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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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Nursing Images »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the image of nursing. The writer presents the various images that have been associated with nursing and argues that two of these, "angel of mercy" and "careerist" present the most positive perceptions of contemporary nursing, as the writer feels that "angel of mercy" inculcates nursing's tradition of caring, ...

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Nursing and Mandatory Overtime »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing resolution of the conflict between nurses and nurse management arising from mandatory overtime. The nursing shortage has been operational for a generation now; it is unlikely to end soon. In the meantime, both nurses and their employers need to work together to identify alternative processes rather than striving ...

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Annotated Bibliography/Nursing Shortage & Foreign Recruitment »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page annotated bibliography that contains 25 journal articles that pertain to the nursing shortage, recruitment of foreign nurses as a strategy for alleviating the nursing shortage, retention of nurses and ethical considerations.

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Nursing and the Importance of Intensive Care and Critical Care Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page contention that while we tend to specialize in one area or the other we are quick to discover that the basics of nursing extend into all nursing specialties. The basic principles of intensive care, coronary care, and emergency nursing, for example are applicable in all specialties. They are NOT limited ...

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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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Synchronous and Dichotomous Concepts of Empowerment and Advocacy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Adeline Falk's article Advocacy and Empowerment: Dichotomous or Synchronous Concepts. This article relates the fact that advocacy as a concept in nursing can reflect diverse views on the role of the nurse, and relates this to the role of the nurse in empowering others ...

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Images of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that contains 2 essays on different images of nursing. The first essay concerns how a poem on nursing captures the essence of the contemporary art of nursing, while the second addresses what a picture ways about today's nursing profession. Each essay is 3 pages long. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Theoretical Foundations for Nursing, Various Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper addresses a variety of issues in regards to the theoretical foundation of nursing. Topics covered include the definition of emancipatory knowledge and praxis, differentiating between science and philosophy, strategies for transformational leadership, among other issues. Bibliography lists 7 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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California Nurse-Patient Ratios »

Number of Pages: 6

A 5 page paper including a 2-page brochure, discussing the effects of California's nurse-patient ratio law that became fully effective in January 2008. Whatever hospitals eventually do to cope with the changes mandated by the nurse-patient ratio law likely will serve to slow rates of cost increases. In the meantime, the law enables ...

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Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 5

This five page paper responds to the following questions: What characteristics differentiate public health nursing from community nursing? How does the role of the nurse change as the client evolves from an individual to a family, an aggregate population, and a community? Based on knowledge gained to date in your MSN program, what ...

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Impact of HIV/AIDS on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses how the HIV/AIDS epidemic has affected nursing on a global scale, but particularly within the healthcare systems of the developing countries. This literature review examines the affect of HIV/AIDS on the profession of nursing, with an emphasis on nursing in Africa, but also addressing global experiences and concerns. ...

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Academic Planning and Nursing Assessment »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that examines the forces affecting nursing curriculum development, as well as the elements of effective nursing academic planning. This examination of nursing curriculum development examines what experts feel regarding effective nursing education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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Nursing Literature and Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines relevant nursing literature regarding the topic of pain relief/management. The hypothesis for this investigation posits that relevant nursing literature on pain relief/management offers viable options that can be investigated regarding alternatives to traditional analgesic pain remedies. A survey of studies published within the last five years in various ...

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Nursing Equality and How It Has Evolved »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page discussion of the change in nursing roles which have been experienced over the last one-hundred years. Compares the status of women in nursing with their status in other occupations. Notes the initial perception of a nurse as an inferior domestic servant has changed considerably with nursing access to better education ...

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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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Patient Depression and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers ...

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Caring in Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses Dorothea Orem and Jean Watson, who are two nursing theorists who have both had a tremendous impact on contemporary nursing via their incorporation of the nursing core concept of caring within the framework of their nursing models of practice. This examination of these theories briefly summaries and analyzes ...

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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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SNF Costs and the Impact of Primary Nursing »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page nursing research proposal seeking approval for instituting a primary nursing structure in a nursing home setting. Primary nursing is an old concept and has not been extensively studied in the long term care setting. The paper includes an extensive literature review as well as methods, hypotheses, data collection, data analysis, ...

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Web Assigns/Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores 3 web sites that pertain to nursing research. Each site is discussed. The sites explored are the North Carolina Nurses Association, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the UNC School of Nursing. No additional sources cited.

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3 Elements of Psychiatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses this topic. Psychiatric nursing covers a wide variety of clinical settings and situations. However, three elements that are prominent in this field of nursing practice are the psychiatric nurse's role as advocate, teacher, and caregiver. The following examination of these three elements looks at why each role is ...

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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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Organizational Change in St. Vincent's ICU »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper assessing change in a large hospital to allow it to achieve and maintain a one-to-one nurse-patient ratio in its ICU at all times. Kurt Lewin's change theory was used as a framework, and the hospital added three agency nurses to work in more general-care areas of the hospital to free ...

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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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Reduction of ICU's Nursing Ratio and Change Management »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing restructuring the ICU to gain one-on-one nursing using Lewin’s change theory. The ongoing nursing shortage has meant for ICUs that they may have fewer RNs available to them and that recruiting and retention has become more costly over the past several years. The paper recommends that the hospital ...

