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Community Nursing Program Marketing Plan »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper on recruiting student volunteers to work with homeless children at a homeless shelter. The writer describes the methods proposed to recruit volunteers along with unique innovations to motivate students. Techniques for assessment of the program are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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MSN Summary and Evaluation »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper reviewing and evaluating an MSN program. The paper uses the nurse’s practicum exercise to discuss four terminal objectives of the Master’s program. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Atherosclerosis »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines the risk factors and dangers associated with atherosclerosis. The writer examines the pathophysiology of this deadly disease and discusses how nursing practice provide an invaluable educational function in teaching clients about their own "pipes" can become "clogged" through poor lifestyle choices, such as a fatty diet and no ...

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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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Pain Management and Long Term Care Residents' Rights »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing traditional and newer approaches to pain management among the elderly, specifically those confined to nursing homes. The paper includes discussion of Neuman’s, Orem’s and King’s theories of nursing practice as they relate to the issue of pain management among nursing home residents. The use of pain-killing drugs is ...

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Modalities of Self Care and Holistic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing various self-care modalities (self-massage, music, meditation, exercise and imaging) to be used over the period of a class in holistic nursing. Self-massage and meditation are the modalities chosen, because neither requires any specialized equipment and neither requires that another person be available to assist. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Exercise and Health Benefits »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper pertain to the health benefits derived from exercise in regards to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and overweight/obesity, emphasizing the importance of nurse-led promotions and interventions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Practicum Outline »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper is an outline for a practicum exercise on a nursing course (NUR/590A). The paper presents a table outlining a set of learning objectives along with learning strategies and the way accomplishments may be evidenced. The project is to introduce electronic patient records to a nursing agency providing care in patients own ...

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Confidentiality Issues and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing an ethical dilemma faced by nurses in an emergency department. A man has made another appearance there because he failed to take his anticonvulsive medication and had a seizure at a movie theatre. The ethical dilemma is that the nurses know that the man drives regularly and that ...

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Nursing Economics/ Fiscal Realities »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that looks at several economic factors affecting American healthcare. The writer argues that the American healthcare system is in crisis. There are numerous economic issues that currently plague the nation's healthcare system and consequently seriously impact nursing. Examination of even of few of these issues points toward the serious need ...

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Transcultural Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of transcultural nursing. Specific examples are demonstrated in respect to various groups such as Hispanics, African Americans and Mexican Americans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Study Proposal/Will Placing an NP in EDs Help Overcrowding? »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research proposal that outlines the design for am empirical investigation into the use of nurse practitioners in emergency departments within an American setting. While there is a great research in other countries on this topic, the extensive literature review shows that studies in American settings are lacking on this aspect of ...

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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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Childhood Diabetes and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

(8 pp) According to the American Nurses Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators (1998), diabetes, is increasingly recognized as a national health care and economic concern that is receiving a great deal of attention from legislators, providers and those who pay health care services. Efforts to improve care, and thus decrease its complications, ...

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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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Cultural Mores and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 13

This paper examines the need for nurse practioners to consider the cultural mores of the patients whom they treat. The paper uses, as a jumping of point, the case study involving creation of a women's care center on a Native American reservation, then uses other sources to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Article Analysis: Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses the nursing shortage, five of its causes, and why the American public and elected officials have to address this issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing and Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 15

Mentoring was founded in ancient Ithaca when Odysseus entrusted his son Telemachus to the care of Mentor. After a time, Mentor revealed himself to be Athena, the goddess of arts and history. A mentor is typically considered to be an older, wiser person who assumes some responsibility as a role model, motivator, companion ...

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Nursing Home Care That is Client Centered »

Number of Pages: 12

Client Centered Nursing Home Care. (12 pp). On any given day, nursing homes are caring for about one in twenty Americans over the age of 65. Almost half of all Americans turning 65 this year will be admitted into a nursing home at least once. One fifth of those people admitted into nursing homes stay ...

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Assisted Suicide, Ethics, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one ...

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Nursing's Personal Code of Ethics »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5-page paper focuses on ethics as they pertain to the nursing code of ethics (as formulated through the American Nurses Association). Issues discussed include autonomy, informed consent, beneficence, confidentiality and nonmaleficence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Overview of the American Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper/essay offers a description of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The writer discusses its the organization's aim and activities, as well as its emphasis on evidence-based practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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ANA, Benefits of Membership »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay discusses the rationale that a nurse might provide for joining the American Nurses Association. The benefits of membership are described. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Heart Disease Prevention Clinic Led by Nurses »

Number of Pages: 13

13 pages in length. With a strong emphasis upon prevention, more and more contemporary health maintenance facilities are deciding to act upon potential medical conditions long before they arise. Incorporating nurse-led secondary prevention clinics for sufferers of coronary heart disease (CHD) who have already experienced myocardial infarction, these facilities effectively train their patients ...

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Australian Patient with Unstable Angina and Nursing Actions »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing unstable angina in Australia and relevant nursing actions for a specific patient. The paper discusses pathophysiology, prevention and consequences, as well as relevant educational requirements. Mrs. Brown may find herself with a wealth of medications to begin taking on a daily basis, but the preferred approach is that ...

