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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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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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An Overview of Critical Care Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of caring in the critical care scenario. This is a nursing paper that outlines the importance of caring from a nursing perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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US Health Care and Nursing of the Future »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper which examines how nursing and healthcare in the United States has changed in the past ten years, and what the future holds for both. Illustrations are provided which address historical information, ethical information, and various funding issues as they relate to the industry of health care. Following this is an illustration ...

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Sharing Grief »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay/research paper that offers a student nurse a template for describing his/her personal experiences with death and loss and applying this understanding to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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Nursing and Self Care Wound Instruction »

Number of Pages: 6

Nursing has always been dichotomized between science and humanity. Being a good nurse is being defined by the ability to be proficient in both. This 6 page paper provides a tutorial and information on the construction of a teaching plan for self-care of wounds. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Osteoporosis In Elderly Women »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper that defines and describes this disease and the incidence. The paper explains how it is diagnosed and treated. Comments are separated into sections, including Pathophysiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment; the role of Nurse Educators; Quality of Life issues; and Community/Healthcare Resources, including nursing homes. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Confused Elderly Patient Case Study »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides a case study of an elderly patient who arrives at an emergency room in a confused state. Techniques a nurse can use to help in diagnosis—which is likely concussion—and ways to make the patient feel comfortable, are examined. Degrees of concussion and symptoms are discussed. The paper ...

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Importance of Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses what a nursing student has learned from a course that addresses evidence-based nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Concerns About Safety and the Shortage of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the nursing shortage and then illustrates the real and potential dangers facing nurses and patients due to the shortage. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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National Association of Orthopedic Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that, first of all, discusses the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), which is a professional, non-profit organizations that is run by volunteers and whose goals are to advance and facilitate the lives of and careers of the nation's orthopaedic nurses (About, 2006). Then, the writer discusses the benefits of ...

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Value of Joining a Nurses’ Organization »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the value of joining a professional nursing organization and then profiles the ANA and the National League for Nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nightingale & Henderson »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the contributions to nursing of these two historical nursing figures, Nightingale and Henderson. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Licensing Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that explains the requirements and criteria for being licenses as a registered nurse in the U.S. The governmental agencies involved in regulation are identified and the steps for licensure are outlined. The writer also comments on the steps for a foreign-educated nurse receiving a license to practice in the U.S. Bibliography ...

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Depression and Anxiety in Women With Breast Cancer and Their Partners »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page review of the article published in the published in the January/February edition of “The Nursing Research Journal” by authors Terry Badger, Chris Segan, Sylvia M. Darros, Paula Meek and Ana Marie Lopez. This paper outlines the study methodology and findings to conclude that it offers valuable direction for the nursing field. ...

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Atrial Fibrillation »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines and summarizes three nursing articles pertaining to atrial fibrillation (AF) and recent research investigations and then specifically discusses the implications of this information to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Derived Theory of Smoking Relapse Analyzed »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper evaluates the derived theory of smoking relapse in respect to nursing. A model found in Chinn & Kramer's Theory of Nursing is utilized for analysis. Various elements of the theory are discussed inclusive of its importance and accessibility. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Are All Nursing Degrees Created Equal? »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper weighing the differences between the associates degree and bachelors degree routes to achieving RN status. Both have solid clinical experience, as well as technical training. The BSN degree, with an additional two years, provides more time for study of nursing theory and application to the clinical setting, while the ...

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Nursing Homes and Professional Conflict »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page tutorial paper discusses conflicts that are ongoing in nursing homes. The issue has to do with under-staffing these facilities. It is based on a conflict between profits and care but the human side is the conflict between nurses and administrators. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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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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Patient Harassment of Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. The incidence of patient harassment against nurses and other health care providers is much higher than most people probably think. This paper discusses the kinds of harassment and abuse many nurses and other health care providers experience. Reports from Sweden, Australia and the United Kingdom are included. Data included. Bibliography lists ...

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Nursing Home Residents Suffering from Dementia and Making End of Life Decisions »

Number of Pages: 5

Forbes, Bern-Klug and Gessert (2000), in their article End-of-Life Decision Making for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia, relate the problem of family decision making and the focus on nursing home care for individuals with dementia. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. ...

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Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 23

This 23 page paper answers a set of 25 questions regarding communication and nursing across cultural differences, defining and giving examples of effective communication, where. How and why communication should take place, the impact of patient/nurse language and cultural differences and the potential outcomes of conflict. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Nursing Method of Adaptation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the nursing method of adaptation. This method is discussed form many different aspects considering that it is a method that can be implemented in many different ways. A thorough description is given, as well as its relevancy to different aspects inherent in the health and nursing field. ...

