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Nursing Issues and Statistical Analysis »

Number of Pages: 8

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of nursing issues. The use of statistics in nursing research is explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Hybrid Program »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses the Health Care Academy in the Delaware Community College district in Pennsylvania. The existing nursing shortage has the potential of seriously reducing quality patient care. Many approaches have been used to reduce the shortage and have more people enter nursing as a career. The program described in this ...

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Epidural Analgesia and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that gives an overview of epidural analgesia. This examination of epidural anesthesia focuses on the role of the certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and offers a brief overview of nursing practice concerning this subject. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Alcoholism and Social Worker and Nursing Attitudes »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social ...

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Patient Safety and Human Factors »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper reports on the human factors that affect nurses and nursing practice. Medication error, cognitive errors and other issues are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Competencies and Nursing Executives »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page research paper/essay discusses the differences between the competencies and roles of nurse managers and nurse administrators. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Dorothea Dix, Pioneer of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the life, career, and nursing philosophy of nursing pioneer Dorothea Dix, who was instrumental in both founding and expanding more than 30 hospitals devoted to the treatment of mental illness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing and Issues of Confidentiality »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper addresses the dilemmas nurses face in terms of divulging information which was told to them in confidence. The importance of nurse-patient trust is weighed against the decision to break confidentiality in unusual circumstances. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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EBP from Three Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 pages essay reports on 3 hypothetical interviews that demonstrate to the student how interviews conducted in order discern how the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) and nursing research are viewed from different perspectives might be discussed. Presumably, the interviews were conducted with an RN in clinical practice, a nurse practitioner and ...

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Exploration Pedagogical Approaches For Nurse Education »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. This essay discusses several teaching theories. These include behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist. Bloom’s taxonomy is explained along with the major thoughts of Piaget and Vygotsky. The benefits of simulation and problem solving in nursing education are discussed. Trends in nursing education are also identified. Bibliography lists 14 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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Aspects of FNP Practice »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper discusses the core competencies of various advanced practice nursing roles, and then focuses on the role, legal requirements in the State of Florida, and credentialing requirements for a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Role »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner. the writer begins by defining the nursing meta-paradigm concepts that pertain to the FNP role and then provides specific information on FNPs, as well as hypothetical example of how to write about personal philosophy and the favorite ...

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Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper addresses 10 different issues in advanced practice nursing. Topics include the use of intuition in Benner's model of nursing, Watson's theory of caring, and the impact of the environment on health, as well as other topics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Summary and Analysis of a Nursing Practicum »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper summarizes and analyzes a nursing practicum project that used a needs assessment to evaluate the need for and appropriateness of using simulation technology to educate nurses on pulmonary artery catheterization . Bibliography lists 5 sources, which includes citing one of the student's previous papers.

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Some Questions on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of three submission questions on nursing. These questions are related to nursing informatics. Bibliographies list 6 sources.

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An Annotated Bibliography of Nurse Research »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an annotated bibliography of nursing articles on different topics in nursing. There are nine sources cited.

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The Future of Nursing, The IOM Report »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper/essay reports on The Future of Nursing, a report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The writer focuses on the goals of transforming nursing practice, education and leadership. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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An Article Analysis, Ethics and School Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay summarizes and analyzes the study conducted by Solum and Schaffer (2003), which utilized a sample of school nurses and investigated how these nurses address ethical problems and issues. Bibliography cited only the article.

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MSN Practicum Education Project Reflection »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay offers a nursing student an example of how the student might choose to express reflections on a nursing practicum and her mentor/preceptor. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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School Nurse, An Observed Role »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay offers a student an example of how the student might record his or her own experience concerning an observation and interview of school nurse. The essay discusses the roles played by this nursing professional. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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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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Florida ARNP Scope Expansion »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper discusses proposed legislation in Florida, HB 7071, which would expand the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The writer describes who is affected, the stance of professional organizations on the bill and its implications for nursing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Overview of Roy Adaptation Model »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that presents an examination of literature, which offers an overview of the key components of the Roy Adaptation Model (RAM). The writer describes how the RAM addresses the nursing meta-paradigms of person, environment, health and nursing, as well as how Roy envisioned the principal component of her ...

