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Empowerment and Case Management in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the concept of empowerment in nursing and describes and explains the practice of case management and how the two are linked. While there are a number of different case management models, they all have specific elements in common. Case management falls under the general umbrella of patient-focused care and has ...

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7 Nursing Theory Issues »

Number of Pages: 28

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

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Health Care - Studies on Governance »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of elements of health care administration. This report is based on Naish's article Natural Born Leader, published in the December 1997 Nursing Times, whichh outlines the issue of leadership in health care environments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Power and Practice in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of the role of RNs in healthcare in New Mexico. This paper considers their role in the organizational setting and the powers that are allocated to nurses and nurse leaders. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Clinical Nurse Leader Project »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a project designed to support the implementation of a new role for the clinical nurse leader. This paper considers the role of the CNL and also the impacts for other nursing staff. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that ...

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Nurse Educator Shortages and Alternatives »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the shortage of nurse educators and offering alternatives for alleviating this shortage that exacerbates the larger nursing shortage. In a self-perpetuating cycle, the nursing shortage now has begun promoting itself by means of a shortage of nursing educators. Nearly 33,000 qualified applicants were turned away from four-year and ...

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Theory-Driven Praxis—Personal Framework »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers guidelines to a student in regards to creating a personal theory-drive framework intended to guide the student's nursing practice. The meta-paradigms of nursing are defined, as well as the basic principles of nursing ethics, and related to the theoretical perspective of Newman and Reed. The student's focus ...

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Adolescents and Pediatric Perioperative Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review on perioperative nursing interventions for adolescent surgical patients. Many nurses have the impression that dealing with an adolescent should be similar to dealing with an adult. However, research literature concerning perioperative experience with adolescents indicates that there are solid reasons for including adolescent care in ...

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Turnover Rates of Nursing Staff »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the problem of nursing staff turnover rates and considers the reasons why there are problems with staff retention in the nursing profession. This paper provides an overview of the problem, a brief overview of the topic and assesses the relevance of the problem for nursing professional ...

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Nursing and the Management of Time »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper. This essay first identifies some of the things that waste time, such as not planning and not organization. The next section in the essay comments on the shortage of nurses, which is followed by a discussion of the results of being overworked. The last section offers some time management strategies ...

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Paranoid Schizophrenia »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses this topic. Nursing care management of patients with paranoid schizophrenia entails numerous challenges. The following overview of the nursing parameters for addressing the challenges involves in formulating care for schizophrenic patients, first of all, discuss the nursing process and then focuses on the importance of communication to establishing ...

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Nursing, Management, and Stress »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper delves into stress in respect to nursing and nurse management. Stress is discussed in general as well as how it factors into the managerial role. Stress in the nursing profession is also discussed at length. Solutions are suggested. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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CC vs. Med-Surg Units/Job Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that investigates the differences in nursing job satisfaction between critical and med-surg units. Within the framework of a research project, the writer hypothesizes that as there are different working conditions in these units, such as patient-to-nurse ratios and management styles, there are also differences in nursing job satisfaction. Bibliography ...

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Proposed Nursing Communication Project »

Number of Pages: 23

A 23 page research paper that proposes a project designed to improve communication among nurses at a specific health care facility. The writer proposes that institution of a shared governance management structure will improve nursing communication through empowerment and providing a specific structure for hearing nursing contributions. This project proposal includes all areas pertaining to ...

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Preceptorship in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that examines nursing preceptorship. The paper begins with a brief history of nursing education and then moves on to define nursing preceptorship and to explore its role in nurse retention, the nurturing of critical thinking skills and other areas of nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Adaptation Nursing Model of Callista Roy »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that examines Callista Roy's Adaptation Model of nursing. As the nursing profession has developed, nursing theorists have developed numerous frameworks for guiding nursing practice in a manner that stresses its scientific nature, while also adhering to its humanistic roots. One of these theories is the Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing. ...

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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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Surgical ICU Clinical Practice and Theoretical Nursing Models »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses applying nurse models to ICU clinical practice. Applying nursing theory, that is, theoretical frameworks proposed by nursing theorists such as Neuman, Orem and Roy, to clinical practice has been a longstanding focus of attention within nursing scholarship (Smith 16). The following examination of three nursing theories, specifically ...

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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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Fundamental Theories/Nursing Faculty Shortage »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that looks at the nursing faculty shortage and relates this to a literature review which examines scholarly sources that pertain to fundamental theories that affect nursing leadership. While responsible leadership is necessary to the success of any industry, Spinelli stipulates that "Leadership in the healthcare environment today is essential and ...

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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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Time Management and Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that explores the parameters involved in time management from a critical care nursing perspective. The writer argues that time management is a finely balanced equation for critical care nursing. It involves being organized, efficient and fast-enough to cover all assigned tasks, but also it involves not moving so ...

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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 ...

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Program Proposal for Diabetes Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the rationale for a program educating practicing nurses in advancements in knowledge of diabetes management. Though the long term effects of diabetes have been known for years, its specific causes still remain elusive in many respects. There is no cure as yet, but new and effective management techniques ...

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Nurse Manager Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper offers an overview of nurse manager duties and areas of responsibility, such as nurse empowerment, retention of staff, communication skills, management of generational issues and strategies that can be used to create an optimal, empowered nursing work environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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.

