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Educating Nurses on the Importance of Clean Scissors »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a design for a nurse educational program on cleaning scissors. The paper presents the rationale for the study, learner goals, an outline of the content, the educational approach; resources needed and process of evaluation. The program is designed so it can be adapted for nurses at different stages of their ...

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Interview/Diabetic Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that describes an interview conducted with an MSN-prepared nursing educator. The writer discusses this nurse educator's beliefs regarding how theory is used in her practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Death and Dying Interview »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reflecting concepts conveyed in an interview with a retired Director of Nursing Services at a long-term care facility for the elderly. The woman's unique perspective on the process of dying and the interaction between elderly and their community base during this process is a significant theme. The writer presents ...

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Orem, Mid-range & Grand Theories »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers an examination of Orem’s theoretical perspective as it differentiates between the grand and mid-range versions of Orem’s model of nursing and then goes on to discuss the substance of her mid-range theory, that is, her Self-Care Deficit theory of nursing and its application. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nature of Humanity »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay in which the writer offers a guide to writing about how a nurse's philosophy pertaining to the nature of humanity impacts his or her work as a nurse. No bibliography is offered.

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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.

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Childhood Obesity »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that examines the problem of childhood obesity from a public health nursing perspective. The writer discusses the severity and health repercussions of the problem and then addresses nursing diagnosis, evaluation and possible intervention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Strategies to Retain Employees »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that emphasizes the shortage of nurses and other health care professionals. The paper reviews an article about employee retention and comments on what needs to happen to reduce the turnover of nurses. Bibliography lists 8 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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Ethical Dilemma Pertaining to a Do Not Resuscitate Order »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses a case study in which there is dissension over a DNR order, the terminally ill patient requests it, but his wife talks him out of it. The writer offers a possible solution/nursing intervention discussed in nursing literature. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Practice/Texas »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers 3 case scenarios. Each of these cases refers to specific scenarios concerning nursing practice in Texas and how each RN violated specific sections of the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners (BNE) standards of practice code. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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Nursing Liability and Access to Health Care by the Poor in Texas »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses access to healthcare by the poor in Texas, standards for professional conduct, and the repercussions if nurses fail to reach these standards, which is all too easy into "cutback" environment. In this regard, the writer also discusses legal liability and what nurses need to know. Bibliography lists 6 ...

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Nursing Wages »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that, first of all, discusses nursing wages, focusing on wages in California. Then the writer discusses the nursing shortage and possible solutions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Accreditation in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that consists of 2 smaller papers. The first paper, 5 pages, has to do with the processes involved in nursing accreditation, which compares these processes, between two agencies, with the accreditation process as it applies to forensic science. The second 4 page essay discusses how a background of employment in ...

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Ethical, Legal Issues and Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper describes the legal and ethical issues that pertain to the practice behaviors of registered nurses (RNs). The writer describes the importance of Nursing Practice Acts and HIPAA requirements, as well as the complexity of the ethical issues that daily confront RNs, while emphasizing the importance of the ANA Code of ...

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Albert Bandura's Theories and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

Bandura's concepts are compared with other theorists' such as Lawler and Piaget in this 11 page analysis. Bandura's premise that self-efficacy expectations are the most important influences on motivation is highlighted. All theories are discussed as related to the nursing profession and the key elements of individualism, environment, society and health are discussed in relationship ...

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Jean Watson's Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper examines the philosophies of Jean Watson and determines how that viewpoint may be applicable to the philosophy of a nursing student. More specifically, this paper highlights the importance of Watson's wholistic approach to nursing care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Conflict & Resolution in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines conflict and conflict resolution within a nursing context. This literature review looks at some of the sources of conflict between nurses from the perspective offered by Thomas conflict theory. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Quitting Smoking Through Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 13

This 13 page paper provides an overview of the current literature and a methodology for assessing the impacts of nurse-interventions in smoking cessation, a necessary element in determining decreased risk and incidence of lung cancer. This paper outlines the central features of four articles, and also provides a methodology for considering the problem and ...

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Nursing Research and its Significance »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages in length. Research in any field is vital to the industry's lifeblood; however, it may mean the difference between life and death within the practice of nursing. Clearly, cutting edge research is pertinent not only as a means by which to protect a given patient's health, but it is also necessary ...

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Goal Attainment Theory of Imogene King »

Number of Pages: 3

The theory of Goal Attainment, presented by Ms. King, focuses on how client goals are attained through the transactions that occur between the client and nurse. The concepts of personal system, social system, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, time, space, growth, and development she presents offers validation of the belief of community as client. This ...

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Adverse Effects to Antipsychotic Drugs »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that explains and discusses what this syndrome is and what nurses need to be aware of. The paper also reports what nurses need to do when they have and NMS patient. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Autonomy of Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the AMA's complaints of nurse practioners not having enough direct supervision by MDs and the nursing profession's response. The uncertainty in the health care industry has not spared physicians. After more than a century of preserving image, they face a shift away from themselves as the "most equal" component of the health ...

