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Immobility and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page concept analysis paper that investigates the concept of immobility as it pertain to nursing practice. The writer defines the concept and then offers a brief literature review, as well as implications for nursing practice and research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Modern Nursing Evolution in the United States »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that takes a brief look at the evolution of modern American nursing, beginning with the Civil War and also focusing on the experience of US nurses in the Philippines during WWII. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Managers and Their Role in Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of nursing shortages and the role of nurse managers as leaders in the industry. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing/Personal Reflection Paper »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page personal reflection paper that relates a particular nursing student's biography to the nursing role of caregiver. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Practitioner and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the role of nurse practitioner and how it differs from the ordinary nurse function. Specialities in the field are also included in the discussion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing and Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper looks at the concept of professionalism as it concerns nursing. Reasons why nurses are not seen as professionals are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Injuries' Problem Resolution »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper focuses on the fact that nurses become injured frequently as they have to move patients. Resolutions for the problem are considered. The plight of the oncology nurse is used as an example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Diagnoses and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the application of nursing diagnosis. This paper outlines the nursing diagnoses commonly used for a case study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Attributes »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership attributes. The writer defines leadership and then discusses how thinking pro-actively and conducting risk assessment can facilitate a nurse showing leadership and being a successful advocate for patients. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Aide Certification »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper that considers the issues regarding hiring and retainment of CNAs in the nursing care industry. The writer provides two models in nursing care that appear to be addressing the needs of CNAs and patients in improving care and decreasing turnover rates. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Nursing and Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 6

Ever since the first assistant helped the village doctor cure a patient, the profession of nursing has been one that suffers from stereotypes that, unfortunately, reflect on the question of professionalism. This paper defines what professionalism is and the barriers to professionalism that the vocataion of nursing faces. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Current Nursing Shortage and its Impact »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper which examines the impact of the current nursing shortage on the nursing profession and considers the implications for the future. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Staffing Shortage/Proposed Project »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that proposes a project to address the nursing shortage. The project focuses on the goal of nurse retention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Family Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses family health nursing, families and the role of the family health nurse (FHN). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper responds to specific questions about the nature of effective leadership and its implications for nursing. This paper relates the belief that effective leadership skills are essential in the development of nurse leaders. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that offers a review of medical-surgical nursing literature that specifically investigates the latest information on VAP, what it is, which patients are most vulnerable and how nurses are addressing this risk to positive patient outcomes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nurse Anesthetist Issues »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper in which the writer looks at ethical issues from the perspective of certified registered nurse anesthetists. A study exploring ethical issues and Army nurse anesthetists is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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The Value of the Family »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper in which the writer uses tutorial language to aid a student in writing a paper on the value of family based on the student’s nursing practice. The writer discusses family nurses, indicating 2 theories that may be used with this context, Bowen Family System theory and Orem’s Self-Care theory. Bibliography ...

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An Analysis on an Article About Caring and Science »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page article analysis that examines "Science, technology, caring and the professions: are they compatible?" by nurses Hawthorne and Yurkovich (1995). These authors express their concern that caring has declined as a value among various professions. The writer summarizes the article and then critiques it, comparing it to two nursing theories that emphasize caring. ...

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Personal Narraive/2 Year RN to 4 Year RN »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page personal essay that discusses the nursing education. The writer uses the metaphor of a journey to describe the various aspects of nursing. No bibliography is provided.

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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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Political Processes and Healthcare Regulations »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that deals with two topics. The first is how the political processes impacts nurses, which focuses on how nurses can become politically active and the second deals with the complexity of healthcare regulations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Hand Washing Project »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract and outline, which offers a proposed nursing project, which addresses the problem of hand sanitation within clinical environments and how this issue relates to high rates of nosocomial infection. After discussing this problem, its importance and significance to patient outcomes, the nurse researcher proposes formulating ...

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Information Needs Of Doctors And Nurses »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that identifies the information needs of doctors and nurses at a specific hospital. The source article is entitled: Perceived Information Needs and Communication Difficulties of Inpatient Physicians and Nurses. The writer then discusses the problems and offers suggestions for solving those problems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Discharge Instructions, Heart Patients »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses a nursing management scenario presents the following problem, which is that a patient who had suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) is being discharged without receiving discharge instruction, which is considered to be patient neglect. This discussion examines the various aspects of this problem before proposing how a ...

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Leadership and Nurse Management »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at a case study in nursing to evaluate methods of nurse management. Leadership theory is included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Program Proposal for Diabetes Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the rationale for a program educating practicing nurses in advancements in knowledge of diabetes management. Though the long term effects of diabetes have been known for years, its specific causes still remain elusive in many respects. There is no cure as yet, but new and effective management techniques ...

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Nurses and Their Leadership Skills »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the skills needed for nurses to be effective in the modern healthcare enviornment. In particular, this paper integrates a view of leadership skills and their role in shaping the focus for nurses, particularly in the hospital setting. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Art of Healing in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines nursing theory from the perspective of nursing as the art of healing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Classical Virtues »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper examining the ethical values of autonomy, beneficence, non-malficence, fairness and fidelity, choosing one to discuss in depth. The telos chosen to pursue here is to become a nurse working in a hospital. The purpose here is to examine one of the classical virtues of nursing (beneficence) from the perspective ...

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Jean Watson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses Watson's Theory of Caring, its major concepts and the way in which the four nursing meta-paradigms of person, health, nursing and environment can be applied to a hypothetical caring moment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Psychiatric Nursing Training and Reflective Practice »

Number of Pages: 24

A 24 page overview of the reflective process in psychiatric nursing. Includes an extensive literature review and a proposal to evaluate the degree to which psychiatric nurses at a major psychiatric hospital are exposed to the reflective process in on-the-job training and the degree to which they consequently employ the reflective process in their ...

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Qualitative Study 'Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction in Mental Health Nursing: Focussed (sic) Interventions via Evidence-based Assessment' Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper reviewing the report of a qualitative study of stress among nurses in Britain’s National Health System. Cottrell (2000) provides a quite useful and highly relevant study directly applicable to the issue of stress among nurses. Though the author does not provide any research-supported follow-up on the intervention portion of ...

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Hypothetical Interview/Nursing Leader »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student on how to intertwine literature on leadership with an interview of a nursing leader. Topics covered include the impact of formal and informal structures of power, leadership styles and the relationship between leadership style and nurse recruitment and retention. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Advanced Practice Nursing, the Self Care Deficit Model of Dorothea Orem, and Urinary Incontinence »

Number of Pages: 6

This 7 page paper provides an overview of an article by Francie Bernier called “Relationship of a pelvic floor rehabilitation program for urinary incontinence to Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing: Part 1” which considers the impact of the problem of urinary incontinence and the application of nursing theory in defining protocols for care. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Technlogy in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that explains what nursing informatics is and how it is beneficial The writer reports on the progress of electronic recording. The writer also comments on the field of nursing administration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Labor Relations in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of nursing and labor relations. Built around a powerpoint presentation with speaker notes, hypothetical nursing situations are resolved by appealing to law and best practice. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Image »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper. In some ways, the public image of nurses and nursing has changed a great deal but in other ways it has changed little over the decades. The writer discuses public image as well as self-image, why image is important and how it might be changed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Development of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing theory development. The writer discusses the various types of theories and what differentiates them, as well as the purposes and functions of nursing theory within the profession. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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