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Paranoid Schizophrenia »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that discusses this topic. Nursing care management of patients with paranoid schizophrenia entails numerous challenges. The following overview of the nursing parameters for addressing the challenges involves in formulating care for schizophrenic patients, first of all, discuss the nursing process and then focuses on the importance of communication to establishing ...

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Role of Nurse Educator »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that addresses the field of nursing education. Nursing education is a dynamic field that has been challenged in recent years by the issues entailed in the national nursing shortage, as well as the related faculty shortage, while also addressing the innovations presented in increasingly sophisticated technologies (Nurse educator, 2008). This ...

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Therapeutic Relationship Between Nurse and Client »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that investigates the nurse/client therapeutic relationship in mental health nursing with illustrations of Peplau's theory as dramatized in the film Good Will Hunting. The therapeutic nurse/client relationship stands at the core of mental health nursing. Through the establishment of this relationship, nurses are ideally suited as therapists to lead clients ...

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Overview of Executive Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper which discusses various concerns of the executive nurse in our health community. The medical and health industries are changing very rapidly as we enter into a new century. The role of the executive nurse is therefor changing just as rapidly, thereby making it somewhat difficult to pinpoint the exact involvement and role played by these ...

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National League of Nursing and the American Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the differing roles of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National League of Nursing (NLN), two of the many professional nursing organizations that are active in the US. The ANA works for the improvement of health standards and the availability health care services and fosters high professional ...

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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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Nurse Educator Shortages and Alternatives »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the shortage of nurse educators and offering alternatives for alleviating this shortage that exacerbates the larger nursing shortage. In a self-perpetuating cycle, the nursing shortage now has begun promoting itself by means of a shortage of nursing educators. Nearly 33,000 qualified applicants were turned away from four-year and ...

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Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing nursing as a profession. Professionalism in nursing is that quality that elevates nursing from being just a “job” to being performed in such a way that the individual adheres to standards higher than those necessary for other individuals in other lines of work. Nursing is a calling of ...

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Possible Barriers for MSN Pursuit by Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 17

17 pages in length. Furthering one's education within the nursing field is advantageous to both the patient and the nurse; however, there are situations where attaining this higher education is fraught with perceived barriers. In the instance of registered nurses considering returning to school for a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), the ...

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Overview of Nurse Mentors »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing how mentoring and networking can enable nurses to achieve desired career paths. Mentoring and networking are two important aspects of nursing in today’s healthcare environment. Older nurses have opportunity to share practical knowledge with new nurses; new ones can pass on the concepts of theory-based nursing they have ...

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Budgets and the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing some of the realities that involve the nursing industry today in relationship to budgeting a nursing unit. Nurses are gaining more responsibility in many various areas of the health care industry and the budgeting of nursing care is just one of the new responsibilities being administered to nurses within their ...

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Rural & Remote Nursing in Australia »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that describes this area of Australian nursing. Nursing in rural and remote Australia has recently been the focus of a great deal of attention from the Australian Nurses Federation, and it is hoped that this attention, in terms of research and position papers, will encourage government policymakers to likewise focus ...

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Expansion of Paper on Nursing Delegation and Shared Governance »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page expansion of a 4-page paper by the same name. The health care facility that maintains a shared governance model is able to make greater use of all the resources available to it. Typically, each patient care department of a facility such as this has a nurse manager who serves as ...

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Theories of Leadership and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses leadership theories. Healthcare today faces numerous and complicated challenges that must be overcome in order to maintain the viability of healthcare organizations. To meet and overcome these difficulties, effective leadership in the contemporary healthcare system is essential. Therefore, examination of leadership theories and models in order to determine ...

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A Lesson Plan For Diabetes Education »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper presenting a lesson plan and rationale for approach to training nurses in education for diabetic patients. Format includes role playing and lecture; learning objectives center around being able to provide more meaningful information for patients. The content outline supports states learning objectives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Family Nursing - Teen Suicide »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper begins with the effects of the suicide of a teenager and statistical data regarding its incidence. Three of the objectives in Health People 2010 that relate to this issue are reported. Both Freire's learning theory and Mezirow's transformative learning theory are explained as possible approaches for the family nurse to ...

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Field of Nursing and Collective Bargaining »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of ...

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Professional Dilemmas and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page overview of the myriad of professional dilemmas which sometimes confront the nursing profession. The author emphasizes that the profession has in place a framework of laws and ethics which allow us to decide the right direction when confronted with these dilemmas. At the center of this approach is the realization ...

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Phenomenology and Addressing Elderly Depression »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper has 2 sections. The first section is a 1 page summary that describes a study by Eggenberger and Nelms (2007) that uses a phenomological approach, and the second section is 3 pages that describe an intervention to prevent depression among elderly nursing home residents. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Mission and Philosophies of Two Service Organizations »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts two mission statements for organizations that provide a service; a nursing home care agency and Harvard Collage to identifies similarities and assess differences in their approaches. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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Community Mental Health Practice and Communication »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the combination of effective communication and the Orem model of nursing to enhance results in community mental health promotion. Awareness of nuances of both verbal and nonverbal communication can be beneficial to groups wrestling with improving mental health services in the community. It has been demonstrated that “public ...

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The Problem of Alcohol Abuse - Impact in Abusers and Families »

Number of Pages: 7

Dealing with alcohol use and abuse is one of the health issues included in the Healthy People 2020 initiate. This 7 page paper looks at the scope and scale of the problem, the direct health impact and the way it impacts on families with specific attention to children from families where a parent is ...

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