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Death and Coping »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that addresses the role nurses play in the dying process of patients. This includes patients that are dying as well as their family members. Two different case scenarios are provided, which illustrate the varied circumstances that a nurse may encounter. Each situation is unique, yet each circumstance always requires a great ...

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5 Articles Summarized »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. The manner by which nurses deal with work-related occurrence speaks volumes with regard to the ultimate outcome of a given patient's physical and mental status. The following five articles address the manner by which nurses are equipped – both personally and professionally – to deal with the very real ...

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Primary Care v. Team Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines this question in regards to the competing paradigms of team nursing versus primary care nursing. The writer offers a critical study of literature on this topic, which evaluates the pros and cons of each perspective in regards to the question of whether or not team nursing is ...

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Personal Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper/essay that offers advice to a nursing student on how to write a personal reflection paper that discusses the student’s ethics and values. In order to do this, the writer employs tutorial language that draws on specific examples of nursing integrity and values in action from nursing literature. Bibliography lists ...

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Field of Nursing and Managed Health Care »

Number of Pages: 8

The nursing profession is looked at in light of managed health care, specifically as it pertains to obstetrics. This 8 page paper specifically examines changes the field has undergone since the advent of managed health care. Options for nurses in the specialty are discussed, including the growing nurse midwifery occupation. Pros and cons of ...

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the nursing concepts of person, environment, health/illness and nursing. This examination of these concepts examines each idea in relation to how it is defined by the Barry University School of Nursing faculty, but also offering a personal perspective on the meaning of each term. Bibliography lists 1 source. ...

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Responses to Two Nursing Posts »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay describes how a student might possibly respond to two nursing posts. The first of which refers to creating a safer nursing system and the second to the role of the master's prepared nurse. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Practice and the Basis of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that explores how nursing theory provides a theoretical basis for nursing practice. The writer examines what nursing theory is, how it influences practice, and how it has evolved. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Topics in Community Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the history and parameters of community health nursing practice. Topics covered include school nurses, occupational nursing and the expanding horizons of CHN. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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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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Political Activism/Nursing Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper begins with a bulleted information sheet designed to inform a busy legislator about this issue. This is followed by a discussion of political strategies that nurses can use to promote legislation on nursing issues and concludes with how a nurse can increase her personal political power. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

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Nursing Issues and the Health Issues of the West Family »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that is framed around a scenario describing the West family members indicates numerous health issues. The following discussion selects 5 of these issues and relates them to literature and to a relevant nursing issue. Then two of these nursing issues are used to formulate a nursing care plan. There are ...

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Retention in Nursing and the Role of a Nursing Manager »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that discusses this topic in relation to the nursing shortage. The writer offers a literature review of studies that focus on the nursing manager's role in nurse retention and then offers a plan of action that is formulated on the Three-Component Model of Occupational Commitment. Discussion and conclusions are also ...

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Philadelphia RNs and Sleep Deprivation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how sleep deprivation is a very serious problem with registered nurses who work rotating shifts. The primary focus of the paper concerns nurses in Philadelphia, although the information presented deals with all nurses and health professionals who must work long and challenging hours. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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The Interprofessional Approach to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper describing and analyzing a clinical situation in which nurses, a physical therapist and a prosthesis specialist collaborated in the care of an amputee. The shared governance structure within units ensures that direct-care staff nurses have a voice with senior management and addresses risk management and quality indicators, while maintaining an ...

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Nursing Leadership Scenario »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the need for effective nursing leadership. The writer summarizes the efforts of Terry Capuano and other nursing leaders at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, which is located in Pennsylvania, and how they succeeded in creating a beneficial environment for nursing excellence by developing a highly successful leadership-development ...

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Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

In 1986 Jean Watson was Dean of the School of Nursing in Denver and Director of the Center for Human Caring. The two job titles provide a significant insight into how she views nursing. This 6 page paper examines the theory of nursing as an art within the context of the bio-pscho-social model and presents a scenario ...

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Overview of a Personal Statement of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of a personal statement of nursing, which considers the role of the nurse, the concept of wellness and the needs of the patients. This paper integrates a theoretical and practical view of a personalized view on nursing. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Anxiety and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. The extent to which anxiety infiltrates even the most competent of GYN nurses is found to be both grand and far-reaching; that nurses succumb to the detrimental effects of anxiety – both personally and professionally – speaks to a ongoing concern that renders otherwise proficient and effective nurses incapable of ...

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Twelve Hour Work Shifts and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that examines the topic of 12-hour nursing shifts. This report focuses on how this change to shift scheduling can be accomplished. Specifically, the writer looks at how nursing management and leadership strategy that can best implement such a change with student nurses in their practice placement area, utilizing Lewin's normative/educative ...

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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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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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Nurse Retention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that provides an examination of literature, which focuses on nurse retention and particularly how nursing managers can influence the rate of nursing staff turnover. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Community Health & Teen Pregnancy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that presents a scenario involving a high rate of teen pregnancy within a specific community and then discusses the role of community nursing exploring the role of the community health nurse, as a provider of care, manager of care and representative of the nursing profession, within this difficult situation. ...

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Nurses and Stress »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Stress is likely to occur in almost any profession but when it comes to nursing there is a high probability that at some point there will be job-related stress or burnout. The nursing professional is subjected to many more situations that are likely to be stress producing. This paper describes ...

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Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that addresses the question of whether or not nursing has a theoretical basis. The writer outlines the parameters of the debate and then argues that nursing does have such a theoretical basis and that theory provides the foundation for the highest level of nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing and Evidence Based Practice Enhancement »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing the trend toward evidence-based practice. The concept of evidence-based nursing is an attractive one that calls for abandoning closely-held, longstanding attitudes toward many of the duties of nursing. There are problems with making that shift, however, not the least of which is the time required to search and ...