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APN Posts, Definition and Roles »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay addresses how advanced nursing practice is defined by the International Council of Nurses and also discusses the confusion over APN titles and roles on an international level. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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FNP Practice Parameters »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay discusses the student's anticipated role as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) practicing in the State of Florida. The parameters of practice as established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act are described. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Interview with Nursing Faculty »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of nursing faculty experiences. An interview with a nursing professor is examined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Literature on PDAs in Nursing Practice and Education »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper begins by offering a complete summation of 2 nursing studies thane investigated the efficacy of PDAs in nursing education and practice. Then the pros and cons of PDA use is discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Regulation and Accreditation of Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of nursing accreditation. The impact of regulatory bodies on nursing education is also examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Scholarships and Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about concept analysis in regards to nursing. The author of this paper explains how the use of concept analysis will assist in providing direction and understanding in the nursing profession. There are five sources cited in this paper.

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Current Issues, Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to several issues in advanced practice nursing, such as credentialing, barriers to practice, professionalism and the history of advanced practice nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Interviewing Head Nurse »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses nurse leadership. This essay reports interview results. A nurse leader was interviewed with a specific set of questions. The essay reports the responses to those questions. The essay is strengthened with research studies that relate to some of the issue brought up in the interview. Bibliography lists 4 ...

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Nursing Article Summaries »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of nursing articles. Two articles on nursing are summarized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Basic Nursing Metaparadigm »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that explores and discusses the basic metaparadigm of nursing practice, which encompasses the concepts of person, environment, health and nursing. The writer provides personal definitions of these terms and then discusses how scholarly opinion broadens these definitions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Theory of Imogene King Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page outline of Imogene King's "General Systems Framework" theory. Developed during the mid 1960s and first published in 1971, this theory emphasizes the importance of the interaction between nurses and patients. Views this interaction as an open system which is in constant interaction with a variety of environmental factors. Points ...

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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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Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. This essay discusses some of the practices nurse educators use and how they impact students and the nurse educator. A sample is computerized patient simulators or the COPA method, both of which are explained. The essay also provides a literature review that focuses on the practices identified and finally, discusses trends ...

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Nursing Caring, Nursing Meta-Paradigms »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper/essay considers the nursing meta-paradigms of Nursing, Person, Health and Environment as they apply to the concept of caring. The writer provides a personal interpretation that also draws on research. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Conflicting Ethics, Euthanasia, and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page essay that examines the moral dilemmas faced by nurses as they try to reconcile the Nurse's Code to euthanasia and the right to die issue. Discussed are the three ethics of autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence and how these ethics should be applied in situations involving euthanasia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Home Falls and Performance Improvement »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of performance improvement in nursing homes. The case of using performance indicators to reduce falls in nursing homes is made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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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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Seiler and Moss (2012), Study Analysis »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page analysis of a research article reports not the study undertaken by Seiler and Moss (2012). This qualitative study concerned nurse practitioner experience in addressing the needs of homeless clients. The writer describes all part of the study and its applicability and implications for nursing practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Review of Nurses Experiences Care for Patients with Prehypertension »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper looks at a nursing article which reports in research undertaken to assess the experiences of nurse practitioners in managing patients with pre-hypertension. The research methodology, sampling and findings are all reviewed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

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Self-Care Deficit Theory, Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, which discusses its key components, establishes ties between theory, research and practice and describes relevance to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Review of Achievements in the Development and Implementation of Nursing Program to Reduce Falls »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper presets a review of a nursing program introduced to reduce the number of fall suffered by elderly patients under the care if a home nursing agency. The paper is written in the style of a mentor review looking at the work undertaken to create develop and deliver the program.

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Evaluating Nursing Programs »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This paper discusses internal and external influences on nursing program evaluations, it identifies and explains one accreditation agency and on regulatory body, it reports their Web sites, and it comments on how these agencies affect the curriculum of the nursing program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Education Trends »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that addresses two issues that have to do with nursing education. The first issue is a description of several instructional methods that can be used. The second issue discusses what influences nurse education. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the professional setting and the role of the nurse leader, and presents some ideas about what a student must aspire to in order to be an effective nurse leader. This paper also incorporates a view of the theory of leadership method and demonstrates how a student ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper reports on various aspects of the APN roles, such as the nursing process in the delivery of care, interaction with colleagues and patients, and the future of AP nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Private Duty Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of private duty nursing. The profitability of private duty nursing is emphasized. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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