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Nurse Practitioners and The Importance of Advanced Practice Nurses

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Various Types of Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that looks at various nursing roles. A pertinent question to nursing practice is what, specifically, should a patient expect from his/her nurse. This question can be examined from the standpoint of the scope of nursing practice for both registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners (NPs). ...

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The U.S. Air Force and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

An 18 page paper discussing federal and state laws regarding advanced nursing practice. At present, licensing is a state function, and requirements as well as privileges can widely vary between states. As a national organization, the USAF and other military services may literally be caught in the middle between states’ and federal regulation. ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing and Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper arguing the appropriateness of using advanced practice nurses in leadership roles. Advanced practice nurses are more qualified for leading nurses than are non-nurses or nurses lacking the managerial training that advanced practice nurses receive in pursuit of their advanced standing certification. Moreover, active RNs, LPNs and CNAs understand that ...

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Advance Practice Nursing and Postgraduate Degrees »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance of completing a postgraduate diploma in a specialty area and the focus on this credential, the postgraduate diploma, for advanced practice nurses. This paper considers the fact that many advanced practice nurses have not necessarily received postgraduate diplomas, but more ...

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Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Midwife »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that, first of all, examines the umbrella category of advanced practice nursing, offering a definition and overview, but then specifically examines the roles and scope of practice of the nurse practitioner and the nurse midwife. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Review of an Article on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a critique of an article: Dahl, Julie, RN, CNP, MS & Penque, Sue, RN, CNP, MS. (2000, March). The Effects of an Advanced Practice Nurse – Directed Heart Failure Program published in The Nurse Practitioner. The writer comments on these issues: purpose and hypothesis of study, population included, appropriateness of ...

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3 Specialties in Advanced Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the changing roles for advanced practice nursing. The paper describes the roles and duties of the nurse practitioner (NP), certified nurse midwife (CNM) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Nurse Practitioner Cost Analysis »

Number of Pages: 25

This 25 page paper includes a 9 page annotated bibliography. There are a number of topics discussed in this paper, including the cost analysis for adding a nurse practitioner to the staff of a hypothetical physician family practice. Topics discussed include the increasing numbers of nurse practitioners found in doctors' offices and clinics; information regarding ...

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The Continuing Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing the continuing evolution of advanced practice nursing and the resistance it receives from physician groups. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses have filled significant roles in US health care for years. They have legal rights and the technical expertise to take on much of the burden of ...

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Relationship Between Physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8-page paper covers the relationship between advanced practice nurses (also known as nurse practitioners) and physicians. The relationship between these two has always been difficult. The paper examines the history of this relationship, why it has been so difficult and what some hospitals are doing to solve the problem. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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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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A Nursing Continued Education Plan »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the importance of continued education to the nursing professional. Targets the specific curriculum goals of critical thinking, computer literacy, information literacy, and nursing informatics as critical components of an Advanced Practical Nursing Degree and addresses the manner in which these components can be addressed. Also identifies a means ...

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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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Operating Room Nursing Specialties and Oncology »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses advanced practice nursing today, which is characterized by various specialties, with each having its own particular focus and educational requirements. Two such specialties are oncology nursing and operating room (OR) nursing. The following research looks at the educational requirements for these advanced nursing roles and also at the ...

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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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2 Perspectives on Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses 2 issues pertaining to nursing theory. The first half of the paper examines the relationship between nursing theory and research and practice and the second half of the paper looks at how non-nursing theories can play a role in advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Patient Welfare, Health, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the variety of responsibilities and issues facing the nurse practitioner in the contemporary health care environment. According to their nature these issues can either enhance or impede the role of the nurse practitioner in family practice. Client, health, environment, and nursing processes all interplay to impact overall patient ...

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The Parish Nurse and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the emergence of advanced-practice nursing in parish nursing. The parish nurse cannot provide services that substitute for hospital treatment or costly laboratory testing procedures, but s/he certainly can provide routine screening measures, educate patients on a variety of health-related topics and advise patients on when they do need to ...

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RN v. BSN and Nursing Trends in Education »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the importance of advanced education in the nursing profession. Reviews the changes which have occurred in the health care environment which necessitate advanced education. Highly recommends the Bachelor of Science in nursing as a means of meeting the challenges of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Practitioner Perceptions »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the perceptions that physicians and nurses have towards the nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner is becoming more and more necessary in light of the fact that more and more people need care and there are only so many doctors to go around. The existence of nurse practitioners also enables health ...