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The Master's Prepared Nurse: Competencies in Health Care »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of nursing competencies. The proper role of the master's prepared nurse is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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PTSD Caused by Childhood Incest and Peplau Intervention Theory »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that offers a detailed examination of Peplau's Interpersonal Theory of nursing as a foundation for designing a nursing intervention for aiding adult survivors of childhood incest suffering from PTSD. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Oncology and Coping with an Annotated Bibliography »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers an annotated bibliography that summarizes and analyzes 4 nursing articles. The articles address nursing interventions with cancer patients in regards to patient/family coping skills. Also, the writer offers a discussion that contrasts and compares the articles before offering conclusions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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The Role of Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that focuses on the expanding role for nurse practitioners (NPs). The writer examines the role of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) as a career option, the needed skills and the general framework for educational requirements. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Health Assessment Models and the General Practice Nurse »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper examines the role of the practice nurse using health assessment models. The paper starts by looking at the importance of health needs assessments and the use of Maslow’s Hierarchy and Bradshaw’s taxonomy of needs. The paper then considers the use of different models of consultation skills, the role of in analysis ...

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Circulating Nurse Surgery Case Study »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summary of a case study offered by Macapagal (2004). This case study follows a surgical patient from pre-op through recovery and focuses on the responsibilities of the circulating nurse. This case study demonstrates the need for the nurse to act as an advocate for the patient, even when it means a delay ...

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Theory and Nurse Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing a nurse leader at Allenmore Hospital in Washington, D.C., describing the setting in which the nurse leader works and the manner by which she leads people reporting to her. The paper also includes discussion about contingency theory and situational leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Encouraging Continuation of Breast Feeding »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines why some women stop breast feeding earlier than others. The paper also examines how nurses can help women nurse longer. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Politics and Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the importance of nurses getting involved in the political process and discusses the reasons why this is important. Furthermore this paper offers many specific examples of ways in which nurses can involve themselves. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Dorothea Orem and Florence Nightingale on Nursing Theories, Beliefs, and Values »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that compares and contrasts the theories of Florence Nightingale and Dorothea Orem’s theory of self-care, and summarizes how nursing beliefs and theory assist a nurse in planning patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Home Care and the Effects of Mandatory Continuation of Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 50

This 50 page paper provides an overview of the impacts of a mandatory continuing professional nursing education mandate on improvements in nursing home care. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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Stem Cell Research and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of the many considerations entailed by stem cell research. The author contends that nurses are caught up in the issues of stem cell research not only as spectators but also as intermediaries between the world of scientific research and the general public. Nurses have the ethical responsibility to not ...

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Nursing as a Desirable Career Choice »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay on why nursing should be chosen as a career. The writer discusses practical reasons, but also argues that the principal motivation for choosing nursing is a desire to serve others. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Recommendation »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a nursing recommendation. This paper gives a number of reasons why the student would be a good candidate for a nursing program.

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Importance of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses this topic. The writer first offers several definitions of nursing theory and then discusses its importance to nursing professionalism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Historical Development of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper presents a timeline of developments in nursing starting with Florence Nightingale, outlining the development in nursing theory to the modern times. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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Using Critical Thinking in the Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses the practical use and application of critical thinking in the nursing profession. Examples are given and quotes cited from the text of Catalano's Nursing Now textbook. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Merie Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page overview of Merle Mishel's Uncertainty in Illness midrange nursing theory. Midrange nursing theories are defined and Mishel's theory is thoroughly examined and evaluated. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Clinical Nurse Leader Project »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a project designed to support the implementation of a new role for the clinical nurse leader. This paper considers the role of the CNL and also the impacts for other nursing staff. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Degrees and Associate versus Bachelor »

Number of Pages: 6

There are a number of constraints to the provision of appropriate care including financial considerations, the shortage of nurses and the differences in settings. This 6 page paper argues that nurses should be paid according to ability and experience rather than educational level. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Metaparadigms and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the four metaparadigms of nursing include nursing, health, environment and person. The purpose here is to define each concept and assess each one in terms of Mezirow’s (1991) framework of critical reflection, followed by a statement of whether the totality or simultaneity perspective is better suited to each metaparadigm. ...

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Power and Practice in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of the role of RNs in healthcare in New Mexico. This paper considers their role in the organizational setting and the powers that are allocated to nurses and nurse leaders. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Collective Bargaining, Representation, and Concerns of Nursing Professionals »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2 page paper which discusses the concerns nurses have about collective bargaining and a consideration of who should represent nurses during negotiations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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Nursing Self Care Deficit Theory of Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that outlines Orem's self-deficit theory of nursing and then discusses specific applications to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Registered Nurse's Work and Objectives »

Number of Pages: 5

This paper discusses the goals and work of the registered nurse. Issues such as nursing shortages, working with patients, and diagnostic skills are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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