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Modern Organizations and Nursing Leaders »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing the source of one medical center’s vice president’s effective leadership. Effective leaders must possess an optimum blend of “people skills” and technical knowledge. This is particularly true in nursing, perhaps more so than in any other field. Ability alone cannot serve to make a manager’s leadership truly ...

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Student Ethics and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page essay/research paper that contrasts and compares two tenets from the American Nurse Association ethical code and the one formulated for students by the University of Phoenix. The writer argues that the sentiment behind the codes is identical and promotes acceptance of diversity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Model on Human to Human Relationship by Joyce Travelbee »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that examines Travelbee's nursing model in regards to aiding nursing interventions with African Americans with hypertension. Overview of Travelbee's model is included. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

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Hypertension Education for African American Patients »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that discusses a nursing educational intervention that is geared towards helping African Americans manage hypertension. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing Assignment Acceptance and the Position Statement of the American Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 6

A six page paper which looks at the American Nurses Association’s position statement regarding the right of nurses to accept or reject assignments on the grounds of harm which might come to themselves or their patients, and considers it in reference to the increased emphasis on nurses’ autonomy and the importance of nursing ethics. Bibliography ...

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'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. ...

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Nursing and Health Care Political Issues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that examines the positions of the Republican and Democratic parties in regards to health care issues and then looks at the issues considered crucial by the American Nurses Association. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Rehabilitation Setting and Collaborative Nursing »

Number of Pages: 16

A 16 page paper discussing the value of collaborative nursing in rehab. Culturally competent nurses – whether that competence is gained through ethnic group identification or learned through practical study and experience – can aid in achieving success in the rehab setting. Addiction is such a demanding form of mental illness that practitioners ...

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Cultural Considerations and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. This is a topic which those in the nursing profession would do well to consider. For many cultures, including those of the Middle East, the crisp white uniforms found in American hospitals represents death and funerals. It is for reasons such as this that those in caregiving professions need to familiarize themselves with the ...

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A Summary and Analysis of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that summarizes and analyzes the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics. The writer also comments on its content and implications. No additional sources cited.

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African American Teenagers and Incidence of HIV »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that focuses on HIV infection among African American adolescents as a public health threat. In exploring the ramifications of this public health issue, this examination explores HIV transmission using the epidemiologic triad model. This information is then viewed from the standpoint of nursing theory, specifically Parse's theory of human becoming, ...

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Standards of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines and critiques available guidelines for critical care nursing. An abbreviated version of the standards of the American Associate of Critical-Care Nurses is discussed, but also an extensive set of guidelines formulated for pediatric intensive care units is also evaluated. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Prenatal and Postnatal Care Intervention »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper considers the way that intervention nursing in the community may be used to reduce the infant mortality rate and increase birth weights of new born babies in African American families. The paper considers the background and explains how home visits need to be instigated so that they do add value to ...

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Second World War and American Women's Roles »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides a look at the roles played by American women during the second world war. Their jobs as nurses and factory workers are highlighted, but many other roles are explored as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Health Care: Challenges in Caring for a Diverse Population, and Dealing with Colleagues of Different Ages »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper discusses two matters: the opportunities and challenges presented to health care workers by the increasingly ethnically diverse American population; and generational conflict between older nurses and younger nurses and administrators. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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Article Analysis/Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page article analysis of a research study, Pravikoff, Tanner and Pierce (2005), that was designed to evaluate the knowledge, computer literacy skills and general readiness of American nurses to implement evidence-based nursing practice. The writer summarizes and evaluates each section of the study, concluding with an evaluation of the research's significance to nursing. ...

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Nursing & ED Overcrowding »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores the problem of overcrowding in EDs and how this impacts nursing. This examination of overcrowding in American EDs looks at reasons for overcrowding and the effect that this has on nurses and patients. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the role of the nurse practitioner, requirements for the certification and some of the problems that NPs face. Though the American Medical Association complains about their expanding roles in health care, many MDs prefer hiring NPs because of their advanced training and knowledge. The role of the NP ...

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ANA as a Political Action Committee »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper focuses in on the political action committee (PAC) affiliated of the ANA. The ANA's support of health care for the elderly is at the crux of this paper as well as the history of such issues affecting the aging population. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Meningitis and Africans in a Cultural Competency Case Study »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper discusses meningitis and how to implement a health education and immunization program on a college campus by the nursing professional. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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U.S. Civil War and Northern Women Historiography »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses this topic. This area of historical study can be divided roughly into several categories, as there are books that detail the role of Northern women as nurses; abolitionists; spies; and as actual soldiers. The historiography of Northern women's involvement in the war is too vast to be addressed ...

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Life and Contributions of Clara Barton »

Number of Pages: 6

In 6 pages, the author discusses Clara Barton. "As a young girl, her skull was studied by phrenologist, and he determined her to be one that would never assert herself for herself, but that for others she would be fearless. Angel of mercy during the Civil War, although not a nurse. Founder ...

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The Difficult Problem of the Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 5

A 6 page paper offering a letter of petition for publication, abstract and a short journal article discussing current efforts and future predictions of increase in the current nursing shortage. The current nursing shortage is expected only to intensify over the next generation. Though there are 126,000 hospital vacancies for RNs in late ...

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NANDA »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that includes a 1 page abstract. This paper offers a review of nursing literature that focuses on systems of nursing classification, with an emphasis on the classification system of nursing diagnoses known as NANDA. The history of this organization is summarizes, explaining how North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) ...

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