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Annotated Bibliography on Patient Restraint »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page annotated bibliography describing 6 sources. All of the sources discuss the use of physical or chemical restraints in nursing homes, with emphasis on physical restraints. Some nursing homes are striving for a restraint-free environment, but some still argue that physical restraints are necessary to prevent residents from injuring themselves. ...

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Qualitative Studies/What are they good for? »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the transferability of qualitative nursing research to other settings, focusing on what to look for in a study and also how qualitative data can guide nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Consultants and Their Role »

Number of Pages: 12

The 12 page paper explores the contributions that nurse consultants occupy in healthcare and critically discusses their role. The paper focuses in the consultant nurses in the UK National Health Service. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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Arguing Against Nurses Participating in the Death of Patients and the Christine Busalacchi Case »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper which the arguments presented by nurses in Missouri and Arkansas, who pleaded a case before the Supreme Court that depriving Christine Busalacchi of nourishment through starvation and dehydration was illegal, inhumane, and unethical. The strengths and weaknesses of the arguments presented in the nurses’ briefs, conflicts of laws or rights ...

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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, ...

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Applications of the Social Ecology Model »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that defines and discusses the features of the Social Ecology Model, which was formulated by Urie Bronfenbrenner in the late 1970s. The writer describes applications in nursing and compares it to the nursing process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Appraisal of Team Performance »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing approaches to appraising the performance of teams, particularly those in health care settings. One nurse rejects the 360-degree approach because of conditions under which many nurses work. The team score approach may be better in health care settings. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Operating Room Communication Between Physician and Nurse »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper reviewing the state of communication between doctor and nurse in the OR and assessing changes that continue to occur. The relationship is stereotyped as being adversarial, but recent research indicates that the trend toward alliance of healthcare professionals is finding its way to the OR now as well. The ...

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Nursing research/WICHE, CURN and Stetler »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 pages paper that briefly examines the impact of WICHE and CURN on utilization of nursing research and then discusses Stetler's model of nursing research utilization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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A Graduate School Admission Essay in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an example of one person's graduate essay in nursing, and provides a view of why this person wanted to become a nurse practitioner. There are no sources cited.

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Withholding Treatment and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper on a nurse's experiences withdrawing nutrition and hydration from terminally ill patients. The writer details her experiences with such patients and the ethical and emotional issues involved. Ethical arguments are made. Bibliography lists 2 sources from nursing journals.

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Nursing Career Development »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the steps which are necessary to develop a nursing career. This paper proceeds from the basic requirement of obtaining nursing certification to the more advanced requirements of higher degrees and specialized training. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Levels of Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the literature on the role that education plays in practice and, specifically, if the educational level of nurses at the entry level constitutes a significant factor to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Nursing and the Value of Honesty »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the importance of honesty as a value in nursing. Using the example of informed consent, the author demonstrates that honesty is a particularly important value in meeting up to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Theory Research and Practice »

Number of Pages: 15

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory and the impacts. This paper relates some of the central theorists and theories impacting nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Maslow And Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that begins with an introduction to Maslow's hierarchy and then briefly explains each of the levels in the hierarchy. The writer then discusses the implications of the theory to nursing, emphasizing the need for nurses to remember what level most of their patients are on. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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An Analysis of Nursing Care Concepts »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page nursing concept analysis that explores the topic of caring. The aim of this analysis is to investigate this body of research in order to determine the purposes of caring and how caring can facilitate the goals of nursing practice. The writer explores the literature in regards to a model case study, borderline, ...

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Causes, Solutions and Student Impact of the Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper the addresses the nursing shortage. This overview looks at the shortage from three perspectives: its causes, its possible solutions and its impact on today's student nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Schools of Philosophy as Used in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines 5 school of philosophical thought, which serve to inform the methodology and thinking nurse researchers. This discussion offers a brief overview of five philosophical perspectives, which culminates in a comparison of these viewpoints. The philosophical views addressed are: logical positivism, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, paradigmatics, and phenomenology. The information presented ...

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Student Interest in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page exploration of why more and more students are becoming interested in nursing. Written as a tutorial admissions essay, this paper emphasizes the attraction of the diversity of nursing duties and the growing recognition in the field of the importance of such factors as touch and caring in improving patient welfare. ...

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How Health is Defined by 2 Theories of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that investigates and discusses two different nursing theories, how they define health, and how this definition of health impacts nursing practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Lateral Violence in a Nursing Workforce »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discussed the problem of lateral violence between nurses, that is, negative relationships and behaviors expressed between staff nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nurses Using Evidenced-Based Practices »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses why research is important to nurses and why nurses need to conduct research studies. The writer also comments on the role of the BSN in research. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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An Interview with a Nurse Manager »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an interview with a nurse manager and considers the implications of her thoughts in relation to both quality and direct care nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Why Nurses Leave Clinical Practice? »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the problem of the nursing shortage, reviewing an article that undertakes research identifying factors causing nurses to the clinical practice. The contents of the article and main message are considered, supporting evidence from alternative research is identified and the paper ends by looking at the importance of tackling ...

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Role of a Legal Nursing Consultant »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that explores the role of this nursing professional. The writer defines and outlines the requirements, duties and parameters of this nursing specialty. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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