursing knowledge which are critical to the evaluation process: ...

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Education and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of nursing education and its significance for nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing's Philosophical Issues »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper delves into ethical issues in medical science. Several aspects of nursing care are discussed inclusive of the DNR order and medication errors. Several ideologies are included and discussed as they relate to the field of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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General Medical Services Contract, National Health Service, and Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the role of the practice nurse, defining they do and how this has changed from the past. The paper then considers how the role of the practice nurse is likely to change following the introduction of the General Medical Services contract that came into effect in the NHS in ...

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Nursing Concerns at Large Hospital System »

Number of Pages: 6

The focus of this 6 page paper is a list of problems at Sutter Health in California. Nurses had identified patient safety issues that included high patient:nurse ratios. They finally went out on strike more than once. This essay identifies the problems and the steps taken and reports what three other hospitals did to resolve ...

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Nursing and Ethical Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing whether it is possible to teach ethics and ethical values in nursing. The answer is a resounding yes, of course. In support of that position, the paper discusses the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls. While Kant and Mill (the categorical imperative and “the greater good”) provide ...

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Profession of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page contention that the factor that distinguishes nursing from non-professional vocations is the level of proficiency that is required by the profession. This proficiency depends not just on the organizational provisions and procedures that are put in place but on the knowledge of the nurse herself. Knowledge goes hand in hand ...

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Addressing the Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the many problems inherent in the current nursing shortage. The author evaluates various legislative suggestions to alleviate that shortage. House Resolution 5924, a bill calling for increased caps for Visas for foreign nurses, is dismissed as a less than workable possibility. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Vocabulary »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that answers specific questions about nursing terminology. The writer discusses phenomenon and concept; conceptual framework and theory and how the metaparadigms of nursing are applied to theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Impact of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the work of nursing theorist and innovator Dorothea Orem. The writer also examines how Orem's work has affected the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Shortage in Canada »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the shortage of nurses in Canada and the factors that affect this situation. This literature review examines the Canadian nursing shortage from various analytical perspectives and then offers strategies for possible solutions to this major health care problem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Virginia Henderson's Nursing Theory of Independence »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which examines the nursing theory of independence, developed by renowned nursing scholar Virginia Henderson. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Community Health Care Nursing and Child Abuse Interventions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the phenomena of child abuse and the considerations this abuse presents in the community health care environment. The author of this paper contends that while some may question the appropriateness of nursing intervention in anything but the medical aspects of this phenomena, it quickly becomes apparent that nursing ...

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Nursing and the Impact of 1996's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The paper provides a brief history of the law and discusses the data security aspect that went into effect in 2005, but the focus of the paper is how it can be expected to affect nursing and nursing duties. ...

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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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Nursing Implications of IV Infiltration »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the probelm of IV infiltration from a nursing perspective and focuses on the application of preventative measures to inform nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Scenario on Malpractice in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that, first of all, offers a scenario concerning a specific example of nursing malpractice. Then, the writer addresses the legal issues involved, the topic of nursing malpractice in general, and what should have been done to avoid the possibility of litigation. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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QA, Clinical Pathways, and Nursing Effectiveness »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the various factors which can influence nursing effectiveness. The author emphasizes the importance of establishing clinical pathways and the implementation of quality assurance plans in the nursing environment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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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 ...

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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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