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Energy Conservation and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that addresses the concept of energy conservation as it applies to nursing practice. Energy has been a topic of research and concern in nursing practice for quite some time. This examination of the concept explores how energy has been addressed within the context of nursing theoretical frameworks, concentrating on the ...

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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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Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page example essay that describes a personal philosophy of nursing. This perspective on nursing draws heavily on the career of Florence Nightingale and offers comparisons between this first modern nursing theory and the student's hypothetical personal position. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Interpersonal Relations Theory of Hildegard Peplau »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the background and implications of this theory. Contends that this theory is directly relational to all of the metaparadigms of nursing: to the more commonly recognized metaparadigms of person, environment, nursing, and health and also to nursing processes and goals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nurses and Violence in the Workplace »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page report is a literature review of works pertaining to the incidence of workplace violence and its impact on nurses and what measures can be taken into consideration regarding including an educational component in the nursing curriculum to assist nurses in dealing with the problem. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

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Restraints Usage and Issues of Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines restraint use in nursing practice. It offers an introduction to the topic, which states the parameters of the investigation, and then a literature review that examines current research and opinion, concluding that current nursing expertise works toward reducing or eliminating restraint use from nursing practice, and, recommends that, ...

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Theorist and Martha Rogers a Science of Unitary Human Beings Application »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the perspectives of nursing theorist Martha Rogers, with an emphasis on Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings. This paper outlines the background of the theorist, the theory, and the application for nursing practices, especially in regards to the way in which Rogers has influenced the development ...

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Ratio of Patients to Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses nurse to patient ratios. California is the first state that initiated and subsequently passed a bill legislating the ratio of nurse to patient. The bill was passed in 1999 but it is only in 2002 that the mandates are finally being put into effect. This essay presents ...

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'Applying Airline Safety Practices to Medication Administration' Article Review »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper reviewing a quantitative nursing research article that won MedSurg Nursing’s writer’s award for its design and reporting. Published in 2003, the hypothesis of the study was that medication errors would be reduced if nurses followed the pre-flight checklist procedures required of airline flight crews. The results found indicate that ...

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Prescribing Nurses and the Treatment of Wounds »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper considers the position of community nurses when undertaking wound dressing and how, with the advent of prescribing nurses, the non prescribing community nurses are placed in a difficult position with conflicting needs from their primary health care trusts, patients and the law. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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Student Nurses Assessment Strategies »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper comprised of an examination of literature pertaining to student nursing assessment, which focuses on the strategies that are utilized in nursing student assessment, offering analysis of these strategies, and also describing the qualifications of evaluators, as well as the role that the nursing students themselves play in the assessment process. ...

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Nursing Profession and Hispanics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the shortage which currently exists for Hispanic nurses. The author suggests that the need for Hispanic nurses is growing in conjunction with the growing Hispanic population as this population presents unique cultural considerations which can best be addressed by someone of a similar cultural background. The contention is ...

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Patient Outcome and Defining the Contribution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page exploration of the relationship which exists between nursing contribution and patient outcome. The author of this paper asserts a more and more predominant theme in nursing is the nurse’s one-on-one interaction with the patient and the consideration of such factors as culture and even spiritualism in patient care delivery. While ...

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Quality Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the principles of quality nursing care. Nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare practitioners offering direct patient care; and therefore, whether or not patients receive quality care is intrinsically tied to the level of professionalism exhibited by a nursing staff (Hassmiller and Cozine, 2006). It follows then that ...

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Nursing Shortage in Canada »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that explores the nursing shortage, focusing on Canada. There is a worldwide nursing shortage that is seriously affecting healthcare and healthcare in Canada is deeply affected. The nursing shortage in Canada is expected to worsen over the course of the next decade. Already the number of registered nurses (RNs) ...

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High Nursing Turnover Rate »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing retention rates. A consistent challenge for nurse managers today is to control staff nurse turnover rates, which average as high as 21 percent in some areas (Kleinman, 2004). According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), in 2002, the national average turnover rates for nurses working ...

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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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Personal Definition of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the parameters in defining a personal definition of nursing based on ethical and professional standards. Actions that are purposeful and effective are inevitably aligned with a specific set of values that serve to guide individuals in the process of decision making, in both their personal and professional ...

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Nursing Competency and the Use of Technology »

Number of Pages: 6

An 8 page discussion of the need for technological competence in nursing. This paper asserts that utilizing technology to optimize patient outcome is directly dependent on a nurse’s competence with that particular technology. Because technology is changing on a daily basis in the medical environment, nursing competency is an ever evolving phenomena. ...

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Mandatory Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the issue of mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Within the context of the nursing shortage, nurses have become concerned that staffing ratios, that is the number of patients being cared for by a single nurse, have increased to the point where they jeopardize patient safety. The question being examined ...

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An Article on Childbirth and Nursing Presence Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page article review that summarizes the principal points of a research study, offering analysis. Research pertaining to childbirth and the significance that this life events has for women supports the pivotal role that nursing support plays in the birth experience. Exploring this topic, the study designed by MacKinnon, McIntyre, and Quance (2005) investigated ...

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Nursing and Stress »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper defining stress, examining nursing literature addressing the problem and discussing implications for nursing. It is completely reasonable to attribute the continued shortage of nurses to recent increases in nursing burnout, at least in part. By definition, burnout results in part from having more to do than one person can ...

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Patient Outcomes and the Collaboration Between Physicians and Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores the crucial nature of nurse/doctor collaboration in patient outcomes. In 1967, Leonard I. Stein, MD, described the pattern of basic communication between a physician and an attending nurse as the "Doctor-Nurse Game." The expectation in this communication "game" was that a nurse, usually a woman, would make suggestions ...

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