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Nursing and the Concept of Reflective Thinking »

Number of Pages: 5

A 6 page overview of the concept of reflective thinking. Highlights the contentions of Bert Teekman’s “Exploring Reflective Thinking in Nursing Practice”, published in a 2000 edition of the “Journal of Advanced Nursing”. Provides a brief literature review detailing the manner in which various authors emphasized the importance of reflective thinking. Emphasizes ...

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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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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of existing studies of the use of nurse practitioners in providing services for particular patient populations, including pediatric populations. This paper compares the use of nurse practitioners in comparison to other health care providers, and assesses the implications of the role of the pediatric nurse practitioner in ...

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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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Ireland's Nurse Practitioner Role »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that contrasts and compares the role of advanced nurse practitioner in various countries, with specific focus on how these roles compare with NP practice in Ireland. Bibliography lists 6 source.

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Dr. Madeleine Leininger, Transcultural Nursing, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Dr. Madeleine Leininger is considered the world's foremost authority on transcultural nursing. Transcultural nurses, according to Dr. Leininger, see more than just a globe. Theirs is a unique perspective encompassing the entire world and all nationalities when it comes to the family nurse practitioner. Her theories can be applied in any clinic setting ...

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Advanced Nursing Practice Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, discusses the four meta-paradigms of nursing: health, person, nursing and environment. Then, the writer discusses issues of collaborative practice, focusing on the role of the family nurse practitioner.

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Overview of the Nurse Practitioner Profession »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper which discusses many of the aspects involved in the profession of nurse practitioner. A section detailing the education required included, and this is followed by a section detailing some of the responsibilities of the nurse practitioner and how such elicits particular attitudes from other medical professionals. Another section provides information pertaining to the field of ...

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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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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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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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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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Professional Practice and Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. A nurse's philosophical outlook on the profession necessarily impacts the manner in which that individual acts on a day-to-day basis. Basically, philosophy supports professionalism by providing a strong foundation for practice. The following discussion of nursing philosophy and practice demonstrates how these two aspects of nursing practice are related, focusing ...

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Advanced Practice Nurses and Their Significance »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page discussion of the vital role nurse practitioners are playing in the health care environment. Emphasizes the need for such positions in practically every aspect of this environment, particularly in the family health clinic. Concludes that not only are nurse practitioners highly skilled professionals, they are trained in dealing with interpersonal ...

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The Importance of Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides a definition of forensic nursing, its importance in the field, the roles a forensic nurse might assume and some of the many venues in which forensic nursing is practiced. Comments about training are included. The writer then comments on the compatibility of the Neuman Systems model and forensic nursing. ...

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MSN and ANP Degrees »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides a response to some of the following questions: 1. What is the difference between baccalaureate and graduate-degree education with regard to autonomy? Why is it important to identify clinical or practice experts to help you achieve your Practicum learning objectives? Why must MSN students have MSN mentors? 2. ...

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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, Various Issues »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper address a variety of issues pertaining to advance practice nurses (APNs), such as scope of practice, engagement in research and promoting evidence-based practice, use of complementary therapies, among other topics. Bibliography lists 14 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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Hand Washing and the Care of Patients »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the importance of hand washing in nursing. Primarily based on a study of nurses' hand washing practices, the problem is important for nursing study because (1) it is so pervasive, and (2) returning to basics – hand washing, surface disinfecting and other measures – has been found to be ...

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Putting Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort in Practice »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper examining Kolcaba's theory of nursing and how to put it into practice. Many of the technological advances in medicine and nursing have focused far more on processes and outcome benefits than on the comfort of the patient. Kolcaba (2008) holds that greater comfort translates to greater attention to the ...

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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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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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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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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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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 Delivery Trends »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many trends in healthcare delivery in the past ten years have worked together to influence the healthcare practices of hospital staff nurses. This paper examines the impact, both positive and negative, on the healthcare practices provided by nurses. The impact these trends have had on floor nurses as well as how ...

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Carative Nursing Model and Nurses' Image »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the common interactions and perceptions of individuals involved in nursing situations, including the patients, their families, clients of nursing, students, practitioners, and all the individuals involved and both direct and indirect care. This paper relates the nature of the nurses role to the larger community and ...

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Philosophy of Nursing and Future Plans »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper/essay that offers a guide to a student, using tutorial language, that provides a guide to writing a personal philosophy of nursing and then turns its focus to the crucial role that obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing science can play in a nursing career before closing with a discussion of ...

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