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Studies and Recommendations on Burnout of Nurses in Oman and Other Countries »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper discussing nurses’ burnout. Nurses’ burnout is a global problem which is considered more severe in developing countries due to the initial high patient nurse ratio and the increased number of health care workers which leave developing countries for other opportunities. While the Sultanate of Oman has a fairly large ...

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Faculty Shortages and Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the nursing shortage and how it relates to a similar shortage of nursing educators. In order make-up for the tremendous nursing shortage that is evidence across the country, universities and colleges are offering a greater number of accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs, according to the American Association of Colleges ...

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Nursing Personnel Performance Appraisals »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing enhancing objectivity in performance appraisals of nurses. The performance review process is recognized to be necessary, but it seems that relatively few individuals or organizations are satisfied that employee appraisal is complete, objective, ethical and positively contributes to better financial management within the organization. Many organizations continually seek ...

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American Leadership as Personified by Steve Jobs and Virginia Henderson »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that profiles 2 American leaders: Steve Jobs of Apple Computers and nursing theorist and innovator Virginia Henderson. The writer offers a profile of each leader and argues that these two individuals exemplify leadership qualities. Henderson's work changed the entire perspective of modern day nursing, making it more patient-oriented and humanistic. ...

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Change Theory and Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that investigates the nursing shortage, with a particular focus on Canada. Influencing positive social change is one of the most problematic areas of public policy making. Currently, the healthcare systems of all the industrialized countries are facing the impact of a severe nursing shortage that is predicted by many experts ...

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Nurse Managers and Their Role in Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of nursing shortages and the role of nurse managers as leaders in the industry. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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 ...

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Research and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper providing the results of interviews with three nursing home nurses and their perceptions on why research findings are not more frequently put into active practice. Nurses of varying experience have found that research based on the acute care setting often is not relevant to nursing home practice. The paper ...

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Feminist Theory and the Nursing Industry »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how nursing can benefit from a more detailed understanding of the feminist theory. Feminism has often been overlooked in the nursing industry due to the fact that many believe a focus on feminism would detract from the care given by nurses. There are many reasons for both the belief of feminism in nursing ...

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BSN Degree Problems »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the problems encountered in pursing a BSN degree. Registered nurses (RNs) face specific challenges that concern their multiple roles and responsibilities due to the processes involved in transitioning from RN status and earning their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing (BSN). Whatever the BSN candidate's nursing status, ...

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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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Information on Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 5

In 5 pages, the author discusses various nursing home information such as 1.) pay rates of nurses in nursing homes from 1993 to 1995, 2.) the rate of nosocomial infections in nursing homes, and how they are categorized, and 3.) the cost of treating nosocomial infections in nursing homes. Bibliography lists ...

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The Nursing Metaparadigms/Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper/essay discusses the parameters of nursing philosophy, as related to the nursing philosophy of the Jacksonville University School of Nursing and the four nursing metaparadigms of Person, Environment, Health and Nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Relationship Between Psychiatric Nurse and Patient »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses the nurse-patient relationship, past and present. This examination of nursing literature presents an overview of the nurse-patient therapeutic relationship--its foundation in nursing theory; the factors that influence its success or failure, and, most importantly, the theoretical perspective that is being offered for the future of mental health nursing. ...

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Shortage of Nurses and Its Global Implications »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing difficulties in recruiting, long hours and growing work-related stress. These are not unique to nursing, but likely nursing is the profession that finds these characteristics most problematic. The nursing shortage has been reality for a long while in both the US and the UK. Nurses in developing ...

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Urban Youth Alcohol Use Prevention and Nurse Consultations »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which addresses a nursing article titled “Brief Nursing Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth,” written by Chudley E. Werch, Joan M. Carlson, Deborah M. Pappas, and Carlo C. DiClemente, for The Journal Of School Health (Nursing Perspectives), November, 1996. The study researched a number of young adolescents and implemented various methods of ...

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Philosophy of Nursing and Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the values and philosophy of nursing, as well as 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. ...

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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 Leadership for Today and Future »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page example essay that offers a nursing student suggests for how to respond to an essay prompt that asks for evaluation of an online nursing leadership course. The writer makes use of tutorial language in advising the student. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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CNS' Function and Role »

Number of Pages: 8

An eight page paper which looks at the role and function of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, in terms of clinical specialisation, leadership within the parameters of the health-care organisational model, and the ways in which the CNS’s role is changing with regard to other positions in the field of advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 7 ...

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Hospital Environments and the Skills Necessary for Effective Leadership in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the skills needed for nurses to be effective in the modern healthcare enviornment. In particular, this paper integrates a view of leadership skills and their role in shaping the focus for nurses, particularly in the hospital setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Issues, Problems, and Solutions Regarding Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 12

This is a 12 page paper discussing the current nursing shortage issues and proposed solutions within the profession. The United States is currently undergoing a nursing shortage which is expected to continue until the year 2020. Reasons for the shortage have been reported as: an ageing nursing population; an ageing and decreasing nursing education population; ...

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U.S. Foreign Educated Nurse Licensing »

Number of Pages: 23

This 23 page paper discusses the licensing process for foreign-educated nurses in America. The essay begins with an introduction that reports the nursing shortage, the practice of importing foreign-trained nurses in developed countries and the ratio of nurses to population in several countries. The next section reports the licensing process for nurses who are trained ...

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